Home      Log In      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal
Special Session
Special Session on
Real-world Assessment of Individuals During Everyday Routines
 - RAIDERS 2019

22 - 24 February, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2019


Bethany Bracken
Socio-Cognitive Systems, Charles River Analytics Inc.
United States
Brief Bio
Bethany Bracken is a Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics. At Charles River, she currently works on projects using neurophysiological and physiological sensing methods to assess human states such as stress, focused attention, and cognitive workload and to predict upcoming performance deficits to allow time to enact augmentation strategies to optimize that performance. Dr. Bracken has a B.S. in Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. Before joining Charles River Analytics, Dr. Bracken completed a postdoctoral fellowship, quickly followed with a promotion to the faculty level, in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


Over the past several years, the fast-paced technological advances in wearable and off-body sensors combined with new machine learning and deep learning algorithms development, quantifying many aspects of human state and performance has become possible, not just in very controlled laboratory conditions, but also during typical behaviors in real-world environments. However many challenges remain, including (but not limited to) developing techniques capable of accurately assessing individuals rather than simply finding statistical differences in data pooled across many participants, dealing with the large amount of noise inherent in real world data, and working with sensors of varying accuracy and accessibility. This session will discuss some of the victories and remaining challenges in real world assessment of humans.


Paper Submission: December 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 7, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 15, 2019 (expired)


Linda Barnwell, Oregon Health and Science University, United States
Linda R. Barnwell, endoscopy, Oregon Health and Sciences University, United States
Calvin Leather, Charles River Analytics Inc., United States
Arianna Maffei, Neurobiology and Behavior, Stony Brook University, United States
Kaliris Salas-Ramirez, The City College of New York, United States
Raj Stewart, Brandeis University, United States
Raj Stewart, Navigant, United States


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, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, Microsoft Academic, SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
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


BIOSTEC Special Sessions - RAIDERS 2019