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Doctoral Consortium

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 own ongoing PhD 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.


Seraina A. Dual
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Brief Bio
Seraina A. Dual is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Signal Processing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prior, she was a postodoctoral fellow at the departments of Radiology at Stanford Medicine and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, mentored by Prof. Doff McElHinney, Prof. Daniel Ennis, and Prof. Alison Marsden. She graduated with a Bachelor's/Master's and Doctoral degree from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in Mechanical Engineering. Her work focuses on developing dynamic systems, algorithms, and sensors inspired by her background in engineering and control methodology to either improve our pathophysiological understanding of disease or enable physiological interaction of patients with intelligent medical devices.
Algimantas Krisciukaitis
Physics, Mathematics and Biophysics, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Brief Bio
Algimantas Krisciukaitis receiveid is Dipl. Eng. Electronics in 1980, and his Phd. Biophysics in 1989. A PostDoc in University of Stuttgart, Germany (between 1993-1996). Currently he is Professor at Dept. Physics, Mathematics, Biophysics, ate the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Katarina Trojachanec Dineva
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Skopje
North Macedonia
Brief Bio
Katarina Trojacanec started her studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University "Ss. Cyrill and Methodius" in Skopje, Macedonia in 2004 at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She graduated at the same Faculty on June 2008. She defended her master thesis titled "Content Based Image Retrieval System for Magnetic Resonance Images" at the same Faculty in May 2010 under supervision of prof. d-r Suzana Loskovska. During her education at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in Skopje, she was continuously awarded for her successful studying. As the best student in the generation she was awarded with an "Engineering ring" by the Engineering Institution of Macedonia and with "Gold Coin" by the University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius", Macedonia. She obtained her initial working experience at the Faculty for Computer Science, European University in Skopje in 2008. She started to work at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in October 2008. Her research is focused on medical imaging, image processing, content based image retrieval, data mining, machine learning, and software engineering.


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.

Seraina A. Dual (Chair), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Algimantas Krisciukaitis (Chair), Physics, Mathematics and Biophysics, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Katarina Trojachanec Dineva (Chair), Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Skopje, North Macedonia


The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each paper must have a single author, i.e. a PhD student. Other contributors, including supervisors, could be acknowledged in the “Acknowledgements” section of the paper.
  • 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: 8,000 to 50,000 characters (excluding white spaces);
  • 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 Doctoral Consortium papers will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications or in the Digital Library and therefore will remain free of copyright.


To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 10 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. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (, warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free or reduced registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the basic registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.

Important Deadlines

Doctoral Consortium Submission: December 21, 2023 (expired)
Author Notification: January 9, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024 (expired)