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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 biometrics, robotics, brain imaging, brain computer interfaces, and other combinations of neurological and biomedical knowledge with engineering technologies.
This congress will be a meeting point of both clinical and engineering professionals, academics and practitioners. It will promote translational discussions on how technology can meet clinical 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. Both clinical and engineering 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.
Presentations will confront engineering and clinical viewpoints for building consensus around the following areas:
1) new interventions,
2) objective evaluation and assessment of therapeutic programs,
3) assisted diagnosis,
4) effective implementation of technology driven services in neurological diseases.

Congress Topics

  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Brain imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance: MRI, NMRI and MRT
  • EEG/ERP/EOG Signal Processing
  • Sleep Analysis and Brain-firing Disorders
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint, Face, Iris and Speaker Identification
  • Biochips and Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Robotics and Computer Vision
  • Neurorobotics
  • Neurocomputing
  • Cybernetics
  • Real time Monitoring of Neural Activity
  • EMG Signal Processing and Applications
  • Mobile and Embedded Devices
  • Neuroscience - Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics
  • Neurological Disorders and Rehabilitation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuro-interface Prosthetic Devices
  • Social Impact of Neurotechnology
  • Privacy, Security and Neuroethics


Kevin WarwickUniversity of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
François HugThe University of Queensland, Australia
Aldo FaisalImperial College London, United Kingdom
Alexandre Castro-CaldasPortuguese Catholic University, Portugal

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. The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation.

Important Dates

Complete Papers
Complete Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
Camera Ready and Registration:

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:

Camera Ready and Registration:


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: neurotechnix.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.neurotechnix.org/

Congress Chair

Ana Rita Londral, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Pedro EncarnaçãoUniversidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Jose Luis PonsInstituto de Automatica Industrial, Spain

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Chester A. Mathis, University of Pittsburgh, United States
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
Helder Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Sabri Arik, Istanbul University, Turkey
Tetsuya Asai, Hokkaido University, Japan
Jose M. Azorin, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York, United States
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Alexandre Bernardino, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Elia Biganzoli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Martin Bogdan, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Fernando Brunetti, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Barbara Caputo, Sapienza Rome University, Italy
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine- University of Lisbon, Portugal
Francis Castanie, IRIT, France
Xin Chen, Georgia Health Sciences University, United States
Albert C. S. Chung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Alessandro de Mauro, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Lei Ding, University of Oklahoma, United States
Dominique Durand, Case Western Reserve, United States
Gary Egan, Monash University, Australia
Patrícia Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Andrew Fingelkurts, BM-Science - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Alexander Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Mário Forjaz Secca, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Anselmo Frizera, UFES, Brazil
Colin Fyfe, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Vasco Galhardo, Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jordi Gonzàlez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Centre de Visió per Computador, Spain
Jay Gunkelman, Brain Science International, United States
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Mark J. Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
António J. R. Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Pasi Karjalainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Jonghwa Kim, University of Science & Technology, Korea, Republic of
Frank Kirchner, DFKI, Germany
Andrzej Kloczkowski, Ohio State University, United States
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Hongen Liao, Tsinghua University, China
Diego Liberati, Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Xiao Liu, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Christos Loizou, Intercollege Limassol Campus, Cyprus
Nigel Lovell, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, United States
Mai S. Mabrouk, Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
Calogero Maria Oddo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Javier Melenchón, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Paulo Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Claudio Moraga, University of Dortmund, Germany
Susana Novais, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Haluk Ogmen, University of Houston, United States
Joao Papa, Sao Paulo State University - Unesp, Brazil
Nathalia Peixoto, Neural Engineering Lab, George Mason University, United States
Francisco Perales, UIB, Spain
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Victor Pikov, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
Armando J. Pinho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Susana Pinto, Institute of Molecular Medicine - Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Anabela Pinto, University of Lisbon - Faculty of Medicine, Portugal
Gabriel Pires, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar / Institute for Systems and Robotics - Coimbra, Portugal
Hemerson Pistori, Dom Bosco Catholic University, Brazil
Mirjana Popovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ales Prochazka, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Rafael Raya, University CEU San Pablo, Spain
Raúl Rojas, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Renaud Ronsse, Université catholique de Louvaine, Belgium
João Sanches, Institute for Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Despina Sanoudou, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Claudia Sommer, University of Würzburg, Germany
Armando J. Sousa, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Sundaram Suresh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jimmy T. Efird, University of Newcastle - Australia, United States
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
Nicola Vitiello, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Chung Y. Hsu, China Medical University, Taiwan
Zeyun Yu, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, United States
Inga Zerr, University of Göttingen, Germany
Chun Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Djemel Ziou, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada