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Call for papers: Journal of Biomedical Optics & Neurophotonics

Journal of Biomedical Optics Special Section

CALLS FOR PAPERS:
September 2016 | Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari | University of L’Aquila, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Via Vetoio, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy, E-mail: marco.ferrari@univaq.it

Joseph P. Culver | Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology 4525 Scott Avenue, Campus Box 8225, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, E-mail: culverj@wustl.edu

Yoko Hoshi | Integrated Neuroscience Research Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, 2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8506, Japan, E-mail: hoshi-yk@igakuken.or.jp

Heidrun Wabnitz | Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Department of Biomedical Optics, Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany , E-mail: heidrun.wabnitz@ptb.de

Call for Papers: The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) was founded in 1996. In the fourth issue of 1996 and in the first issue of 1997, JBO published a Special Section on Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of Tissues, guest edited by Marco Ferrari, David T. Delpy, and David A. Benaron. The special section included 12 articles. In 2016, JBO will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and there has been enormous progress in this field. A new Special Section on Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging in JBO and a parallel special section in the new SPIE journal Neurophotonics will highlight these achievements. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in different fields of clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that have a significant impact on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and promotion of
health. This includes near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation that offers reduced health-care costs, portability, increased sensitivity, resolution and/or specificity in disease diagnostics, higher patient comfort, better quality of life, etc.
We encourage submission of original research works especially in the following topics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Multimodal imaging: NIRS combined with other techniques
  • Novel approaches to NIRS data analysis
  • Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (DOT), fluorescence DOT (FDOT)
  • Tissue oximetry: brain, muscle, other organs
  • Detection of brain lesions: hematoma and edema
  • Perfusion monitoring: diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking
  • Functional NIRS: neurodevelopment, cognitive studies, aging, psychiatric disorders, etc.
  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy of breast cancer: diagnosis and therapy monitoring
  • Novel applications: detection of skin disorders, arthritis, etc.

Authors submitting papers with a focus on the brain are encouraged to submit to a parallel special section in Neurophotonics that will run concurrently with JBO and with the same guest editors.
Manuscripts due 1 December 2015.

 

Neurophotonics Special Sections

CALL FOR PAPERS:
July-September 2016 | Clinical Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of the Brain

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari | University of L’Aquila , Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences
Via Vetoio, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy, E-mail: marco.ferrari@univaq.it

Joseph P. Culver | Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
4525 Scott Avenue, Campus Box 8225, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, E-mail: culverj@wustl.edu

Yoko Hoshi | Integrated Neuroscience Research Project , Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science , 2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8506, Japan, E-mail: hoshi-yk@igakuken.or.jp

Heidrun Wabnitz | Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Department of Biomedical Optics, Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany, E-mail: heidrun.wabnitz@ptb.de <

Call for Papers: We are proud to announce a special section on clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that will appear in parallel in Neurophotonics and Journal of Biomedical Optics, recognizing the important impact that near infrared spectroscopy has in and out of the brain. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in different fields of clinical near infrared spectroscopy and imaging that have a significant impact on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and promotion of health. This includes near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation that offers reduced health-care costs, portability, increased sensitivity, resolution and/or specificity in disease diagnostics, higher patient comfort, better quality of life,
etc. We encourage submission of original research works especially in the
following topics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Multimodal imaging: NIRS combined with other techniques
  • Novel approaches to NIRS data analysis
  • Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (DOT), fluorescence DOT (FDOT)
  • Cerebral oximetry
  • Detection of brain lesions: hematoma and edema
  • Perfusion monitoring: diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking
  • Functional NIRS: neurodevelopment, cognitive studies, aging, psychiatric disorders, etc.

It is expected that neurological related manuscripts will be submitted to Neurophotonics while non-brain-related papers should be submitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
Manuscripts due 1 December 2015.

Call for papers for special issue in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

“Trends in Neuroergonomics”

Special issue in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal

Topic editors: Klaus Gramann (Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany), Thorsten O. Zander (Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany), Hasan Ayaz (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA), Stephen Fairclough (Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom), Raja Parasuraman (George Mason University, Fairfax, USA)

Submission deadlines:

  • 1 March 2015 (abstract)
  • 7 October 2015 (manuscript)

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SfNIRS logo design competition

The Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) needs a logo. We are therefore excited to announce a logo design competition. We encourage all members of the society to submit a design for consideration.

Suggested design guidelines

  • The logo should contain the term “SfNIRS” or ‘fNIRS” and the phrase “The Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy”
  • The color of the text can be freely chosen
  • The logo can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details during judging, but the file size must not exceed 5 MB
  • File formats allowed for submission: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .pdf; preferably in RGB color mode
  • If possible the logo should be designed in vector graphics software (like Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, DrawIt, DrawPlus, Microsoft Expression Design) and should be available as a vector graphics file (.eps, .ai)

Judges will select up to 20 logos to include in an online voting competition. Each SfNIRS member has one vote to select the best candidate. The logo with the most votes wins.

Deadline: 31st May 2015

Submission: Please submit the logo to Felix Scholkmann (Felix.Scholkmann@usz.ch)

The voting will take place in summer 2015 and the winning logo will be announced in September 2015.  Prize: The winning logo will be officially used by the SfNIRS. Questions: If you have additional questions: Felix.Scholkmann@usz.ch.

The logo design team (Felix Scholkmann, Hellmuth Obrig and Maria Angela Franceschini)