On January 12-15 in Lisbon, Portugal.The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC) will be  held  The BIOSTEC 2015 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 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.


Doctoral Consortium Submission: November 5, 2014

Author Notification: November 18, 2014

Camera Ready and Registration: November 28, 2014



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.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM REQUIREMENTS AND RULES 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: 4 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.


Registered papers will be included in the CD-ROM that includes the proceedings of the conference and the papers presented at the venue will also be included in the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. However, they will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications therefore they will remain free of copyright.


  1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
  2. A 15 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.

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Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2.Esq.

2910-595 Setubal, Portugal

Tel.: +351 265 100 033

Fax: +44 203 014 8813

Email: biostec.secretariat@insticc.org