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BIOSIGNALS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing is to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple areas of knowledge, including biology, medicine, engineering and other physical sciences, interested in studying and using models and techniques inspired from or applied to biological systems. A diversity of signal types can be found in this area, including image, audio and other biological sources of information. The analysis and use of these signals is a multidisciplinary area including signal processing, pattern recognition and computational intelligence techniques, amongst others.

BIOSIGNALS encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.


  • Speech Recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Biometrics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Medical Signal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Wearable Sensors and Systems
  • Real-time Systems
  • Evolutionary Systems
  • Acoustic Signal Processing
  • Time and Frequency Response
  • Wavelet Transform
  • Medical Image Detection, Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Physiological Processes and Bio-signal Modeling, Non-linear Dynamics
  • Cybernetics and User Interface Technologies
  • Electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine
  • Fuzzy Systems and Signals
  • Monitoring and Telemetry
  • Cardiovascular Signals
  • Image Analysis and Processing
  • Detection and Identification
  • Motion Control


Bart M. ter Haar RomenyEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Joyce WesterinkPhilips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bethany BrackenCharles River Analytics Inc., United States


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 9, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 23, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016 (expired)
Paper Submission: December 14, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)


BIOSIGNALS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mário VazINEGI LOME, FEUP, Portugal


Carlos D. MacielUniversity of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil


Marko Ackermann, FEI University, Brazil
Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Robert Allen, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Adel AlSharkasi, University of Benghazi, Libya
Sergio Alvarez, Boston College, United States
Julián David Arias Londoño, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Nizamettin AYDIN, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Luis Azevedo, Anditec, Portugal
Ofer Barnea, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Richard Bayford, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Eberhard Beck, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Guy Carrault, University of Rennes 1, France
Maria Claudia F. Castro, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil
M. Emre Celebi, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, United States
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Marcus Cheetham, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
YangQuan Chen, University of California at Merced, United States
Joselito Chua, Monash University, Australia
Bruno Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
Adam Czajka, University of Notre Dame, United States
Christakis Damianou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Justin Dauwels, NTU, Singapore
Gert-Jan de Vries, Philips Research - Healthcare, Netherlands
Bruce Denby, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Miguel Sales Dias, Microsoft Language Development Center / ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Petr Dolezel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Reiner Dudziak, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pier Luigi Emiliani, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Pedro Encarnação, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Poree fabienne, Université de Rennes 1, France
Luca Faes, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Dario Farina, Goettingen University, Germany
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
João Freitas, Microsoft Portugal, Portugal
Arfan Ghani, University of Bolton, United Kingdom
M. Ghogho, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Pedro Gómez Vilda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Inan Güler, Gazi University, Turkey
Thomas Hinze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Donna Hudson, University of California San Francisco, United States
Nuri Firat Ince, University of Houston, United States
John J. Soraghan, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Christopher James, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Jiri Jan, University of Technology Brno, Czech Republic
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek, Institute INAOE, Mexico
Tzyy-Ping Jung, University of California San Diego, United States
Miren Karmele Lopez De Ipiña Peña, University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
Shohei Kato, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Natalya Kizilova, ICM Warsaw University, Poland
Theodoros Kostoulas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dagmar Krefting, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Pramod Kumar Meher, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Yong Lian, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Chin-Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Chrysa Lithari, University of Salzburg, Austria
Harald Loose, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Hari Krishna Maganti, Horowitz Biometrics Limmited, United Kingdom
Armando Malanda, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Pina Marziliano, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
G. K. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Paul Meehan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Jirí Mekyska, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Roberto Merletti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Nicoletta Nicolaou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Percy Nohama, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Michael Ochs, The College of New Jersey, United States
Andres Orozco-Duque, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
Sridhar P. Arjunan, RMIT University, Australia
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Panoutsos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - IPS, Portugal
Octavian Postolache, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
Octavian Postolache, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
Ales Prochazka, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Ana Rita Londral, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tomasz Rutkowski, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Unal Sakoglu, Texas A&M University at Commerce, United States
Andres Santos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Roberto Sassi, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Edward Sazonov, University of Alabama, United States
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Christian Schmidt, University of Rostock, Germany
Reinhard Schneider, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria
Thomas Schrader, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Lotfi Senhadji, University of Rennes 1, France
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Samuel Silva, Dep. Electronics Telecommunications & Informatics/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Olga Sourina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alan A Stocker, University of Pennyslvania, United States
Nicola Strisciuglio, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete, Greece
Ananthram Swami, Army Research Laboratory, United States
Asser Tantawi, IBM, United States
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, United States
João Paulo Teixeira, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Eduardo Thomaz, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil
Ana Maria Tomé, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Ahsan Ahmad Ursani, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
Jef Vandemeulebroucke, Vrij Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Bart Vanrumste, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen/ Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Michal Vavrecka, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Jacques Verly, University of Liege, Belgium
Andreas Voss, Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, Germany
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Kerstin Witte, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Didier Wolf, Research Centre for Automatic Control - CRAN CNRS UMR 7039, France
Dongrui Wu, GE Global Research, United States
Pew-Thian Yap, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Chia-Hung Yeh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Rafal Zdunek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China