Scientific Sessions:

  • Brain and Heart Physiological Networks
  • Entropy and Transfer Entropy
  • Revealing the Complexity of Cardiac Dynamics
  • Complexity Analysis of Heart Rate Variability
  • Cardiovascular Complexity by Fractal Analysis and Symbolic Analysis
  • Telecardiology
  • ECG Analysis
  • Smart Devices
  • Coupling and Synchronization
  • Cerebral Blood Flow Oscillations
  • Cardiorespiratory Interactions
  • Cardiovascular Oscillations in Clinic
  • Heart Rate Variability as a Marker of Early Human Development
  • Baroreflex Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis of Cardiovascular Variability
  • Ventricular Repolarizaton
  • QT Analysis
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology in Microgravity


Plenary Lectures:

  • Plamen Ch. Ivanov: ‘Network Physiology: Mapping interactions between complex physiological systems’
  • Michael Rosenblum: ‘Interaction of Cardiac and Respiratory Oscillators: Quantification with Coupling Functions and Phase Response Curves’ - EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics Lecture
  • Leon Glass: ‘Predicting the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death’


Post-Conference Journal publication:

The Editors of Physiological Measurement (IF 2012: 1.496) have agreed to dedicate a special issue of the Journal to ESGCO 2014. The best contributions have been selected by a panel of experts for possible publication in Physiological Measurement. These contributions will undergo the normal peer review process of the journal.

The panel for the selection of the best contributions was composed by the following members: Paolo Castiglioni, Ki H Chon, Joseph Randall Moorman, Giandomenico Nollo, Ulrich Parlitz, Alberto Porta, David Simpson, Andreas Voss. Papers were scored according to the following criteria: originality, relevance in the field, impact on future applications, quality of the paper and presentation, quality of the experimental data and design. The results of the selection process are reported in the following list, where the average score is indicated after authors and title of the paper.

  1. Luca Faes, Daniele Marinazzo, Fabrice Jurysta and Giandomenico Nollo Granger Causality Analysis of Sleep Brain-Heart Interactions 35,3
  2. Claudia Fischer, Andrea Seeck, Rico Schroeder, Matthias Goernig, Alexander Schirdewan, Hans-Reiner Figulla and Andreas Voss QT variability analysis for risk stratification in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy 35,0
  3. Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Andrea Marchi, Tito Bassani, Paolo Castiglioni, Marco di Rienzo, Andrei Cividjian and Luc Quintin Comparison between Permutation and Coarse-Grained Entropy Approaches for the Assessment of Short-Term Complexity of Heart Period Variability 34,7
  4. Marcello Ruspi, Stefano Carugo, Massimo Slavich and Drew Palin Healthcare and Remote Monitoring System Solution on the Cloud: our Clinical Experience on 100 patients 34,7
  5. Carolina Varon, Alessandro Montalto, Katrien Jansen, Lieven Lagae, Daniele Marinazzo, Luca Faes and Sabine Van Huffel Interictal Cardiorespiratory Variability in Temporal Lobe and Absence Epilepsy in Childhood 34,7
  6. Laura Dalla Vecchia, Anna Lucini, Domenico Volza, Riccardo Sideri, Kalliopi Marinou and Gabriele Mora Cardiac Neural Regulation Involvement in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 34,7
  7. Tatjana Loncar-Turukalo, Marko Vasic, Gorana Mijatovic, Nina Japundzic-Zigon and Dragana Bajic Heart Rate Variability and Baroreceptor Reflex Sensitivity in Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy 34,7
  8. Kathleen Gustafson, Linda May and John Allen Heart Rate Variability as a Proxy for Fetal Programming: The Effect of Maternal Exercise 34,6
  9. Franca Barbic, Karsten Heusser, Wolfram Sies, Judith Buehlmeier, Peter Gauger, Tito Bassani, Jens Tank, Jens Jordan, André Diedrich, David Robertson, Franca Dipaola, Sara Achenza, Antonio Roberto Zamuner, Alberto Porta and Raffaello Furlan Changes in the Linear Relationship between Cardiovascular Parameters and Neural Sympathetic Discharge Variability before Orthostatic Syncope 34,5
  10. Olivier Chételat, Michael Rapin, Olivier Grossenbacher, Jacques-André Porchet, Christophe Meier, Ramun Schmid and Roger Abächerli Standalone dry electrode-sensors for multilead ECG monitoring in mobile patients 34,0
  11. Maja Elstad and Lars Walløe Heart rate variability and stroke volume variability to detect central hypovolemia in spontaneously breathing, young, healthy volunteers 33,8
  12. Tomislav Stankovski, Dwain Eckberg and Aneta Stefanovska The Effects of Time-varying Breathing on Human Neurophysiological and Cardiovascular Mechanisms 33,8
  13. Luciano Bernardi, Milla Rosengård-Bärlund and Per-Henrik Groop Cardio-Respiratory Interactions in Diabetes 33,8
  14. Caroline Rickards and Yu-Chieh Tzeng Blood Pressure and Cerebral Blood Flow Oscillations: Friend or Foe? 33,4
  15. Massimo W. Rivolta, Luca T. Mainardi and Roberto Sassi Quantification of ventricular repolarization heterogeneity during moxifloxacin administration using V-index 33,3
  16. Dirk Cysarz, Alberto Porta, Nicola Montano, Jürgen Kurths, Niels Wessel, Friedrich Edelhäuser and Peter Van Leeuwen Heart rate dynamics assessed by different strategies of symbolization 33,0
  17. Stefano Guzzetti, Tito Bassani, Giuseppe Citerio and Alberto Porta Symbolic Analysis of Heart Rate Variability Differentiates Anesthesiological Procedures 33,0
  18. Lucia Schiatti, Giandomenico Nollo, Gianluca Rossato and Luca Faes Investigating Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Variability in Postural Syncope by means of Extended Granger Causality 33,0
  19. T K Shajahan, Valentin Krinsky, Svetlana Knyazeva and Stefan Luther Elimination of a pinned spiral wave in cardiac monolayer by far field pacing 33,0
  20. Devy Widjaja, Alessandro Montalto, Elke Vlemincx, Daniele Marinazzo, Luca Faes and Sabine Van Huffel Information Dynamics in Cardiorespiratory Time Series during Mental Stress Testing 32,8
  21. Jakob Runge, Maik Riedl, Holger Stepan, Niels Wessel and Juergen Kurths Quantifying the causal strength of multivariate cardiovascular couplings with momentary information transfer 32,8
  22. John M. Karemaker Vagal Effects on Heart Rate: Different Between Up and Down 32,8