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Special Session
Special Session on
Wearable HealthCare
 - WHC 2025

20 - 22 February, 2025 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 18th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2025


Vítor Carvalho
2Ai-EST-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 Applied Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (2Ai) at IPCA being colaborator of the Algoritmi Research Centre at Minho University. He is also currently the Dean of the School of Technology (IPCA). His main fields of interest are related with data acquisition systems and serious games.
Filomena Soares
Industrial electronics Dept., 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
Mechanical Engineering Department, MEtRICs, University of Minho

Brief Bio
José Machado concluded Habilitation degree in February 2019 at University of Minho, Portugal. He 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 Deputy Director of MEtRICs Research Center and Assistant Professor at Mechanical Engineering department of University of Minho. He has authored, or co-authored, more than 220 refereed journal and conference proceedings papers. He coordinates and has coordinated - and participated as collaborator - in several Research and Technology Transfer Projects on Mechatronics and Automation domains. His main interests are related with Industry 4.0, more specifically, on the design and development of Cyber-Physical Systems; design and analysis of dependable controllers for obtaining dependable mechatronic systems; and mechatronic systems design with special focus on medical or biomedical applications, wellbeing and/or rehabilitation. He is member of IEEE and member of IFAC.
Demétrio Matos
Department of Industrial Design and Product (ESD), IPCA-ID+

Brief Bio
Adjunct Professor at the School of Design (Escola Superior de Design - ESD) of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave ( Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - IPCA), director of the Department of Industrial Design and Product since 2017 and director of the undergraduate degree in Industrial Design since 2016. PhD in Design, by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon ( Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa - FA.UL), in the area of knowledge of Industrial Design, Master in Industrial Design by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto ( Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto - FEUP) in partnership with the School of Arts and Design of Matosinhos ( Escola Superior de Artes e Design - ESAD), and graduated in Equipment Design by the School of Arts and Design of Matosinhos (ESAD). Member of the Research Institute in Design, Media and Culture (ID +), in the research group of the health area. The main areas of interest include industrial design, health design, human enhancement and inclusive design.


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.


Topics of interest 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: December 18, 2024
Authors Notification: January 14, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2025


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, 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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
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


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