Conference Themes
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The 4th IEEE Biosignals and Biorobotics conference (ISSNIP) in 2013 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The overall purpose and theme of this conference are to provide an opportunity for scientists from around the world, with special focus for scientists and clinicians from South America, to exchange notes and discuss research in signal processing, pattern recognition, electronics and computers for helping the disabled, the elderly, and people in special circumstances. It will allow electronic, biomedical and biosignal engineers the chance to interact with clinicians, rehabilitation engineers, rehabilitation nurses and paramedics.

This conference aims at opening discussions and awareness regarding the important area of sustainability and humanity of healthcare devices. While the world population is aging, and resources are being depleted, the scaling costs of health care are a subject of concern. There is also the belief that sustainability, both financial and environment is an important factor that has yet to become a focus of discussions. This conference will be a forum to discuss these issues pertaining to biosignals and biorobotics. Specifically, the papers related to the following research topics are invited:

  • Bioelectric Signal Processing
    • Bioelectric signals for human computer interface with emphasis on EEG and EMG based systems.
    • Bioelectric signal analysis for human health
    • Bioelectric signal for communication and command
    • Techniques for classification and analysis of bioelectric signals.
    • Recent developments in bioelectric signal analysis
  • Mobility devices
    • Wheelchairs
    • Walkers
    • Exoskeleton
    • Wearable robots
    • Lower limb prosthesis
    • Bioelectric signals for human movement
  • Manipulation
    • Upper limber prosthesis
    • Robotic hands
    • Robots for rehabilitation.
    • Other manipulative devices
  • Interfaces Devices
    • Human machine interfaces
    • Human computer interfaces
    • Brain computer interfaces
  • Humanity and sustainability related to healthcare devices
    • Cost of the devices
    • Infrastructure required for these devices.
    • Issues of demographics in relations to healthcare devices.                    


Keynote Speakers for BRC3013:

                Important Dates:                               

16th May, 2012   Submission of papers opens
31st October, 2012   Last date for Submission of papers (Extended)
11th December, 2012   Announcement of paper acceptance (Updated)
1st December, 2012  Online registration opens (Updated)
18th January, 2013 Last date for submission of final manuscript (Updated)
18th January, 2013    Early bird registration ends
18th to 20th February, 2013 Full days of conference


BRC2013 Conference Program

* Co-Chaired by Prof. Dinesh Kumar and Prof. A. G. Conceicao from UFBA

Download a printable version from here


Workshop for BRC2013

(Call for Abstracts)

We are organizing two workshops during the "4th IEEE Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference (ISSNIP/BRC)" in February 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clik here for more details.


Special Session

The conference accepts the papers from invited guests and specialists in biomedical and biosignal engineering. The nominated guests can upload their manuscripts to the conference website (here) through the "Special Session" track.

Contact: For website or conference enquiries, contact Behzad Aliahmad

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