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

AREA 2: NEUROINFORMATICS AND NEUROCOMPUTING


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

AREA 3: NEUROMODULATION AND NEURAL ENGINEERING


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

AREA 4: NEUROIMAGING AND NEUROSENSING


  • Brain imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Optical Imaging Techniques
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Real Time Monitoringof Neuromuscular and Neural Activity
  • Remote Neurosensing
  • Sleep Analysis
  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

NEUROTECHNIX 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

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 2, 2018
Authors Notification: July 3, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 17, 2018

Position Papers
Paper Submission: June 13, 2018
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018


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

Available soon.

PROGRAM CHAIR

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Program Committee Members/Reviewers

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