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Call for late abstracts: Symposium on brain-computer interfaces at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA)

American Neurological Association (ANA)
Deadline for submission: June 3, 2019


The symposium on brain-computer interfaces at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association (ANA) is currently soliciting late breaking abstract submissions on BCI.  Up to 3 abstracts will be chosen to have a data blitz presentation at the symposium.

The symposium is held as a pre-meeting event on October 12, 2019 (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM).

For more information, please see the website or contact the Symposium Chair, An H. Do, (and@uci.edu), Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine.

For more info, see https://2019.myana.org/late-breaking-abstracts

Call for Papers 9th International IEEE SMC Brain-Machine Interface Systems Workshop (BMI’19) and BR41N.IO BMI Hackathon 

Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 14, 2019 (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!!)
Late-Breaking Research Abstract Submission Deadline: May 12, 2019


9th International IEEE SMC Brain-Machine Interface Systems Workshop (BMI’19)
and BR41N.IO BMI Hackathon

Bari, Italy, October 6-9, 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 14, 2019 (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!!)

Late-Breaking Research Abstract Submission Deadline: May 12, 2019
send abstracts to falk@emt.inrs.ca

The Workshop will be held in Bari, Italy, from October 6-9, 2019. Full-length papers (4-6 pages, +2 at a fee) can be submitted by April 14 to one of 13 Special Sessions, listed below, or to the regular BMI/neurotechnology track. Late-breaking Research Abstracts (1-2 pages) can be submitted by May 12 to falk@emt.inrs.ca.

Special Sessions:

1. BCIs for immersive environments: augmented reality, virtual reality and more. Chairs: Felix Putze, Dean Krusienski, Sergi Bermudez i Badia
2. Real-world applications of BCI systems. Chairs: Alexander Heilinger, Christoph Guger, Ivan Volosyak
3. Brain connectivity and neuronal system identification: theory and applications to brain state decoding. Chairs: Tim Mullen and Stefan Haufe
4. Multimodal brain/body-machine Interfaces for “in-the-wild” experiments. Chairs: Mark Parent and Tiago H. Falk
5. Neurorehabilitiation applications of brain-machine interfaces. Chairs: Ning Jiang and Yiwen Wang
6. Brain-inspired cognitive systems. Chairs: Yingxu Wang and Henry Leung.
7. Neuroadaptive Technologies and Passive BCIs. Chairs: Thorsten Zander, Laurens Ruben Krol and Tim Mullen
8. Recent advances in SSVEP based BCI systems. Chair: Ivan Volosyak
9. Deep learning and transfer learning for brain-machine interfacing. Chairs: Tim Mullen, Dongrui Wu, Yufei Huang, and Christian Kothe
10. Neurotechnologies in the clinic: tools, technologies and applications. Chairs: Tiago H. Falk, Francisco Fraga and Claudio Babiloni
11. BMIs enabled by shared control: principles and applications. Chairs: Luca Tonin and Serafeim Perdikis.
12. Mobile brain-body imaging and multimodal BMIs. Chairs: Tim Mullen, Christian Kothe and Tzyy-Ping Jung
13. Exploiting cognitive processes for brain-machine interaction. Chairs: Iñaki Iturrate and Ricardo Chavarriaga

All accepted and presented **full-length** papers will appear on IEEExplore. Abstracts will be listed on the workshop website and program booklet.

Paper submission guidelines are available online at: http://smc2019.org/information_for_authors.html

Brain-Computer Interfaces Journal

Call for Special Issue Papers
Submission deadline: May 30, 2019

Brain-Computer Interfaces Journal Details

Submissions are invited to a special issue of the journal Brain-Computer Interfaces dedicated to “Advanced Learning Algorithms”.  Submission deadline is 30th May 2019, with a projected publication date of December 2019. 

Visit the website for more information

AISC midterm conference 2019

From brain to behavior: neuroscience and the social sciences
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Wednesday, May 22nd- Friday, May 24th, 2019

AISC midterm conference 2019 Details

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


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.

Visit the website for more information.

Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies

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

Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies Details

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 for more information about the Course and a link to the application website.

Cybathlon BCI Series 2019

Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
September 17, 2019

Cybathlon BCI Series 2019

The CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019 event is organised by the organising committee of the Institute of Neural Engineering, Graz University of Technology in cooperation with administrative departments of Graz University of Technology. The CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019 will take place at Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, on September 17, 2019