*NEW* EMBEC 2020’s destiny sealed by Covid 19 pandemic

Published: 21 October 2020

In response to the call for scientific submissions to the 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, to be held in Portorož, Slovenia, we received in total 183 full length papers and 198 abstract-only submissions from 1234 authors coming from 60 countries. The Proceedings of EMBEC 2020 containing the peer-reviewed and accepted papers is currently in production and will be published by Springer as part of its IFMBE Proceedings Series, as previously announced. We will also prepare and publish the Abstract Book of EMBEC 2020. It will summarize all contributions that where accepted for presentation at EMBEC 2020 after the reviewing process, including abstract-only submissions and abstracts of full length paper submissions. The Abstract Book will be available for download in electronic form. Both publications will be prepared by the scheduled time of the Conference.

However, due to Covid-19 pandemic we will unfortunately not be able to meet in person in Portorož nor online in a hybrid event that we were trying to make possible until the last moment. Finally, the Organising Committee together with IFMBE and EAMBES decided not to pursue this meeting as an online only meeting, since we all already spend too much time on-line and the real meetings with peers and colleagues have become nearly nonexistent. We hope for better times in the near future, which will allow us to meet and share our research, achievements, and ideas in person.

Once again, we would like to thank all authors and reviewers for their invested work and efforts.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you to stay well and healthy!

EMBEC 2020 Organising Committee

We are announcing the IFMBE Young Investigator Competition Finalists

Published: 19 October 2020

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the IFMBE Young Investigator Competition, selected based on the average scores received from reviewers for submitted full-length papers of eligible competitors according to the IFMBE guidelines.The list of IFMBE Young Investigator Competition Finalists is available from the Awards page.

We are announcing Online Registration Rates (and extending a few deadlines)

Published: 11 October 2020

We are hoping on organising EMBEC 2020 as a hybrid event (see the older news item just below). This means we plan on holding the Conference on-site as well as on-line. We have therefore published additional, Online Participation Registration rates (along with those for on-site participation that were already in place). Registering under one of these online rates will entitle you to online participation to the event. See the Registrations page for pricing and what is included.

We are also announcing the extension of the early registrations period to end of October, i.e. to 31 October 2020. And, we are pleased to let you know that submission of short abstracts in support of your poster or oral presentation is still possible using the online submissions form, available here.

The information about the Programme of the Conference and the means of presentation (for the on-site and the online participants) will be published as soon as we have the details sorted out. Please stay tuned in for further notifications and stay well and healthy.

An important announcement

Published: 18 September 2020

The situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic is far from resolved and nobody can predict with any certainty how the situation will look like in two months’ time. One thing is certain though, it will not be completely “normal”, neither locally nor globally. For this reason, we still do not know for sure how EMBEC 2020 will look like, but we would like to assure you that we are working on it and trying to make it happen in one form or another. This is also the reason for several postponement of various deadlines and important dates so far and probably for more adjustments in the very near future.

Right now the most viable option appears to be a hybrid EMBEC 2020 conference, a combination of an on-site and an “on-line” event. We hope we will be able to announce it soon (in the beginning of October 2020). Rest assured that the deadlines for Early Registration and Hotel reservation at guarantied reduced prices already does or will accommodate this late announcement so you will have some time to decide and take the opportunity to use both.

The Proceedings of EMBEC 2020 containing the accepted full length papers submitted for presentation at EMBEC 2020 will be published by Springer within the IFMBE Proceedings Series regardless of the actual realization of the conference.

Should you require further information you can contact directly:

Stay tuned in for further information. We are looking forward to meeting you in Portorož in November, either in person or on-line. Take care and stay well and healthy!

— The EMBEC 2020 Organizing Committee

Early Registration and Reduced Hotel Rates deadlines extended

Published: 2 September 2020 and updated 11 October 2020

We are announcing the extension of the Early Registration deadline by a week, to 27 September, 2020 (now postponed to 31 October, 2020!), and the extension of the Reduced Hotel Rates to 19 October, 2020!

We will be notifying authors of the acceptance of their Full Papers on 11 September, and authors of Short Abstracts on 20 September, 2020 (now postponed to 5 October, 2020!).


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Welcome Note

Come, Share, Enjoy!

Dear Colleagues!

It is a pleasure to invite you to contribute to the development of the scientific and professional programme of EMBEC 2020, the 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference organized by the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering. The conference of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) and European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) will be held in the Congress Centre Bernardin in Portorož, Slovenia, from 14 to 18 June, 2020 from 11 November to 3 December 2020.

We aim to present all traditional BME areas, but also to highlight new and emerging fields, such as Artificial Intelligence in Health Care, Tissue Engineering, Bioinformatics, Neurotechnology, Electroporation-based Treatments, and Technologies for Medicine and Biology, to name a few. Moreover, we will emphasize the role of education, translational research, and commercialization of new ideas.

Our aim is to make EMBEC 2020 a platform for engineers, physicists, biologists, and medical professionals to enhance our collective knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging complementary disciplines and new findings into an interactive and attractive forum.


Welcome to Slovenia in 2020!

Damijan Miklavčič
Chair of the EMBEC 2020 &
President of the Slovenian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
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