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Previous Awards

The papers receiving these awards were selected from a set of outstanding papers, based on the quantitative and qualitative classifications as well as comments provided by the program committee reviewers, their final classification as full paper and their oral presentation at the conference.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

BIODEVICES 2017

Best Paper Award


Effects of Configuration and Dimension of Concentric Ring Electrodes in EEnG Recording Applications
V. Zena-Giménez, J. Garcia-Casado, G. Prats-Boluda and Y. Ye-Lin

Best Student Paper Award


Determination of the Selectivity of Printed Wearable Sweat Sensors
Alicia Zörner, Susanne Oertel, Björn Schmitz, Nadine Lang, Michael P. M. Jank and Lothar Frey

BIOIMAGING 2017

Best Paper Award


Localization of Demyelinating Plaques in MRI using Convolutional Neural Networks
Bartłomiej Stasiak, Pawel Tarasiuk, Izabela Michalska, Arkadiusz Tomczyk and Piotr S. Szczepaniak

Best Student Paper Award


Segmentation of Retinal Ganglion Cells From Fluorescent Microscopy Imaging
Silvia Baglietto, Ibolya E. Kepiro, Gerrit Hilgen, Evelyne Sernagor, Vittorio Murino and Diego Sona

BIOINFORMATICS 2017

Best Paper Award


Protein Disorder Prediction using Information Theory Measures on the Distribution of the Dihedral Torsion Angles from Ramachandran Plots
Jonny A. Uribe, Julián D. Arias-Londoño and Alexandre Perera-Lluna

Best Student Paper Award


Reconstruction of Mitochondrial Genotypes from Diverse next Generation Sequencing Datasets
Peter Ulz, Michael R. Speicher and Gerhard G. Thallinger

BIOSIGNALS 2017

Best Paper Award


A Neural Network Approach for Automatic Detection of Acoustic Alarms
Alex Peiró Lilja, Ganna Raboshchuk and Climent Nadeu

Best Student Paper Award


Flow Parameters Derived from Impedance Pneumography after Nonlinear Calibration based on Neural Networks
Marcel Młyńczak and Gerard Cybulski

HEALTHINF 2017

Best Paper Award


Technologies for Ageing in Place to Support Home Monitoring of Patients with Chronic Diseases
Alexandra Queirós, Luís Pereira, Ana Dias and Nelson Pacheco Rocha

Best Student Paper Award


Healthcare-Oriented Characterisation of Human Movements by Means of Impulse-Radar Sensors and by Means of Accelerometric Sensors
Paweł Mazurek, Jakub Wagner, Andrzej Miękina, Roman Z. Morawski and Frode Fadnes Jacobsen

BIODEVICES 2016

Best Paper Award


Electrochemical Analysis of Accelerated Aging of PEDOT-PTS Coated Screen-printed Electrodes
Nathalia Peixoto, Tjerignimin Silue, Catalina Vallejo-Giraldo and Manus Biggs

Best Student Paper Award


Discontinuous Dielectrophoresis - A Technique for Investigating the Response of Loosely Adherent Cells to High Shear Stress
Rebecca Soffe, Sara Baratchi, Shi-yang Tang, Peter McIntyre, Arnan Mitchell and Khashayar Khoshmanesh

BIOIMAGING 2016

Best Paper Award


Design of Customised Orthodontic Devices by Digital Imaging and CAD/FEM Modelling
Sandro Barone, Alessandro Paoli, Armando Viviano Razionale and Roberto Savignano

Best Student Paper Award


Tackling the Problem of Data Imbalancing for Melanoma Classification
Mojdeh Rastgoo, Guillaume Lemaitre, Joan Massich, Olivier Morel, Franck Marzani, Rafael Garcia and Fabrice Meriaudeau

BIOINFORMATICS 2016

Best Paper Award


Highly Robust Classification: A Regularized Approach for Omics Data
Jan Kalina and Jaroslav Hlinka

Best Student Paper Award


BioMed Xplorer - Exploring (Bio)Medical Knowledge using Linked Data
Mohammad Shafahi, Hayo Bart and Hamideh Afsarmanesh

BIOSIGNALS 2016

Best Paper Award


Extraction of Temporal Gait Parameters using a Reduced Number of Wearable Accelerometers
Mohamed Boutaayamou, Vincent Denoël, Olivier Brüls, Marie Demonceau, Didier Maquet, Bénédicte Forthomme, Jean-Louis Croisier, Cédric Schwartz, Jacques G. Verly and Gaëtan Garraux

Best Student Paper Award


A Simulation-based Methodology to Test and Assess Designs of Mechatronic Neural Interface Systems
Samuel Bustamante, Juan C. Yepes, Vera Z. Pérez and Julio C. Correa

