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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 expertise, including biology, medicine, engineering and as well as computer and data science, 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 video, audio, electrophysiological signals, medical imaging, and other biological sources of information. The analysis and use of these signals is a multidisciplinary area including signal processing, pattern recognition and artificial 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.


  • Multimodal Speech & Audio Processing
  • Medical Signal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Monitoring and Telemetry
  • Motion Control
  • Neural Networks for Biosignal Data
  • Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning for Biosignal Data
  • Physiological Processes and Biosignal Modeling, Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Frequency Analysis & Wavelet Transform
  • Wearable Sensors and Systems
  • Biometrics
  • Cardiovascular Signals
  • Real-Time Systems & Biosignal-Based User Interfaces
  • Detection and Identification
  • Electromagnetic Fields in Biology and Medicine
  • Evolutionary Systems
  • Processing and Analysis of Image and Video Data
  • Medical Image Acquisition, Processing, Analysis, and Detection


Hossam HaickIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
Andres Diaz LantadaUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Henrique MartinsUniversidade da Beira Interior, Portugal


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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

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

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)


BIOSIGNALS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de São Francisco Xavier Lote 7L Cave
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: biosignals.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.biosignals.biostec.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Felix PutzeUniversität Bremen, Germany


Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Eda Akman Aydin, Gazi University, Turkey
Raul Alcaraz, Biomedical Engineering Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Robert Allen, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Mochammad Ariyanto, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Joonbum Bae, UNIST, Korea, Republic of
Ofer Barnea, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Eberhard Beck, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Philipp Beckerle, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Santosh Bothe, NMIMS Deemed to be University, India
Bethany Bracken, Charles River Analytics Inc., United States
Wahyu Caesarendra, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Maurizio Caon, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Guy Carrault, University of Rennes 1, France
Maria Claudia Castro, Centro Universitário FEI, Brazil
Sergio Cerutti, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
Ernane Costa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Adam Czajka, University of Notre Dame, United States
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gert-Jan de Vries, Philips Research - Healthcare, Netherlands
Bruce Denby, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Petr Dolezel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Pedro Encarnação, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Poree Fabienne, Université de Rennes 1, France
Luca Faes, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Javier Garcia-Casado, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Arfan Ghani, Coventry University, United Kingdom
James Gilbert, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Didem Gokcay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
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
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
Natalya Kizilova, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Dagmar Krefting, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Vaclav Kremen, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Pavel Kríž, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Arjan Kuijper, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research & TU Darmstadt, Germany
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Julián Londoño, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Ana Londral, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Harald Loose, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Carlos Maciel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Hari Maganti, Ernst & Young Innovation, United Kingdom
S. Maheswaran, Department of ECE, Kongu Engineering College, India
Pramod Meher, , Singapore
Jirí Mekyska, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Luciano Menegaldo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vojkan Mihajlovic, Holst Centre / imec the Netherlands, Netherlands
Fernando Monteiro, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jana Nemcová, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Percy Nohama, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of West Scotland, United Kingdom
Andres Orozco-Duque, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
George Panoutsos, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gennaro Percannella, University of Salerno, Italy
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Shitala Prasad, NTU Singapore, Singapore
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Kalvina Rajendran, IIT Madras Research Park, India
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Pedro Rodrigues, Faculty of Biotechnology, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Elmar Rueckert, University of Luebeck, Germany
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tomasz Rutkowski, RIKEN, Japan
Andrews Samraj, Mahendra Engineering College, India
Roberto Sassi, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Md Shohel Sayeed, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Reinhard Schneider, Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria
Lotfi Senhadji, University of Rennes 1, France
Samuel Silva, Dep. Electronics Telecommunications & Informatics/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Jana Šnupárková, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
H. So, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jordi Solé-Casals, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Nicola Strisciuglio, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Asser Tantawi, IBM, United States
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
João Teixeira, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Carlos Thomaz, Centro Universitário FEI, Brazil
Ana Tomé, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos M. Travieso, University of 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
Pedro Vaz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
R. Vinothkanna, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, India
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Didier Wolf, CRAN UMR CNRS 7039-Université de Lorraine, France
Chia-Hung Yeh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Rafal Zdunek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland