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Call for Papers

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

SCOPE

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 congress 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 congress. 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:

1. NEURAL REHABILITATION AND NEUROPROSTHETICS
2. NEUROINFORMATICS AND NEUROCOMPUTING
3. NEUROMODULATION AND NEURAL ENGINEERING
4. NEUROIMAGING AND NEUROSENSING


AREA 1: NEURAL REHABILITATION AND NEUROPROSTHETICS


  • Applications to Complex Communication Needs
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical and Social Impact of Neurotechnology
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Outcome Measures
  • Privacy, Security and Neuroethics
  • Robotic Assisted Therapy
  • Stimulation Systems
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Users’ Perception and Experience on Technologies
  • Virtual Reality Tools

AREA 2: NEUROINFORMATICS AND NEUROCOMPUTING


  • (Artificial) Neural Networks
  • Artificial Life
  • Brain Models and Functions
  • Cognitive Science and Psychology
  • Information Processing
  • Learning Systems and Memory
  • Neurobiology
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reverse Engineering the Brain
  • Self-organization and Evolution
  • Simulation Models

AREA 3: NEUROMODULATION AND NEURAL ENGINEERING


  • Biochips and Nanotechnology
  • Bionic Vision
  • Biotechnology
  • Cochlear implants
  • Cybernetics
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Neuro-interface Prosthetic Devices
  • Optogenetics
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

AREA 4: NEUROIMAGING AND NEUROSENSING


  • Brain imaging
  • Diagnostic Sensors
  • EEG and EMG Signal Processing and Applications
  • Electrical and Magnetic Recordings
  • Intelligent Diagnosis Systems
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mobile and Embedded Devices
  • Monitoring Systems and Techniques
  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Neuroimaging
  • Optical Imaging Techniques
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Real Time Monitoringof Neuromuscular and Neural Activity
  • Remote Neurosensing
  • Sleep Analysis

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Moritz Grosse-WentrupMax Planck Institute for Inteligent Systems, Germany

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

Publications

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: May 22, 2017
Authors Notification: July 24, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: September 1, 2017

Position Papers
Paper Submission: June 30, 2017
Authors Notification:
August 4, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2017


SECRETARIAT

NEUROTECHNIX Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: neurotechnix.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.neurotechnix.org/

CONGRESS CHAIR

Aldo FaisalImperial College London, United Kingdom

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Antonio PedottiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Luis AzevedoAnditec, Portugal

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Pedro Almeida, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jesús B. Alonso, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
John Ashburner, University College London, United Kingdom
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
Krzysztof Cios, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Emmanuel Conchon, University of Limoges, XLIM, France
Silvia Conforto, Roma Tre, Italy
Nuno Dias, University of Minho, Portugal
Jason Farquhar, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands
Alexander Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Andrew Fingelkurts, BM-Science - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Diego Forero, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia
Anselmo Frizera, UFES, Brazil
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria
Christoph Guger, g.tec Guger Technologies OG, Austria
António J. R. Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Narayanan Krishnamurthi, Arizona State University, United States
Dean Krusienski, Old Dominion University, United States
Diego Liberati, Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nuno Matela, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jiri Mekyska, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Claudio Moraga, University of Dortmund, Germany
Wesley Nunes Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Arve Opheim, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway
Gabriel Pires, Institute for Systems and Robotics - Coimbra / Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal
Hemerson Pistori, Dom Bosco Catholic University, Brazil
Mannes Poel, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mirjana Popovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ales Prochazka, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
Ricardo Salvador, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Jimmy T. Efird, East Carolina Heart Institute, United States
João Manuel R. S. Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
António Teixeira, DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Aleksandra Vuckovic, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mincheol Whang, Sangmyung University, Korea, Republic of
Chun Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

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