HEALTHINF 2016

Best Paper Award


ICT-mediated Community Coaching to Improve Physical Activity
Lamia Elloumi, Margot Meijerink, Bert-Jan van Beijnum and Hermie Hermens

Best Student Paper Award


Generalizing the Detection of Internal and External Interactions in Clinical Guidelines
Veruska Zamborlini, Rinke Hoekstra, Marcos da Silveira, Cedric Pruski, Annette ten Teije and Frank van Harmelen

BIOSTEC 2016

Best PhD Project Award


Study of a Low-cost Sensitive Point-of-Care Testing System using Screen Printed Biosensors for Early Biomarkers Detection Related to Alzheimer Disease
Sarah Tonello, Mauro Serpelloni, Nicola Francesco Lopomo, Giulia Abate, Daniela Uberti and Emilio Sardini

BIODEVICES 2015

Best Paper Award


Noise Analysis of Programmable Gain Analog to Digital Converter for Integrated Neural Implant Front End
Amir Zjajo, Carlo Galuzzi and Rene van Leuken

Best Student Paper Award


High Voltage Integrated Chip Power Recovering Topology for Implantable Wireless Biomedical Devices
Vijith Vijayakumaran Nair, Jinhwan Youn and Jun Rim Choi

BIOIMAGING 2015

Best Paper Award


Content Based Retrieval of MRI Based on Brain Structure Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease
Katarina Trojacanec, Ivan Kitanovski, Ivica Dimitrovski and Suzana Loshkovska

BIOINFORMATICS 2015

Best Paper Award


Identifying Aging Genes in the Aging Mouse Hypothalamus Using Gateway Node Analysis of Correlation Networks
Kathryn M. Cooper, Stephen Bonasera and Hesham Ali

Best Student Paper Award


Essential Proteins and Functional Modules in the Host-Pathogen Interactions from Innate to Adaptive Immunity - C. albicans-zebrafish Infection Model
Chia-Chou Wu and Bor-Sen Chen

BIOSIGNALS 2015

Best Paper Award


A User-centric Design of Permanent Magnetic Articulography based Assistive Speech Technology
Lam A. Cheah, Jie Bai, Jose A. Gonzalez, Stephen R. Ell, James M. Gilbert, Roger K. Moore and Phil D. Green

Best Student Paper Award


Recognizing Hand and Finger Gestures with IMU based Motion and EMG based Muscle Activity Sensing
Marcus Georgi, Christoph Amma and Tanja Schultz

HEALTHINF 2015

Best Paper Award


Eyetrace2014 - Eyetracking Data Analysis Tool
Katrin Sippel, Thomas Kübler, Wolfgang Fuhl, Guilherme Schievelbein, Raphael Rosenberg and Wolfgang Rosenstiel

Best Student Paper Award


Towards Guidelines for the Design of Patient Feedback in Stroke Rehabilitation Technology
Lilha Willems, Daniel Tetteroo and Panos Markopoulos

BIODEVICES 2014

Best Paper Award


Development of Concurrent Object-oriented Logic Programming System to Intelligent Monitoring of Anomalous Human Activities
Alexei A. Morozov, Abhishek Vaish, Alexander F. Polupanov, Vyacheslav E. Antciperov, Igor I. Lychkov, Aleksandr N. Alfimtsev and Vladimir V. Deviatkov

Best Student Paper Award


VLSI Wavelet Denoising of Neural Signals - Critical Appraisal of Different Algorithmic Solutions for Threshold Estimation
Nicola Carta, Danilo Pani and Luigi Raffo

BIOIMAGING 2014

Best Paper Award


Infrared Spectral Microimaging - A New Tool to Characterise the Tissue Features in Skin Cancers of Melanoma Type
David Sebiskveradze, Cyril Gobinet, Nathalie Cardot-Leccia, Michel Manfait, Pierre Jeannesson, Vincent Vuiblet and Olivier Piot

Best Student Paper Award


Model-based Approach to Tissue Characterization using Optical Coherence Tomography
Cecília Lantos, Rafik Borji, Stéphane Douady, Karolos Grigoriadis, Kirill Larin and Matthew A. Franchek

BIOINFORMATICS 2014

Best Paper Award


A Computational Study to Identify TP53 and SREBF2 as Regulation Mediators of miR-214 in Melanoma Progression
Gianfranco Politano, Alfredo Benso, Stefano Di Carlo, Francesca Orso, Alessandro Savino and Daniela Taverna

Best Student Paper Award


Exploring a Sub-optimal Hidden Markov Model Sampling Approach for De Novo Peptide Structure Modeling
Pierre Thevenet and Pierre Tufféry

BIOSIGNALS 2014

Best Paper Award


Observer Design for a Nonlinear Minimal Model of Glucose Disappearance and Insulin Kinetics
Driss Boutat, Mohamed Darouach and Holger Voos

