Welcome to ISMICT 2020

It is great honor for us to welcome you to the 14th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT 2020), which will be held in Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara, Japan on 20-22 May 2020. With a theme of "Medical Information and Communication Technology for the 100-year life," ISMICT 2020 will offer 3-day forum to present new research and development results, exchange ideas, and share experiences among Technology and Medicine sides, including healthcare, wellness, clinical therapy, and surgery, as well as ICT, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Nara is rich in historic monuments, since it used to be the capital of Japan before moving the capital to Kyoto. We are sure that it will be a good opportunity for attendees to discuss cutting-edge technologies such as Internet of Medical Things and AI-enabled Medicine in this ancient city Nara.

Minoru Okada, Shinsuke Hara
General Co-Chairs

Greeting from TPC Co-Chairs

ISMICT 2020 will have 3 keynotes, 6 regular sessions, and a single special session, which covers a wide variety of topics in the medical and information technologies, including healthcare, wellness, biomedical engineering, wearable and implantable devices, ICT for medical applications, AI/data analytics for medicine, body area network, and privacy, security, and regulation issues.

We would like to sincerely thank the authors, reviewers, and organizers of special session for the contributions to form this final program with high-quality content. Each submitted paper has been reviewed by at least 3 reviewers and evaluated in a rigorous and fair manner, considering the novelty and originality, the technical soundness, and the quality of presentation. In the end, 30 papers have been selected for presentations in regular sessions based on the average received score.

During the preparation of this event, we have been facing with a serious challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the limited mobility, unfortunately, many authors and participants have been experiencing the difficulty of travel. Therefore, we decided to include the prerecorded or tele-conference presentation as an official style of presentation. We believe that the intensive and active interactions are still possible even without physical attendance thanks to our advanced technology.

We sincerely hope that you will find the program interesting and that ISMICT 2020 will be a great opportunity to further advance the state-of-the-art in the field of medical information and communications technology.

TPC Co-Chairs:
Prof. Tetsushi Ikegami, Meiji University, Japan
Prof. Shintaro Izumi, Kobe University, Japan
Prof. Hiroyuki Yomo, Kansai University, Japan