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Abstract submission deadline: 4 January 2019

Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following conference themes and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

Themes
The major features required to develop a commercially successful bio-sensing technology are represented in the five themes of the conference. The scope and area of the invited talks in each theme is given below:

1. Biomarkers for novel biosensing applications
This broad theme seeks to showcase research that applies bio-sensing technology to detect and measure novel biomarkers or is applied in novel applications.  For example new disease markers being used as a target for applications such as rapid diagnostics.  Also included is the application of biosensing technologies for the measurement of biomarkers novel samples matrices. The focus of the theme being the novelty of the biomarker or application rather than the detection technology.

2. The biosensor surface
All biosensors relying on detecting a biological interaction on a surface.  In this theme there will be an opportunity to showcase research that focuses on the sensor surface, in particular understanding the immobilisation, stabilisation and interactions of biological molecules; this theme also includes research into bio-reactive surfaces such as nano-patterned surfaces, nano materials, whole cells, novel proteins and nucleic acids. For example, biological molecules integrated with silicon components at the micron and nano-scales.

3. Novel detection technologies
The emphasis in this theme will be on showcasing research focusing on new and emerging detection technologies used to develop novel biosensors and biosensing applications. This could involve a wide range of transduction technologies including optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric or magnetic measurements; novel sensors for bio-imaging. Micro and nano fabrication technologies used to develop and manufacture bio-sensors. The focus of this theme is on the signal generation rather than the biomarker or application.

4. Bio-sensing technology for the internet of things
This theme will explore challenges associated with integrating technologies to give a fully functional systems that can be integrated with internet applications.  This will give researchers will be able to showcase how they can integrate technologies to provide solutions in the wider world.  For example, the application of bio-sensing technology integrated with smart phones to assess health and wellbeing.  Other bio-sensing systems may be distributed around cities to monitor air quality and feed into disease prediction algorithms. Also included in this theme is research in the areas of new instrumentation, signal and image processing, data analysis and communications.

5. Impact of bio-sensing technology
This theme will focus on showcasing research that has developed into a commercial bio-sensing system or is close to being. Also covered within this theme will be evaluations and trials of novel biosensing systems in terms of the impact the technology has on society and markets trends.

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

All authors who register for the conferenc may have their article considered for publication in an Elsevier journal. Acceptance of a paper for conference presentation does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract sustem which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact the Conference Content Executive (please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.