IEEE 33rd International Symposium on
Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS)

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
June 22 - 24 July 28 - 30, 2020
Important note: The committee moves CBMS 2020 symposium "ONLINE" due to COVID-19 events.

Special Tracks

Special Track 1:

Privacy, Security & Informed Consent in Healthcare ( PDF )

This Special Track (ST) at IEEE CBMS 2020 invites contributions that address the issues of Privacy, Security and Informed Consent, in healthcare, particularly in the context of current regulations on Privacy in Healthcare, such as the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). For more information, click here: PDF.

Special Track 2:

Deep Learning Applications in Medical Care ( URL )

The development of intelligent medical data analysis systems has experienced a significant boost in recent years thanks to the emergence of a machine learning paradigm known as deep learning. Deep learning (DL) algorithms have enabled development of highly accurate systems (with performance comparable to that of human experts, in some cases) and have become a standard choice for ... For more information, click the following link:

Special Track 3:

Technological and Data-Driven Innovations in Cancer Care( URL )

This special track invites original research on innovative concepts, methods, tools and services that harness technology and big data to address challenges in the field of cancer care. Method of implementing these innovations in real-world settings will also be considered. For more information, click here: URL.

Call for Special Tracks ( PDF )

IEEE CBMS 2020 invites proposals for organisation of special tracks that will be held in parallel with the general conference track. A special track consists of a group of papers in a sub-discipline, such as health informatics, biomedical engineering/technology or a specialised field.

Special tracks are an integral part of most CBMS conferences since 2005. The themes of the special tracks should not overlap with the general conference topics and should focus on emerging research fields. Their papers should report on significant unpublished work and must meet the same standards as main conference papers. All accepted papers are included in the conference proceedings.

Organiser(s) of each Special Track (ST) are responsible for the quality of the papers in their track as well as managing the review process accordingly and assigning Program Committee members as reviewers for the ST. Special Track Chairs in collaboration with the ST organiser(s) and PC chairs will do the final paper selection. A successful special track will consist of at least 4-5 accepted papers per session and 1-3 sessions.

If you are interested in organizing a Special Track, please submit your proposal by email to adding to the subject "[CBMS 2020 ST Proposal]".

Each proposal must include
    Special track title
    Rough estimate of the expected ST size as number of sessions (with 4-5 papers per session)
    A brief biography of ST organizer(s)
    List of Special Track program committee members
    A draft of Special Track "Call for papers"
    One or two appropriate journals or follow up publications: tracks are expected to organize a special issue

Important dates, to be considered during ST planning and follow up publication arrangements:
    Submission page opens (for all tracks): Jan 15, 2020
    Submission deadline (for all tracks): Feb 29, 2020
    Notification of acceptance (for all tracks): March 30, 2020
    Camera ready due: April 15, 2020
    Author registration deadline: April 22, 2020
    IEEE CBMS 2020: June 22-24, 2020

Important dates for track proposal submission
    Special track proposal submission: Jan 10, 2020
    Notification of acceptance: Jan 15, 2020

For further questions, please contact the Special Track chairs:
    Jose Maria Luna (Universidad de Cordoba)
    Ernestina Menasalvas (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
    Allan Tucker (Brunel University)
Also, check CBMS webpage for contact details!

Mayo Clinic, Minnesota - Rochester
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905