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

Open Call for Erice Training School 2019 Grants

COST Action MyWAVE is co-organising the 9th International School of Bioelectromagnetism “Alessandro Chiabrera” with the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA). COST Action MyWAVE is offering a minimum of 8 grants for interested trainees to participate in the training school. The deadline for application is February 1st, 2019. Notifications to Grantees will be sent starting mid-February 2019.

Please find more details here