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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 neural rehabilitation, neural prosthesis, neuromodulation, neurosensing and diagnosis, and other combinations of neurological and biomedical knowledge with engineering technologies.
This conference 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 conference. 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.

Congress Areas

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:



  • 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

  • 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 Assessment
  • Outcome Measures
  • Users' Perception and Experience on Technologies
  • Case Studies

  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Real Time Monitoring of 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 Neurodevices
  • Monitoring Systems and Techniques
  • Remote Neurosensing
  • Diagnostic Sensors
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Intelligent Diagnosis Systems

  • (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


Febo CincottiSapienza University of Rome, Italy
Eugenio GuglielmelliUniversità Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Constantin A. RothkopfTechnical University Darmstadt, Germany
Danil ProkhorovToyota Tech Center, United States


Hermano Igo KrebsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States


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.

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 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: neurotechnix.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.neurotechnix.org/


Ana Rita LondralUniversidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro EncarnaçãoUniversidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal


Vivian K. MushahwarUniversity of Alberta, Canada -Neuromodulation and Neural Prosthesis
Hermano Igo KrebsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States -Neural Rehabilitation
Antonio PedottiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy -NeuroSensing and Diagnosis
Aldo FaisalImperial College London, United Kingdom -Neurocomputing

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

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
Jose M. Azorin, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York, United States
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Martin Bogdan, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Rodrigo Capobianco Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine- University of Lisbon, Portugal
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, XLIM, France
Alessandro de Mauro, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Gary Egan, Monash University, Australia
Hugo Ferreira, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
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
Petia Georgieva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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
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
Seung-Hoon Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Christos Loizou, Intercollege Limassol Campus, Cyprus
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, University of Houston, United States
Nuno Matela, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
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
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
Rafael Raya, University CEU San Pablo, Spain
Robert Riener, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
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
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna, Italy
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
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
Dezhong Yao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Zeyun Yu, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, United States
Günther Zeck, NMI at the University Tübingen, Germany
Chun Zhang, Tsinghua University, China