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Doctoral Consortium

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.


Anne Roc'h
Eindhoven University of Technology
Luís Silva
NOVA School of Science and Technology
Mireya Fernández Chimeno
Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Brief Bio
Mireya Fernández Chimeno received a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, specialization in Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, in 1990 and a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering in 1996 from the same University. Since 1998. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the UPC. She belongs to the Biomedical and Electronic Instrumentation Group, where he develops her research. She also belongs to GCEM, Grup of Electromagnetic Compatibility of the UPC from which she is the Quality Manager, and to the CREB, Center for Research of Biomedical Engineering of the UPC, both centers are part of the TECNIO network of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Mireya is also a member of the advisory board of Health and Sport Lab (, a spin-off created by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Her fields of research interest are the design and development of biomedical instrumentation for medical and non-medical environments and the instrumentation design for electromagnetic compatibility measurements, focused on the development of near-field probes for medical, automotive and aerospace scenarios and on the evaluation of uncertainty of measurement methods. Mireya was a visiting researcher at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, United Kingdom (2003), and deputy director of teaching laboratories at the School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB), UPC (1996-2000). She was also councilor of the town of Gelida, Barcelona (2007 - 2011), where she was responsible for the fields of new technologies and citizen participation. She is co-author of more than 100 scientific and academic publications (articles, conference communications and books) and 7 patents. She is a member of the organizing committee of EMC Europe 2006 Barcelona, and EMC Europe 2019 Barcelona, Program Chair of Biodevices 2013, member of the Biodevices / Biostec program committee since 2013 and PhyCS since 2017.


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.

Mireya Fernández Chimeno (Chair), Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Anne Roc'h (Chair), Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Luís Silva (Chair), NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal


The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each paper must have a single author, i.e. a PhD student. Other contributors, including supervisors, could be acknowledged in the “Acknowledgements” section of the paper.
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend BIODEVICES: 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: 8,000 to 50,000 characters (excluding white spaces);
  • 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.
Registered Doctoral Consortium papers will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications or in the Digital Library and therefore will remain free of copyright.


To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 10 minute presentation of their Ph.D. project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the main conference poster session.


A "Best PhD Project Award" will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (, warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free or reduced registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the basic registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.

Important Deadlines

Doctoral Consortium Submission: January 2, 2023 (expired)
Author Notification: January 13, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2023 (expired)