Arno Thielens is the winner of the 2019 Alessandro Chiabrera award

EBEA is proud and honoured to announce that Arno Thielens (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA) is the winner of the 2019 edition of the Alessandro Chiabrera award.
This prize has the main purpose to foster excellence in the Bioelectromagnetics community by giving recognition to outstanding scientific contributions from early stage researchers, and to keep alive Prof. Chiabrera’s memory and scientific legacy.
The nominations were evaluated and selected by a committee composed by the EBEA Past-President; EBEA treasurer and by the last four winners of the Chiabrera Award, the EBEA Council gave the final approval.

Arno gave a lecture entitled: “Personal RF Exposure Assessment in Current and Future Telecommunication Networks” during the joint annual meeting of the American Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, BioEM2019: June 25, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:00, Einstein, Corum, Montpellier, France.

Abstract

Radio-Frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) enable wireless communication between billions of users worldwide. Humans are exposed to these fields, but quantifying this exposure has proven to be challenging. There exist methods for measuring personal exposure to RF-EMFs emitted by far-field sources, but these are faced with uncertainties. This talk will present some techniques to reduce these measurement uncertainties and further improvements that could be made in the future, alongside measurements of exposure to near-field RF-EMF sources. These research efforts should improve our understanding of personal exposure to RF EMFs in the current telecommunication networks. However, future networks will use new technologies. Three of those are studied in terms of RF-EMF exposure: distributed small-cell networks, (massive) MiMo antennas, and higher carrier frequencies.

Congratulations Arno!

Luc Martens, EBEA President

Special Issue on Applied Statistics and EMF Dosimetry – Call for papers

Special Issue on “Machine Learning, Stochastic Modelling and Applied Statistics for EMF Exposure Assessment” [Intl J Env Res Public Health (IF 2.145)]

It is open for contributions the Special Issue “Machine Learning, Stochastic Modelling and Applied Statistics for EMF Exposure Assessment” on the Intl J Env Res Public Health (JCR IF: 2.145).
(Guest Editors: Gabriella Tognola, Emma Chiaramello, Masao Taki, Joe Wiart).

Topics: The Special Issue is open to scientific studies addressing the use of applied statistics, machine learning, and stochastic dosimetry for EMF exposure assessment. It is dedicated to works in any frequency area, from static fields up to exposures in the THz region, dealing with exposure assessment, dosimetry, hazard identification, and characterization, risk assessment.
Keywords: EMF exposure assessment; Machine learning; Stochastic dosimetry; Applied statistics; Environmental health

Deadline for manuscript submission: 29 Feb 2020.
Details here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/MLSMAASFEEA

BioEM2019 – Call for abstract

The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA) glad to announce that BioEM 2019, the premier international conference on bioelectromagnetics and the annual joint meeting will be held in Montpellier, France on June 23-29.

The meeting aims to presenting and advancing high quality research in bioelectromagnetics to address the mechanisms, effects, regulations and medical applications.

We invite abstracts for platform presentations and poster sessions. Original papers are solicited for presentation (in English) on the interaction of biological systems with electromagnetic energy from static fields through Terahertz radiation.
Preferential topics include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Mechanisms of interaction
  • Theoretical and practical modelling
  • Dosimetry
  • In-vitro and in-vivo cancer relevant effects (including genotoxicity)
  • In-vitro and in-vivo effects on the nervous system (including behavioural and cognitive) and sensory organs
  • Other in-vitro and in-vivo biological and health effects
  • Human experimental studies
  • Exposure assessment and occupational exposure
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk assessment, exposure standards and public policy
  • Clinical devices and medical applications
  • New and emerging applications
  • Instrumentation and methodology

 

Authors wishing to present papers should submit a short summary and an abstract electronically. Instructions for Authors and the abstract submissions portal can be found at: https://www.bioem.org/homeThe submission system is now open.

As always, we particularly invite platform and poster submissions from students. There will be a competition (with prizes) for the best student papers (both oral and poster). BioEM2019 will offer travel support to a number of students. For details and to apply, see http://www.bioem2019.org.

All abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the Technical Program Committee. While we will try to respect authors’ preferences for a platform or poster presentation, this is not always possible when we assemble submitted abstracts into a balanced set of sessions for the final program.

Important Dates:

14 Jan 2019: Registration and abstract submission opens online
1 March 2019: Abstract submission deadline
1 March 2019: Student travel support application deadline
15 April 2019: Author notification
15 May 2019: Early registration deadline

 

Azadeh Peyman and Micaela Liberti
Technical Program Chairs, BioEM2019

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