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Program Chair

Hugo Plácido Silva
IT- Institute of Telecommunications

Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – University of Lisbon, since 2004 Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações (http://www.it.pt/person_detail_p.asp?id=1293) and a Professor at EST/IPS – Escola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (http://www.estsetubal.ips.pt/) since 2016. In 2012 he was a visiting researcher at the Computational and NeuroEngineering Laboratory (CNEL) from the University of Florida. He is co-founder of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an in novative technology-based company operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life, where he is currently Chief Innovation Officer. More recently, Hugo has been actively working towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino (http://www.bitalino.com), an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors. His main interest interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and pattern recognition, and his work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards such as the “Best Industrial and Enabling Technology” at the European Commission’s DG-CONNECT Innovation Radar Prize in 2017 with the project “BITalino”, the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015 with the project “BIT: Biosignal Igniter Toolkit”, the 1st place at the Venture Day Lisbon in 2013 with the project “Vitalidi: Your Heart (h)as a Key!”, the selection as a semi-finalist to the Engadget Expand NY Inset Coin competition in 2013, the Life Sciences Award in 2010 at a yearly venture competition co-promoted by the MIT, and the "Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award'' from 2003 to 2005 for recognized academic merit. ... More >>


Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University, Egypt
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Adrian Cheok, City University London, United Kingdom
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Lizette De Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Carla Freitas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Beat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Peter Johnson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Roland Kaschek, CSB-System AG, Germany
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Gerard Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Eurico Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Arminda Lopes, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute - M-iti & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Wendy Lucas, Bentley University, United States
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Samar Mouakket, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Jose Paiva, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia / Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Steve Reames, Angelo State University, United States
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, , Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Frédéric VANDERHAEGEN, University of Valenciennes, France
Phu Vo, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland