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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 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.


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:



  • Assistive Technologies
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality Tools
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces
  • Clinical and Social Impact of Neurotechnology
  • Human Augmentation
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Privacy, Security and Neuroethics
  • Robotic Assisted Therapy


  • Artificial Intelligence for Neuroimaging
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Brain Imaging
  • Diagnostic Sensors
  • EEG and EMG Signal Processing and Applications
  • Intelligent Diagnosis Systems
  • Mobile and Embedded Devices
  • Neural Signal Processing
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Real Time Monitoring of Neuromuscular and Neural Activity


  • (Artificial) Neural Networks
  • Brain Models and Functions
  • Cognitive Science and Psychology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Learning Systems and Memory
  • Neurobiology
  • Reverse Engineering the Brain
  • Self-Organization and Evolution


  • Biochips and Nanotechnology
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Translating into Clinical and Industrial Outcomes
  • Bionic Vision
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Cybernetics
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Neuro-Interface Prosthetic Devices
  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Optogenetics


Julio AbascalUniversity of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Uniberstitatea, Spain
Eduardo RoconConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain


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: May 24, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 3, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 17, 2018 (expired)

Extended Abstracts
Paper Submission: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018 (expired)


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: neurotechnix.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.neurotechnix.org/


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometers, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
The conference will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII), which is is situated in the Reina Mercedes Campus of University of Seville.


Antón CivitUniversity of Seville, Spain


Francisco Gómez RodríguezUniversity of Seville, Spain
Luis AzevedoAnditec, Portugal

Program Committee Members/Reviewers

Gregor Adriany, University of Minnesota, United States
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
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York, United States
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Martin Bogdan, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Sergio Cerutti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jimmy Efird, University of Newcastle - Australia, United States
Dagan Feng, University of Sydney, Australia
Hugo Ferreira, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Giancarlo Ferrigno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrew Fingelkurts, BM-Science - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Alexander Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria
Wesley Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Eugenio Guglielmelli, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Rodrigo Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Pasi Karjalainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
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, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States
Martin Lauterbach, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
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
Paulo Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
António Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Arve Opheim, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway
Francisco José Perales, UIB, Spain
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
Mannes Poel, University of Twente, Netherlands
José Príncipe, University of Florida, United States
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Maurizio Schmid, Roma Tre University, Italy
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Mário Secca, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Tapio Seppänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna, Italy
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Nitish Thakor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Carlos Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Aleksandra Vuckovic, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

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