The 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on

Biomedical Robotics
& Biomechatronics

Call for Papers

Timeline

Important Dates
Date
Submission of contributed papers
February 7, 2020 February 16, 2020 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Notification of acceptance
April 24, 2020 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Final paper submission deadline
May 8, 2020 (23:59 US Pacific time)
Late breaking results submission
May 15, 2020 (23:59 US Pacific time)

The eighth IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics – BioRob2020 – is a joint effort of the two IEEE Societies of Robotics and Automation – RAS – and Engineering in Medicine and Biology – EMBS.

BioRob covers both theoretical and experimental challenges posed by the application of robotics and mechatronics in medicine and biology. The primary focus of Biorobotics is to analyze biological systems from a “biomechatronic” point of view, trying to understand the scientific and engineering principles underlying their extraordinary performance. This profound understanding of how biological systems work, behave, and interact can be used for two main objectives: to guide the design and fabrication of novel, high performance bio-inspired machines and systems for many different applications; and to develop novel nano-, micro-, and macro- devices that can act upon, substitute parts of, and assist human beings in prevention, diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and personal assistance.

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers and videos presenting original results. The technical program will consist of plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorials, contributed posters, late breaking results poster sessions, continuing medical credits (CME), exhibitions, and more.

Best Conference Papers, Best Student Papers, and Best Demos will be awarded. Additionally, a number of selected BioRob papers will be invited to submit extended versions to the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB), where they will undergo a separate review process.

Please submit papers via the customary PaperPlaza process, follow the format guidelines, and use the templates available in LaTex and MS Word. Contributed papers should be six pages in length, with up to two extra pages at the cost of $185 per extra page. All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Late breaking results should be submitted as one-page abstracts via PaperPlaza. They will undergo a streamlined acceptance-decision process and accepted abstracts will be presented at the conference as late breaking results posters.

Further details will be posted here once the review process is underway. A PDF version of this CFP is also available for download.

Important information regarding video submissions accompanying BioRob 2020 papers:

File size: 10 MB
File extension: mp4, mpg, mpeg
Video duration: 180 sec
Video horizontal lines (minimum): 480
Frame rate (minimum): 25
Scan type: progressive

For any question, please email Ellen Roche.

Ellen Roche,
Publication Chair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
etr@mit.edu