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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


Erik MeijeringErasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Lionel PazartTech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France
David RoseUnited 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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library 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 .
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal Systems Biomedicine .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


BIOSIGNALS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: biosignals.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.biosignals.biostec.org/


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dirk EliasUniversity of Porto / Fraunhofer, Portugal


Harald LooseBrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Aybar Acar, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sergio Alvarez, Boston College, United States
Luis Azevedo, Anditec, Portugal
Ofer Barnea, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Jovan Brankov, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Tolga Can, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Guy Carrault, University of Rennes 1, France
Maria Claudia Castro, Centro Universitário FEI, Brazil
M. Emre Celebi, University of Central Arkansas, United States
YangQuan Chen, University of California at Merced, United States
Joselito Chua, Monash University, Australia
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pier Emiliani, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Pedro Encarnação, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Luca Faes, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Esteve Gallego-Jutglà, University of Vic, Spain
M. Ghogho, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Pedro Gómez Vilda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Inan Güler, Gazi University, Turkey
Md. Hasan, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
Thomas Hinze, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
James Hopgood, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek, Institute INAOE, Mexico
Visakan Kadirkamanathan, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Shohei Kato, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Natalya Kizilova, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Dagmar Krefting, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Chin-Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Julián Londoño, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Ana Rita Londral, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Hari Maganti, Ernst & Young Innovation, United Kingdom
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Pina Marziliano, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
G. Matsopoulos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Des McLernon, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Paul Meehan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Pramod Meher, , Singapore
Vojkan Mihajlovic, Holst Centre / imec the Netherlands, Netherlands
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Nicoletta Nicolaou, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Giandomenico Nollo, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Michael Ochs, The College of New Jersey, United States
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
George Panoutsos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Joao Papa, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Octavian Postolache, , Portugal
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Carlo Sansone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Christian Schmidt, University of Rostock, Germany
Reinhard Schneider, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria
Lotfi Senhadji, University of Rennes 1, France
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
David Simpson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jordi Solé-Casals, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
John Soraghan, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Olga Sourina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Deborah Stacey, University of Guelph, Canada
A. lan Stocker, University of Pennyslvania, United States
Yannis Stylianou, University of Crete, Greece
Hiroki Takada, University of Fukui, Japan
Asser Tantawi, IBM, United States
Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University, United States
João Teixeira, CEDRI, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Kasim Terzic, University of the Algarve, Portugal
Ana Tomé, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Vicente Traver, ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Carlos Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Ahsan Ursani, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Bart Vanrumste, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven campus Group T, Belgium
Michal Vavrecka, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Giovanni Vecchiato, National Research Council, Italy
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
Nicolas Younan, Mississippi State University, United States
Rafal Zdunek, Politechnika Wroclawska, Poland
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China