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Call for Participation- Tuesday, January 22

IEEE P2794 Standard for Reporting of In Vivo Neural Interface Research

The IEEE P2794TM kick-off teleconference will be held on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 16:00 Central European Time/10:00 Eastern US Time. The meeting will be scheduled for a maximum duration of 90 minutes with a target duration of one hour. Subsequent teleconferences will be held on an approximate monthly basis.

Scope of Standard:

This Standard aims to define the essential characteristics and parameters of in vivo neural interface research studies (including clinical trials) to be reported in scientific and clinical literature, including both minimum reporting standards and best-practice guidelines. The primary purpose of this Standard is to improve the interpretability, reproducibility, and meta-analysis of publicly reported in vivo research studies involving neural interfacing technologies (including both stimulation and recording from the central and peripheral nervous systems) across different projects and institutions. Secondarily, this Standard aims to facilitate the further standardization of neurodata representation by defining the data elements and features that constitute an adequately complete description of the experimental methodology and results of neural interface studies.

Who Should Participate:

Any individual with established expertise and interest in neural interfacing technologies and their applications, including (but not limited to):

  • Neurotechnology Engineers and Researchers (basic neuroscience + clinical research)
  • Neural Rehabilitation Clinicians
  • Scientific Journal Editors and Reviewers
  • Commercial Neurotechnology Developers
  • Data Scientists and Neural Signal Processing Experts
  • Representatives of Funding Agencies and Foundations
  • Medical Device Regulators
  • Neural Interface End Users

How to Participate:

If you would like to participate in the IEEE P2794TM standard project, please contact the working group chair, Zach McKinney, at z.mckinney@ieee.org.

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AISC midterm conference 2019

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Wednesday, May 22nd- Friday, May 24th

From brain to behavior: neuroscience and the social sciences

 Confirmed invited speakers:

Carlos Alós-Ferrer (University of Zurich)
Sarah Genon (Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine, Jülich)
Francesco Guala (University of Milan)
Marco Tamietto (University of Turin, University of Tilburg, University of Oxford)

The 2019 AISC midterm Conference will be held in Lucca on May 22nd-24th and will be hosted by the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. We welcome contributions from any area of cognitive science, with special emphasis on the interaction between disciplines studying the brain/mind and the social sciences (broadly understood).

In recent years, the exploration of the cognitive and neurobiological foundations of rational behavior and decision-making has undergone significant changes and has raised methodological and theoretical challenges in many fields, including philosophy, psychology, economics, linguistics, computer science, and ethics. Cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, and other approaches like neuroeconomics and neuroethics are casting new light on traditional issues while also raising additional problems and questions.

We are interested in exploring questions such as: How can neuroscience inform research on phenomena such as social behavior, norms, and institutions? What can we learn about these phenomena from computational models? Which challenges do cognitive science raise to established theoretical frameworks, and what new paths do they open? How do cognitive and social sciences fields interact? Is there (or could there be) a common language through which the findings from one field can be made relevant to other disciplines? Are cognitive and social sciences incommensurable to some degree? Should psychology take the middle ground between brain data and social sciences, or can there be a direct ‘leap’ from brain to (economic, moral, etc.) behavior?

Important dates

-Submission deadline: February 22nd, 2019 (before midnight)

-Conference dates: May 22nd – 24th

Website: https://www.neuralmechanisms.org/aisc-mid-term-2019.html

For information please contact: aisc.lucca.2019@gmail.com

Authors should submit their proposals through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiscmidterm2019


Paper presentations will be 35 minutes long including discussion. Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words including references.

The Conference Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations instead of full paper presentations for some of the abstracts, in light of the reviews’ considerations.


Symposium proposals should be no longer than 1500 words (including references). Every proposal should include: title, names, affiliations, contact details of the organizers and speakers, and a short explanation of the symposium’s aim.


Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies

Location: Albany, NY, USA
Submission deadline: March 1, 2019
Date: July 8-26, 2019

The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) will be presenting its third NIH-supported Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies.  Please see this link for details and application information.

Visit the NCAN website:
http://www.neurotechcenter.org/SummerCourse2019 for more information about the Course and a link to the application website.

Cybathlon BCI Series 2019

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