|June 17-19 2008, Jyväskylä, Finland||cbms2008.it.jyu.fi|
Keynote speach entitled "Towards Pervasive Health and Wellbeing Services"
Niilo Saranummi got his D.Tech. degree in biomedical engineering at Tampere University of Technology in 1976. He is currently working at the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) on a special assignment where the aim is to create an international Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation in the area of health and well-being. He is a research professor at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is co-founder and current chair of HL7 Finland. He is also Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions of Information Technology in Biomedicine. He has served as President of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) and European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES). His research interests include pervasive healthcare, innovation, technology transfer and technology policy setting in health technologies. He is a Fellow of Finnish Academies of Technology, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was the recipient of the Otto Schmitt award of IFMBE in 2006.
Keynote speach entitled "Ontology Support for Biomedical Databases"
Professor Tharam Dillon is Professor of Computer Science and Head of Research and Development at the Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney till 2006, a position he held since 2003. Professor Tharam was the Chair Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at La Trobe University, a position he assumed at the beginning of 1986. In December 1998 he took up the position of Professor of Computing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Acting Head of Department of Computing until July 2001, at which time he resumed his role as Chair Professor and Head of the School of Engineering at La Trobe University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia), Fellow of the Safety and Reliability Society (UK), and Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Further information is available from his CV.
Keynote speach entitled "Overcoming Gaps: Towards Enabling CBIR in Clinical Use and Biomedical Research"
The CV of Dr. Sameer Antani can be found here.