The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT) is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a well-known university specialized on engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and economic sciences with close to 25,000 students and 9,000 employees. KIT has achieved the grade “University of Excellence” in Germany. For 25 years now, research in cardiac modeling and biomedical signal processing has been the focus of IBT, making it a renowned member of the international research community.

The Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe / Medical Clinic IV offers all state-of-the-art examination and treatment options for any kind of cardiac disease. More than 4,000 cardiac catheter examinations, ablations, and pacemaker or defibrillator implantations are conducted in the Medical Clinic IV per year. The medical highlights are: Complex cardiac catheter interventions for circulatory disorders of the heart, modern electrophysiological studies (EPU) with catheter ablation, state of the art pacemaker and defibrillator therapy including leadless pacemakers (Micra™), heart valve replacement using a cardiac catheter technology called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), mapping and event recorder, clipping of the valve leaflet in the event of a leaky mitral valve (mitral valve clipping).

Since Prof. Claus Schmitt became the head of cardiology at the Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe, a strong and fruitful collaboration has been established between the department of rhythmology and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. Olaf Dössel, at KIT. This fruitful collaboration has led to numerous conference contributions and journal articles. Having a strong exchange between clinical and engineering perspective, we are capable of understanding the medical need of addressing specific questions and the engineering skills to tackle these issues.


Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Dössel Prof. Dr. med. Claus Schmitt


Local Organizing Committee

PD Dr. med. Armin Luik Dr. phil. Andrea Radzewitz Dr.-Ing. Axel Loewe M.Sc. Laura Anna Unger