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MeMeA 2011

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MeMeA 2011 will be the 6th edition of a successful series of international scientific events: MeMeA 2010 Ottawa-Canada, MeMeA 2009 Cetraro (CS)-Italy, MeMeA 2008 Ottawa-Canada, MeMeA 2007 Warsaw-Poland, and MeMeA 2006 Benevento-Italy. Due to the success and wide attendance of the previous events, this edition is organized as a Symposium.

Symposium  Topics

Nowadays, advanced medical instrumentation and measurement form the first link in the chain connecting engineering to medicine and pharmaceutical technique. At this stage, flaws may lead to a myriad of repercussions at all levels, starting with the safety and efficacy of care. The importance of measurement in medical applications is growing continuously as increasingly sophisticated techniques become available for general, unsupervised use.

The edition 2011 of the MeMeA symposium will be made in the beautiful town of Bari, splendid Italian crossroads between culture, technology, science and landscape.

The goal of this edition is to present novel solutions to instrumentation and measurement problems encountered in modern health care, under both the technological and the medical point of view.
In order to favorite the discussion and the exchange of experience among the researchers, the manufactures of medical measurement instruments and final users such as medical researchers and doctors, the MeMeA 2011 symposium will include a special track focused on “New trends of diagnostics in Medicine”.

Main topics include:
• Sensors for medical systems   
• Biosignal processing
• Sensor fusion and calibration   
• Imaging and communication
• Measurement and quality control in medical preparations   
• Standards for medical applications
• Embedded systems   
• IT in Medicine
• Environmental Medicine   
• Patient safety / Medical and instrumentation errors
• Home automation for disability, injury, desease or old age   
• Bioingineering and rehabilitation
• Biomedical robotic methods and systems for robot-mediated motor therapy   
• Ecological model of measurement in medical applications
• Monitoring rehabilitation and accelerometry   

The expected contributions to be presented at this edition of the MeMeA symposium should address these problematic issues and bring up critical opinions and innovative solutions to instrumentation and measurement challenges in medicine. We would also like that attending people consider arranging Special Sessions on topics of interest.

We are now providing ECM (Continuing Education in Medicine) accreditation of the Symposium, in accordance with the requirements of the Italian Ministry of Health.

 


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Conference Hotel

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CONFERENCE HOTEL

Mercure Hotel Villa Romanazzi Carducci
Via Giuseppe Capruzzi 326, 70124 Bari, Italia
Tel:  +39 080 557.52.65; +39 080 542.74.00 
Fax:  +39 080 552.05.74; +39 080 556.02.97
e-mail:  mercure@villaromanazzi.com 
 

HOTEL RESERVATION

A special agreement with the Hotel has been activated so, a number of rooms have been reserved for MeMeA 2011 delegates. Due to great demand for hotel rooms during the period of the Conference, an early hotel reservation is suggested.

In case of need of a different category Hotel or of a different kind of accommodation (bed and breakfast, houses), participants can contact the MeMeA organizers.

Prices can be found in the reservation form and are per room, per night, include breakfast and VAT.

All accommodations will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The deadline for hotel reservations is March 31, 2011. After that date availability cannot be guaranteed; however the organizers will try to find an accommodation.

Cancellations and refund : The reservation can be cancelled up to 10 days before the stay. In case of no-show the full amount of the hotel stay will be charged.

Room rate and reservation form are available here.


TRANSPORTATION

To reach the Conference Hotel, please visit the TRAVEL AND VENUE page.

Registration

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Online Registration is now open - click here to register!

Suggested Registration fees are listed below in USD:

 

Till April 15, 2011
Advance Registration

After April 15, 2011
Late and On-Site Registration

IEEE Member

$375

$430

Non-Member

$535

$590

Student, IEEE Life-Member

$170

$220

COVERING THE EXPENSES FOR PAPER PUBLICATION
Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by April 15, 2011 - no exceptions. Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper: they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only one accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.

REGISTRATION PROBLEMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the MeMeA Administrator:

Rachel Edmunds
email: redmunds@conferencecatalysts.com

Travel and Venue

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MEMEA 2011 will take place at the Hotel Villa Romanazzi Carducci in Bari which is the capital city of Apulia on the Adriatic Sea in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy and is well known as a port and university.

 


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The city itself has a decreasing population of about 320,000, as of 2009, over 116km², while the fast-growing urban area counts 653,028 inhabitants over 203km². Another 500,000 people live in the metropolitan area.

People have come to know Bari as 'California of the South', which is a title given to the city for its amazing growth and leadership compared to other areas in the South. Bari is a land of beauty and elegance. Having a plethora of ancient monuments, churches, caves, and cathedral Bari attracts people from different parts of the world. It is made up of different urban sections. The northern part of the city has the famous Basilica of Saint Nicholas, San Sabino Cathdral and the Castello Svevo of Frederick . The northern part of the city has an active night life. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat), the modern heart of the city, which is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district.

Cuisine and gastronomy
Bari's cuisine, one of Italy's most traditional and noteworthy, is based on three typical agricultural products found within the surrounding Puglia region, namely wheat, olive oil and wine. Bari cuisine is also enriched by the wide variety of fruit and vegetables produced locally. Local flour is used in homemade bread and pasta production including, most notably, the famous orecchiette and cavatelli.

Transportation:
Bari is easily accessible by road, train and flight. 