Best Student Paper Award


Synchronization of Electroencephalography and Eye Tracking using Global Illumination Changes
Daniel Siboska, Henrik Karstoft and Henrik Pedersen

HEALTHINF 2014

Best Paper Award


Feasibility Estimation for Clinical Trials
Zhisheng Huang, Frank van Harmelen, Annette Ten Teije and Andre Dekker

Best Student Paper Award


Partopens at the Point of Care - Evaluating Digital Pen-based Maternal Labor Monitoring in Kenya
Heather Underwood, John Ong’ech, Sara Rosenblum, Maya Appley, Addie Crawley, S. Revi Sterling and John K. Bennett

BIOSTEC 2014

Best PhD Project Award


Enhanced Bone Healing Through Mechanical Stimulation by Implanted Piezoelectric Actuators
Natacha Rosa, Fernão D. Magalhães, Ricardo Simões and António Torres Marques

BIODEVICES 2013

Best Paper Award


Flexible Array of Active Concentric Ring Electrodes for Surface Bioelectrical Recordings - Application to Non-invasive Recordings of EEnG
J. Garcia-Casado, V. Zena, G. Prats-Boluda, Y. Ye-Lin and E. Garcia-Breijo

Best Student Paper Award


Bioimpedance Parameter as a Risk Factor to Assess Pine Decay - An Innovative Approach to the Diagnosis of Plant Diseases
E. Borges, M. Sequeira, André F. V. Cortez, H. Catarina Pereira, T. Pereira, V. Almeida, T. M. Vasconcelos, I. M. Duarte, N. Nazaré, J. Cardoso and C. Correia

BIOINFORMATICS 2013

Best Paper Award


Qualitative Analysis of Gene Regulatory Networks using Network Motifs
Sohei Ito, Takuma Ichinose, Masaya Shimakawa, Naoko Izumi, Shigeki Hagihara and Naoki Yonezaki

Best Student Paper Award


A Methodology for Optimizing the Cost Matrix in Cost Sensitive Learning Models applied to Prediction of Molecular Functions in Embryophyta Plants
S. García-López, J. A. Jaramillo-Garzón, L. Duque-Muñoz and C. G. Castellanos-Domínguez

BIOSIGNALS 2013

Best Paper Award


Dynamic Data-based Modelling of Synaptic Plasticity: mGluR-dependent Long-term Depression
Tim Tambuyzer, Tariq Ahmed, C. James Taylor, Daniel Berckmans, Detlef Balschun and Jean-Marie Aerts

Best Student Paper Award


Array-based Electromyographic Silent Speech Interface
Michael Wand, Christopher Schulte, Matthias Janke and Tanja Schultz

HEALTHINF 2013

Best Paper Award


Inclusion of Data from the Domestic Domain in the Process of Clinical Decision Making using the Example of a Comprehensive Ambient Energy Expenditure Determination for COPD Patients
Axel Helmer, Frerk Müller, Okko Lohmann, Andreas Thiel, Marco Eichelberg and Andreas Hein

Best Student Paper Award


The PartoPen in Training and Clinical Use - Two Preliminary Studies in Kenya
Heather Underwood, S. Revi Sterling and John K. Bennett

BIODEVICES 2012

Best Paper Award


AUTONOMOUS SENTINELS FOR THE DETECTION OF INVASIVE PATHOGENS
Howard Clyde Wikle III, Suiqiong Li, Aleksandr Simonian and Bryan A. Chin

Best Student Paper Award


MOBILE, REAL-TIME SIMULATOR FOR A CORTICAL VISUAL PROSTHESIS
Horace Josh, Benedict Yong and Lindsay Kleeman

BIOINFORMATICS 2012

Best Paper Award


A n2 RNA SECONDARY STRUCTURE PREDICTION ALGORITHM
Markus E. Nebel and Anika Scheid

Best Student Paper Award


LASER DOPPLER FLOWMETERS PROTOTYPES VALIDATION USING MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS
Edite Figueiras, Rita Campos, Ricardo Oliveira, Luís F. Requicha Ferreira, Frits de Mul and Anne Humeau-Heurtier

BIOSIGNALS 2012

Best Paper Award


A WEARABLE GAIT ANALYSIS SYSTEM USING INERTIAL SENSORS PART II - Evaluation in a Clinical Setting
A. Sant'Anna, N. Wickström, H. Eklund and R. Tranberg

Best Student Paper Award


AN EFFICIENT STOCHASTIC BASED MODEL FOR SIMULATING MICROELECTRODE RECORDINGS OF THE DEEP BRAIN - Modelling and Analysis
K. J. Weegink, J. J. Varghese, P. A. Bellette, T. Coyne, P. A. Silburn and P. A. Meehan

