Call for Live Demonstrations

April 12, 2024

May 12, 2024 (extended)

Special Session Proposal Deadline

May 17, 2024

May 27, 2024 (extended)

Regular Paper Submission Deadline

July 5, 2024

Live Demo Submission Deadline

August 9, 2024

Author Notification Date

August 23, 2024

BioCAS Student Travel Grants Application Deadline

September 6, 2024

Author Registration/Final Paper Submission Deadline

October 4, 2024

Conference Registration

Submissions are being accepted here

The BioCAS 2024 Organization Committee invites proposals for Live Demonstrations to be conducted on October 24, 2024, the first day of the 2024 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS 2024) in Xi'an, China. The Live Demonstrations session will be held concurrently with the welcome reception of the conference.

The “Live Demonstrations of Biomedical Circuits and Systems” has been an important track in BioCAS Conference in recent years that offers the possibility for an interactive and tangible form of presentation, which is quite different from oral or poster sessions. The demonstrations will be conducted in presentation booths with ample space to set up a working system, may it be interactive software on a laptop, a hardware setup, or even a robot.

Conference attendees are invited to experience the demonstrations directly, to interact with, play with, and challenge them. Presenters can show direct proof of their working systems and create a lasting impression for a session that has been well attended in previous years.

Traditionally, prospective demonstrations could be either on work that has already been published or on research that is anticipated to be published concurrently in CAS Society this year.

This year, live demonstrations from industries relevant to the general field of biomedical circuits and systems are also welcomed. This is to both enhance and highlight active presence of the industrial side of the BioCAS community in the conference, and benefit from their invaluable expertise and insight through in-person interactions.

The live demos that are presented at the conference will be evaluated by a panel. Cash awards of $500, $300 and $100 will be given to top-three demos according to their quality.

Submission Guidelines

Proposers of live demonstrations should submit a description of the demonstration using the same page formatting as for regular BioCAS papers in one of the following categories:

Demo with prepublication: Demos on a pre-published work (including a manuscript accepted in this year’s BioCAS) will need to include a reference to at least one earlier publicly accessible publication. The demonstration proposal needs to fit in 1 page only and contain the information listed below.

Demo from industry: Proposals submitted from industry do not necessarily have to have pre-publication; instead, they are expected to be prepared in 2 pages.

In addition to the 1-page format provided below (for demos with pre-publication), proposers from industry are asked to add a second page on technical/scientific/application description of the demo. If available, reference to online description(s) of the work is welcomed.

Submit your demonstration proposal to the Demo track.

The 1-page demonstration proposal must contain the following information; failure to include this information will be cause for proposal rejection:

1. Demonstration title and author information: The title must begin with ‘Live Demonstration:’ and in case of simultaneous paper submission must then cite the title of the full paper.

2. Demonstration type: Specify if the demo is from academia or industry.

3. Demonstration setup: Describe the equipment that you will bring to BioCAS. Include a photograph and/or a screenshot. Only a power plug, a table and pin wall will be provided. Demonstrators are responsible for the transportation of their own equipment to the meeting site. Indicate any special requirements such as extra space for demonstrating robotic movement or other requirements that the organizers should be aware of.

4. Visitor experience: Explain the way in which a visitor experiences and interacts with your demonstration, how it reveals the essence of your work, furthers understanding, and what the visitor will learn.

5. Earlier publication: Please include one or more citations referring to your work about the scientific background of your live demonstration (or online descriptions for industrial demos). This reference must be publicly and easily accessible for the reviewers – a URL is highly recommended! Inaccessible conference publications will be cause for proposal rejection.

Please note that “double booking” of a demo combined with a lecture presentation is not allowed. Demo and lectures must be presented separately.

Please submit your demo proposal before Friday, July 14, 2024. Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, the authors' qualifications, and the proposed demonstration's quality.

Proposals for live demonstrations should be submitted via the regular submissions page by choosing the Demo track. Questions can be submitted to zhaojianycc@sjtu.edu.cn

BioCAS 2024 Demo Session Co-Chairs

Prof. Jian Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Xiaoyan Gui, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China

Prof. Deepu John, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Hossein Kassiri, York University, Canada

Important Dates

Live Demonstrations Proposal Submission: July 14, 2024

Live Demonstrations Acceptance Notification: August 11, 2024