Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

Arrival and registration

Thursday, June 13th, 2002


Theresa M. Vaughan and Jonathan R Wolpaw, Wadsworth Center, NYS Dept Health & SUNY, Albany, NY
Welcome (8:15am)

Brendan Z. Allison, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Think and spell: toward a faster, better P300 BCI (8:30am)

Florin Amzica, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Interactions of neurons and glial cells during the genesis of synchronous brain waves

Charles W Anderson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
BCI research at Colorado State University

Jessica D Bayliss, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Towards better software components for brain-computer interfaces

Luigi Bianchi, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Rome, Italy
The bio-feedback systems design approach at the “Tor Vergata” University

Niels Birbaumer, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Communication with slow cortical potentials (SCP)

Gary E. Birch and Steven G. Mason, Neil Squire Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
The Neil Squire Foundation brain-computer interface laboratory

Benjamin Blankertz, Intelligent Data Analysis Ground, Fraunhofer-FIRST, Berlin, Germany
Machine-learning for extracting neuronal signatures of natural motor commands from single-trial multi-channel EEG data in untrained subjects

John K Chapin, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Closed loop brain-machine interfaces

Febo Cincotti, Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Development and applications of BCI at Santa Lucia Foundation 

Bruce H. Dobbin, Reed Neurologic Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Spinal and cortical plasticity induced by practice after stroke and spinal cord injury

Emanuel Donchin, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Unlocking the locked in: process in brain-computer interfaces

John P Donoghue, Brown University, Providence, RI
Intercortical motorneural prosthetic devices

Gyongyi Gaal, Neuroprosthesis Research Organization, Brooklyn, NY
Adaptive control of reaching for neuroprotheses

Shangkai Gao, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
The SSVEP-based BCI system with high transfer rate

Alan Gevins, San Francisco Brain Research Institute and Sam Technology, Inc., San Francisco, CA
On-line measurement of mental workload

Christoph Guger, Guger Technologies, OEG, Graz, Austria
Biosignal processing environment for an EEG-based brain-computer interface

William Heetderks, National Insitute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD
Brain communication interface research at the NINDS

Jack W Judy, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Neuroengineering Program

Phillip R. Kennedy, Neural Signals, Inc., Atlanta, GA
The choice of brain-computer interface technique

Daryl R Kipke, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Development of implantable micro electrode arrays at the Neural Engineering Lab (NEL) at the University of Michigan

Michael Kositsky, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Connecting brain tissue to robots: development of a hybrid system for studying neural plasticity 

Simon P Levine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan direct brain interface: 2002 update

José del R Millán, Joint Research Centre of the EC and Swiss Commission, Fed Insta of Tech, Lausanne
Asynchronous BCI and local neural classifiers

Mohammed M Mojarradi, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Challenges in the development of miniaturized, smart neuro-prostheses suitable for implanting into a brain

Melody M Moore, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Human-computer interaction research at the GSU Brainlab

Christa Neuper, Department of Medical Informatics, Graz, Austria
Graz BCI: state of the art and clinical application

Paul Nunez, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
EEG phase locking during cognitive processing

Lucas Parra and Paul Sajda, Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, NJ, Columbia University, New York, NY
Real-time EEG event detection for augmented human machine interaction

José C Principe, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Signal processing methodologies to model the relation between spike trains and hand movements for brain machine interfaces

Robert N Schmidt, Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc., Cleveland, OH
A miniature, wireless two-channel EEG for brain-computer interface

William G Shain, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY
Controlling reactive responses around neural prosthetic devices

Mingui Sun, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Solving the wireless data communication problem between brain implants and computer

Peter Sykacek, Robotics Research Group, Oxford University, England
The Oxford-Putney BCI system

Dawn Taylor, Arizona State University, AZ
Training cortical cells to produce better directional control signals with and without physical limb movements

Leonard Trejo, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffatt Field, CA
Multimodal neuroelectric human computer interface development

Jonathan R Wolpaw, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, and SUNY, Albany, NY
The Wadsworth Center BCI Program

Fernando H Lopes da Silva, Faculty of Sciences, University of Amersterdam, Kruislaan, Amsterdam
EEG features as reflections of brain states

Friday, June 14th, 2002

Debate I (8:30-9:15am)

Spikes versus Field Potentials in BCI Research and Development

Discussion Session I (9:15-10:15am)

Signals I – Discussion: The relative advantages and disadvantages for BCI use of different brain signals and different signal recording technologies

Bill Heetderks(Chair), Daryl Kipke, Thilo Hinterberger, Christoph Guger, Roman Rosipal, Mohammed Mojarradi, Lucas Parra, Florin Amzica, Paul Nunez

Discussion Session 2 (10:45-11:45am)

Signals II – Discussion: The relative advantages and disadvantages for BCI use of different brain signals and different signal recording technologies

Len Trejo(Chair), Xiaorong Gao, Jaime Pineda, José Principe, Febo Cincotti, Michael Rudko, Paul Sajda, David Peterson, Barbara Whilhelm

Debate II (4:00-4:45pm)

Linear versus Non-linear Methods in BCI Research

Discussion Session 3 (4:45-5:45pm)

Methods: Alternative methods for measuring brain signals and for translating these measurements into communication and control commands

William Zev Rymer(Chair), Gernot Müller, José Millán, Shangkai Gao, Dawn Taylor, Jessica Bayliss, Mingui Sun, Peter Sykacek, Benjamin Blankertz

Saturday, June 15th, 2002

Discussion Session 4 (9:00-10:00am)

Applications I – Discussion: Identification of those applications of most practical value to users, facilitation of user training, and long-term support of application

Michael Weinrich(Chair), Christa Neuter, Phil Kennedy, Julie Onton, Theresa Vaughan, Lyndsey Pickup, David Weston, Nicola Neumann

Debate III (10:00-10:45am)

Behavioral versus Cognitive Approaches to BCI Research
Alan Gevins (Moderator), Niels Birbaumer (Behavioral), Emanuel Donchin (Cognitive)

Discussion Session 5 (11:15am-12:15pm)

Application II – Discussion: Identification of those applications of most practical value to users, facilitation of user training, and long-term support of application

Melody Moore(Chair), Brendan Allison, Michael Gibbs, Jack Judy, Bob Schmidt, Louis Quatrano, Irina Goncharova, Ahmed Karim, Joseph Green

Debate IV (4:30-5:15pm)

A standard BCI framework: Good or Bad?
Bruce Dobbin (Moderator), Steve Madon (Good), Dennis McFarland (Bad)

Discussion Session 6 (5:15-6:15pm)

Standards – Development and adoption of appropriate standards for designing BCI studies and for assessing and comparing their results, both in the laboratory and in actual applications

Andrea Kübler(Chair), Luigi Bianchi, Jane Huggins, Gerwin Schalk, Todd Kirby, Charles Robinson, Steven Helms Tilley, Daniel Moran

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

Breakfast and summary session