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ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS BIOROB2014

2014 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
(IEEE BIOROB 2014)


August 12-15, 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

http://www.biorob2014.org

The fifth biannual IEEE Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (IEEE BIOROB 2014), sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) will be held from August 12 to 15, 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference theme is
“Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Technology for a World without Borders”.

IEEE BIOROB BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a "biomechatronic" point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance.

PROGRAM: The technical program of IEEE BIOROB 2014 will consist of tutorials/workshops, keynote/plenary speeches, and oral/poster presentations. Papers describing original work on the conference topics are invited. Accepted and presented papers, like previous BIOROB conferences will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for inclusion into IEEEXplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

TOPICS: BIOROB 2014 invites submissions of high-quality research papers
describing original and unpublished work. The topics include but are not limited to:
+Technology for assisted surgery and diagnosis
+ Biomechatronic and human-centered design
+ Micro/nano technologies in medicine and biology
+ Wearable assistive and augmenting devices
+ Biological systems modeling
+ Biologically-inspired systems
+ Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
+ Human-machine interaction
+ Neuro-robotics
+ Prosthetic devices

Detailed instructions for the preparation and submission of papers can be found at http://www.biorob2014.org

IMPORTANT DATES:
SUBMISSION OF PAPER & WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FEBRUARY 15, 2014
PAPER ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION APRIL 15, 2014
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION MAY 15, 2014

Conference Venue: The conference will be held in the Anhembi Conference Center.

Organizing Committee:

GENERAL CHAIR
A. Forner-Cordero, University of São Paulo

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
G. A. P. Caurin, University of São Paulo
H. I. Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EDITORS
L. Masia, Nanyang Tech. University
J. O. Park, RRI Chonnam University
J. M. Sabater-Navarro, Miguel Hernández University

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
G. Bekey, University of Southern California
A. Berthoz, College de France
E. Bizzi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
P. Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
E. Guglielmelli, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
B. Hannaford, University of Washington
K. Ikuta, University of Tokyo
R. Johansson, University of Lund
O. Khatib, Stanford University
D. Meldrum, Arizona State University
M. Mitsuishi, University of Tokyo
Y. Nakamura, University of Tokyo
A. Takanishi, Waseda University
R. Taylor, Johns Hopkins University

PROCEEDINGS AND JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS CO-CHAIRS
K. Cleary, Children’s National Medical Center
E. Guglielmelli, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Y. Haoyong, National University of Singapore
L. L. Menegaldo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

TUTORIALS AND WORKSHOPS CO-CHAIRS
S. Agrawal, Columbia University
N. Hogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
R. Riener, ETH Zurich
M. Mitsuishi, University of Tokyo
S. Misra, University of Twente

ORGANIZED AND INVITED SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS
D. Accoto, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
I. Cestari, Instituto do Coração
R. C. V. Loureiro, Middlesex University
M. Pinotti, Federal University of Minas Gerais
I. Sakuma, University of Tokyo

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS
S. Agrawal, Columbia University
A. Frizera Neto, Federal University of Espírito Santo
J. R. Silva, University of São Paulo
K. Suzuki, University of Tsukuba
A. W. Tech, Nanyang Tech. University

BOOKS AND E-PUBLICATIONS CO-CHAIRS
N. García Aracil, Miguel Hernández University
M. Imamura, University of São Paulo
D. Sternad, Northeastern University
N. Thakor, Johns Hopkins & National University of Singapore

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS
M. Goldfarb, Vanderbilt University
H. Hirai, Osaka University
T. Keller, Tecnalia
D. Turner, University of East London
M. Zuffo, University of São Paulo

EXHIBITION AND SPECIAL EVENTS
P. Poignet, Montpellier University
R. L. Rodríguez, Polytechnic University of Valencia
M. Tsuzuki, University of São Paulo

INTERACTIVE & POSTER SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS
C. Menon, Simon Fraser University
D. Sternad, Northeastern University
R. Carloni, University of Twente
M. Ackermann, FEI University Center

FINANCE AND REGISTRATION CHAIR
A. A. G. Siqueira, University of São Paulo

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
L. A. Elias, University of São Paulo
A. F. Ruiz. University Antonio Nariño