** Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2008 International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2008) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 - 30 May 2008, Sanya, Hainan, China Submission Deadline: 10 November 2007 http://www.hainu.edu.cn/BMEI2008 Call for Papers, Invited Sessions & Sponsorship BioMedical engineering and informatics are two important and comple- mentary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of biological, medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental research and development. Bridging these two disciplines enables us to improve our understanding of living organisms and develop innovative tech- niques towards personalized and predictive healthcare, such as real- time monitoring of health and detection, prevention and optimal treatment of complex diseases. The purpose of the 2008 International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2008) is to bring together world- wide researchers and scientists from these two disciplines to present and discuss state-of-the-art of engineering and informatics for biomedicine, and to foster international collaborations. The Conference calls for research papers that report original approaches, new results, and system developments in real biomedical applications. The BMEI 2008 conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE and will be indexed in both EI and ISTP. Selected good papers will be recommended for publication in SCI/SCI-E indexed international journals. The BMEI 2008 will be co-located with the 2008 Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2008: http://www.hainu.edu.cn/CISP2008), in order to promote cross-fertilization between the broad areas of biomedical engineering and signal processing. ABOUT SANYA Sanya is one of China premier tourist destinations, with white-sand beaches, charming scenery, hot-springs, and popular activities such as scuba-diving and rafting. More than 20 ethnic groups, including Han, Li, Miao, and Hui, inhabit Sanya and make Sanya a wonderful place to appreciate the various cultures of China. For more information, visit the conference web page or email the secretariat at bmei2008 at hainu.edu.cn Join us at this major event in scenic Hainan !!!