HEALTHINF 2012

Best Paper Award


A HEART RATE PREDICTION MODEL FOR THE TELEREHABILITATION TRAINING OF CARDIOPULMONARY PATIENTS
Axel Helmer, Riana Deparade, Friedrich Kretschmer, Okko Lohmann, Andreas Hein, Michael Marschollek and Uwe Tegtbur

Best Student Paper Award


TWITTER IMPROVES SEASONAL INFLUENZA PREDICTION
Harshavardhan Achrekar, Avinash Gandhe, Ross Lazarus, Ssu-Hsin Yu and Benyuan Liu

BIODEVICES 2011

Best Paper Award


AN INTEGRATED MULTI-CHANNEL SYSTEM FOR BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL ACQUISITION
Jakob M. Tomasik, Wjatscheslaw Galjan, Kristian M. Hafkemeyer, Dietmar Schroeder and Wolfgang H. Krautschneider

Best Student Paper Award


URINE OUTPUT MONITORING - A Simple and Reliable Device for Monitoring Critical Patients’ Urine Output
Abraham Otero, Teodor Akinfiev, Andrey Apalkov, Francisco Palacios and Jesús Presedo

BIOINFORMATICS 2011

Best Paper Award


AUTOMATED COUNTING OF YEAST COLONIES USING THE FAST RADIAL TRANSFORM ALGORITHM
Jan Schier and Bohumil Kovář

Best Student Paper Award


KINETIC MODELS AND QUALITATIVE ABSTRACTION FOR RELATIONAL LEARNING IN SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
Gabriel Synnaeve, Katsumi Inoue, Andrei Doncescu, Hidetomo Nabeshima, Yoshitaka Kameya, Masakazu Ishihata and Taisuke Sato

BIOSIGNALS 2011

Best Paper Award


BIO-INSPIRED AUDITORY PROCESSING FOR SPEECH FEATURE ENHANCEMENT
HariKrishna Maganti and Marco Matassoni

Best Student Paper Award


OPTICAL METHODS FOR LOCAL PULSE WAVE VELOCITY ASSESSMENT
T. Pereira, M. Cabeleira, P. Matos, E. Borges, V. Almeida, J. Cardoso, C. Correia and H. C. Pereira

HEALTHINF 2011

Best Paper Award


EEG AND ECG CHARACTERISTICS OF HUMAN SLEEP COMPOSITION TYPES
Amro Khasawneh, Sergio A. Alvarez, Carolina Ruiz, Shivin Misra and Majaz Moonis

Best Student Paper Award


PATIENT-BASED LITERATURE RETRIEVAL AND INTEGRATION - A Use Case for Diabetes and Arterial Hypertension
Ana Jimenez-Castellanos, Izaskun Fernández, David Perez-Rey, Elisa Viejo, Francisco Javier Díez, Xabier García de Kortazar, Miguel García-Remesal, Víctor Maojo, Antonio Cobo and Francisco del Pozo

BIODEVICES 2010

Best Paper Award


DEVICE FOR PROSODIC SPEECH RESTORATION - A Multi-Resolution Approach for Glottal Excitation Restoration
O. Schleusing, R. Vetter, Ph. Renevey, J.-M. Vesin and V. Schweizer

Best Student Paper Award


AL2O3 NANOLAYER AS EVANESCENT WAVEGUIDE FOR BIOMEDICAL SENSOR APPLICATION
A. Purniawan, P. J. French, Y. Huang, G. Pandraud and P. M. Sarro

BIOINFORMATICS 2010

Best Paper Award


CO-EVOLUTION IN HIV ENZYMES
P. Boba, P. Weil, F. Hoffgaard and K. Hamacher

Best Student Paper Award


REACTION KERNELS - Structured Output Prediction Approaches for Novel Enzyme Function
Katja Astikainen, Esa Pitkänen, Juho Rousu, Liisa Holm and Sándor Szedmák

BIOSIGNALS 2010

Best Paper Award


PROBABILISTIC PATIENT MONITORING USING EXTREME VALUE THEORY - A Multivariate, Multimodal Methodology for Detecting Patient Deterioration
Samuel Hugueny, David A. Clifton and Lionel Tarassenko

Best Student Paper Award


FEATURE RELEVANCE ASSESSMENT IN AUTOMATIC INTER-PATIENT HEART BEAT CLASSIFICATION
G. de Lannoy, D. François, J. Delbeke and M. Verleysen

HEALTHINF 2010

Best Paper Award


A LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL FOR REPRESENTING AND REASONING WITH TEMPORAL INFORMATION IN BIOMEDICAL ONTOLOGIES
Martin J. O’Connor and Amar K. Das

Best Student Paper Award


USER CENTERED DESIGN OF PATIENT USER INTERFACES FOR REMOTE TRAINING SUPERVISION - A User Study
Florian Klompmaker, Karsten Nebe, Andreas Bleiker, Clemens Busch and Detlev Willemsen

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