By Stefan Mozar, Chair Life Science Technical Committee
I welcome you to the first LSTC newsletter!
This is a major mile stone for the Life Science Technical Community. LSTC is a new initiative supported by five IEEE Societies, Engineering Medicine and Biology Society, Circuit and Systems Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Control Systems Society, and the Signal Processing Society. In addition, we have support from IEEE Standards, Society for Social Implications of Society, and Product Safety Engineering Society. Our Chief Editor, Tobias Cibis, worked hard to get the newsletter started. Starting such an initiative is not easy and requires a lot of support. We still need editors or people willing to contribute a regular column. If you are involved in any activity that may be of interest to our readers, please contact Tobias Cibis and propose an article or column. I am sure he will be interested in your proposal. Our long term goal for the newsletter is to transform it into a magazine. The aim of the magazine is to provide a forum for the Life Sciences Community to have an avenue to publish their work in a peer reviewed publication that is indexed and archived in IEEE Explore. We decided to make it a magazine as it will allow for a broader field of interest and can also contain the “newsletter”.
LSTC is growing its activities, and has approved a new Life Science conference (Life Tech) that will be held annually in Japan. The first edition of this new conference will be held in March 2019 in Osaka, Japan. The call for papers is in this newsletter. Professor Hase is the inaugural chair. He has helped the consumer electronics society build a strong portfolio of conferences, and notably has guided and started the Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, which is 8 years old this year. It is a highly successful event. The GCCE has a steadily increasing number of presentations on healthcare and life sciences. The demand in Japan to host a life sciences conference is very large and the time is right for LSTC to launch this event in 2019. Our international roaming conference will take place in Montreal, Canada. It will be held from the 28 to 30 October 2018. This is the second edition of this conference. It will be as exciting as the first conference in Sydney. There will be some excellent tutorials, and panel discussions. The submitted papers are in the final stages of the review process, and the conference program will be out shortly. To find out more about the event, please visit the conference website. This is a conference that is not to be missed. The first LSC conference in Sydney had many delegates that attended to see what is happening in the Life Sciences field. They were not disappointed. I hope I can welcome you to Montreal. We are looking for volunteers who would like to join our conferences committee, and who are willing to “roll up their sleeves” in order to help us build a vibrant Life Sciences community. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me or our Administrator Scott Woodhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As growing IEEE OU we always welcome feedback and suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestion on how we can make LSTC more relevant to our members. I look forward to hearing from you!
Life Science Technical Committee