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International Workshop on IMS Technology for Health - IMS4Health 2015

12 - 15 January, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2015



Valentina Vassilenko
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Brief Bio
Valentina Vassilenko after her study and Master's degree in Physics at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Kiev start her academic career in 1986 at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University NOVA of Lisbon (FCT-UNL) where held PhD degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics. Since 2000 until present she is an Assistant Professor at FCT UNL. The R&D activity Valentina develop, in the beginning, in the Center of Molecular Physics of Lisbon Universities and, later on, in CEFITEC – Center of Physics and Technological Research at FCT-UNL. Since 2005 she starts to work in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Among the actual research interests, stand out the development of devices, sensors and non-invasive methods for application in medicine and health related problems. Since 2010 Valentina start to work with the Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) - an innovative and growing international scientific interest analytical technique. She is co-author of 5 books, 3 scientific publications in book chapters, 13 articles published in international journals with peer review and more than 85 communications in conferences and other international scientific meetings. Valentina is involved in several international cooperation and is a member of Program Committee of several International conferences. In 2013 she was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Technical University of Vinnytsia, Ukraine.
Wolfgang Vautz
Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V.
Brief Bio
After Studies in Physics and Meteorology and first scientific work in the field of atmospheric chemistry, Dr. Wolfgang Vautz became involved in ion mobility studies in 2002. This work has included development of methods and of data evaluation strategies finding applications mainly in the fields of medicine and food quality and safety. ISAS facilities for mechanic and electronic engineering enable a unique and self-sustaining environment for the flexible adaptation to particular applications not only of ion mobility spectrometers but also of any other equipment from the first bread board device towards a commercial prototype. The intensive cooperation with medical groups at several universities and with the Informatics department at Technical University Dortmund, Germany guarantees valid application and suitable evaluation of the data. Dr. Wolfgang Vautz is involved in the board of the International Society of Ion Mobility Spectrometry and has for many years been an editor of the International Journal of Ion Mobility Spectrometry.


In this workshop will be present state-of-art of the technical developments and outlines potential clinical applications of the new generation of instruments such as ion mobility spectrometer (IMS). The term Ion Mobility Spectrometry refers to the method of characterizing chemical substances using gas-phase mobilities of ions in weak electric fields. This technique presents several advantages, such as high sensitivity (detection limits down to the ng/L-range to pg/L-range, ppbv-range and pptv-range), low cost, analytical flexibility, and real time monitoring capability. The fact that this high sensitive technique does not require any sample preparation and the analysis is performed in-situ and in a few minutes makes this technique suitable to be used in hospitals and healthcare centers.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


BIOSTEC Workshops - IMS4Health 2015
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