By train: the train station is Bari Centrale (piazza Aldo Moro). Complete informations on the train schedules can be found (in Italian and English) on the web pages of TRENITALIA www.trenitalia.com). Trenitalia runs trains from Bari to all rest of Italy.

By flight: Bari airport is located at Palese, around five miles to the west of the city, and is also known as Bari Palese. It is officially named Aeroporto di Bari Karol Wojtyla.

The cheapest way of getting into Bari is to take the urban bus service run by Bari transport company AMTAB. This bus, the number 16, runs from the airport to Piazza Aldo Moro, by Bari's main railway station, Bari Centrale. It stops several times along the route through the city centre. Timetables are available on the AMTAB website.

A faster but more expensive alternative is the Tempesta shuttle bus, which runs directly to the railway station, stopping outside in Piazza Aldo Moro. This speedy service runs until 11:20pm at the time of writing, takes 20 minutes, and unlike most Italian bus services, you can pay the driver. Both the Tempesta shuttle and the AMTAB 16 bus depart from right outside the terminal building, and there are big signs to make the bus stops easy to find. Timetables are displayed on the bus stops.

A third option is to catch a taxi.

Patrons

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Polytechnic of Bari - Engineering Faculties

University of Bari “Aldo Moro” - Faculty of Medicine

University of Foggia - Faculty of Medicine

DEE - Department of Electrotechnics and Electronics

DIASS - Department of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Department of Medical Sciences and Labor - University of Foggia

ASL Benevento 1

Apulia Region

Province of Bari

City of Bari

Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia

AIFI - Associazione Italiana Fisioterapisti  

Author Instructions

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Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

Final Paper Appearance

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

Online Registration is now open - click here to register! You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by April 8, 2011. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Rachel Edmunds, MEMEA 2011 Administrator.

NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: memea11x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by April 8, 2011.

   1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

   2. Upload you paper.
       Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

   3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
      The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the MEMEA  2011 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

   4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
       Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?
Contact the MeMeA 2011 Administrator:
Rachel Edmunds
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Special Issue

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The Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) on MeMeA 2011 will be published. The Special Issue will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of MeMeA 2011. Each manuscript should meet the scope of the TIM and be based on a paper published in the symposium proceedings and presented. However, the manuscript must be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in terms of the overall technical content and research results.

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of August 29 – September 19, 2011. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the MEMEA 2011 Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available.

Requirements for ALL submissions:

The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript.

  1. The paper must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the paper that have appeared in the MEMEA 2011.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information (in a separate file to be uploaded as part of the submission process) regarding how the paper is a technically extended version of the MEMEA 2011 proceedings paper.
  3. The MEMEA 2011 proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue paper.
  4. A PDF copy of the MEMEA 2011 proceedings paper must be submitted at the time of special-issue paper submission.


When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System.  Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose “SAS 2011 Special Issue.”  Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the Conference Proceedings paper.  To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers.

Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The SAS 2011 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

Further information and help:

Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org

Organizers

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Honorary Chair: 
         
Marco Parvis
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

General Chairs:  
        
Mario Savino
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Gregorio Andria
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Technical Program Co-Chairs:  
  
Filippo Attivissimo
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Brankica Pavic
Local Health Agency of Benevento, Italy

Nicola Giaquinto
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Sergio Rapuano
University of Sannio, Italy

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Voicu Groza
University of Ottawa, Canada

Publications Chairs:
       
Anna M. L. Lanzolla
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Domenico Grimaldi
University of Calabria, Italy

Steering Committee:        
Pasquale Daponte
University of Sannio, Italy

Alessandro Ferrero
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Emil Petriu
University of Ottawa, Canada

Sergey Kharkovsky
University of Missouri-Rolla, United States

Marco Parvis
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Tommaso Magli
G.Moscati Hospital of Taranto, Italy

Antonio Quaranta
University "Aldo Moro"- Bari, Italy

Matteo Di Biase
University of Foggia, Italy

Umberto Giani
University "Frederico II" - Naples, Italy

Valter Santilli
University "La Sapienza" - Rome, Italy

Antonio Bortone
AIFI, Italy
                   
Local Arrangements Chairs:   

Maurizio Spadavecchia
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Attilio Di Nisio
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Laura Fabbiano
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Anna Loiacono
University of Foggia, Italy

Luciana Mastrorosa
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Caterina Lomurno
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Technical Program Comittee:  

Andrea Cataldo
University of Salento, Italy

Atif Alamri
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Trotta Amerigo
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Giuseppe Cavone
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Francesco Adamo
Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Mihaela Albu
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Cesare Alippi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
University of Ottawa, Canada

Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Massey University, New Zealand

Octavian Postolache
Institute of Telecomunication , Portugal

Alberto Vallan
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Aime' Lay-Ekuakille
University of Salento, Italy

Theodore Laopoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Michele Ceccarelli
University of Sannio, Italy

Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy
Obuda University, Hungary

Matteo Pastorino
University of Genoa, Italy

Marcello Salmeri
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Rafik Goubran
Carleton University, Canada

Linus Michaeli
Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic

Alexandru Morega
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Giancarlo Fortino
University of Calabria, Italy

Edoardo Fiorucci
University of L’Aquila, Italy

Maurizio Petrarca
Laboratory for Analysis of Movements and Roboticsm,  Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Italy

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