Special Sessions

Alltogether 44 Special Sessions and 4 Session Titles were accepted to the EMBEC’17&NBC’17. Below, you can find the list of confirmed Special Sessions (available also as a pdf document). The list is continuously updated with new confirmed Sessions.

OrganizerThemeTitleOther remarks
Assistant Professor Sampsa Pursiainen
Tampere University of Technology
Bioimaging and Bioimage ProcessingStatistical and Bayesian approaches in EEG/MEG data analysis
Professor Risto Ilmoniemi
Aalto University
Bioimaging and Bioimage ProcessingUltra-low-field MRI
Professor Miika T Nieminen
University of Oulu
Oulu University Hospital
Bioimaging and Bioimage ProcessingHigh field magnetic resonance imaging
PhD Francois Christophe
Tampere University of Technology
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems BiologyArtificial Cognition and Learning Theories
PhD Jonathan Massera & PhD Teresa Calejo
Tampere University of Technology
BiomaterialsBiomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Professor Goran Devedzic
University of Kragujevac
Biomedical Engineering Education & SocietyAdvances in Biomedical Engineering Education and Teaching
Professor Timo Jämsä
University of Oulu
Biomedical Engineering in Developing CountriesBiomedical Engineering in Africa
Professor Karin Wårdell
Linköping University
Biomedical OpticsBiomedical optics: neuro-optics
Professor Hiie Hinrikus
Tallinn University of Technology
Biophysics and Medical PhysicsElectromagnetic fields in biology and medicineCall for papers!
The session provides an international forum for presenting and discussing the latest developments in EMF biological and health effects as well as EMF applications in medicine. Special focus is on the state-of-the-art presentations on nonthermal mechanism(s), biological responses to EMF exposure and electric or magnetic stimulation. Presentations on new ideas and methods for application of EMF in diagnosing and treatment (radiometry, hyperthermia, etc) as well as smart technology for various medical applications are expected and appreciated.

Extended versions of selected papers of the session will be invited for publication in the special issue of the International Journal of Radiation Biology.

PhD Mirja Tenhunen
Tampere University Hospital
Biophysics and Medical PhysicsNew applications for detection of sleep-disordered breathing
PhD Tuomas Kenttä
Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu
Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisNovel electrocardiogram analysis methods
PhD Mika Tarvainen
University of Eastern Finland
Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisRececent advances in heart rate variability analysis
Professor Tarmo Lipping
Tampere University of Technology

MD, PhD Jukka Kortelainen
University of Oulu

Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisEEG-based brain function monitoring in ICU and Clinical Anesthesia
PhD Josep Solà
Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM)
Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisNew developments on beat-to-beat blood pressure measurement technology
PhD Kristjan Pilt
Tallinn University of Technology
Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisBiosignals Interpretation
PhD Jari Viik
Tampere University of Technology
Biosensing and Biosignal AnalysisAdvances in ballistocardiography and seismocardiography
MSc Marcel Mlynczak
Warsaw University of Technology
Biosensing and Biosignal Analysis and BioinstrumentationImpedance Pneumography Measurements
MSc Marcel MlynczakBiosensing and Biosignal Analysis and BioinstrumentationImpedance Cardiography Measurements
MSc Marcel MlynczakBiosensing and Biosignal Analysis and Bioinstrumentation Bioimpedance Instrumentation Development
PhD Kari Antila
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Clinical Engineering and Therapeutic and Diagnostic SystemsAdvanced monitoring at hospital and at home for risk analysis and evidence-based clinical decision support
PhD Jaakko Nieminen
Aalto University
Clinical Engineering and Therapeutic and Diagnostic SystemsAdvances in transcranial magnetic stimulation
PhD Mario Medvedec
University Hospital Centre Zagreb
Clinical Engineering and Therapeutic and Diagnostic SystemsClinical engineering revisited: towards a white paper
Professor Winfried Mayr
Medical University of Vienna

PhD Matthias Krenn
TU Wien

José Luis Vargas Luna
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Clinical Engineering and Therapeutic and Diagnostic SystemsHow can Functional Electrical Stimulation currently support Movement Rehabilitation: advanced technology meets physiological reality
Professor Piotr Ladyzynski
Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Polish Academy of Sciences
Cooperation of Academia, Industry and Healthcare SectorFostering Cooperation of Academia, Industry and Healthcare Sector
Assistant Professor Leandro Pecchia
University of Warwick
Health Technology AssesmentEarly Stage Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices
Assistant Professor Leandro Pecchia
University of Warwick
Health Technology AssesmentHealth Technology Assessment of Medical Devices
Assistant Professor Leandro Pecchia
University of Warwick
Health Technology AssesmentMulticriteria Decision Analysis for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices
Assistant Professor Leandro Pecchia
University of Warwick
Health Technology AssesmentHorizon Scanning: emerging trends for medical devices in Asia, Europe and America
Assistant Professor Leandro Pecchia
University of Warwick
Health Technology AssesmentPatient involvement in HTA: methods and experiences
Professor Piotr Ladyzynski
Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Polish Academy of Sciences
Healthcare Information Systems and Health InformaticsSnapshot of Medical Informatics Research Projects in Japan and Poland
Professor Ratko Magjarevic
University of Zagreb

Associate Professor Paulo de Carvalho
University of Coimbra

Healthcare Information Systems and Health InformaticsData Based Analytics in Health care: From Sensors to Big Data
Professor Pasi Kallio
Tampere University of Technology
Micro- and Nano-bioengineeringBioMEMS for Organ-on-Chip Applications
Professor Dayou Li
University of Bedfordshire

Professor Zuobin Wang
Changchun University of Science and Technology

Micro- and Nano-bioengineeringSpecial Session on Biomedical Robotics and Applications
Associate Professor Cristiana Corsi
University of Bologna
Personalized MedicineThe contribution of biomedical engineering to the understanding and management of atrial fibrillation
Dr Patrick Celka
Polar Electro Oy
Sleep Monitoring and QuantificationSleep Monitoring and Quantification using Contact and Non-Contact Systems
Professor Petro Julkunen
University of Eastern Finland

Professor Rami Korhonen
University of Eastern Finland

Translational research and commercializationTranslational biomechanics and imaging in musculoskeletal research
PhD Johanna Virkki
Tampere University of Technology
Wearable and Implantable SystemsImplantable and wearable antennas, sensors, and systems for wireless medicine and healthcare – Part II
PhD Toni Björninen
Tampere University of Technology
Wearable and Implantable SystemsImplantable and wearable antennas, sensors, and systems for wireless medicine and healthcare – Part I
Assistant Professor Stefano Severi
University of Bologna
Virtual Physiological HumanComputational modelling of human
cardiac cells