Microfluidic circuits and systems for biomedical applications

  in Special Issue   Posted on November 2, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 15 Dec 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 1.163
Journal Name : Microelectronics Journal
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microelectronics-journal/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-microfluidic-circuits-and-systems-for-biome
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microelectronics-journal

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Aims and scope

In the past two decades, the microfluidic biochip, also known as Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), has emerged to revolutionize the traditional biological, biochemical and biomedical experimental processes. Their tremendous impact can be attributed to the noticeable merits of microfluidic devices and systems such as miniaturization, automation, sensitivity, accuracy, throughput, etc. Nowadays, a microfluidic system integrates various devices, forming a cyber-physical system based on mechanics, optics, electronics, fluidics and high-performance computing – with killer applications in the healthcare field from single-cell genomics to personalized healthcare.

Interested authors are invited to submit their works on the design of microfluidic circuits and systems for the wide range of biomedical applications. The scope of this special issue includes (but is not limited to):

  • New microvalve structures and devices in microfluidics
  • Single-layer and multi-layer continuous-flow microfluidic biochips
  • Paper-based microfluidics
  • Micro-Electrode-Dot-Array (MEDA) digital microfluidic biochips
  • Two-phase microfluidics
  • Cyber-physical(acousto, opto) microfluidic systems
  • Microfluidic circuits
  • Sensors and image/signal analysis for microfluidics
  • Design automation and testing in microfluidics
  • Simulation of microfluidic devices/physical implementations
  • Automatic control circuits and systems in LoC
  • Switching-based reliability enhancement and current/voltage optimization in LoC

Paper submission

Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication in the Microelectronics Journal must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference/workshop papers must contain at least 40% new material to be considered for the special issue. All papers are to be submitted by referring to http://www.evise.com/evise/jrnl/EVISE_MEJ. During submission please select paper type “VSI:microfluidic circuit bio” under Manuscript Category. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines, which can be found by referring to https://www.journals.elsevier.com/microelectronics-journal. Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s standard review process.

Important dates

Manuscript submission: December 15th, 2017

First decision to Authors: February 15th, 2018

Revision due (if necessary): April 15th, 2018

Final notification: June 1st, 2018

Final manuscripts due: July 15th, 2018

Special Issue publication: September 1st, 2018

Guest Editors:

Ulf Schlichtmann, Technical University of Munich, ulf.schlichtmann@tum.de

Robert Wille, Johannes Kepler University Linz, robert.wille@jku.at

Hailong Yao, Tsinghua University, hailongyao@tsinghua.edu.cn