Call for Tutorials

The BioCAS 2018 Organization Committee invites proposals for Tutorials to be conducted on October 17, 2018, the first day of the 2018 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2018) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Each tutorial presentation should last ~1.5 hours, including Q&A.

Tutorials are an integral function of the BioCAS Conference where presenters have the opportunity to share their expertise on a specific topic with fellow researchers and those who wish to discover this topic. We are soliciting proposals for topics of academic and industrial/applied interests. These topics may be established or may be emerging, with profound and/or new insights thereto that are best articulated by means of an oral presentation. Most importantly, tutorials should be interesting, with lively interaction with the attendees – interesting and fun!

BioCAS 2018 is particularly interested in tutorial topics related to the conference theme: Advanced Systems for Enhancing Human Health. Tutorials in all the following areas of biomedical circuits and systems are welcomed:

Biomedical Technologies
  • Assistive, Rehabilitation, and Quality of Life Technologies
  • Biofeedback, Neuromodulation, and Closed-Loop Systems
  • Bio-Inspired and Neuromorphic Circuits and Systems
  • Biosensor Devices and Interface Circuits
  • Biotelemetry and Energy Harvesting/Scavenging Circuits and Systems
  • Body Area/Sensor Network and Wireless/Wearable Health Monitoring
  • Electronics for Neuroscience
  • Implantable Medical Electronics
  • Lab-on-Chip and BioMEMS
  • Point-of-Care Technologies for Healthcare
Biomedical Applications
  • Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing
  • Biosignal Recording, Processing, and Machine Learning
  • Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Medical Information Systems and Bioinformatics


Tutorial Proposals

Please submit your tutorial proposal by email to all three Tutorial Co-Chairs, with copy to <>. The proposal should include a (maximum) two-page description of the tutorial (see below for details) and one-page professional biography of you that highlights your qualifications, track record in the proposed subject area of the tutorial, and relevant previous tutorial/keynote/invited talks. Your two-page tutorial proposal should contain the following information:

  1. Title and Abstract: Propose a title and an abstract that allows conference attendees to quickly and accurately understand the subject matter of the tutorial.
  2. Motivation and Focus: Explain why your topic is important to the BioCAS community and what you hope the participants will learn by attending your tutorial. In this section, please provide a syllabus outlining the content of the tutorial and the learning outcomes. This syllabus should be realistic, given the 1.5 hours available.
  3. Basic Structure of the Tutorial: In this section, please describe your proposed use of the available time (~1.5 hours, including Q&A).

Participation in tutorials and technical meetings is an excellent opportunity for lifelong learning, and BioCAS 2018 is committed to supporting the professional development of its attendees. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for BioCAS 2018 delegates participating in tutorials or attending technical sessions.

BioCAS 2018 Tutorial Co-Chairs

Rikky Muller, University of California – Berkeley, USA –
Wouter Serdijn, Delft University of Technology –
Kea-Tiong (Samuel) Tang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan –

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposal Submission: January 15, 2018
Tutorial Proposal Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2018
Submission of Final Tutorial Slides: October 1, 2018