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MeMeA 2013 Program

Updated April 26, 2013


Conference History


MeMeA 2012
May 18-19, 2012 | Budapest, Hungary

MeMeA 2011
May 30-31, 2011 | Bari, Italy

MeMeA 2010
April 30 - May 1, 2010 | Ottawa, Canada

MeMeA 2009
May 29-30, 2009 | Cetraro, Italy

MeMeA 2008
May 9-10, 2008 | Ottawa, Canada

MeMeA 2007
May 4-5, 2007 | Warsaw, Poland

MeMeA 2006
April 20-21, 2006 | Benevento, Italy

Special Issue



The MEMEA 2013 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement is intended to promote best results presented at MEMEA 2013.

The MEMEA 2013 Special Issue will contain papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of MEMEA 2013. Each manuscript shall be within the SCOPE of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (click to see Scope of Transactions) and based on a paper published in the MEMEA 2013 Proceedings and presented at MEMEA 2013. Moreover, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper (in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results).

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of June 24 to July 7, 2013. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the MEMEA Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available. NO LATE MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read “Authors Instructions” and “Manuscript Upload Instructions”. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, “Authors Instructions” provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:

1.    The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.

2.    At the time of submission, the authors must provide a separate file with detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below.

3.    The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue manuscript.

4.    A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below.

When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., MEMEA 2013 Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two additional files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the MEMEA 2013 Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Please, do not include the explanation of how the paper is technically extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in the cover letter, because this letter is not visible to the reviewers.

Failure to correctly submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the MEMEA Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The MEMEA 2013 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

Further information and help:
Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org



MEMEA 2013 Venue

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
283 boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Pavillon Alexandre-Taché
Gatineau J9A 1L8 Québec

Together with Ottawa, Gatineau forms Canada's National Capital Region which is located in the central part of Canada at the junction of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers. The Ottawa/Outaouais Region, covering an area 4,662 square km (1,800 square miles) in size, is unique in its history, geography and lifestyle. It offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada's best museums and cultural facilities, as well as the Parliament Buildings and other historical structures and major institutions. The Canadian Museum of Civilization and Parc de la Gatineau tops the list of “must-see attractions” in Gatineau. 

Ottawa-Gatineau has been described as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Less than an hour's drive from the American border, the National Capital enjoys the attributes of a major center for the visual and performing arts, as well as other big city attractions. The National Capital of Canada is a bilingual (English and French) and multi-cultural city and has a population of about 1.5 million people.

Ottawa-Gatineau still maintains the accessibility, atmosphere and charm of a smaller city, in addition to access to spectacular park and wilderness areas located within and around the cities.

A large international airport serves the region with numerous domestic and international flights daily. Overseas access is quite easy, either by direct flight from London and Frankfurt, or with connections through Toronto, Montreal, Newark, New York, Chicago, Detroit or Washington DC.


Even though the organizers do not recommend any specific hotel, a non-exhaustive list of possible accommodations located in Ottawa-Gatineau is provided here for participants convenience. Please inquire directly with the hotels for information and reservation:
1.    Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa Plz Chaudiere, 2 Rue Montcalm, Gatineau, QC,
2.    Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa, 35 Laurier Street     Gatineau, QC
3.    The National Hotel & Suites, 361 Queen St, Ottawa, ON
4.    Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent St.,  Ottawa, ON
5.    Radisson Ottawa Parliament Hill, 402 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON
6.    Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON,
7.    Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert St., Ottawa, ON
8.    Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON
9.    Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON
10.    Novotel Ottawa,33 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON
11.    Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON


Early spring is still quite cool in the region, with daytime temperatures in March and April near or below 10°C. May brings a noticeable warm-up, with daytime temperatures averaging near 20°C, which sparks an outburst of spring flowers. Visitors should bring long sleeved tops, as well as long pants and a lightweight jacket.

Tourist Information

Those wishing to plan excursions in Canada before or after the Conference can obtain maps, accommodation lists and descriptions of sites of interest from the tourism services of each Canadian province:
Ontario http://www.ontariotravel.net/
Québec http://www.bonjourquebec.com/
Newfoundland & Labrador http://www.gov.nf.ca/tourism
British Columbia http://www.hellobc.com/
Alberta http://www.travelalberta.com/
Saskatchewan http://www.sasktourism.com/
Manitoba http://www.travelmanitoba.com/
New Brunswick http://www.tourismnbcanada.com/
Nova Scotia http://www.explorens.com/
Prince Edward Island http://www.peiplay.com/
Please check the website at http://www.travelcanada.ca for further information.

Travel Information

Directions by car

Coming from Ottawa Centre (Wellington Street) - Head southwest on Wellington St toward Lyon St, slight right onto Portage Bridge. Entering Quebec. Take the 1st left onto Rue Laurier Ouest, Continue onto Boulevard Alexandre-Taché. The Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) campus will be on the left after 1.5 km.

Coming from Montreal - Take Trans-Canada Hwy 417. Turn left to merge onto ON-417 West toward Ottawa. Take exit 121A toward Av. Bronson Avenue. Merge onto Catherine St. Turn right onto Bronson Ave. Turn left onto Somerset St West. Turn right onto Booth St. Entering Quebec. Continue onto Chaudières Bridge. Turn left onto Boul Alexandre-Taché. The Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) campus will be on the left after 1 km.

Bus information:

For bus connections from Ottawa check OC Transpo: http://www.octranspo.com, Tel. +1-613-741-4390,

For bus connections from Gatineau check STO: http://www.sto.ca, Tel. +1-819-770-3242.

