About Data Science and Engineering in Healthcare, Medicine and Biology

Data science is an emerging discipline that will be instrumental in accelerating healthcare innovation and transforming the healthcare industry to improve the quality and cost of services provided to patients. Data science, broadly defined, includes the tools, techniques and theoretical underpinnings for enabling machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to be applied to large, diverse, complex, longitudinal, and distributed data sets in order to extract useful information and knowledge. Machine learning and AI have already led to significant successes in many health-related fields including medical image classification, segmentation, prediction and decision making. The field of data science promises to accelerate the applications and successes, specifically by enabling the scaling to “big” and heterogenous data.

To address the research and translational advances and challenges in healthcare focused data science, the 1st IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Data Science and Engineering in Healthcare, Biology and Medicine will be held on December 6-9, 2023 in Malta.

The conference aims to highlight and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Data Science innovations in healthcare, medicine and biology, and how these innovations can be translated into cutting-edge healthcare and biomedical engineering curricula.

The conference will mainly focus on:

  • Data Science in Healthcare
  • Data Science in Medical Imaging
  • Data Science in Digital Health Transformation
  • Data Science in Personalized Medicine
  • Data Science in Brain, Mind and Body
  • Data Science in Preventative Medicine
  • Data Science in Remote Monitoring, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Data Science in Women’s Health
  • Data Science in Wellness and Remote Monitoring
  • Data Science in Immunology, Infectious and Chronic Diseases
  • Data Science in Biological/Physiological Modeling
  • Data Science in Complex and Heterogenous Data Harmonization

About IEEE

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through its more than 400,000 members in 150 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide.

About EMBS

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The organization’s more than 10,000 members reside in some 97 countries around the world. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas, and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest-growing fields in science. Our members design the electrical circuits that make a pacemaker run, create the software that reads an MRI, and help develop the wireless technologies that allow patients and doctors to communicate over long distances. They’re interested in bioinformatics, biotechnology, clinical engineering, information technology, instrumentation and measurement, micro and nanotechnology, radiology, and robots. They are researchers and educators, technicians, and clinicians—biomedical engineers are the link between science and life science, creating innovations in healthcare technology for the benefit of all humanity.