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


The purpose of the International Conference on Bio-Devices is to bring together researchers and practitioners from electronics, mechanical engineering, physics and related areas who are interested in developing, studying and using innovative materials, devices and systems inspired by biological systems and/or addressing biomedical requirements. Monitoring and diagnostics devices, sensors and instrumentation systems, biorobotics and prosthetics, micro-nanotechnologies including microfluidics systems and biomaterials are some of the technologies addressed at this conference. The fabrication and evaluation of biodevices, including wearable and implantable devices is also addressed.

BIODEVICES 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 general 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.


  • Emerging Technologies
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Equipment
  • Biomedical Sensors
  • Biomedical Metrology
  • Health Monitoring Devices
  • Low-power Design
  • Electrical Bio-impedance
  • Bio-electromagnetism
  • Biorobotics
  • Implantable Electronics
  • Wireless Systems and Biotelemetry
  • Biomaterials
  • MEMS
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Biomechanical Devices
  • Prosthetics
  • Technologies Evaluation
  • Electrocardiography and Heart Monitoring
  • Brain-computer Interfaces
  • Spectroscopic Applications
  • Imaging and Visualization Devices
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Lab on a Chip and Microfluidic Devices
  • Wearable and Mobile Devices
  • Diagnostic devices
  • Radio/Photo therapy devices
  • Biodevice fabrication
  • Energy Harvesting for biodevices


Bart M. ter Haar RomenyEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bethany BrackenCharles River Analytics Inc., United States
Hugo Plácido da SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications; PLUX - Wireless Biosignals, S.A., Portugal
Joyce WesterinkPhilips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands (Cancelled)


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


Conference Date: 21 - 23 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 9, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 23, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)


BIODEVICES Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mário VazINEGI LOME, FEUP, Portugal


Nathalia PeixotoNeural Engineering Lab, George Mason University, United States


Mark A. Reed, Yale University, United States
Azam Ali, University of Otago, New Zealand
Manish Arora, Indian Institute of Science, India
Nizametin Aydin, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Mohammed Bakr, CCIT-AASTMT, Egypt
Alcimar Barbosa Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Steve Beeby, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Hadar Ben-Yoav, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India
Efrain Zenteno Bolaños, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru
Luciano Boquete, Alcala University, Spain
Carlo Capelli, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Vítor Carvalho, IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, Portugal
Hamid Charkhkar, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Wenxi Chen, The University of Aizu, Japan
Youngjae Chun, University of Pittsburgh, United States
James M. Conrad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Albert Cook, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vladimir Devyatkov, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Maeve Duffy, NUI Galway, Ireland
George S. Dulikravich, Florida International University, United States
Elisabetta Farella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Mohamad Forouzanfar, Stanford University, United States
Paddy French, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anselmo Frizera, UFES, Brazil
Joaquim Gabriel, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Juan Carlos Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain
Miguel Angel García Gonzalez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Javier Garcia-Casado, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Bryon Gomberg, Geyra Gassner IP Law, Israel
Perena Gouma, Stony Brook University, United States
Michinao Hashimoto, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Klas Hjort, Uppsala University, Sweden
Toshiyuki Horiuchi, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Leonid Hrebien, Drexel University, United States
Dong Ik Shin, Asan Medical Center, Korea, Republic of
Sandeep K. Jha, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, RMIT University, Australia
Eyal Katz, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, NJIT, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Elsa Andrea Kirchner, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Robotics Innovation Center, Germany
Michael Kraft, University of Liege, Belgium
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Shankar Krishnan, Wentworth Institute of Technology, United States
Steven L. Percival, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ning Lan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jung Chan Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
John K-J. Li, Rutgers University, United States
Chwee Teck Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yi-Hung Liu, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Paul LUKowicz, DFKI and University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Mai S. Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Jordi Madrenas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jarmo Malinen, Aalto University, Finland
Dan Mandru, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Diego Mantovani, Laval University Lab. for Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Canada
Karen May-Newman, San Diego State University, United States
Saibal Mitra, Missouri State University, United States
Joseph Mizrahi, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Mazher Mohammed, Deakin University, Australia
Jorge E. Monzon, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina
Raimes Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Umberto Morbiducci, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alexandru Morega, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Robert W. Newcomb, University of Maryland, United States
Waldo Nogueira, Medical University Hannover, Germany
Antoni Nowakowski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Eoin O'Cearbhaill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mónica Oliveira, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Abraham Otero, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sofia Panteliou, University of Patras, Greece
Nancy Paris, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
Lionel Pazart, CHU, France
Marek Penhaker, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Dmitry Rogatkin, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute "MONIKI" named after M.F.Vladimirskiy, Russian Federation
Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, IIT Mandi, India
Wim L. C. Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice University, United States
Emilio Sacristan Rock, UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico
V. V. Raghavendra Sai, IIT Madras, India
Chutham Sawigun, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Thailand
Michael J. Schöning, FH Aachen, Germany
Mauro Serpelloni, University of Brescia, Italy
Kulwinder Singh, University of South Florida, United States
Filomena Soares, University of Minho, Portugal
Akihiro Takeuchi, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Japan
Marco Tatullo, Tecnologica Research Institute, Italy
Gil Travish, Adaptix Ltd., United Kingdom
John Tudor, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Renato Varoto, University of Campinas, Brazil
Pedro Vieira, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bruno Wacogne, FEMTO-ST, France
Huikai Xie, University of Florida, United States
Sen Xu, Merck & Co., Inc., United States
Hakan Yavuz, Çukurova Üniversity, Turkey
Mona E. Zaghloul, The George Washington University, United States
Aladin Zayegh, Victoria University, Australia