Author Instructions

IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC) is a multi-track conference. It will accept for review original previously unpublished novel research manuscripts or research review articles in various topics (listed below) that are aligned with IEEE’s various societies. These topics are suggested areas of interest. The conference will consider for review other articles that broadly fall within header themes. Multidisciplinary articles should be submitted to the General Track.

Key Information (Details below):
Submission Format:   IEEE formatted articles (MS-Word template, LaTeX template)
Length:                        4-page articles (“full paper”) and 2-page articles (“short paper”)
Submission site:

Paper Guidelines:
The authors may use IEEE LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing their manuscripts, which must be in English. The papers must be uploaded into EasyChair in a PDF format, with fonts embedded. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and all accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. At least one author of the paper must register at the appropriate conference rate (IEEE Member, Non-member, IEEE Student member, Student non-member) to pay for the paper, but the corresponding author must upload the final paper into PDF Express (see below). For manuscripts that have been uploaded by the author, the registration fee cannot be refunded.

Each author that registers for the conference is limited to two (2) full paper and two (2) short paper submissions for the conference. If an author would like to submit more than two (2) final full or short papers to the conference, then there is a fee of $150 per additional paper.  Final full and short papers are limited to four (4) and two (2) pages. Authors wishing to submit an over-length manuscript may do so. There will be an over-length page fee of $200 per page and limited to an additional two (2) pages for full papers (maximum page submission is six (6) pages) and one (1) page for short papers (maximum page submission is three (3) pages). This payment will be required after author notification of acceptance, at the time of final paper submission. Please note that any co-author listed at the time of initial submission of the paper may register for the conference and associate the registration with final paper(s) to be uploaded, but only the designated corresponding author will be able to upload the final submission.

Authors should only submit originally written, unpublished work to LSC’17.

Author No Shows

EMBS enforces a “no show” policy. Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author to attend and present the paper at the conference. Authors of the accepted papers included in the final program who do not attend the Conference will be subscribed to a “No Show List”, compiled by the Society. The “no-show” papers will be removed from the Master Program and noted as “Author unavailable for presentation” prior to submitting to IEEE for inclusion in Xplore. The “No Show List” will also be made available to all EMBS conference organizers, who can reject submissions from these authors in the following two years, based on their past negative impact on an EMBS conference.

The no show form must be completed and submitted by the corresponding author of any paper that has been included in the LSC’17 program if the corresponding author or any co-authors are no longer able to attend and present the paper at the conference. If we do not receive the completed no show form, and you do not attend LSC’17 and present your paper, you will automatically be subscribed to the Society no show list.  If you are not able to attend, a co-author may present in your absence. To have a substitute author present, please complete the Substitution Form.

Information about Manuscript Preparation for Paper Submission

All submissions must be in US Letter page size format. Please follow the page margins strictly. You will not be permitted to upload your manuscript if it violates margin requirements thus; it is highly recommended that you use the downloadable MS-Word or LaTeX template. Please go to PDF Express to upload your final manuscript and to see if it is IEEE Xplore compliant.  Also, go to the registration tab on the conference website and register and pay for the paper. Please be sure to register under the “author” type.

Final submissions must be in two (2)-column format and written in English.

Do not put your own page numbers or running headers/footers on the manuscript.

Only the corresponding author can upload the final paper — but any of the co-authors can register for the conference and pay for registration.

Although several authors may be associated with a paper, at least one must be registered and attend the conference to present the paper. Otherwise, the paper should be withdrawn.

The corresponding author will need to complete the IEEE copyright form which was automatically sent to you from IEEE eCopyright. You should have filled it out and returned it before uploading your final paper as the copyright needs to be noted on the bottom of the paper. Confirm the final submission information before being able to upload the final paper.

Code of Ethics

All papers for the Life Sciences Conference must contain a statement about your ethics approval (or exemption), or why it is not applicable.


Track: Wearable and Consumer Apps for Health and Wellness (Associated with the Consumer Electronics Society)

Biosensor-based mobile health apps
Smart garments/textiles
Wearable sensors
Point of care devices and technologies
Smart devices and technologies
Design methodologies and app development

Track: Bio-Circuits and Systems (Associated with Circuits and Systems Society)
Energy harvesting/scavenging Technology

Track: Biosensors and Biomedical Signals (Associated with Signal Processing Society)
Biosensor technologies
Biosignal processing

Track: Control Systems for Life Sciences (Associated with the Control Systems Society)
Medical control systems
Synthetic biology

Track: Cognitive computing and Deep Learning in Life Sciences (Associated with IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences)
Big Data for healthcare
Deep learning and pattern recognition
Data pre-processing, cleansing, management, mining and integration
Image Computing

Track: Social implications of Technology for Life Sciences (Associated with the Society of Social Implications of Technology)               

Track: Engineering for Life Sciences (Associated with the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
Rehabilitation and assistive technologies
Brain-computer interfaces
Imaging technologies and processing
Virtual reality (VR) in healthcare and medicine
Electronic medical records

Track: Communications for Life Sciences (Associated with the Communications Society)
IoT for healthcare
Wireless communication and networking”

Track: Forensics and Bioinformatics

Track: Extreme Environments

Track: Rehabilitation