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Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems 2016

From 9 Oct, 2016 08:00 until 12 Oct, 2016 16:00

At Hotel Intercontinental Budapest, Hungary

Categories: Conferences


IEEE SMC 2016's 6th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems will be held October 9-12, 2016 in Budapest as part of the program of SMC 2016 - the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. This event will also host the second IEEE Brain Initiative Annual Meeting.

The theme of this year's workshop, which involves the integration of Systems, Human-Machine Systems, and Cybernetics, is:
"New Research Opportunities and Industrial Applications in BMI Systems Arising from the IEEE Brain Initiative"

Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) systems offer the possibility of a new generation of multidisciplinary technologies that allow users to directly control devices via the nervous system. Successful realization of such approaches encompass several challenges including seamless interaction of the human and the machine, robust systems to chronically measure brain activity, reliable decoding of the (neural) control signals, and efficient means to provide information back to the user. Development of robust BMI systems suitable for chronic, independent use demands special efforts for developing adaptive intelligent algorithms and low-power wearable invasive or non-invasive recording techniques.

The goal of the workshop is to facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between all researchers, developers and consumers of this technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations, and applications in these fields. Also of interest will be the report and evaluation of complete systems considering aspects such as multidimensional performance metrics reflecting decoding accuracy, task performance, human factors, decoding algorithms, and feedback. These topics represent both challenges to the field and a tremendous opportunity for collaborative and multidisciplinary research, involving not only peers with expertise in the field of BMI, but also expertise in systems engineering, human-machine systems, cybernetics, and/or other disciplines. The four-day workshop will feature tutorials, panels, a number of prominent invited speakers from industry and academia, and presentations of contributed papers.

1 May 2016: Deadline for submission of full-length papers
1 June 2016: Acceptance/Rejection notifications
9 July 2016: Deadline for camera ready version of accepted papers
9 July 2016: Deadline for early registration

For more information see: https://documents.epfl.ch/users/c/ch/chavarri/www/IEEESMC2016_BMI/BMI-IEEESMC2016.html

Technical co-Sponsorship by IEEE RAS