Call: NEUROTECHNIX 2015 – 3rd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics

Call for Papers

NEUROTECHNIX 2015 – 3rd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
16-17 November, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

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


The first research works on neurotechnology can be dated back nearly half a century, but it is in the XXI century that most significant advances are being witnessed. Neurotechnology shows a very high potential of enhancing human activities, involving technologies such as neural rehabilitation, neural prosthesis, neuromodulation, neurosensing and diagnosis, and other combinations of neurological and biomedical knowledge with engineering technologies.

This congress will be a meeting point of multidisciplinary teams, of both biomedical and engineering professionals, academics and practitioners. It will promote translational discussions on how technology can meet the needs of both clinical practitioners and persons with neurological disorders. Neurotechnix will emphasize research and application of neurotechnologies to different neurological disorders, such as: Neuromuscular diseases, Parkinson disease, Developmental disorders, Dementia , Epilepsy, Sleep disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroinfections, Brain Tumors, Stroke, Traumatic brain injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Vision and Hearing disorders, among others.

Authors are invited to submit innovative research work that highlights new advancements of neurotechnology either in general or regarding a particular case, application or pathology. New ideas on how to approach neurotechnology challenges and issues will arise from the congress. Engineering, clinical and biomedical viewpoints are expected. Papers describing case studies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged. Papers should describe original work in any of the topics listed below.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:


AREA 1: Neural Rehabilitation

  • Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces
  • Virtual Reality Tools
  • Stimulation Systems
  • Robotic Assisted Therapy
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Applications to Complex Communication Needs
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Clinical and Social Impact of Neurotechnology
  • Privacy, Security and Neuroethics
  • Outcome Measures
  • Users’ Perception and Experience on Technologies
  • Case Studies

AREA 2: Neurosensing and Diagnosis

  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Real Time Monitoringof Neuromuscular and Neural Activity
  • EEG and EMG Signal Processing and Applications
  • Brain imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Electrical and Magnetic Recordings
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Optical Imaging Techniques
  • Neuroimaging
  • Mobile and Embedded Devices
  • Monitoring Systems and Techniques
  • Remote Neurosensing
  • Diagnostic Sensors
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Intelligent Diagnosis Systems

AREA 3: Neurocomputing

  • (Artificial) Neural Networks
  • Brain Models and Functions
  • Learning Systems and Memory
  • Self-organization and Evolution
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reverse Engineering the Brain
  • Information Processing
  • Simulation Models
  • Neurobiology
  • Artificial Life
  • Cognitive Science and Psychology

AREA 4: Neuromodulation and Neural Prosthesis

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Optogenetics
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Biochips and Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuro-interface Prosthetic Devices
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bionic Vision
  • Cybernetics


Thomas Stieglitz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Robert Riener, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dario Farina, Goettingen University, Germany


Authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the congress areas or topics. Each submission 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 their entry WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, eventual acknowledgments and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original contributions 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 or Extended Abstracts that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Complete Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as an Extended Abstract. All entries 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 submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the congress and on CD-ROM support, without ISBN. All accepted Complete Papers (full and short) will be published in the Congress Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation.


Complete Papers

Complete Paper Submission: July 13, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 1, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 14, 2015

Extended Abstracts

Paper Submission: September 2, 2015
Authors Notification: October 6, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: October 13, 2015


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setubal – Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Hermano Igo Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Antonio Pedotti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Amr Abdel-Dayem, Laurentian University, Canada
Gregor Adriany, University of Minnesota, United States
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Pedro Almeida, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Alexandre Andrade, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ammar Belatreche, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Martin Bogdan, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Fernando Brunetti, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Ann Bunnenberg, Electrical Geodesics, United States
Rodrigo Capobianco Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Barbara Caputo, IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
Francis Castanie, IRIT, France
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Albert C. S. Chung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Krzysztof Cios, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Emmanuel Conchon, University of Toulouse, IRIT/ISIS, France
Graham Creasey, Stanford University, United States
Alessandro de Mauro, Vicomtech-IK4, Spain
Nuno Dias, University of Minho, Portugal
Dominique Durand, Case Western Reserve, United States
Jason Farquhar, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands
Hugo Ferreira, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Patrícia Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Alexander Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Andrew Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Anselmo Frizera, UFES, Brazil
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sónia Gonçalves, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Chang-Hwan Im, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Keiji Iramina, Kyushu University, Japan
Mark J. Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
António J. R. Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Er Meng Joo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pasi Karjalainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Narayanan Krishnamurthi, Arizona State University, United States
Martin Lauterbach, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
Diego Liberati, National Research Council, Italy
Christos Loizou, Intercollege Limassol Campus, Cyprus
Fernando Lopes da Silva, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nuno Matela, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Paulo Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Ivar Mendez, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Claudio Moraga, University of Dortmund, Germany
Susana Novais, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Francisco Perales, UIB, Spain
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Armando J. Pinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Susana Pinto, Institute of Molecular Medicine – Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gabriel Pires, Institute for Systems and Robotics – Coimbra / Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal
Hemerson Pistori, Dom Bosco Catholic University, Brazil
Mannes Poel, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mirjana Popovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ales Prochazka, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
Rafael Raya, Spanish National Council for Science Research, Spain
Raúl Rojas, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Wim L. C. Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Ricardo Salvador, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Despina Sanoudou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Mohamad Sawan, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Maurizio Schmid, Roma Tre University, Italy
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna, Italy
Jan Sijbers, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Armando J. Sousa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Thomas Stieglitz, University of Freiburg, IMTEK – Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Germany
Sundaram Suresh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jimmy T. Efird, East Carolina Heart Institute, United States
Michael Tangermann, University of Freiburg, Germany
João Manuel R. S. Tavares, FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Marc Tittgemeyer, Max-Planck-Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
Diego Torricelli, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Paul Verschure, ICREA – Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Passeig Lluís Companys, Barcelona Spain, Spain
Aleksandra Vuckovic, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Chung Y. Hsu, China Medical University, Taiwan

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