The 20-th PCBBE

The 20-th Polish Conference on Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering was held in Krakow on September 20-22-th 2017 and hosted By AGH University of Science and Technology. The conference gathered 141 participants from Poland and 2 foreign attendees. 104 papers were submitted to the conference and best 27, selected by reviewers from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia were published by Springer in Recent Developments and Achievements in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.

The 20-th PCBBE was a great opportunity for an exchange of ideas and presentation of the latest developments in all areas within the field of biomedical engineering including: biomedical signal processing, imaging and image processing, biosensors and bioinstrumentation, bio-micro/nano technologies, biomaterials, biomechanics, robotics and minimally invasive surgery, cybernetics, bio-mimetic and modeling of biological systems, neural and rehabilitation engineering, artificial organs, molecular, cellular and tissue engineering, bioinformatics and computational biology, clinical engineering and health technology assessment, health informatics, e-health and telemedicine and biomedical engineering education. The conference also was a step forward in enhancing this oldest and still most important meeting of biomedical engineers from Poland accordingly to international standards: international program committee, English as working language, world-recognized proceedings, accompanying events, industrial sponsor contribution, presentation assessment etc.

The conference was held under the honorary patronage of His Magnificence Rector of the University of Science and Technology, prof. Tadeusz Słomka and technically supported by Signal Processing Society, Poland Chapter IEEE. A special session on certification system for clinical engineers is co-organized by Polish Committee of Biomedical Engineering, Association of Polish Electrical Engineers.