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I2MTC 2012

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Will you be attending I2MTC 2012 May 13-16 in Graz, Austria?  If yes, the MeMeA 2012 local organizers will be providing a bus transfer from Graz to Budapest on May 17.  The cost for this transfer is 65 EUR per person. The bus will pick up guests in front of the Palais-Hotel Erzherzog Johann at TBD. The exact departure time has not yet been scheduled but it will be before noon on May 17.

Registrations for transfers must be made via email.  Please send your reservation request to trivent@trivent.hu by May 10, 2012.

*Please note that the availability of this transportation is subject to a minimum of 10 requests.

 

Venue

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MeMeA 2012 will be hosted at the Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget in Budapest, Hungary.

Address: H-1138 Budapest, Margitsziget

 


Budapest

History all around

Explore Roman ruins, ornamental Gothic churches, broad Parisian boulevards and Art-Nouveau palaces dripping with colourful motifs.
Places which can’t be missed:

  • Europe’s largest Parliament building and its largest synagogue.
  • Castle District with Royal Palace, Matthias Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the river.
  • Andrássy Avenue and the Heroes' Square, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Spa in Budapest

Choose the capital of spas for a city break that eases aches and pains. A staggering 80 natural thermal springs emerge in and around the capital, feeding a dozen mineral-rich baths.
Enjoy a warming dip and take advantage of the water’s healing power – it is said to alleviate a range of medical problems, from sports injuries to skin complaints.

Dining, entertainment and festivals

Brimming with energy and rich in culture, Budapest offers fine dining, fantastic shopping and entertainment galore. Hungary has a proud culinary tradition; tickle your tastebuds with stuffed pancakes, meaty goulash, creamy cakes – and much more besides...
The capital has a plethora of restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world.

  • Savour fine traditional food in Gundel Restaurant, the epitome of distinguished dining and high culinary art.
  • Enjoy the ambience of Budapest’s coffeeshops, some with last-century elegance and others offering a contemporary spin on the café culture.
  • If you’re a culture vulture, head for the city during the Spring or Autumn festivals and revel in their lively celebrations of the very best in classical music and traditional dance.
  • Join the audiences at top-class performances of music and dance in venues across the city, including the opulent State Opera House.
  • Arrive during autumn and experience the annual international wine festivals.
  • Take in some of the 200 fascinating museums and galleries, from master paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts to interactive displays for children in the Palace of Miracles.

Did you know?

  • The Castle District, the Danube embankments and Andrássy Avenue have been officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Budapest’s metro was founded in 1896, making it the first underground railway in continental Europe.
  • An extensive system of caves lies beneath Buda Castle; in the past the labyrinth was used as wine cellars and even as an air-raid shelter.
  • The Western Railway Station (opened in 1877) was built by the famous Eiffel company.
  • The Great Synagogue is the second-largest synagogue in the world.

Top that! Experiences not to be missed

  • Take a romantic cruise to the picturesque Danube Bend, and visit the pretty towns of Visegrád and Esztergom.
  • Take a lazy stroll through Szentendre, an evocative town popular with artists.
  • Pop off to play a round of golf at one of the excellent nearby courses.
  • Go back in time and witness medieval tournaments in historic castles and open-air theatres.
  • Prepare for a thrilling day at the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
  • Explore the great outdoors with a cross-country horse ride or a peaceful sightseeing trip in a hot-air-balloon.
  • Spend an afternoon wine tasting under the guidance of qualified experts.
  • Join a riverboat cruise and make the best of the Danube panorama.
  • Relish an evening’s performance at the exquisite State Opera House.
  • Climb up to the Basilica’s outer gallery and take a bird’s eye view of the city.
  • Take a trawl past the city’s highlights aboard an open-top sightseeing bus.
  • Fulfil those dreams of driving a steam train in the Hungarian Railway History Park.
  • Take advantage of a really tasty bargain – a cut-price Sunday brunch at Gundel, the country’s poshest restaurant.
  • Visit the Budapest International Wine Festival in autumn, a chance for wine lovers to sip and sniff to their hearts’ content!

Organizers

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Founding Chair:
Marco Parvis

Honorary Chair:
Imre Rudas

General Co-Chairs:
Annamaria Varkonyi-Koczy
Pasquale Daponte

Technical Program Chairs:
Zoltan Fazekas
Andras Hajdu
Miodrag Bolic

Publications Chairs and Guest Editors:
Voicu Groza
Anna Maria Lucia Lanzolla

Special Session Chairs:
Maria da Graca Ruano
Juan Carlos Garzia

Steering Committee:
Cesare Alippi
Gregorio Andria
Z. Benyo
Pasquale Daponte
Alessandro Ferrero
Rafik Goubran
Voicu Groza
Domenico Grimaldi
Marco Parvis
Emil M.Petriu
Matteo Savino
Sergio Rapuano
Annamaria Varkonyi-Koczy
Krzysztof Zaremba

 

Conference History

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MeMeA 2011
May 30-31, 2011 | Bari, Italy

MeMeA 2010
April 30 - May 1, 2010 | Ottawa, Canada

MeMeA 2009
May 29-30, 2009 | Cetraro, Italy

MeMeA 2008
May 9-10, 2008 | Ottawa, Canada

MeMeA 2007
May 4-5, 2007 | Warsaw, Poland

MeMeA 2006
April 20-21, 2006 | Benevento, Italy

Registration

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Registration is now available!

 

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.

  Until 1 April 2012
Advance Registration
After 1 April 2012
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

Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper 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 1 April 2012 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. 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., Students, 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.


REGISTRATION PROBLEMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the MeMeA 2012 Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

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


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

2. Register online.

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 1, 2012. 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 Lauren Pasquarelli, MeMeA 2012 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: memea12x

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 1, 2012.

   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 SAS 2012 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.

Presenter Information

Poster Size: 70cm wide x 100 cm tall. (portrait style)

Questions?

Contact the MeMeA 2012 Administrator:
Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

MeMeA 2012

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MeMeA 2012 will be the 7th edition of a series of successful international scientific events: MeMeA 2011 Bari-Italy, MeMeA 2010 Ottawa-Canada, MeMeA 2009 Cetraro-Italy, MeMeA 2008 Ottawa-Canada, MeMeA 2007 Warsaw-Poland, and MeMeA 2006 Benevento-Italy.

The 2012 edition of MeMeA will be held in the charming capital of Hungary – Budapest, a place where beauty and technology comes to a crossroad. The goal of this edition is to present novel solutions to instrumentation and measurement problems encountered in modern health care, both from a technological and a medical point of view.


SYMPOSIUM TOPICS INCLUDE:

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

Provisionary Important Deadlines
Extended Abstract Submission:  January 18th
Notification of Acceptance: March 1st
Full Paper Submission: April 1st

Authors (engineers, doctors, pharmaceutical technicians,
bio-engineering researchers) are invited to submit extended
abstracts (4 pages) or draft papers reporting original
research of theoretical or applied nature using on-line
submission system. It must be prepared in English,
according to the preparation guidelines available on the author instructions page.