European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations


New book published by two ESGCO board members

Two ESGCO board members, Aneta Stefanovska and Peter V.E. McClintock, are Editors of the book "Physics of Biological Oscillators - New Insights into Non-Equilibrium and Non-Autonomous Systems". For more information please visit and

Obituary for Marco di Rienzo

The ESGCO community sadly announces that an eminent member of the board, Marco di Rienzo, passed away on May, 25th, 2022. Marco organized the 5th ESGCO meeting in Parma, Italy in 2008. Marco was a pioneer of heart rate and blood pressure variability analysis and he was one of the animators of the field of biomedical signal processing since its early beginning.

12th ESGCO 2022 - Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia

The 12th conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia, October 9th-12th, 2022

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ESGCO 2022 Challenge!

The participants to the challenge are required to characterize cardiorespiratory interactions from the spontaneous fluctuations of heart period and respiratory flow during spontaneous breathing and controlled respiration at different respiratory rates in healthy subjects. The aim is to gain insight on the dependance of cardiorespiratory coupling on the breathing rate.

Prof. Alberto Porta elected as ESGCO president 2018-2020

During the ESGCO Board Members meeting in Vienna, September 2018, Prof. Alberto Porta (University of Milan, Italy) has been elected as ESGCO president 2018-2020.

10th ESGCO 2018 - Vienna, Austria

The 10th conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations will take place in Vienna, Austria. The beautiful city of Vienna offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture as well as its many cultural and culinary highlights.