3rd Signal Processing and Monitoring (SPaM) in Labour Workshop
Porto, Portugal

28-30 October 2019


Video recordings form the lectures are now available on the youtube channel here: LINK TO PLAYLIST


The SPaM workshops provide a friendly forum for people with expertise across different fields, who are learning to speak the same multidisciplinary language and keep pushing forward the research in intrapartum monitoring. Anyone with interest in intrapartum fetal monitoring and/or passion for healthy labour outcomes is welcome, including medical doctors, midwives or other health care professionals, mathematicians, engineers, PhD Students or industry representatives.

We have prepared an exciting programme of talks, discussions and social events in the heart of magical Porto. Please let us if interested to give a talk and the topic.


To keep you up to date, we have just published a paper reviewing the topics and discussions from the previous workshop - SPaM in Labour 2017 in Oxford:

Computer-based intrapartum fetal monitoring and beyond: a review of the 2nd Workshop on Signal Processing and Monitoring in Labor (Oct 2017, Oxford UK), A Georgieva , P. Abry, V. Chudácek, P.M. Djuric, M.G. Frasch, R. Kok, C.A. Lear, S.N. Lemmens, I. Nunes, A.T. Papageorghiou, G.J. Quirk, C.W.G. Redman, B. Schifrin, J. Spilka, A. Ugwumadu, R. Vullings. Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, May 2019 (view online).


Click here to see:       Programme          Speakers information


Social programme details:
Note we will let you know the exact places very soon.

Informal gathering on Sunday 27 Oct, 19:00-21:00 Get together after your trip to Porto and relax before the Workshop starts at the Tappas Caffé near the FMUP (workshop venue).
Address: Tappas Caffé 7674 F, Estrada da Circunvalação, 4200-162 Porto.
Google maps link.
Just pop-in and join for a drink!

Scavenger Hunt in the City Center on Monday 28 Oct, 16:30-19:30 (start from the workshop venue!) The adventure starts at 17:30 at Avenida dos Aliados (Porto City center). We will travel by underground train from the Workshop venue to the Avenida dos Aliados (about 35 minutes). We will be divided into teams and each team will have a unique route for the peddy-papper (about 2 hours). All you need is your smartphone and internet access. You do not need to install any applications.

Networking Dinner on Tuesday 29th Oct, 19:00-22:00 Come and discover the city of Porto from the Douro River! Partners and kids are welcome! It will be wonderful to see Porto by night from this beautiful dinner cruise in a Rabelo Boat. Appetizers, pre-selected menus and drinks included - 50 eur per person.
If you want to attend, please send an e-mail to csantos.cristina@gmail.com, saying how many people and food restrictions details. Payment should be done at the Workshop check-in desk (in cash please, there is a cash machine near by).
We will be at "Cais de Gaia" at 19:00 to board the rabelo boat.

The deadline to let us know if you are coming to the dinner is: 18th October!

If you have any queries, please contact one of the ORGANISERS.