BDAA workshop

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The “Biomedical data acquisition and applications” (BDAA) workshop was organized by IEEE CAS/SSC Bulgarian Chapter and hosted by Telecommunications Department, Technical University of Varna. The event has been supported by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in the framework of the 2017 IEEE CASS Outreach Initiative (ID 751). The BDAA workshop aimed: (i) to support the advance of students and young professionals involved in CASS-related research and technology development activities, (ii) to facilitate their career planning and development, and (iii) to improve the chances for their engagement with IEEE CASS activities. The event was held on 13-14 October 2017 at the Technical University of Varna.

  • Date: 2017-10-13 09:00 - 2017-10-14 18:00
  • Location: Technical University of Varna, Varna (Map)


The workshop included plenary, poster and demo sessions, discussions and training activities.

Plenary talks were given by:

  • prof. Petia Koprinkova, Bulgarian Academia of Science
  • prof. Ivan Ganchev, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • assist. Prof. Rositsa Goleva, PhD, New Bulgarian University
  • assist. Prof. Sonia Vachinska, PhD, Technical University of Varna

Summary of the plenary talks and students’ papers were published in BDAA workshop proceedings.

The best poster prizes were awarded to:

  • Firgan Ferodov, “Ranking of statistical features of negative emotional states from EEG signals”
  • Ivelin Lefterov, “Biomedical feature extraction for stress detection”
  • Kalin Kalinkov, “Mobile system for biomedical data acquisition”

The two training activities, involving 20 students, were carried out with the support of Mr. Pencho Hristov, National Instruments. The focus was on:

 - Emotions and data acquisition of biomedical signals (Temperature, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), ECG, EEG etc.) 

During the training, participants were acquainted with the basic principles of the recognition of emotional states and learn how to estimate informative descriptors related to the skin conductivity, heart rate, and EEG signals.

  - Wireless monitoring systems for the acquisition of biomedical data 

During this activity attendees learned about Cloud-based data acquisition and the functionality offered by the Cloud computing services for the monitoring, analysis and detection of emotional states.