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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.


MPBS 2015Special Session on Multivariable Processing for Biometric Systems
Chair(s): Jordi Solé-Casals and Carlos Travieso-González

SmartMedDev 2015Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice
Chair(s): Giovanna Sannino and Jan Sliwa

Special Session on Multivariable Processing for Biometric Systems - MPBS 2015


Jordi Solé-Casals
University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia
Carlos Travieso-González
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Biometric systems have been widely and mainly studied for its use in security applications. Nowadays, other applications, as biomedicine, psychology and/or forensic applications are using biometric information in order to get innovation and better successes.
Most of the today solutions however operate on different methods. The use of Multivariate Processing can reach specialized systems to provide possible best conditions for image processing.
Topics cover all biometric modalities, and multimodal systems, using any kind of sensor or range of acquisition.

Special Session on Smart Medical Devices - From Lab to Clinical Practice - SmartMedDev 2015


Giovanna Sannino
Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking
Jan Sliwa
Bern University of Applied Sciences

The goal is to discuss the problems hindering widespread adoption of smart medical devices - software based, wireless, implantable and wearable. Many brilliant ideas remain in the laboratory and never reach the clinical practice. Current process of premarket approval and postmarket surveillance of medical devices seems not adequate for heterogeneous, highly variable, software based devices. We especially focus on aggregated devices, having a set of sensors / actuators connected to a smartphone communicating with remote institutions. We want to ensure the daily operation of such composite systems and to assess the quality of various technical solutions and therapy methods. We want to provide a convenient forum to a balanced group of device developers, system integrators and clinical practitioners.