Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce a Special Issue of the Journal Bioengineering devoted to the 13th MAVEBA International Workshop. The SI will collect extended versions of the paper presented at the Workshop.

The MAVEBA Workshop concerns the study of the human voice both from the methodological point of view and its biomedical applications. It welcomes contributions ranging from fundamental research and advanced technologies about models and analysis of signal and images of the human vocal apparatus and any related field to all kinds of biomedical applications with emphasis on translational research, the link with the “real” complex world of the human being.

The series of MAVEBA international workshops started in 1999 and is proposed every two years as a multidisciplinary meeting stimulating contacts between specialists active in bioengineering, clinical applications and industrial development. MAVEBA international workshops offer the participants an interdisciplinary platform for presenting and sharing knowledge and recent results with anyone who is interested in this multifaceted subject multifaceted subject that involves bioengineering, otolaryngology, phoniatrics, neurologysurgeypsychologypsychiatrylogopaedic, linguisticssinging and related fields, with applications ranging from the newborn to the elderly.

Special Issue Guest Editors:
Claudia Manfredi
Antonio Lanatà
Lorenzo Frassineti