TBioCAS Special Issue

Call for Papers for the Special Issue on

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 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 (IoT), is expected to usher in the medical field, among others to study the cardiovascular system of patients. IoT is also expected to generate large amounts of data from diverse locations. 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 in 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 in the following main topics:

–      Digital Signal Processing

–      Visual Signal Processing and Communications

–      Internet of (Video) Things

–      Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems

–      Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems

–      Communications Circuits and Systems

–      Nonlinear Systems and Circuit Theory

–      Power and Energy Circuits and Systems

–      Beyond CMOS: Nanoelectronics and Hybrid Systems Integration

–      Sensory Circuits and Systems

–      Multimedia Systems and 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 “Cardiosys” instead of “Regular Paper”.  The length of a manuscript must be minimum 8 pages in IEEE format. For any information, please contact Dr. Anne Humeau-Heurtier at the following Email address: anne.humeau@univ-angers.fr


Submission of manuscript deadline: November 16, 2017

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).

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