Calls for papers


International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: "Machine Learning Techniques for Medical and Biological Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. R. Varatharajan, Sri Lakshmi Ammal Engineering College, India
Dr. M. Sundhararajan, Bharath University, India
Dr. Hameem Shanavas, M.V.J. College of Engineering, India

Machine learning is well recognised as an effective tool for researchers to handle problems in the medical and biological fields. It is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building, using algorithms that iteratively learn from data and then make sophisticated decisions based on the learned practices.

Medicine involves large amounts of important data and medical application problems frequently make human-generated, rule-based heuristics intractable. In this special issue, we aim to provide a forum for presenting cutting-edge machine learning methods for medical and biological applications. Medical and biological applications may include the learning of similarities across different biomechanics; bio-photonics; medical device development, evaluation and commercialization; organ localization; and learning of anatomical changes.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles and review articles that will address medical diagnosis approaches to provide solutions to existing medical diagnosis and treatment and biological issues.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nano medicine
  • Biomedical signals
  • Biosensing
  • Medical robots
  • Novel surgical devices and sensors
  • Surgical and interventional systems
  • Computational physiology
  • Clinical and biological applications
  • Imaging and analysis methods for image-guided therapies
  • Physician-computer interfaces using virtual/mixed/augmented reality
  • Computer-aided modelling and evaluation of surgical procedures
  • Biological image computing
  • Neuroscience image computing
  • Computational anatomy
  • Imaging genetics
  • Medical image computing
  • Visualisation and interaction

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Dr. R. Varatharajan:
Dr. M. Sundhararajan:
Dr. Hameem Shanavas:

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 25 August, 2017

Notification to authors: 25 October, 2017

Final versions due by: 25 December, 2017