to be held in VDE-Haus, room 230, Stresemannallee 15, 60596 Frankfurt
am Main, Germany (Tel. +49-69- 63 08-0, Fax +49-69-6
31 29 25) on Monday March the 15th at 11:00
o'clock with the following program
11:00 Opening, aims and objectives of the workshop (Alpo Värri, Finland)
11:15 Health informatics standardisation in Europe within CEN/TC251/WGIV - the practical way (Melvin Reynolds, UK)
12:00 Vital Signs Information Representation standard proposal - a major step towards the solution of biosignal measurement interoperability (Christoph Zywietz, Germany)
12:30 Lunch (sandwiches?)
13:30 A short review of biosignal data formats (Alpo Värri, Finland)
13:45 Draft proposal for a File Exchange Format for Vital Signs (Thomas Penzel, Germany)
14:00 Discussion (time for questions and expressions of interest)
15:15 Closing of the meeting
The goals of the workshop are to present the method how European
health informatics standards are prepared, what standardisation
activity exists in the biosignal and biomedical measurement field,
introduce the starting work item on a biosignal file exchange
format standard and to invite interested manufacturers of biomedical
measurement devices and other organisations to participate and
influence this work. This informal workshop is organised by active
members of CEN/TC251/WGIV who are also the presenters in the workshop.
The workshop is free of charge but in order to reserve a sufficiently
large meeting room a registration
The registration can be sent to
Dr. Thomas Penzel, Schlaflabor, Klinikum der Philipps Universität, Baldingerstrasse 1, P.O. Box 2360, D-35033 Marburg, Germany
or faxed to the number
by March the 8th, 1999. More information about the workshop can be obtained from:
Dr. Alpo Värri (tel. +358-3-3652575, e-mail: email@example.com)
Dr. Thomas Penzel (tel. +49-6421-286435, e-mail: penzel@Mailer.Uni-Marburg.de).
More information of the present status of the file exchange format specification can be obtained from the Internet in http://www.cs.tut.fi/~varri/fef.html through which the latest version is also available.
It is also possible to follow the progress of the work by joining
an electronic mailing list. This can be done by faxing/mailing
the registartion form
to the abovementioned address.