Endorsement Guidelines for Events
Events may include conferences, workshops, BCI hackathons, symposia, summer/winter schools, and other major activities focused on BCIs. This section only provides general guidelines, and the BCI Society reserves the right to modify guidelines on a case-by-case basis. The BCI Society offers three levels of endorsement:
Approval Process: Two Board members must approve posting.
BCI Society Responsibilities: Post event on website under “Other activities” tab.
Approval Process: Board must approve affiliation with event.
BCI Society Responsibilities: Post event on website under “Affiliated events” tab. May also mention it in newsletter, flyer, poster, other website(s), etc.
Approval Process: Board must approve partnering with event.
BCI Society Responsibilities: Post event on website under its own section. Must also mention it in at least one newsletter, flyer, poster, other website(s), etc. Must co-organize the event with the external organization.
- All proposed endorsements will be reviewed by the BCI Society.
- The aims of the organization must align with those of the BCI Society.
- The proposer must agree to the following paragraph:
The organizing committee must include established BCI practitioners and/or researchers. Additionally, BCI must be a significant focus of the proposed organization or event. The organizing entity must have already approved the event and must be capable of hosting the event. All events and organizers must be committed to ethical aspects including respect for participant confidentiality, publication and invention rights, ethical media interaction, non-discrimination, and appropriate overall goals of both the event and organizers.
- The proposed posting for the BCI Society website must include the event name, location, date(s), organizing entity, responsible person, contact information, and at least one external link with more details. The BCI Society may edit or remove any posting at its discretion.
- The organizing entity must be a non-profit organization.
- Abstracts must be reviewed through a peer-review process.
- The proposer must promptly inform the BCI Society of major changes such as a cancellation or postponement.
- The BCI Society can at any moment withdraw from the agreement to endorse, if it decides the event no longer meets the criteria
- Additional requirements are presented below for the three endorsement levels.
- The proposed posting may include up to one page of supporting text with up to two logos or graphics.
- The proposed posting may have up to two pages of text and graphics.
- The organizer must provide a discount to BCI Society members at the event.
- The organizer must mention that this activity is affiliated with the BCI Society on their event website and/or other publicly available event materials. The organizer may use the BCI Society name and logo for this purpose only.
- The BCI Society will create a section on its web page dedicated to the event.
- The BCI Society and/or external organization may be involved in different financial aspects of the event, which shall be detailed prior to approval.
- The organizer must mention that this activity is partnered with the BCI Society on their event website and/or other publicly available event materials. The organizer may use the BCI Society name and logo for this purpose only.
- The event must be co-organized with the BCI Society.
Please click below to contact the BCI Society secretariat for any request.
Benchmarks for EEG Transfer Learning (BEETL)
The Benchmarks for EEG Transfer Learning (BEETL) https://beetl.ai/ is the prestigious NeurIPS 2021 competition which aims to stimulate the development of transfer learning algorithms applied to large healthcare data sets. It is unclear which approaches to domain adaptation work best in real-world applications such as health care, as most transfer learning applications demonstrate solutions for their own specific real-world problem. BEETL will serve as a much-needed common benchmark for algorithms that aims to provide a common ground for transfer learning and meta-learning developments across academia, healthcare and industry applications.
The competition focuses on EEG brain wave data as an example of messy human healthcare time series data, where the challenge is to perform transfer learning. Our competition has 2 tasks: Task 1 is a cross-subject sleep monitoring challenge reflecting applications of clinical monitoring. Task 2 is a cross-dataset motor imagery decoding challenge reflecting human brain interfacing.
Successfully competing submissions will be invited to publish their solution in Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) as with previous NeurIPS competitions. Top ranking teams will be invited to our NeurIPS competition workshop session to give talks. The best teams will be awarded 4-digit cash prizes by our sponsors. Our competition is officially affiliated with the BCI Society.
Team registration starts 09 July 2021 and will be open till two weeks before the competition closes 01 October 2021, please refer to our registration page for more information on https://beetl.ai. We are looking forward to seeing you at our BEETL NeurIPS Competition over the coming months, the live-updated leaderboard is already up.
Xiaoxi Wei (Imperial College London)
Aldo Faisal (Imperial College London)
Sylvain Chevallier (University of Versailles)
Camille Jeunet (University of Bordeaux)
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (University of Vienna)
Vinay Jayaram (Facebook Reality Labs)
Alexandre Gramfort (INRIA & Université Paris-Saclay)