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


Computer systems are increasingly pervasive, in particular in biomedical applications. Physiological data in its different dimensions, either bioelectrical, biomechanical, biochemical or biophysical, collected through specialized biomedical devices, involving image, video and other types of signal, in wireless body networks or otherwise, is opening new boundaries in the field of human-computer interaction into what can be defined as physiological computing.

Neurotechnology is one of the most promising areas within physiological computing, where some of the most significant advances are being witnessed, including extensive research on brain-computer interfaces. NeuroPhyCS brings together researchers and practitioners interested in creating and using novel interaction devices, adaptable interfaces, algorithms and tools, through the study, planning, and design of interfaces between people and computers, supported by multimodal biosignals. Researchers attending NeuroPhyCS will interact with other researchers and practitioners that seek to push forward the state-of-the-art.

We seek original submissions that describe novel methodologies, technologies and applications in this field, and greatly encourage authors to complement their oral and poster communications, with demonstrations showing novel physiological computing and human-computer interaction concepts or systems.


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:



  • Biomedical Devices for Computer Interaction
  • Biochips and Nanotechnology 
  • Bionic Vision 
  • Cochlear implants
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Haptic Devices
  • Brain-computer Interfaces
  • Health Monitoring Devices
  • Physiology-driven Robotics
  • Wearable Sensors and Systems
  • Cybernetics and User Interface Technologies
  • Robotic Interfaces Mediated by Biosignals
  • Telerehabilitation 


  • Biosignal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Cognitive Science and Psychology 
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication 
  • Privacy, Security and Neuroethics 
  • Intelligent Diagnosis Systems
  • Brain Models and Functions 
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Simulation of Physiological Processes
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Observation, Modeling and Prediction of User Behavior
  • Video and Image Analysis for Physiological Computing
  • Motion and Tracking
  • Virtual Reality Tools
  • Brain imaging 


  • User Experience
  • Usability
  • Human Factors in Physiological Computing
  • Learning and Adaptive Control of Action Patterns
  • Speech and Voice Data Processing
  • Understanding Expressivity from Physiological Data
  • Guidelines for the Design of Physiological Interfaces
  • Clinical and Social Impact of Neurotechnology 


  • Physiology-driven Computer Interaction
  • Translating into Clinical and Industrial Outcomes
  • Biofeedback Technologies
  • Affective Computing
  • Pervasive Technologies
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Interactive Physiological Systems
  • Characterisation of Psychophysiological Constructs
  • Mobile and Embedded Devices 
  • Sleep Analysis


NEUROPhyCS 2019 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper 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 the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers 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 that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers 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 paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 20 - 21 September, 2019

Paper Submission: April 29, 2019
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019

Paper Submission: June 12, 2019
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019

Open Communications
Paper Submission: July 10, 2019
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019


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


Available soon.


Hugo Plácido SilvaIT- Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal


Juan-Manuel Belda-LoisInstituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain


Jean-Marie Aerts, M3-BIORES, Katholieke Universitëit Leuven, Belgium
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York, United States
Ahmet Çakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Jimmy Efird, University of Newcastle - Australia, United States
Alexander Fingelkurts, BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Andrew Fingelkurts, BM-Science - Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre, Finland
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria
Wesley Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Daniel Gonçalves, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rodrigo Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dean Krusienski, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States
Diego Liberati, Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Nuno Matela, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jiri Mekyska, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
António Neves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Domen Novak, University of Wyoming, United States
Arve Opheim, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway
Francisco Perales, UIB, Spain
Gabriel Pires, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar / Institute for Systems and Robotics - Coimbra, Portugal
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Simona Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China