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BIOSIGNALS 2009 : International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing


Conference Series : International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing
When Jan 14, 2009 - Jan 17, 2009
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2008
Notification Due Oct 9, 2008
Categories    circuits   signal processing   biometrics   bioinformatics

Call For Papers

BIOSIGNALS is organized 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. Additional information can be found at


- Medical Signal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
- Wearable Sensors and Systems
- Real-time Systems
- Biometrics
- Pattern Recognition
- Computational Intelligence
- Evolutionary Systems
- Neural Networks
- Speech Recognition
- 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
- Bioinformatics
- Cybernetics and User Interface Technologies
- Electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine


Edward H. Shortliffe, Arizona State University, United States
Vimla L. Patel, Arizona State University, United States
Pier Luigi Emiliani, Institute of Applied Physics Nello Carrara (IFAC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Maciej Ogorzalek, Jagiellonian University, Poland
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Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a full paper (30 min. oral presentation) , a short paper (20 min. oral presentation) or a poster.

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


Conference date: 14 - 17 January, 2009

Regular Paper Submission: June 27 , 2008
Authors Notification: October 9, 2008
Final Paper Submission and Registration: October 23, 2008


BIOSIGNALS Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5436


Well known worldwide for its wine, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities. It was born and developed from the northern bank of the Douro river (i.e. the river of Gold) during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


Ana Fred, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Hugo Gamboa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal


Pedro Encarnação, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
António Veloso, FMH, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
C.D Bertram, University of New South Wales, Australia
Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, United States
Rodrigo Capobiaco Guido, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Mujdat Cetin, Sabanci University, Turkey
Wael El-Deredy, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Eugene Fink, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Sebastià Galmés, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Bin He, University of Minnesota, United States
Christopher James, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Gunnar W. Klau, FU Berlin, Germany
T. Laszlo Koczy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Igor Kotenko, Institute For Informatics And Automation of RAS, Russian Federation
Narayanan Krishnamurthi, Arizona State University, United States
Arjan Kuijper, RICAM, Austria
Vinod Kumar, IIT Roorkee, India
Jason JS Lee, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Kenji Leibnitz, Osaka University, Japan
Elena Marchiori, VUA, Netherlands
Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
Kayvan Najarian, Virgina Commonwealth University, United States
Tadashi Nakano, University of California, Irvine, United States
Asoke Nandi, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Kazuhiro Oiwa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Ernesto Pereda, Univ. La Laguna, Spain
Leif Peterson, The Methodist Hospital, United States
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior De Tecnologia De Setúbal - Ips, Portugal
Virginie Ruiz, University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, United Kingdom
Heather Ruskin, University, Ireland
Gerald Schaefer, Aston University, United Kingdom
Dragutin Sevic, Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia
Iryna Skrypnyk, University Of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Junichi Suzuki, University Of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Asser Tantawi, IBM, United States
Gianluca Tempesti, University of York, United Kingdom
Anna Tonazzini, CNR, Italy
Duygu Tosun, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, United States
Bart Vanrumste, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belgium
Didier Wolf, CRAN CNRS UMR 7039, France

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