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2020 Call for Papers with Publication

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The DMD 2020 Conference seeks original papers that demonstrate new technologies and applications in the field of medical device design. Submissions from academic and industry researchers, clinicians and practitioners are encouraged. Papers should present an unbiased description of an experiment, product or business method related to medical devices. Repeated references to branded products or trade names, or excessive use of corporate logos or trademarks in illustrations is discouraged. Authors of contributed papers are likely to be asked to serve as reviewers.

Accepted papers will be selected to present in one of the many Advances in Medical Devices sessions. Additionally, ten papers, describing medical device designs with a potential for commercialization, will be invited for participation in the Three-in-Five Competition.

All accepted papers will be published in the 2020 Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference in the ASME Digital Collection. DMD Conference registration and presentation of the paper in the conference sessions is required for publication of the paper.

High-quality accepted papers will be flagged in the review process and those authors will be invited to submit a longer version of their work for publication in the ASME Journal of Medical Devices. These papers will undergo an expedited review process, handled by the JMED editors.

Technical Tracks

The conference will accept submissions for the following technical tracks:

TRK 1: Cardiovascular TRK 6: Surgical Tools
TRK 2: Neuroengineering TRK 7: Computer Modeling & Simulation
TRK 3: Orthopedics & Rehabilitation TRK 8: Human Factors
TRK 4: MEMS & Nano TRK 9: Wearables
TRK 5: Sensors TRK 10: Special Devices



Tentative 2020 Publication Schedule

October 2019 - ASME Submission Tool Opened
November 18, 2019 *extended*
- Draft Papers Due by 11:59 pm EST (Required Word Template)
January 17, 2020 - Reviews completed and corresponding authors notified of acceptance & revisions if needed
(For Reviewers: Paper Review Deadline is Jan. 6, 2020)

February 10, 2020 - Final Papers Due (via the ASME Webtool)

February 10, 2020 - ASME Copyright Form Due
All authors of the paper are required to sign this form or the designated author may sign on behalf of the other authors with written permission from the other authors submitted to ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

Submission Questions can be emailed to

Author Instructions

Papers follow the form of an ASME Technical Brief and should be one and six pages in length.

Download the author resources for writing in ASME style (web link) and the required Technical Brief Template (Word). Look to any ASME journal for guidance on figure format. Incorporate figures and captions into the body so that it looks like a finished journal article, rather than putting figures and captions on separate pages after the text. Please double check your references to include all paper authors and note that "et. al." is not permitted in the reference list. If you are reporting on tests using human participants, you are required to include a statement that the study was approved by an IRB or an ethics committee.

Use the online ASME DMD Conference Toolbox to submit a paper. Login to the Toolbox using or existing ASME credentials or create a new account. (Contact ASME with any account issues)

Upload the PDF version of your paper and select a track. You will receive a submission confirmation by email that includes your paper number. Please use your paper number in all communication with ASME and DMD Organizers.

Follow the same procedure to upload your final paper after incorporating the suggestions from the reviewers.

Finally, for accepted papers, complete the online Copyright Form. Direct any Copyright questions to ASME at and


For questions about submissions:

Carl Nelson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Matthew Johnson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Minnesota

DMD Conference Coordinator



2020 Contributed Papers Committee Members

Contributed Papers Co-Chairs
Matthew Johnson, University of Minnesota
Carl Nelson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1. Cardiovascular Track   6. Surgical Tools Track
Mark Hjelle, Heraeus Medical ComponentsBardia Konh, University of Hawaii
  Jason Moore, Penn State University
2. Neuroengineering Track 7. Computer Modeling & Simulation Track
Jose Luis Lujan, Mayo Clinic Linxia Gu, Florida International University
  Stephen Gent, South Dakota State
3. Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Track 8. Human Factors Track
Andrew Hansen, VA Medical Center Bethany Lowndes, University Nebraska Medical Center
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, UK  
John Ferguson, VA Medical Center 9. Wearables Track
  Xiaoli Zhang, Colorado School of Mines
4. MEMS and Nano Eric Markvicka, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Yen-Lin Han, Seattle University  
  10. Special Devices Track
5. Sensors Track Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan
Hao Su, City University of New York Sudesh Sivarasu, University of Cape Town
  Edsko Hekman, University of Twente

FAQ for Reviewers


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