Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the 2017 edition of ISMICT, the 11th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, which we have the pleasure to host in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dependable Medicine using advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based on Regulatory Science (RS) is the focus of this year’s edition. ISMICT aims to establish a forum to present new research and development results, exchange ideas, discuss practices, and share experiences among Technology and Medicine sides including healthcare, wellness, clinical therapy, and surgery as well as ICT, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Moreover, activities of standard, regulation, and business for medical ICT devices, systems and services will be promoted by national, European, and global government and industry.

This year’s programme follows the structure of the previous ones. We’ve a well balanced mixture of Keynotes, Panels, Workshop and paper presentation, in a single track, creating the conditions for a very fruitful discussion and exchange of ideas.

Lisbon, the westernmost city in continental Europe, is quite an attractive place to visit, and you can easily extend your stay for a few days, so that you can enjoy the city and its surroundings, as well as its gastronomy. The weather is usually quite mild, and you’ll be experiencing a pleasant Spring in the region.

My personal wishes that you enjoy both the conference and the city. Thank you for coming.

Luis M. Correia
Professor, IST / INESC-ID, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
(ISMICT’2017 Conference Chair)