TBioCAS Special Issue - Advances and open challenges for integrated circuits detecting bio molecules

Submitted by guoxing.wang on January 12, 2018 - 2:07pm



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Despite the ever increasing convergence of microelectronics with biomedicine, several open issues still hinder a massive deployment of integrated circuits in micro-analytical devices for biomolecule detection.

Biomolecule detection with integrated circuits poses many challenges related to (i) sensitivity for the detection of low amounts or numbers of biological macromolecules, (ii) power consumption due to many sensors operated in parallel for increasing spatial resolution or for multi-parameter analysis, (iii) transducer material processing  on CMOS wafers and packaging of related integrated circuits in contact with the biological environment, (iv) miniaturization of the full system for handheld, wearable, or implantable applications, (v) reliability and specificity of the biosensor. These challenges need to be faced within cross-disciplinary approaches by combining electronic circuitry, device fabrication, bio-chemical interfaces, and data analysis.

The purpose of this special issue is to report recent progresses in the deployment of microelectronic technologies for the development of highly sensitive biosensors. Manuscripts describing original research as well as reviews of emerging directions are solicited for this special issue, covering a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Novel low-noise circuits for single molecule detection
  • Ultra-low power biosensing systems and circuits
  • Multi-sensor systems for monitoring biological systems at high spatial resolution
  • Emerging nanoelectronic biosensors for next generation approaches
  • High sensitivity / high specificity handheld, wearable, or implantable biosensors 
  • Fabrication of transducer materials and biosensing interfaces on CMOS wafers
  • Packaging of integrated circuits for biomedical applications


The manuscript for TBioCAS must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TBioCAS manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at the following Website address: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tbcas. Authors should select the Special Issue manuscript titled “ICBioMol” instead of “Regular Paper”. The length of a manuscript must be minimum 8 pages in IEEE format. For any information, please contact Dr. Marco Carminati at the following Email address: marco1.carminati@polimi.it


Important Dates:

  • Manuscript submission                 February 15, 2018
  • First decision to Authors               April 30, 2018
  • Revision due (if necessary)           May 31, 2018
  • Final notification                             June 30, 2018
  • Final manuscripts due                   July 15, 2018
  • Special Issue publication              September, 2018


Guest Editors:

Marco Carminati (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) marco1.carminati@polimi.it

Roland Thewes (Technical University Berlin, Germany) roland.thewes@tu-berlin.de

Jacob Rosenstein (Brown University, USA) jacob_rosenstein@brown.edu

Hoi-Jun Yoo (KAIST, Korea) hjyoo@kaist.ac.kr

TBioCAS Call for Papers on the Special Issue on Cardiovascular System Monitoring and Therapy: Innovative Technologies and Internet of Things (Deadline extended)

Submitted by guoxing.wang on November 7, 2017 - 9:48pm

Cardiovascular System Monitoring and Therapy: Innovative Technologies and Internet of Things

The number of devices for the measurement and interpretation of biological systems that describe the performance of the cardiovascular system is growing. Among others, this is due to the improvement of circuit and system design that renders the devices wearable and easy to use. Moreover, internetworking enables these devices to exchange data. Their true impact on patient care is highly dependent on the quality and relevancy of the data acquired. The design of circuits and systems to answer the growing demand and the necessity to have portable and connected devices lead to a focus on designing ultra-low power apparatus, mixed-signal devices, using nanoscale electronics. Microelectronic issues are therefore at the heart of the demand. All this requires inter-disciplinary collaborations between scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and practitioners. The interconnection of these embedded devices, known as Internet of Things, is expected to usher in the medical field, among others to study the cardiovascular system of patients. Data processing and storage will also take place in the healthcare information technology. Furthermore, key issues such as data security and privacy will be determinants of the utility of these systems and impact in healthcare monitoring and management.
This special issue aims to provide a forum for both established experts and new investigators to share their developments, knowledge, and insights for the further design of circuits and systems aiming at being integrated into sensors to monitor or treat the cardiovascular system.  Contributions for this special issue are sought on general, theoretical, and application-oriented papers in the above-mentioned technical areas with a Circuits and Systems perspective and an application related to the cardiovascular system. We thus invite contributions on the following main topics:

  1. Analog and Digital Signal Processing of Cardiovascular Data
  2. Biomedical Circuits for Cardiovascular Signal Acquisition, Transmission, and Monitoring
  3. Internet of Things for Cardiovascular Parameters Monitoring and Diagnosis
  4. Electroceuticals Applied for Cardiovascular Diseases

The manuscript for TBioCAS must be submitted online using the IEEE TBioCAS manuscript template and "Information for Authors", via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at the following Website address: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tbcas. Authors should select the Special Issue manuscript titled “Cardiosys” instead of “Regular Paper”.  The length of a manuscript must be minimum 8 pages in IEEE format (template can be found on TBioCAS website). For any information, please contact Dr. Anne Humeau-Heurtier at the following Email address: anne.humeau@univ-angers.fr

Submission of manuscript deadline: December 16, 2017 (extended)
Acceptance / major-revision-resubmission / rejection notifications: January 18, 2017
Revised manuscripts due: March 26, 2018
Final acceptance: April 26, 2018
Publication: August 1st, 2018

Guest Editors: 
Anne Humeau-Heurtier,  (anne.humeau@univ-angers.fr)
Luiz Eduardo Virgilio Silva,  (luizeduardo@usp.br)
Yi-Hung Liu,  (yhliu@ntut.edu.tw)
Mariofanna Milanova,  (mgmilanova@ualr.edu)
Shuenn-Yuh Lee (ieesyl@mail.ncku.edu.tw)

BioCAS2018 Call for Papers

Submitted by guoxing.wang on November 4, 2017 - 1:35am

The BioCAS 2018 website is now available. Please check back regularly for updates regarding the 2018 conference and submission details. We hope to see you in Cleveland!

Pedram Mohseni, Case Western Reserve University - USA
Dustin J. Tyler, Case Western Reserve University - USA
Maysam Ghovanloo, Georgia Institute of Technology - USA
Timothy Constandinou, Imperial College London - UK
Jun Ohta, Nara Institute of Science and Technology - Japan
Michael Roukes, Ph.D., Robert M. Abbey Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Biological Engineering - California Institute of Technology, USA
Andrew DeHennis, Ph.D., Director, Engineering, R&D - Senseonics, Inc., USA
April 23, 2018 - Special Session Proposal Deadline
June 11,2018 - Regular Paper Submission Deadline
July 16, 2018 - Live Demo Submission Deadline
August 13, 2018 - Author Notification Date
August 31, 2018 - Author Registration/Final Paper Submission Deadline