Medicon 2016



Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing cover complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems. Research and development in these areas are impacting the science and technology by advancing fundamental concepts in translational medicine, by helping us understand human physiology and function at multiple levels, by improving tools and techniques for the detection, prevention and treatment of disease. Medicon 2016 provides a common platform for the cross fertilization of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum under the special theme of the conference that is Systems Medicine for the Delivery of Better Healthcare Services. Keeping this objective in mind, Medicon 2016 solicits original contributions in the following non-exclusive tracks.


•Special Session on Real Time Ventilation Monitoring with Electrical Impedance Tomography


T.1 Biomedical Signal Processing
T.2 Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing
T.3 Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors & Bio-Micro/Nano Technologies
T.4 Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems Biology
T.5 Biomechanics, Robotics and Rehabilitation
T.6 Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies
T.7 Healthcare Information Systems & Telemedicine
T.8 Technologies for Active Ageing & Wellbeing
T.9 Biomedical Engineering Education & Society
T.10 Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Assessment




If you have questions regarding your submission, or academic related inquiries, please use the contact details below:

University of Cyprus
Department of Computer Science
T: (+357) 22 892 697 F: (+357) 22 892 701


For local matters, including accommodation, reservations, conference registration, transfers etc. please use the contact below:
T: (+357) 22 591 900
F: (+357) 22 591 700



All lecture rooms will be equipped with a computer running Microsoft Windows 7/8, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please save your presentation in either Office 2003 / 2007 / 2010 format or pdf with the following filename: PRESENTER_DATE_TIME_first four words of TITLE. Use the date and time format as in this example: Smith_Sept2_0900_title first four words.ppt (or pptx, or pdf). No computer running Mac OS will be available.
Please transfer your file to the computer in the room where your presentation is scheduled, as early as possible and at least 1 hour before the start of your session. Place the file (and all accompanied media) in the appropriate folder on the desktop and check that is running well. If you experience any problems, please come up to the Easy Conferences desk.
Introduce yourself to the session chair upon arrival at the presentation room.
Please take any presentation materials away with you; anything left at the end of the conference will be discarded.


Please note that all short paper presentations will also be accompanied with poster presentations. Short presentations will be carried out for 2 minutes with 2 slides per presentation.

Poster presentations will be considered for the Poster Paper Competition.

Papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Q1. Is the scientific contribution of the work to the field real and identifiable? (35%);
Q2. What is the technical quality of the paper? (35%);
Q3. Is the paper formatted and put together well (30%).
First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected based on the technical merits of the work and professionalism of the presentation.
The three overall winners will receive an engraved plaque and an honorarium of 300 Euro for the first place winner, 200 Euro for the second place winner, and 100 Euro for the third place winner.

Information for Poster Preparation

The poster format is portrait with dimensions of max. 90 cm wide and 120 cm high. We recommend a size of 85 cm wide and 120 cm high (DIN A0 size)
All posters must be brought in printed form, please note that printing facilities will not be available at the conference site.
Poster boards will showcase on them the poster number that is noted in the conference programme. You do not need to print your poster number on the poster.
Make sure your title, authors and affiliated institution/s are clearly visible at the top of your presentation; it is common to include your institution logo on the poster.
The key to a good poster is not to include too much text. Short sentences and paragraphs, or even bullets, along with visual aids to present the findings (such as graphs), make the poster more attractive and easier to follow.
We recommend that you have copies of a handout with your details and, if possible, an A4/Legal version of your presentation to give to interested delegates.
The posters should be mounted in Amorosa room on the morning of Thursday the 31st of March and should be dismounted by the end of the day on Friday the 1st of April. Posters remaining after the end of the day on Friday the 1st of April will be removed and recycled.
Please be present near your poster during the coffee and lunch breaks on Thursday the 31st of March and Friday the 1st of April.
A 2 minute poster presentation (2 slides) is scheduled on Thursday the 31st of March. Please bring this presentation with you and make sure it is uploaded on the conference system at least one hour before the session (more instructions will follow).



XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
3 Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd, The First Author must be the student presenting the paper.
Paper: 137 - Miguel Reyes Adame, Jing Yu, Knut, Moeller, Mobility Support System for Elderly, Blind People with a Smart
Walker and a Tactile Map (Score 4.50).
Track: Les effets de la lumière bleue
Affiliation: Furtwangen University, Institute of Technical Medicine, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Paper 113 - Kyle Edmunds, Paolo Gargiulo, Iris Arnadottir, Magnus Gislason, Mario Barbato, Delphine Estournet, Multimodal
Quantitative Assessment for Pre-Operative Prosthesis Selection in Total Hip Arthroplasty (Score 4.33).
Track: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies
Affiliation: Reykjavik University, Department of Biomedical and Neural Engineering, Reykjavik, Iceland
Paper 200 – Alexander Zogkas, Ines Kirsanidou, Chrysovalantis Korfitis, Christina Kemanetzi, Elisavet Lazaridou, Alexander
Astaras, A novel non-invasive electrical impedance skin scanner for early diagnosis medical decision support in clinical
dermatology (DermaSense) (Score 4.33).
Track: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Systems, Devices and Technologies
Affiliation: Alexander Educational Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Automation Engineering Dept, Sindos, Greece
Paper 61 - Michalis Kassinopoulos, Evgenia Bousi, Costas Pitris, Novel Spectroscopic Metric for Robust and Accurate
Scatterer Size Estimation in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Score 4.17).
Track: Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nicosia, Cyprus
Paper 115 - Giulia Lioi, Changes in Functional Brain Connectivity in the Transition from Wakefulness to Sleep in different EEG
Bands (Score 4.10).
Track: Biomedical Signal Processing
Affiliation: University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton, United Kingdom
Paper 134 - Elena Ttofi, Maria Lyra Georgosopoulou, 3D SPECT Reconstruction and Analysis of Kidney Morphology in
Childhood – Use of Mathematical Models (Score 4.0).
Track: Biomedical Imaging Processing
Affiliation: University of Athens, 1st Department of Radiology, Aretaeio Hospital, Athens, Greece
Paper 185 - Despoina Petsani, Anastasia Karatzia, ERPs-based attention analysis using continuous wavelet transform: The
bottom-up and top-down paradigms (Score 4.0).
Track: Biomedical Signal Processing
Affiliation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece
Paper 63 - Emilia Biffi, Caterina Piazza, Francesco Morandi, Paolo Avantaggiato, Francesca Formica, Alessandro Carcano,
Renato Borgatti, Gianluigi Reni. Preliminary data on the usability and efficacy of an assistive device for the Congenital Central
Hypoventilation Syndrome: an observational study (Score 3.83).
Track: Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors & Bio-Micro/Nano Technologies
Affiliation: Scientific Institute, IRCCS E. Medea, Bosisio Parini, Italy
Paper 128 - Chrysi Panopoulou, Christos Maramis, Nicos Maglaveras, Ioanna Chouvarda, Novel Methods for Correcting Next
Generation Sequencing Errors in the β Chain of T Cell Receptors, (Score 3.83).
Track: Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology
Affiliation: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece
Paper 155 - Valsamo Leska, Ekaterini Bei, Euripides Petrakis, Michalis Zervakis, Gene Expression Data Analysis for
Classification of Bipolar Disorders (Score 3.83).
Track: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems Biology
Affiliation: Technical University of Crete, ECE, Chania, Greece