Venue Map:

Google Map:





Register Online

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars:

Please note the new category for our I&M Members!

  Thru 20 March 2013
Advance Registration
After 20 March 2013
Late and On-Site Registration
I&M Member $375 $435
IEEE Member $400 $465
Non-Member $550 $640
Student, IEEE Life-Member $170


Guest Gala Ticket $100 $100


Receive 10% off the I&M Member rate if you are attending IEEE I2MTC 2013 in Minneapolis, MN May 6-9. To receive the discount, email your I2MTC 2013 registration confirmation to Lauren Pasquarelli.

Registration by Bank Transfer

If you wish to register by bank transfer, please complete the registration form and email it to Lauren Pasquarelli.


Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 20 March 2013 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Students, Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper, they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a $50 USD printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the MeMeA 2013 Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Author Instructions


Presentation Instructions

Poster Presenter Information

-Poster Size: 70cm wide x 100 cm tall. (portrait style)

-Posters must be hung prior to the poster session and the attending author must be present at the poster for the entire poster session

Oral Presenter Information

-Presentations are twenty (20) minutes long and include Q&A

-There is not a required format for presentation slides

-Please save your presentation in multiple formats to ensure compatibility and bring your presentation on a USB flash drive

-Arrive at your presentation room early to load your presentation and check-in with the session chair

Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by March 20, 2013. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Lauren Pasquarelli, MeMeA 2013 Administrator.


3. Generate an electronic version of the final manuscript.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

1. Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: memea13x

If it's your first time accessing the system, please follow the link to New User. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site.

3. Once you have registered as a new user:

a. Upload the source file (containing your paper) to PDF eXpress for conversion

b. Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS.

Upload the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, declare the presenter, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by March 20, 2013.

a. Upload your final manuscript
i. Log in at http://edas.info

ii. Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

b. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.

i. The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it. Then, send the completed form to the MeMeA 2013 Administrator by email.


c. Prepare the presenter's biography form.

i. Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?

Contact the MeMeA 2013 Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

MeMeA 2013 Home


The expected contributions to be presented at this edition of the MeMeA symposium should address these problematic issues and bring up critical opinions and innovative solutions to instrumentation and measurement challenges in medicine. We would also like that attending people consider arranging Special Sessions on topics of interest.


Receive 10% off the I&M Member rate if you are attending IEEE I2MTC 2013 in Minneapolis, MN May 6-9. To receive the discount, email your I2MTC 2013 registration confirmation to Lauren Pasquarelli.



Honorary Chair:  

Marco Parvis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


General Chairs:  

Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada

Rafik Goubran, Carleton University, Canada

Marek Zaremba, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada


Technical Program Chairs:

Miodrag Bolic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Sergio Rapuano, Università del Sannio, Italy


Publications Chairs:  

Hilmi Dajani, University of Ottawa, Canada

Domenico Grimaldi, Università della Calabria, Italy


Patron Chair

Wahab Almuhtadi, Algonquin College, Canada


Steering Committee  

Gregorio Andria, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Pasquale Daponte, Università del Sannio, Italy

Alessandro Ferrero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Rafik Goubran, Carleton University, Canada

Sabrina Grassini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Domenico Grimaldi, University of Calabria, Italy

Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada

Radu Leca, Decanex Inc., Toronto, Canada

Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy

Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada

Octavian Postolache, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal

Sreeraman Rajan, Defence Research and Development Canada-Ottawa, Canada

Sergio Rapuano, Università del Sannio, Italy

Mario Savino, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Annamaria Varkonyi-Koczy, Obuda University, Hungary

Wendy Van Moer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Local Arrangements Chairs

Alain Charbonneau, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Raed Abdullah, Hydro Ottawa, Canada

Wahab Almuhtadi, Algonquin College, Canada

Branislav Djokic, National Research Council, Canada

Kexing Liu, Mira Connections, Canada


Conference Management  

Conference Catalysts LLC, USA


Technical Program Committee

Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies Corporation, Canada

Mihaela Albu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Valentina E. Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

Kurt Barbé, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Marcantonio Catelani, University of Florence, Italy

Adrian Chan, Carleton University, Canada

Shanbao Cheng, Direct Drive System @ FMC Technologies, USA

Ana-Maria Cretu, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Vladimir Cretu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Maria da Graca Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal

Hilmi Dajani, University of Ottawa, Canada

Mohamad Eid, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik,  University of Ottawa, Canada

Zoltan Fazekas, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungary

Edoardo Fiorucci, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Costel Flueraru, National Research Council, Canada

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Gregor Gersak, University of Ljubliana, Slovenia

Nicola Giaquinto, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

James Green, Carleton University, Canada

Domenico Grimaldi, University of Calabria, Italy

Ahmed Lakhssassi, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

Der-Chen Huang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Ray Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

Chi-Hung Hwang, Instrument Technology Research Center, Taiwan

Eugenijus Kaniusas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Dan Krewski, University of Ottawa, Canada

Francesco Lamonaca, University of Calabria, Italy

Qin Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Anna Maria Lucia Lanzolla, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Theodore Laopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aime' Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy

Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, University of Calgary, Canada

Helena M. G. Ramos, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Mart Min, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand

Matteo Pastorino, University of Genoa, Italy

Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada

Octavian Postolache, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Sreeraman Rajan, Defence Research and Development Canada-Ottawa, Canada

Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa

Alberto Vallan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy, Obuda University, Hungary

Wendy Van Moer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium