General Information

[View of Boston at dusk, from Cambridge]
View of Boston from Cambridge.
Photo: David Fox (courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Meeting Site and Schedule

The 41st annual conference of Computing in Cardiology will meet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 7–10, 2014. The hotel is located strategically at the head of the Charles River, and places guests close to the area’s finest shops, museums, historic sites and restaurants. Just three miles from Logan International Airport, the Royal Sonesta is minutes from downtown Boston’s financial district and the Boston Public Garden, with easy access to the historic waterfront, Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail. MIT and Cambridge high-tech centers are less than a mile away. The Royal Sonesta is directly across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria, and next door to the Museum of Science.

The conference will begin on Sunday, September 7th, with an afternoon symposium on the MIT campus in the Media Lab, about a ten-minute walk from the main conference venue. The scientific sessions will begin on Monday morning with the opening plenary session of presentations by the four finalists in the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award (YIA) competition, followed by parallel sessions. Monday afternoon and evening will be devoted to the traditional social program with opportunities for activists and passivists to explore the Boston and Cambridge area, followed by a gala dinner cruise exploring Boston harbor. Parallel and poster sessions will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, ending on Wednesday afternoon with a closing plenary session, including selected talks and presentations of the Rosanna Degani Young Investigator Award, the Computing in Cardiology 2014 Challenge awards, and the Bill and Gary Sanders Poster Awards.


Cambridge is easily reached by taxi from Boston’s Logan International Airport, and also by FREE public transportation (details via this link). The Royal Sonesta Hotel is only three miles from the airport, on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, and is very close to the Science Museum, a major landmark. The hotel provides shuttle service to MIT and to several Cambridge sites.

Conference Registration

Conference registration links are below. Each link will open a login page. You will have to create an account if you have not done so in previous years. (Regrettably, there is no connection between the abstract and manuscript submission system and the conference registration system.) Please note that the early registration deadline is 1 August.

The registration desk is located in the conference area on the second floor of the Royal Sonesta Hotel and will be open as follows:

Registration Dates and Times:
SundaySeptember 70830–1800
MondaySeptember 80800–1130
TuesdaySeptember 90800–1600
WednesdaySeptember 100800–1200


The Sonesta offers complimentary high-speed internet access (Wi-Fi and wired) in the rooms and in the conference area.


The Sunday Symposium will include a Reception at the MIT Media Lab. Lunch and dinner on Monday will be provided as part of the social program. Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday will be provided during the poster sessions. Coffee breaks are scheduled regularly during the conference.

Accompanying Persons

The accompanying person registration allows the guest to attend the Sunday symposium and reception, and the Monday social event starting at 1300 with lunch, participation in the activist or passivist program and ending with the evening dinner cruise. All accompanying persons will have free access to the Science Museum for the entire day on Monday. The passivist program includes a short time to see the museum, but accompanying guests may wish to take advantage of a more leisurely visit earlier in the day.

[View the Museum of Scienceand the Zakim Bridge]
The Museum of Science and the Zakim Bridge. (courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)


You will need a visa to attend CinC 2014 unless you live in or are a citizen of the USA, or you are a citizen or national of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, or the United Kingdom. Visit the web site of the US State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs at for further information.

To request a letter from CinC to accompany your visa application, please e-mail In your request, be sure to include your full name and postal address as you would like them to appear in the letter.

CinC 2014 Local Organizing Committee


Roger Mark, MD, PhD Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and EECS
Ary Goldberger, MD Professor of Medicine, HMS, BIDMC
Dana Brooks, PhD Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
Peter Szolovits, PhD Professor of Computer Science, MIT
Rosalind Picard, PhD Professor, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Thomas Heldt, PhD Assistant Professor of EECS, MIT
Riccardo Barbieri, PhD Assistant Professor of Anesthesia (Biomedical Engineering) HMS at MGH
Madalena Costa, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine HMS, BIDMC

Research Staff

George Moody Research Engineer, IMES
Ikaro Silva, PhD Research Engineer, IMES
Leo Celi, MD, MS Research Scientist, IMES
Li-wei Lehman, PhD Research Scientist, IMES
Braiam Escobar, BS Visiting Engineer, IMES


Mengling Feng, PhD IMES
Sara Mariani, PhD Wyss Institute
Mariana Meo, PhD HMS
Andrew Zimolzak, MD Postdoctoral research fellow, Children’s Hospital Boston

Grad Student

Mohammad Ghassemi EECS


John Wang, PhD Principal Scientist, Philips Healthcare
Thomas Brennan athenahealth

Conference Secretariat

Questions may be directed to