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Special Session Chair: Francesco Lamonaca, Ph.D.

The following Special Sessions have been submitted. Authors interested in participating in these sessions are invited to submit their contribution to MeMeA 2016 via the EDAS site, specifying the session of interest. The Authors can upload their papers using special session option on EDAS.

Provisional list of Special Sessions:

Special Session 1: Smart Devices for Biomedical Applications and Health Parameters Monitoring
Francesco Lamonaca, University of Sannio, Italy
M.D. Vitaliano Spagnuolo, Clinical and Therapeutic Unit of Arterial Hypertension Unit of Internal Medicine –AO of Cosenza, Italy

Special Session 2: Biomedical Measurement Processing for Monitoring Physiological Parameters

Kurt Barbe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dept. Mathematics (DWIS), Bruxelles, Belgium
Lieve Lauwers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dept. Mathematics (DWIS), Bruxelles, Belgium     

Special Session 3: Industrial and Clinical Applications of Measurement in Medicine
Organizer: Max Cortner, Boston Scientific Corporation, USA

Special Session 4: Measurements for Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
Maria Riccio, University of Sannio, Faculty of Engineering, Benevento, Italy
Francesco Cusano, Rummo Hospital, Dept. Of Dermatology, Benevento, Italy

Special Session 5: Recent advances in non-invasive blood pressure measurement
 Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Special Session 6: Computational and Experimental Methods in Biomechanics
Organizer: Luigi Bruno, University of Calabria, Dept. of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy

Special Session 7: Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Healthcare

Octavian Postolache, Instituto de Telecomunicações/ ISCTE IUL Lisbon Portugal    
Octávia Dobre, Memorial University, Canada    
Edward Sazonov, University of Alabama, USA

Special Session 8: Sensors and Electronic Interfaces for Medical Devices
Salvatore Pullano, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Dept. of Health Sciences, Catanzaro, Italy   

Special Session 9: Nanotechnology for Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement
Aime Lay-Ekuakille, Università del Salento, Dept. of Innovation Engineering, Lecce, Italy

Special Session 10: Measurements for the characterization of biomaterials
Sabrina Grassini, Politecnico di Torino, Dept. of Applied Science and Technology, Torino, Italy
Marco Parvis, Politecnico di Torino, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, Torino, Italy
Panayota Vassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Jacob Scharcanski, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Campus do Vale, Brasil

Special Session 11: Measurement for Rehabilitation and Home Care Assistance
Francesco Adamo, Politecnico di Bari, Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering,  Bari, Italy
Anna Maria Lucia Lanzolla, Politecnico di Bari, Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering, Bari, Italy

Special Session 12: Metrology for Ophthalmology
Eulalia Balestrieri, Ph.D., University of Sannio, Faculty of Engineering, Benevento, Italy
Gilda Cennamo, Ph.D., University Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Mario Romano, Ph.D., University Federico II, Napoli, Italy
Professor Nicola Rosa, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Special Session 13: Recent Advances in Non-Contact Methods of Health Monitoring
Organizer: Sreeraman Rajan, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada    

Special Session 14: Advances in electromagnetic waves-based diagnostic techniques
Organizer: Rosario Morello, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Special Session 15: Temperature Measurement in Medicine
Lorenzo Scalise, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Zaccaria Del Prete, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Special Session 16: Medical Diagnostics & Treatment by Using Ultrasound
Giovanni Durando, INRIM, Italy
Baki Karaböce, TÜBİTAK UME, Turkey  

Special Session 17: Fiber Optic Sensors for medical applications

Michele A Caponero, Research Centre of Frascati, ENEA, FSN-TECFIS-MNF Unit
Paola Saccomandi, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Emiliano Schena, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy  

Special Session 18: Precise Motion Measurement using Inertial Measurement Units
Gebhard Marion, University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Sensors and Actuators in Medical Engineering, SAM
Gräser Axel, Gräser Axel University of Bremen, Institute of Automation, IAT

Special Session 19: The Assessment of Health Measures in Life Span: an Applied Behavioural Perspective
Maria Pietronilla Penna, Dipartimento di Pedagogia, Psicologia, Filosofia dell’Università di Cagliari
Mirian Agus, Dipartimento di Pedagogia, Psicologia, Filosofia dell’Università di Cagliari

Special Session 20: Soft Computing Techniques for Improving Medical Safety and independent living
Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy, Institute of Mechatronics and Vehicle Engineering, Óbuda University, Hungary

Depending on the number of contributions, Special Sessions will be organized within a track of both oral and poster sessions.  Once the papers are accepted, the Special Session Organizer will interact with the Conference Organizers to put the session together.

Please note that Authors of Special Session submissions will be notified of acceptance at the same as full paper authors, on February 10, 2016.

Please contact the Special Sessions Chair, Francesco Lamonaca, Ph.D., for any questions and assistance concerning the Special Sessions.