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Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, (BIOSTEC), to be held February 22 - 24 in Prague, Czech Republic. The BIOSTEC 2019 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the biomedical field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:
• Present their own ongoing PhD research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
• Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
• Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of biomedical engineering systems and technologies;
• Obtain insight into directions for biomedical engineering research taken by other doctoral candidates;
• Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
• Network with peers and future colleagues Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects aimed at biomedical engineering, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CO-CHAIRS

Bruno Wacogne
FEMTO-ST, UMR CNRS 6174
France
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Brief Bio
Dr Bruno Wacogne is a CNRS Research Director at the FEMTO-ST Institute (one of the biggest Science and Technologies laboratory in France) where he was the head of the "Photonics for medical instrumentation" team before to join the BioMicroDevices group. He created and is now leading the Biom'@x transversal axis "Science et technology for personalized medicine" within this Institute. In 2010, at the request of Besançon University Hospital, he applied and has been awarded a Translational Research Fellow position from the National AVIESAN Alliance. This is a supplementary position that allows him to be at the interface between the health activities at the FEMTO-ST Institute and the Clinical Investigation Center in Technological Innovation at Besançon University Hospital. At the hospital, he is now the technological supervisor of the institution and the head of "Microsystems and biological qualification" unit. His research interests concern translational research, science and technology for health and more precisely immuno-combined medical devices, biological qualification devices and biomedical optics. He author or co-author of over 230 communications among which about 30 invited conferences. He is regularly chairman in international conferences. He has been awarded several times: Gold Micron at the International MICRONORA Workshop in 2006, Best Poster Award at the 2nd International Conference on Bio-sensing Technology in 2011, and Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices in 2020.
Cláudia Quaresma
LIBPhys-UNL, Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal
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Brief Bio
Cláudia Quaresma is Assistant Professor at the Physics Department, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL). She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, at FCT/UNL, degree on Rehabilitation, at Instituto de Psicologia Aplicada (1998) and Degree on Occupational Therapy, at Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (1993).

ADVISORY BOARD

The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and at the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a reflection about current and future research topics in the area.

Cláudia Quaresma (Chair), LIBPhys-UNL, Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bruno Wacogne (Chair), FEMTO-ST, UMR CNRS 6174, France
Alberto Cliquet Jr., University of São Paulo & University of Campinas, Brazil
Andres Diaz Lantada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Lionel Pazart, Tech4Health/F-CRIN, France


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alberto Cliquet Jr., University of São Paulo & University of Campinas, , Brazil
Andres Diaz Lantada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, , Spain
Lionel Pazart, Tech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, , France

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each paper must have a single author, i.e. a PhD student. Other contributors, including supervisors, could be acknowledge in the “Acknowledgements” section of the paper;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend BIOSIGNALS: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student;
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: 4 to 12 pages;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word or Latex including the following information:
    • research problem;
    • outline of objectives;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and
    • expected outcome;
    • stage of the research.
The registered papers will be included in the digital support that includes the proceedings of the conference. However, they will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications or in the Digital Library and therefore will remain free of copyright.

HOW TO APPLY TO THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


ACCEPTED STUDENTS SHOULD PREPARE:

1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 10 minute presentation of their Ph.D. project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the main conference poster session.

BEST PhD PROJECT AWARD

A "Best PhD Project Award" will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (http://www.insticc.org), warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free or reduced registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the basic registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.

Important Deadlines

Doctoral Consortium Submission: December 29, 2018 (expired)
Author Notification: January 10, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2019 (expired)


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