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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


Anatole LécuyerInria Rennes/IRISA, Hybrid Research Team, France
Corina SasLancaster University, United Kingdom
Dinesh KumarRMIT University, Australia
Maximiliano RomeroUniversità Iuav di Venezia, Italy


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


Conference Date: 19 - 21 January, 2018

Paper Submission: September 5, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 16, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 30, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 9, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 13, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Special Session Real
Paper Submission: November 7, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 23, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)

Special Session NENT
Paper Submission: November 7, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017 (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




Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Sergi Bermúdez i BadiaMadeira Interactive Technologies Institute - Universidade da Madeira, Portugal


Giovanni SaggioUniversity of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


Robert Allen, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Alexandre Andrade, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Julián David Arias Londoño, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Mochammad Ariyanto, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Nizamettin AYDIN, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Joonbum Bae, UNIST, Korea, Republic of
Ofer Barnea, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Richard Bayford, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Eberhard Beck, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Philipp Beckerle, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Santosh Bothe, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, India
Bethany Bracken, Charles River Analytics Inc., United States
Maurizio Caon, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Guy Carrault, University of Rennes 1, France
Maria Claudia F. Castro, Centro Universitário da FEI, Brazil
Branko Celler, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Marcus Cheetham, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
YangQuan Chen, University of California at Merced, United States
Gaurav Chitranshi, HCL Technologies, Technical Excellence Group, ttar Pradesh, India
Joselito Chua, Monash University, Australia
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
Bruno Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Ernane Costa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
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
Petr Dolezel, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
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
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Takuya Funatomi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
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
Donna Hudson, University of California San Francisco, United States
John J. Soraghan, University of Strathclyde, 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
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
Harald Loose, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Carlos Maciel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Carlos Maciel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Hari Krishna Maganti, Saga, United Kingdom
S. Maheswaran, Department of ECE, Kongu Engineering College, India
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
Vasileios Megalooikonomou, University of Patras, Greece
Jirí Mekyska, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Vojkan Mihajlovic, Holst Centre / imec the Netherlands, Netherlands
Mihaela Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Saqib Munawwar, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Percy Nohama, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Giandomenico Nollo, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Carlos M. Oppus, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Andres Orozco-Duque, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
Sridhar P. Arjunan, RMIT University, Australia
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
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
Shitala Prasad, NTU Singapore, Singapore
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Palaniappan Ramaswamy, University of Kent, United Kingdom
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Ana Rita Londral, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Elmar Rueckert, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tomasz Rutkowski, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Andrews Samraj, Mahendra Engineering College, India
Anita Sant'Anna, Halmstad University, Sweden
Roberto Sassi, Università degli studi di Milano, 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
Elizabeth Shumbayawonda, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Samuel Silva, Dep. Electronics Telecommunications & Informatics/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Jordi Solé-Casals, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Olga Sourina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alan A Stocker, University of Pennyslvania, United States
Nicola Strisciuglio, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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
Bart Vanrumste, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven campus Group T, Belgium
Pedro G. Vaz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Giovanni Vecchiato, National Research Council, Italy
Fernando Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Jacques Verly, University of Liege, Belgium
Yuanyuan Wang, Fudan University, China
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Julian William Gardner, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Didier Wolf, Research Centre for Automatic Control - CRAN CNRS UMR 7039, France
Chia-Hung Yeh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Rafal Zdunek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Wei Zhang, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Aneeq Zia, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

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