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Special Session
Special Session on
Wearable HealthCare
 - WHC 2018

19 - 21 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 11th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - BIODEVICES 2018


Vítor Carvalho
IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM
Brief Bio
Vitor Carvalho received in 2008 his PhD in degree in industrial electronics, in the option of industrial informatics. He is currently working as associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal as well as integrated researcher of the Algoritmi Research Centre at Minho University, were it is associated the Digital Games Research Centre (IPCA). He is also the Head of the Master in Electronic s and Computer Engineering and President of the Technical Scientific Council at the School of Technology (IPCA). His main fields of interest are related with data acquisition systems and serious games. He has published more than 100 papers, being also a member of the editorial board of several international conferences and journals.
Filomena Soares
Algoritmi Research Centre, UM
Brief Bio
Filomena O. Soares received her degree in Chemical Engineering in 1986 at Porto University, Portugal. In 1997, she obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the same University. Since 1992 she works in the Industrial Electronics Department Minho University and she develops her research work in R&D Algoritmi Centre. Her main scientific interests are in the areas of System Modeling and Control, with application to bioprocesses and in Biomedical Engineering Science. Motor and cognitive rehabilitation has been receiving her attention, using serious games and robots to foster the communication with impaired and typically developing children. She is interested in new teaching/learning methodologies, in particular blended-learning and virtual and remote laboratories. She supervised several Msc and PhD thesis and was co-author of several scientific articles in international conferences and journals.
José Machado
Brief Bio
José Machado received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering – Automation, from University of Minho, Portugal (and, in simultaneous, from Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France) in 2006. He is Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering department of University of Minho. He has authored, or co-authored, more than 150 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers. He has coordinated - and participated as collaborator - in several Research Projects on Mechatronics and Automation domains and his main interests are related with mechatronic design, design of medical devices and design and analysis of dependable controllers for obtaining dependable mechatronic systems. He is member of IEEE and member of IFAC.
Demétrio Matos
Brief Bio
Demétrio Matos received her degree in Industrial Design in 2002 at ESAD College of Art and Design, Portugal. In 2016, he obtained her PhD in Design, from Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is Adjunct Professor at Industrial Design Department of the Design School in The Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA). His main interests are related to the areas of product development and inclusive design. In recent years it has focused its research on the design of medical devices.


Wearable HealthCare is part of the actual human daily life. Nowadays, we are able to find these devices and systems practically everywhere, as integrated, among others, in our homes, body, mobile devices and vehicles, with the objective of improving our safety, comfort, performance and quality of life.
Following this trend, we invite investigators, academics and professionals to submit original research and review articles that will contribute to the dissemination of Wearable HealthCare in the Engineering domain.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mobile healthcare;
- Home healthcare;
- Wearable healthcare;
- In-Car healthcare;
- Body sensor/area networks;
- “Intelligent” medical devices and systems;
- Ambient assistive living;
- Tele-healthcare.


Paper Submission: November 14, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIODEVICES Special Sessions - WHC 2018