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 It will accept for review original previously unpublished novel research manuscripts or research review articles in various topics (listed below) that are aligned with IEEE’s various societies.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 are to be in a MS-Word or LaTex Template. For templates, please see submission site link below.
  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 Epapers in a PDF format, with fonts embedded. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and all accepted papers would be included in the conference proceedings. Only accepted four (4) page papers will be submitted for publication into IEEE Xplore. It is expected the submitting author will upload the final paper into Epapers.  For final manuscripts that have been uploaded by the submitting author, the registration fee cannot be refunded.

It is expected that the submitting author will present the paper (oral or poster) at the conference. If the submitting author will not attend, a co-author of the paper may present. The substitution form below must be filled out to authorize this change.

Each author that registers for the conference is limited to two (2) submissions (either full or short papers or a combination of both) for the conference. If an author would like to submit more than two (2) final papers to the conference, 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 the submitting author must upload the final submission.

Authors should only submit originally written, unpublished work to LSC’18.

Author No Shows

IEEE-LSC 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 conference organizers of several IEEE Societies, who can reject submissions from these authors in the following two years.

The substitution/absentee form must be completed and submitted by the corresponding author of any paper that has been included in the LSC’18 program if the submitting author or any co-authors are no longer able to attend and present the paper at the conference. Back up documentation must be included as well such as visa issues, medical problems, etc. If we do not receive the completed substitution/absentee form, and you do not attend LSC’18 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/absentee 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 PDF tool listed on the

Epapers submission site to be sure it is IEEE Xplore compliant.  Go to the registration tab on the conference website to register and pay for the final 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.

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. See “No-Show” instructions above.

The submitting author will need to complete the IEEE copyright form, which is located on the Epapers submission site. You should have completed it before uploading your final paper, as the copyright needs to be noted on the bottom of your paper. Papers without copyright forms will not be published. Confirm the final submission information before uploading the final paper(s).

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

Smart garments/textiles
Wearable sensors
Smart devices and technologies
Point of care devices and technologies

Track 2: Bio-Circuits and Systems (Associated with the Circuits and Systems Society)

Energy harvesting/scavenging Technology
Design methodologies and app development
Brain-computer interfaces
Electrical and optical stimulation

Track 3: Biosensors and Biomedical Signals (Associated with Signal Processing Society)

Biosensor technologies
Biosignal processing
Imaging technologies and processing

Track 4: Control Systems for Life Sciences (Associated with the Control Systems Society)

Medical control systems
Synthetic biology

Track 5: Cognitive Computing and Deep Learning in Life Sciences (Associated with the Computer Society)

Big Data for healthcare
Deep learning
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
Data pre-processing, cleansing, management, mining and integration
Image Computing

Track 6: Social implications of Technology for Life Sciences (Associated with the Society of Social Implications of Technology)

Track 7: Engineering for Life Sciences (Associated with the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)

Rehabilitation and assistive technologies
Virtual reality (VR) in healthcare and medicine
Bioinformatics and Biometrics
Electronic medical records

Track 8: Communications for Life Sciences (Associated with the Communications Society)

IoT for healthcare
Wireless communication and networking

Track 9: Forensics and Bioinformatics (Associated with the Consumer Electronics Society)

Track 10: Extreme Environment Medicine (Associated with Life Sciences Technical Community)

Autonomous health monitoring systems for health and wellness in space
Serious games for military and first responder resilience training
Health Monitoring systems for Military and First Responders
Health Monitoring systems for Diving
Health Monitoring systems for Deep Mining (>2km depth)

Track 11: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (Associated with the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)

Track 12: Other Topics

Papers that cannot fit within above regular tracks

Track 13: Special Sessions

Invited papers within special sessions only