Summer School
Modelling and Signal Processing

September 22-25, 2019 - University Residence, Jaca (Spain)


About the Summer School

Three summer schools are planned during the project. They will be concentrated in the first two years of the PhD programmes. All summer schools will be opened to a general public, as university students, clinical doctors and professionals in the biomedical engineering business. During the summer schools, each ESR will present his/her research.

This edition will be held in the University residence in Jaca, belonging to UNIZAR and including teaching facilities. The event will focus on modelling and signal processing techniques and its application to AF management, emphasizing the future challenges in the development of tools for detection, diagnosing, therapy delivery and monitoring.


University Residence, Jaca (Spain)


Sunday to Wednesday
September 22-25, 2019


Arriving welcome dinner

ESR-1: Bottom-Up study on the implications of interatrial block in the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation

Jordan Eliot

ESR-2: Detailed 3-D computer models of human atria and torso for studying atrial fibrillation initiation and progression

Rebecca Belletti

ESR-3: Body Surface Potential Maps and ECG-signals of AF

Giorgio Lungo

Coffe Break

ESR-4: Atrial complex networks in endocavitary recordings during AF

Muhamed Villa

ESR-5: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Continuous tracking of arrhythmia progression

Riccardo Salinas Martínez

ESR-6: AF screening using everyday sensors and data fusion

Hesam Halvaei

Panel session

Pyort Platanov, Johan de Bie


ESR-7: Risk stratification and prediction of intervention outcome in AF using novel ECG-based markers of atrial remodelling

Mustafa Abdollahpur

ESR-8: Assessment of the AF triggers and their role in its progression

Javier Saiz

ESR-9: Evaluation of the interplay mechanism between AF and AT detected by a single lead ECG

Guadalupe García Isla

Coffe Break

ESR-10: Integrated and personalized computational model of atria with AF for an efficient ablation therapy

Luca Azzolin

ESR-11: Assessment of AF therapies targeting ion channels and neural components

Chiara Celotto

ESR-12: Effect of atrial fibrillation dynamics on the efficacy of ablation therapies

Jennifer Riccio

Panel session

Felipe Atienza + Mirko de Melis

Atrial fibrillation, how to look for the best electrograms?

Ruben Casado
Hôpital Erasme - ULB Cliniques universitaires de Bruxelles

Non-invasive ECG imaging to solve cardiac arrhythmias

Felipe Atienza
Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon de Madrid

Optical Mapping of cardiac electrophysiology: application for in vitro characterization of fibrillation mechanisms

Aida Oliván
Postdoctoral researcher - Instituto de Investigación sanitaria de Aragón, Zaragoza

Coffe Break

Research opportunities after an ITN Fellowship

Elena Portero
European project office, Zaragoza University

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Successes, Failures and Recommendations

Helena Fernández
GRADIANT, Vigo, Spain

Modeling equations and numerical methods for cardiac electrophysiology

José Félix Rodríguez
Polytechnique of Milan, Milan


Social event

Visit to San Juan de la Peña and Santa Cruz de la Serós

Results and limitations on atrial fibrillation ablation

Lluís Mont
Professor of Cardiology - Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona

Interdisciplinarity at research teams

Óscar López
Director Ejecutivo - Instituto de Investigación sanitaria de Aragón, Zaragoza

Multimodal intracardiac data analysis towards a better ablation guiding of cardiac arrhythmias

Alejandro Alcaine
Postdoctoral researcher - Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

Coffe Break

Atrial fibrilation: what we can learn from animal models?

Isabel Rocha
Cardiovascular Autonomic Centre, University of Lisbon

Electrical amplifier during atrial fibrillation

Angel Arenal
Jefe de sección Electrofisiología, Hospital Gregoria Marañon, Madrid

Atrial repolarization and AF

Roberto Sassi
Milan University



Summer School venue location info and gallery

University Residence of Jaca

The summer school will take place at the university of Zaragoza residence at Jaca. The residence was opened in 1929 as part of the university's infrastructure for summer courses of Spanish language. During summer, it continues to host the university's summer courses and during winter it becomes a privileged place for practicing winter sports.

Jaca is a privileged site in Aragon due to its communications with both sides of the Pyrinees. During winter, one of its main attractions are the sky resorts of Candanchú, Astún, Panticosa and Formigal.



300 €

  • Acommodation
  • Meals
  • Conference rooms


How to arrive


By car

Jaca can be reached from Huesca and Zaragoza by the national road N-330 (Motorway A-23 is still under construction). From Pamplona it can be reached by the N-240 (Motorway A-21 is still under construction). For information about the road conditions call TELERUTA: Telf 900 123 505, or check www.dgt.es . Further information: www.carreterasdearagon.es

By bus

There are several regular bus lines from Zaragoza, Huesca and Pamplona with daily and direct services. Check the following webpage for timetables and information: www.avanzabus.com In the surroundings of Jaca there are services for the Alto Valle del Aragón where a regular line joins the main populated areas from the Valley (Castiello, Villanúa, Canfranc and the ski stations of Candanchú and Astún).

By train

RENFE offers regional services that connect Jaca and the Aragon Valley with Huesca, Zaragoza y Madrid. Further information in www.renfe.com


Direct flights to Zaragoza

You can check all airlines that operate in Zaragoza Airpot in this web page: Airlines in Zaragoza Airport. This airport is located at 20 minutes from the city centre by taxi. There is also a bus connection every 30 minutes.

Flight to Madrid or Barcelona + High speed train AVE to Zaragoza

The fastest option to get to Zaragoza from Barcelona or Madrid is to take the high-speed train (AVE). Trains run hourly from 5:50 to 21:00 and arrive at Zaragoza in ~1h30min. Allow at least a 2h margin between flight arrival and AVE train departure.

We recommend that you buy and print your AVE tickets in advance here. If you are buying a return ticket, you can select fare type "IDA Y VUELTA" for both inbound and outbound trips, as it is usually the most economical option.

To take the AVE train, please follow these steps:

  • If you arrive to Barcelona-El Prat Airport:
    • Go to terminal T2 (there is a free bus connecting terminals), and follow the directions to take a commuter train ("cercanias")
    • Take the commuter train to Barcelona Sants. The commuter train takes around 20 min. You can buy the ticket at the vending machines. You can check the timetables of Barcelona commuter trains here.
    • In Barcelona Sants station, take the high speed AVE train to Zaragoza.

  • If you arrive to Madrid-Barajas Airport, you can get to Atocha train station either by bus or by commuter train
    • By bus:
      • Take the Línea Exprés (the express bus). You can find the timetables, stops and fares here
    • By train:
      • Go to terminal T4 (there is a free bus connecting terminals), and follow the directions to take a commuter train ("cercanias").
      • Take the commuter train C-1 to Atocha Train Station. The commuter train takes around 25 min. You can buy the ticket at the vending machines. You can check the timetables of Madrid commuter trains here.
      • In Atocha train station, take the high speed AVE train to Zaragoza.

Contact Us

BSICoS GROUP: Biomedical Signal Interpretation and Computational Simulation


Jaca Residence University
Universidad Street, 3, 22700 Jaca (Spain)

Phone Number

+34-876 555 651