IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium

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IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB11)
Sponsored by IEEE Region 1 / NYU-Poly / CCNY

Signal processing plays a broad role in the development of medical devices (hearing aids, imaging equipment, etc.) and in the analysis of physiological signals (EEG analysis for epilepsy and sleep disorders, measurement of ERPs, etc.). This one-day symposium wll provide a forum for a discussion of ongoing research in the development and application of signal processing methods in medicine and biology. The symposium, sponsored by IEEE Region 1, NYU-Poly, and the City College of New York, promises to be a stimulating meeting on biomedical signal processing.
We invite engineers, scientists, practitioners, and students to submit papers for presentation in poster sessions or to attend the symposium which will be open to the public. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore online. The technical program will be posted on this site on November 18, 2011. The symposium will be held at 5 Metrotech Center on the Brooklyn campus of NYU-Poly.
This symposium is endorsed by the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Keynote speaker
  • William Bialek, Princeton University
          Fundamental physical limits in biological systems
Invited speakers
  • Simon Kelly, City College of New York
          Continuous stimulation paradigms for attention and decision making
  • Elisa Konofagou Columbia University
          Physiologic cardiovascular strain and intrinsic wave imaging
  • Liam Paninski, Columbia University
          Challenges and opportunities in statistical neuroscience
  • Bryan Conroy and Paul Sajda, Columbia University
          Fusing Simultaneous EEG and fMRI via Linked Single-trial Variability
  • Eero Simoncelli, New York University
          Optimal estimation in the human visual system
  • Mario Svirsky, New York University
          Adaptation to a degraded signal improves speech perception by cochlear implant users
The topics for the symposium may include, but are not limited to:
  • Analysis of EEG, ECG, respiratory and other biomedical signals
  • Linear, nonlinear, and adaptive filtering and prediction
  • Time-frequency and non-stationary signal analysis
  • Machine learning and classification
  • Multi-sensor and array processing
  • Signal processing methods in bioinformatics
  • Medical imaging - image formation, analysis, etc.
  • Component analysis (PCA, ICA, etc.) and source separation
  • Synchronization, coherence, coupling, connectivity and causality
  • Artifact rejection
  • Brain-computer interfaces (BCI)
  • Nonlinear dynamics and system modeling
  • Biomedical instrumentation for novel signal measurement
  • Open problems, emerging techniques and applications

Submission of papers

Prospective speakers are invited to submit a manuscript with authorsʼ contact information by filling the form below or by email to to by November 11, 2011.
Please prepare manuscripts using the IEEE Latex or MS Word template.
Manuscripts should not be longer than 6 pages.

Important dates

  • Submission of papers                 November 11, 2011 (Extended from October 31)
  • Program to be posted                 November 18, 2011
  • Early registration deadline          December 2, 2011


Please register for the symposium at

Special Early Registration (by December 2): $30 for IEEE members, $45 for non-IEEE members.
Late Registration (after December 2): $75 for IEEE members, $100 for non-IEEE members.
The early registration fee is subsidized by the Symposium Sponsors. Registration includes lunch.


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