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ESGCO 2014 – 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular oscillations


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The site has been also updated with important information about travel, accommodation, and social program. Please consider this information while planning your trip to Trento.


Welcome to the home page of the 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, ESGCO 2014, which will be held in Trento, Italy,  in the beauty of the Dolomites mountains, on May 25-28, 2014.

The European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussions among physicists, engineers, physiologists and clinicians about physiological states and transitions, regulatory mechanisms and clinical implications of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular oscillations in all their forms. The ESGCO meeting takes places every two years, and the 2014 meeting in Trento will follow the successful editions of 2010 in Berlin (Germany) and  2012 in Kazimierz Dolny (Poland).

We are planning an exciting conference dense of up to date contributions by keynote speakers and selected papers. Contributions are welcome from a variety of topics, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary and cerebrovascular interactions; baroreflex control; brain-heart interactions; cardiac arrhythmias; oscillations during anesthesia, sleep, and pregnancy; imaging; nonlinear and fractal dynamics; irreversibility, complexity, entropy; coupling, causality and directionality; multivariate and multiscale modeling; point process analysis; QT interval analysis; ballistocardiography and seismocardiography; smart devices.

We are glad to inform you that the Conference will obtain technical co-sponsorship from IEEE-EMBS, and the proceedings will be considered for possible inclusion in IEEE-Xplore and indicization in worldwide databases.In addition, a selected set of contributions will be published in an issue of the Journal Physiological Measurement (IF 2012: 1.496) pending regular peer-review process.




Conference Chairs
Giandomenico Nollo, University of Trento, Italy and IRCS-FBK
Alberto Porta, University of Milan, Italy

Local Organizing and Scientific Committee

Sport Hotel Panorama (Fai della Paganella, Trento, (Italy)

Important dates:
April 4th, 2014: Final paper submission and Early Registration deadline
April 30th , 2014:   Late registration deadline



For scientific matters
BIOtech and Dept. of Industrial Engineering
University of Trento
phone: +39 0461 282773-2768

For organizing matters
Communication and Events Service
University of Trento
phone: +39 0461 281545-2020
fax: +39 0461 281392