2nd Edition of the Special Session on Smart Medical Devices

The goal of this special session is to discuss the problems hindering the widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable. Many brilliant ideas remain at the level of the proof of concept and never reach the market or the clinical practice.

We focus on high-safety health monitoring and life saving devices. We are especially interested in sets of heterogeneous devices aggregated around a common communication platform (smartphone), based on open standards. In our opinion, aside of technical problems, the adoption of such systems is restrained by organizational issues, like incorporating in therapies applied by hospitals and reimbursed by insurances. This may need a formal approval and calls for a well-organized quality monitoring.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the problems, we would like to gather a balanced group of device developers, system integrators and clinical practitioners and provide them a convenient forum for discussion and exchange.

We encourage authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, or to open new perspectives and present novel points of view on this highly dynamic and important research and application field. Lessons learned from actual implementations of devices and systems, prospective frameworks, future visions and position papers are equally invited.


  • Engineering smart sensors / actuators into usable devices
  • Integrating smart devices into patient health systems 
  • Emerging commercial integration platforms 
  • Integrating patient systems with hospital infrastructure 
  • mHealth initiatives 
  • Emerging mHealth data broker platforms 
  • Interoperability on all levels 
  • Coping with heterogeneity 
  • Coping with variability 
  • Low power cryptography 
  • Roaming 
  • Patient in the loop 
  • Integrated medical systems as Cyber Physical Systems
  • Regulatory and legal issues 
  • Continuous quality assessment 
  • Challenges for statistical analysis 
  • Managing data 
  • Security and privacy 
  • Blending mentalities and skills 
  • Applications of Computational Intelligence / Soft Computing / Artificial Intelligence methods to: 
      • medical system modelling 
      • adaptivity and autonomicity issues for sets of medical devices
      • knowledge discovery and pattern recognition from medical data 
      • any of the above topics


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book(final approval pending).

Journal Fast Track Publication:

A selection of the best accepted papers related to the applications of Computational Intelligence / Soft Computing / Artificial Intelligence topics, suitably revised and extended, will be eligible for fast-track publication in Applied Soft Computing journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 2.810), thanks to the technical sponsorship offered by the World Federation on Soft Computing.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: November 23, 2015

Notification: December 9, 2015

Camera-ready and Registration: December 17, 2015

Please visit www.healthinf.biostec.org/SmartMedDev.aspx


International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health (AI4Health)


19 - 21 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


Submission Deadline: November 07, 2017

The workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018 - aims at bringing together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art and discuss the latest advances in the emerging area of the use of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing techniques in the fields of medicine, health care and wellbeing.