|Janusz Jezewski||Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment ITAM||Zabrze, Poland|
|Adam Pawlak||Institute of Electronics, Silesian Univ. of Technology||Gliwice, Poland|
Medical Cyber Physical Systems (MCPS) represent a new generation of dependable, interconnected, intelligent systems of medical devices that enable a holistic treatment of patients. MCPS are recognized as a separate class of Cyber-Physical Systems due to a tight integration of embedded control of the networked medical devices with complex and often life-critical human physical processes.
Telemonitoring as a part of telemedicine is of rising importance, diversity and scale of medical services. It enables an early recognition of threatening symptoms, long-term monitoring and care in the comfort of patients' homes, using information transfer instead of costly transport of patients or physicians. Telemonitoring has already been deployed for telecare of elder people, emergency monitoring, and surveillance of chronic diseases. Attempts could be observed in home longitudinal telecare of diabetes and follow up of high-risk pregnancies.
MCPS by presenting a new level of integrated network intelligence offer possibilities for radically new telemedical services. The PDeS 2015 Special Session on Medical Cyber-Physical Systems for home telemonitoring is soliciting papers that address design issues of such dependable telemedical systems, their human-machine interfaces, interoperability of medical devices, as well as descriptions of new scenarios for telemedical applications at home.
|Andrzej Pulka||Institute of Electronics, Silesian Univ. of Technology||Gliwice, Poland|
|Adam Milik||Institute of Electronics, Silesian Univ. of Technology||Gliwice, Poland|
In the last few decades we have been observing constantly growing impact of control systems on various fields of human activity. They play an important role in virtually all fields: in industry, transportation, automotive, security, safety, health-care and consumer products. They will play a key role in emerging cyber-physical systems where the "cyber" functions of sensing, computation, communication and control are tightly coupled with the "physical" world. The dynamic growth of the control systems importance and complexity requires new innovative methodologies for their design and implementation. The main aim of the special session is to provide the researchers and practitioners from industry and academia a platform for discussion on recent developments, technology trends, research results, and initiatives related to design and implementation of control systems for various environments and purposes.
Contributions to the session are expected to address, but are not limited to: