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Important Announcement

As previously shared with our community, BioCAS 2021 hoped and planned for a Hybrid Conference – allowing both a virtual and in-person format. Among recent developments, our decision is to move BioCAS 2021 completely online, the first week of October. The final dates will be announced soon. We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event, and will be reaching out with complete details and the updated program shortly.

As we move BioCAS 2021 completely online, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging topics in our field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including sessions, workshops and summits, keynotes, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and educators from across the globe. In addition to participating in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) month. Moving our face-to-face conference to a fully online format presents us with the opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online modality affords – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to the BioCAS 2021 Virtual Conference in October, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support. 

-BioCAS 2021 Organizing Committee

Mark Your Calendars

Important Dates

April 12, 2021

Special Sessions Proposal Deadline

June 13, 2021

Regular Paper Submission Deadline

July 30, 2021

Live Demo Proposal Deadline

August 9, 2021

Author Notification Date

August 29, 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline

Call for Papers

IEEE BioCAS is a premier international forum for presenting interdisciplinary research and development activities at the crossroads of medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering that shape tomorrow’s medical devices and healthcare systems.

The conference brings together members of our communities to broaden their knowledge in emerging areas at the interface of the life sciences and the circuits and systems engineering.

The three-day single-track program for BioCAS 2021 is multidisciplinary in topics including but not limited to:

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
  • 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
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Medical Information Systems and Bioinformatics

Paper Submission Guidelines

The complete 4-6 page paper (in standard IEEE double-column format), including:

  • Title
  • Authors’ names
  • Affiliations and e-mail addresses
  • Short abstract
  • Optional demonstration video link (3 minute max) 

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through


Call for Live Demonstrations

The BioCAS 2021 Organization Committee invites proposals for Live Demonstrations to be conducted on the first day of the 2021 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference in which will be held as a virtual conference. 

Important Dates

Sunday, July 11, 2021: Live Demonstrations Proposal Submission Deadline
Monday, August 2, 2021: Live Demonstrations  Acceptance Notification


Call for Tutorials

The IEEE BioCAS 2021 Organization Committee invites proposals for Tutorials to be conducted on the first day of the 2021 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (IEEE BioCAS 2021) which will now be held as a virtual conference. Each tutorial presentation should last ~1.5 hours, including Q&A.

Tutorials are an integral function of the IEEE 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 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!

IEEE BioCAS 2021 is particularly interested in tutorial topics related to the conference theme: Intelligent symbiosis of man and machine to improve health.

Tutorial Proposals

Please submit your tutorial proposal by email to all Tutorial Co-Chairs, with copy to Conference Manager, Kerstin Bonicard. 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:

  • Title and Abstract: Propose a title and an abstract that allows conference attendees to quickly and accurately understand the subject matter of the tutorial.
  • 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.
  • Basic Structure of the Tutorial: In this section, please describe your proposed use of the available time (~1.5 hours, including Q&A).

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