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Biosignals and Biorobotics 2010 : ISSNIP Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference: Biosignals and Robotics for Better and Safer Living


When Jan 4, 2010 - Jan 6, 2010
Where Vitoria, Brazil
Abstract Registration Due Aug 30, 2009
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2009
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2009
Categories    biomedical engineering   signal processing   robotics

Call For Papers

ISSNIP Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference 2010
Theme: Biosignals and Robotics for Better and Safer Living
Vitoria, Brazil
4-6 January 2010

Our modern computers have sufficient computational speeds and memory. Now is the time for taking the technology for the true purpose, helping all humanity. Medicine has overcome number of health issues, and in most societies, we now live longer and healthier. There are number of groups around the world that are working on the different aspects of applying modern discoveries towards helping the disabled, people in special circumstances, for entertainment and similar. There are also number of multidisciplinary biomedical groups around the world where the technologies are being developed for rehabilitation and health applications.

This aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity for scientists from around the world to exchange notes and discuss research that is related to applying electronics and computers for helping the disabled, the elderly, and people in special circumstances to protect humanity and the environment. It will provide the electronic, Biomedical and Biosignal engineers to interact with clinicians, rehabilitation engineers, rehabilitation nurses and paramedics and Defence researchers and personnel. The conference will consist of four related streams:

1. Biomedical for assistive technologies
Biomedical engineering is a growing field with number of diverse fields. The aim of this stream is to provide a platform for biomedical engineers, clinicians, managers and user of assistive technologies to get together and share their outcomes, ideas, needs and views. Scientific papers that deal with the research, development, testing and future requirements of assistive technologies are invited.

2. Advances in Biosignals
There has been an explosion of biosignal analysis around the world. The aim of this stream is to provide a platform for researchers to discuss their research outcomes with their peers, and demonstrate the possibilities of applications to clinicians and users. Scientific papers that provide the research, development and applications of biosignal analysis are invited for this session.

3. Biometrics
Biometrics is commonly used for identification or verification of identity of an individual. Wide range of biological measurements are being used, ranging from the anatomy of the individual to the response of an individual in a certain circumstances. While some governments have eagerly accepted biometrics for people identification, there are number of unanswered questions and the field is growing at a very rapid pace. Papers are invited from researchers and user groups involved in research, development and testing of different biometrics technologies.

4. Robots and actuators for better and safer living
Robots have found applications ranging from industrial robots to assemble cars, robots for entertainment and robots for assisting people with limited capabilities. Robots have also found applications for assisting in rescue missions in environments that are too dangerous for humans, and for protecting natural resources. This conference invites papers that outline research and development related to robotic control and design related to assistive living and for safety of humanity. This will provide a forum for the interaction of the users, developers and scientists working in the field of making the world a safer and more able place. Special focus of this conference would be robotic wheelchairs, robotic domestic devices for the elderly and robotic devices for distant sensing for the defence and security.

Technical Sponsorship
Cosponsored by IEEE EMBS.

Paper Submission
Proceedings will be published in accordance with IEEE Biosignals and Rehabilitation Engineering Society. Only Electronic submission in PDF or MS Word format are required.
Papers must represent high quality and previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. The official language of the conference is English.

Interested authors should submit a 4 (minimum) to 6 (maximum) page summary of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords in the IEEE format. Your submission should include the author names, complete mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and the email addresses of the authors. For formatting and submission instructions, please refer to

Evaluation Process
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Per ITNG policy, except for invited papers, all papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society and available on the IEEE digital library.

Important Dates
30th August, 2009 Last date for Submission of papers
30th September, 2009 Last date for submission of final manuscript
30th November, 2009 Last date for registration for accepted papers

Vitoria is one of the fastest growing cities in Brazil. Surrounded by beautiful beaches on the east and beautiful high and ever-green mountains to the west, it is a city known for culture and natural beauty. The conference will be held in the beautiful campus of UFES with the latest audio visual and other facilities and the beach a short walk away.


* Biomedical engineers
* Electronic engineers
* Rehabilitation engineers
* Defence researchers
* Rehabilitation clinicians
* Rehabilitation nurses and paramedics

Registration would include: Conference Proceedings, Participation, Attendance of Keynote speakers, Coffee breaks and Lunch for the days of the conference and Welcoming reception.

The conference is designed to encourage participation of young scientists. The registration amounts are:

1. Students from South America: R$ 300
2. Other researchers from South America: R$ 400
3. Students from rest of the world: US$ 300
4. Other researchers from rest of the world: US$ 500

Note: Discount of 10% will apply for IEEE members.

There are number of scholarships available to encourage students to attend the conference. Please contact the scholarship chair.

Venue Information
information about Vitoria, Brazil:


General Chairs
Dr Dinesh Kant Kumar, RMIT University, Australia
Dr M Palaniswami, University of Melbourne, Australia
Local Chairs Dr Teodiano Freire Bastos
Dr Mario Sarcinelli Filho
International Chair Dr Tzyy-Ping Jung, University of California San Diego, USA.
Scholarship and Sponsorship Chair Dr Teodiano Freire Bastos
Program Committee Chair Dr Gert Cauwenberghs, University of California San Diego, USA.
Program Committee

* Dr Hans Weghorn, University of BA Stuttgart, Germany
* Dr J Jayadeva, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
* Dr Jussi Parkennel, University of Joenssu, Joenssu, Finland
* Dr Evandro Ottoni Teatini Salles, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
* Dr Rodrigo Varejao Andreao, CEFETES, Brazil
* Dr Luciano Boquete, Alcala University, Spain
* Dr Ramon Ceres, IAI-CSIC, Spain
* Dr Leopoldo Calderon, IAI-CSIC, Spain
* Dr Arturo Forner-Cordero, IAI-CSIC, Spain
* Dr Jose Luis Pons, IAI-CSIC, Spain
* Dr Eduardo Rocon de Lima, IAI-CSIC, Spain
* Dr Fernando di Sciascio, Institute of Automatics National University of San Juan, Argentina
* Dr Pedro Pablo Escobar, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Centro, Argentina
* Dr Marcos Formica, Faculty of Bioengineering, Argentina
* Dr Juan Carlos Garcia Garcia, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
* Dr Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva, Center For Information Technology Renato Archer, Brazil
* Dr Jose Luis Martinez, Grupo de Robotica y Cibernetica. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Dr Manuel Mazo, University of Alcala, Spain
* Dr Raimes Moraes, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
* Dr Pedro Noritomi, Centro de Tecnologia da Informacao Renato Archer, Brazil
* Dr Adriana Maria Rios Rincon, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
* Dr Enrique A. Vargas Cabral, Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologia - Univ. Catolica, Paraguay
* Dr Luca Cernuzzi, Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologia - Univ. Catolica, Paraguay
* Dr Adson Ferreira da Rocha, University of Brasilia, Brazil
* Dr Geovany Araujo Borges, University of Brasilia, Brazil
* Dr Antonio Borges, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Dr Yong Hu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
* Dr Roberto Lins de Macedo, ARMTEC Tecnologia em Robotica, Brazil
* Dr Humberto Ferasoli Filho, UNESP Bauru, Brazil
* Dr Augusto Loureiro da Costa, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
* Dr Arturo Forner Cordero, Instituto de Automatica, Spain
* Dr Eduardo Rocon de Lima, Instituto de Automatica, Spain
* Dr Juan Carlos Tulli, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
* Dr Aura Conci, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
* Dr Carlos Eduardo Pereira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Dr Walter Fetter Lages, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
* Dr. Jugurta Rosa Montalvao Filho, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
* Dr Jiri Jan, The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic


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