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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


Pietro CipressoCatholic University of Milan, Italy
Bart VanrumsteKULeuven, Belgium
Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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: June 19, 2019 (expired)


NEUROPhyCS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: neurophycs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.neurophycs.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


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
Raul Alcaraz, Biomedical Engineering Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Pedro Almeida, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Alexandre Andrade, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Tughrul Arslan, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Carryl Baldwin, George Mason University, United States
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
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Peter Bentley, UCL, United Kingdom
Dinesh Bhatia, North Eastern Hill University, India
Martin Bogdan, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Jovan Brankov, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Ahmet Çakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Mónica Cameirão, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Pierre Chalfoun, Ubisoft, Canada
Pietro Cipresso, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Italy
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Jan Cornelis, VUB, Belgium
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Jimmy Efird, University of Newcastle - Australia, United States
Dagan Feng, University of Sydney, Australia
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Mireya Fernández Chimeno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Hugo Ferreira, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
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
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Max Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria
Paulo Gil, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Wesley Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Daniel Gonçalves, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Rodrigo Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Clemens Heitzinger, Technical University Vienna (TU Vienna), Austria
Alexander Hörbst, UMIT - Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria
Chun-Hsi Huang, Southern Illinois University, United States
Ivan Ivanov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Bart Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Bozena Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bridget Kane, Karlstad University Business School, Sweden
Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Dean Krusienski, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States
Martin Lauterbach, Hospital da Luz, Portugal
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Diego Liberati, Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerche @ Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Hari Maganti, Ernst & Young Innovation, United Kingdom
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Jorge Martins, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Nuno Matela, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Gianluigi Me, Luiss University, Italy
Jirí 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 José Perales, UIB, Spain
Ernesto Pereda, University La Laguna, 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
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Mannes Poel, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mirjana Popovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
José Joaquín Rieta, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simona Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Heather Ruskin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Wim Rutten, University of Twente, Netherlands
Seonghan Ryu, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of
Srikantan S. Nagarajan, University of California San Francisco, United States
George Sakellaropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
J. Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan
André Saúde, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Reinhold Scherer, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Tanja Schultz, Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Mário Secca, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Alcimar Soares, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Jordi Solé-Casals, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Miguel Tavares da Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
António Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Rob van der Mei, CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michal Vavrecka, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Francisco Veredas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Chen Wang, Xinhua Net, China
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Philippe Young, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Huiru Zheng, University of Ulster, United Kingdom