IEEE EMBS hosts data science and engineering conference in Malta to foster data revolution in health, medicine and biology

PISCATAWAY, NJ November 20, 2023—(BUSINESS WIRE)–IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), today announced the inaugural International Conference on Data Science and Health Engineering, Medicine and Biology, taking place from 7 to 9 December 2023 in St. Julian’s, Malta. The conference marks the launch of the IEEE EMBS strategic initiative to promote innovation in AI and data science in healthcare and to provide professionals in various fields the opportunity to network and share their perspectives with like-minded professionals, clinicians and researchers.

The conference is structured as a three-day program including three mini-symposiums on (1) Data Science in Healthcare; (2) Data Engineering in Cancer and (3) Data Science in Surgical Oncology. In addition, posters presented at the conference covered topics on data science applied to healthcare, medical imaging, personalized medicine, mind and body, women’s health, harmonization of heterogeneous data, and more. Recordings of the session will be available on the special event website after the forum.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that data science has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare sector,” said Metin Akai, IEEE EMBS Past President and Chair Emeritus. “EMBS recognizes the current renaissance of data science as AI and machine learning continue to advance and open new doors in the field. We welcome the advancement of this technology and hope to see it used to improve the quality of care and reduce patient costs in healthcare.”

“As advances are made in the field of data science, it is important to continue ongoing conversations with colleagues to gain insight into the direction the industry is moving,” said Dr. Paul Side, president of IEEE EMBS. “We are excited to facilitate conversations among industry professionals and create a space to share new innovations in the field, including advances that enable scaling to big and heterogeneous data.”

The details of the 2023 International Conference on Data Science and Engineering are listed below:

Date and time: Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 8:20 AM to 9:30 PM CET;
Friday, December 8, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM CET;
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM CET

location: Hilton Malta in Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta

Keynote speaker: Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chair of the Management Board and Executive Committee of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Conference Panelists

Luisa Dobre, founder and CEO of Komed Health AG; Michael Friebe, Professor of Innovation in Biomedical Engineering at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland; Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Management Board and Executive Committee of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology; and Ali Tinazli, CEO, lifespin GmbH in Germany

Organizing committee of the forum

Metin Akai, University of Houston; Paul Saida, Columbia University; Hayit Greenspan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Nathalie Mrachac-Kersting, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg; Carl Debono, University of Malta; Christy Brock, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mei Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Chwee Teck (CT) Lim, National University of Singapore; Yasemin Akai, University of Houston; Dimitrios I. Fotiadis, University of Ioannina/FORTH

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For IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the largest international society of biomedical engineers in the world. With more than 9,500 members residing in some 97 countries worldwide, it is a truly global connection, providing access to the most fascinating people, practices, information, ideas, opinions and fellowship from one of the fastest growing fields of science: biomedical engineering. From formalized mathematical theory to experimental science, from technological development to practical clinical applications, IEEE EMBS members support scientific, technological, and educational activities as they apply to the concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences in biology and medicine. By working together, we can transform and revolutionize the future of medicine and healthcare. For more information about IEEE EMBS, please visit

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