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11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Biostec 2018

Jan 19, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Vila Galé Santa Cruz Rua São Fernando, 5 9100-173 Santa Cruz Portugal,

Santa Cruz,
ZIP: 5 9100-173


11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Biostec 2018


Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, (BIOSTEC), to be held January 19 - 21 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The BIOSTEC 2018 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field. 

The Doctoral Consortium on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the biomedical field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:

• Present their own ongoing PhD research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
• Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
• Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of biomedical engineering systems and technologies;
• Obtain insight into directions for biomedical engineering research taken by other doctoral candidates;
• Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
• Network with peers and future colleagues

Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects aimed at biomedical engineering, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.




Jan Schier 
The Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences 
Czech Republic 

Brief Bio
Jan Schier obtained his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1995 mathematical engineering, both from Czech Technical University. Since the beginning of his Ph.D. studies, he has been with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. He has started his research career in the field of parallel implementations of the signal processing algorithms. 
Between 1995-2002 he has been on several long-term stays with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at TU Delft, the Netherlands and with the SISTA group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium, in both cases working in the field of applied signal processing. 
An informal cooperation with the Yeast Colony Group at the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, which started round 2009, started his interest in image processing for microsocopy and bioimaging, which eventually led him to join the Image Processing group of UTIA in October 2011. The paper on Colony Counting Tool has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the BIOSTEC/BIOINFORMATICS conference in 2011. His current interests cover mainly image denoising and segmentation methods for bioimaging and microscopy imaging, as well as - on the practical side - Java programming for ImageJ. He is mainly involved in projects of applied research and implementation projects: recent examples include evaluation of Langerhans Islets (in close cooperation with Czech Technical University and Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine) and evaluation of breast ultrasound examinations (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project TA04011392 "Early ultrasound detection of breast cancer"). 
Dr. Schier has served as the program co-chair for the BIOSTEC/BIOIMAGING conference in 2014 and 2015.




The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and at the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a reflection about current and future research topics in the area. 




The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend BIOSTEC: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: up to 12 pages;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word or Latex including the following information:
    • research problem;
    • outline of objectives;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and
    • expected outcome;
    • stage of the research.









Keynote Lecture 

Anatole Lécuyer 
Inria Rennes/IRISA, Hybrid Research Team 

Brief Bio 
Anatole Lécuyer is senior researcher and head of Hybrid team at Inria (Rennes, France), the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, that he joined in 2002. His main research interests are in the field of Virtual Reality, and more specifically on 3D User Interfaces, Haptic Feedback, 3D Visual Displays, and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI). He has been involved often as coordinator or principal investigator in various National or International research projects such as in OpenViBE software for Brain-Computer Interfaces, French ANR projects “OpenViBE1” (05-09) and “OpenViBE2” (09-12) on Brain-Computer Interfaces and Virtual reality, European Strep project “NIW” (08-11) on Augmented Walking, and the European Network of Excellence “INTUITION” (05-08) on Virtual Reality. He regularly serves as expert in Virtual Reality and BCI for public bodies such as European Commission (EC) or French National Research Agency (ANR). He is involved in program committees of major conferences of his field (IEEE VR, IEEE 3DUI, Eurohaptics, Eurographics, etc) and was notably program co-chair of IEEE VR 2015, and IEEE 3DUI 2013. He is an associate editor of Frontiers in Virtual Environments and Presence, and formerly of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (ACM TAP) and International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS).



Corina Sas 
Lancaster University 
United Kingdom 

Brief Bio 

Dr Sas builds on extensive expertise is Human Computer Interaction and user experience to design technologies for wellbeing and health, including those for self-monitoring, self-awareness and self-regulation. She has been Associate Chair for the top ACM Computer Human Interaction and Designing Interactive Systems conferences, Chair of British Human Computer Interaction conference, and served in Programme Committees in over 20 conferences. Her work has received extensive media covers including The Times, The New Scientist, Daily Mail, CBS, NBC, Medical Daily, Science Daily, News medical, and Health Medicine Network, as well as San Francisco radio, BBC 5 live radio, and BBC Hereford and Worcester radio. For her work on technologies for mindfulness she was mentioned in the TransTech200 (2016): an annual list of key innovators developing science-based research that significantly increases mental and emotional wellbeing. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, and has been an investigator on grants totalling over £10.5 million.



Dinesh Kumar 
RMIT University 


Brief Bio 
Dinesh research interests are related to medical applications of signals and image processing and the use of machine learning to classify medical signals. He is a member of the expert panel for prosthetic hand control (EU supported committee) and member on Therapeutic Goods Administration the advisory panel to ministry of health for medical devices. Dinesh has also extensive experience in technology translation and been successful with two technology start-up ventures.

Dinesh has received over $4 million in research funds over the past 12 years in research funding. He has published over 400 papers and authored 3 books, and has been cited about 4400 times. He is Associate editor for IEEE Transactions for neural systems and rehabilitation engineering.

There has been significant progress in medical technology that provides early stage and detailed diagnosis of many diseases. This has enhanced the longevity and quality of life and we are now living longer and healthier, and significantly more independent. We are also able to perform relevant functional activities for significant period. However, many of these diagnostics can be performed only in major hospitals and require significant infrastructure such as qualified personnel, buildings, and electricity. This greatly limits the benefits of the technologies to be located in large urban centres.

Dinesh has been working towards changing the above paradigm and works for the development of diagnostic devices that are suitable for being used in remote regions by untrained healthcare personnel. Such devices provide automation of recording and analysis of the data, thereby do not require large buildings, and are suitable for the target audience. The success of such diagnostic devices is based on the development of advanced image and signal processing techniques that makes these devices noise tolerant and provide good quality diagnostics without high quality infrastructure.

This seminar, Dinesh will discuss the process and provide examples of such technologies.



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