electronica Medical Electronics Conference (eMEC): Call for Papers
In the ongoing digitalization and electronification of our everyday world, the use of powerful electrical devices in medical technology and healthcare will in the future progress far beyond high resolution imaging techniques and digital patient records. Surgical robots do not get tired and microsystem technology devices enable fast, on-the-spot diagnosis, or, in the field of oncology for instance, offer the opportunity to treat tumors directly on the spot.
New materials, sensors, and battery solutions will make it possible to create new types of prostheses. Blockchain technology will also open possibilities in the future of issuing counterfeit-proof prescriptions and paying doctors and pharmacies via smart contracts. This will ease the burden on health insurance funds considerably.
In order to support and promote this development, from 2018 a separate conference dedicated to the highlight topic of medical electronics is being organized: the electronica Medical Electronics Conference, aimed at all those involved in the digital transformation process in healthcare. Its aim is to bring together practitioners who provide day-to-day medical care, health insurance funds and service providers with specialists from the electronics sector in order to directly discuss the requirements of and solutions presented by the forthcoming transformation process in healthcare and to find solutions to current challenges.
We look forward to receiving presentation proposals relating to the fields of applications, embedded and blockchain technologies, security and usability. Please find below a list of suggested topics:
- Smart medical devices
- Collaborative robotics in the area of rehabilitation and nursing
- Diagnosis using microsystem technology (buzzword: lab-on-a-chip)
- Telemedicine in its different forms
- Fitness tracking applications: From the smartphone and smart watch to the cloud
- Big data/artificial intelligence in diagnosis and disease prevention
- Augmented reality in treatment and surgery
- Imaging techniques in medicine
- New sensor technologies for medicine (e.g., digital medication, biochips, smart contact lenses, etc.)
- Networked all the way to the cloud: Medical data enables people to be autonomous
- Issuing of counterfeit-proof prescriptions
- Payment of doctors and pharmacies and billing of health insurance funds using smart contracts
- Data communication between doctor, patient, other therapists, and health insurance funds: Communication and analysis of health data and early warning systems, for example in the case of patients with medical technology devices that they use to regularly measure values for diabetes or blood pressure
- Standards and protocols for blockchain technologies
- Modular blockchain platforms
- Certificate-based access control
- Prevention of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks
- Using the Solidity programming language
- Algorithms (Proof of Work (PoW), Proof of Stake (PoS), etc.)
- Setting up a blockchain network
- Legal issues such as ownership of data, legal frameworks that need to be created by politicians, or data protection systems that are specifically required
- Actuators used with patients (e.g., insulin pumps, prosthetics)
- Embedded hardware for medical applications (components, devices)
- Embedded software for medical applications (operating systems, tools, middleware)
- Equipment and programs for imaging and image processing
- Development methods and processes/architecture
- Debugging and (automated) tests
- Data security in medicine: Cyber security for patient data
- Approval and certification of medical electronic devices
- Safety in medical electronics: Focus on patient safety
- Man-machine interfaces (requirements, design, user friendliness, ergonomics, etc.)
- Usability of medical electronic devices from a developer’s perspective
- Usability of medical electronic devices from a user’s perspective
- Software ergonomics
The target group of the new electronica Medical Electronics Conference includes hardware and software developers, engineers, decision-makers, scientists, and doctors involved in the development and use of medical electronic devices, as well as buyers in medicine and representatives of health insurance companies who want to get first-hand information about trends in medical electronics.
Extension of deadline: You have time to play an active role in shaping the program for the electronica Medical Electronics Conference until May 30, 2018.
Please submit technically detailed talks or case studies via following link. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept product descriptions without a specific focus on applications, or advertising-heavy submissions.
The electronica Medical Electronics Conference is organized jointly by Messe München and the market-leading media brands Medizin+elektronik, Markt&Technik, and Elektronik of WEKA Fachmedien.