Special Issue = Biomedical Signal Processing

Luciano Costa luciano at IFQSC.SC.USP.BR
Tue Jul 29 23:00:43 EST 1997



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                             CALL FOR PAPERS

              APPLIED SIGNAL PROCESSING - SPRINGER VERLAG

             SPECIAL ISSUE ON BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

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The last two decades of scientific development have been characterised
by major advances in biomedical technology. Genetic and biomolecular
engineering have progressed from science fiction to reality, and
diagnostic techniques such as CT, MRI, PET and SPECT, have evolved from
basic research to widespread use in hospitals. Major breakthroughs have
been made in the neural sciences, which have led to a better
understanding
of biological neural structures, and the engineering of more powerful
and versatile artificial neural networks and models.

As we enter the 21st century, these technologies are destined to
reach a level of development which will redefine many concepts
and alter the human perspective in an unprecedented way.
Many of these developments have been made possible through major
advances in theoretical and applied signal processing.
Deterministic methods for analysis and synthesis, such as those
based on the short-time Fourier transform and wavelets, have now reached

maturation, and excellent progress has been made using statistical
methods such as Markov random fields, regularization theory,
and Kalman filtering, for noise suppression, signal enhancement and
optimisation.

The advent of new biomedical devices, sensors and families of generic
and dedicated processors have also proven to be essential enabling
technologies for practical applications of such increasingly complex
techniques.

This Special Issue will review the current status of biomedical signal
processing, and address future techniques and applications.  Submissions

should either provide a comprehensive perspective on topics of special
relevance (see list below) or report novel advances in the theory and
application of methods and architectures for biomedical signal
processing.

Papers are invited, but are not limited, to the topics listed below:

Biomedical Topics:
        * ECGs and EEGs
        * Event related (evoked) potentials
        * Orphometry
        * DNA analysis
        * Medical imaging
        * Tomography and optical imaging
        * Microscopy
        * Biomagnetism
        * Echocardiography
        * Radiology and Radiotherapy
        * Diagnostic ultrasound
        * Biophysics
        * Biosensors

Signal Processing Topics:
        * Medical informatics
        * Mathematical modeling and simulation
        * Measurement and medical instrumentation
        * Image processing, visualization and computer vision
        * Computational neuroscience
        * Artificial neural networks
        * Chaos and fractals
        * Wavelets and time-frequency analysis
        * Higher-order statistics
        * Non-linear analysis
        * Adaptive techniques

Paper Submission:
Prospective authors should prepare their manuscripts in the accepted
ASP format, and send 4 copies to Luciano Costa at the address below.
Papers will be reviewed by senior researchers from industry and
academia.

Schedule:
Paper Submission Deadline               28 February 1998
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection    30 May 1998
Final Submission Deadline               27 August 1998

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Guest Editors:

Luciano da F. Costa,
Cybernetic Vision Research Group,
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil
Tel: +55 162 74 9199
Fax: +55 162 71 3616
E-Mail: luciano at ifqsc.sc.usp.br

William Sandham,
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XW
Scotland
Tel: +44 141 548 2406
Fax: +44 141 552 2487
E-Mail: w.sandham at eee.strath.ac.uk

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ASP Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Mark B. Sandler
King's College, University of London, UK

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