Special Issue "The Role of Computers and Control in Medical Systems for Personalized Healthcare"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Epidemiology & Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Clara Ionescu
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Martine Neckebroek
Guest Editor
Department of Anesthesiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Interests: algology; chronic pain; computer based anesthesia; pediatric anesthesia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than ever before, medical and biological systems are at the core of our societal and economical challenges. No longer can these progress without taking into account the interdisciplinarity among them, and progress itself cannot be enabled without intermodularity with engineering and computing. Healthcare systems, biological systems, medical devices, and cybermedical systems are more than ever before at the frontline of progress in patient-centered healthcare. The topics featured in this Special Issue are covered by the 11th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems (BMS2021), organized in Ghent, Belgium, which will take place on 19–22 September 2021. More information can be found at www.bms2021.ugent.be

BMS2021 features two main themes in the context of personalized medicine:

- Drug delivery systems: modeling, control, analysis, and pharmacological studies, medical devices, and clinical trial results;

- Combined cancer therapy: nanomedicine, radiation, immunology, stem cells, modeling and control, medical devices and robotics, clinical trial results.

Experimental, clinical, and feasibility studies are particularly welcome contributions. The symposium covers all aspects of biomedicine, physiology, biology, and pharmaceutical and epidemiological problems interconnected through multidisciplinarity with systems engineering.

A number of selected papers from the symposium will be invited to this Special Issue, but free submission is also encouraged. To comply with copyright agreements, papers submitted to the JCM special issue must differ by a minimum of 30% from the papers submitted to IFAC-BMS2021 proceedings.

We welcome your latest contribution.

Thematic Research Topics for Special Issue:

- Model formulation, experiment design, identification and validation, biosignal analysis and interpretation
- Advances in sensing and signal processing
- Tracer kinetic modeling from imaging systems
- Biomedical system modeling, simulation, and visualization
- Decision support systems and feedback control
- Robotics, devices and sensors
- Biological systems and controls, etc.
- Artificial intelligence for decision support systems
- Bionic engineering and biomaterials

Application Areas for Special Issue:

- Cellular, metabolic, cardiovascular, neurosystems
- Healthcare management and delivery, disease control, critical care
- Pharmacokinetics and drug delivery
- Decision support systems for the control of physiological and clinical variables
- Biomedical imaging systems
- Intensive and chronic therapy
- Medical information systems
- Surgical robotics and medical nanorobotics
- Control of voluntary movements, respiration, locomotion
- Rehabilitation engineering, including rehabilitation robotics
- Kinetic modeling and control of biological systems, artificial organs and biomechanical systems
- Quantification of physiological parameters for diagnosis assessment
- Targeted molecular therapies
- Artificial intelligence support in diagnosis and decision making systems

Prof. Dr. Clara Ionescu
Dr. Martine Neckebroek
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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