Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems 2016

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 workshop is organized by the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Brain-Machine Interfaces Systems and is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Consumer Electronic Society, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,IEEE Sensor Council, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, the IEEE Standards Association and the IEEE Systems council.

Participation is free to all registered SMC2016 attendees. 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.

A highlight of the workshop will be a session on Commercialization of Technology, titled "Moving Research Out of the Lab Into the Real World: How Science and Technology Become Commercialized" with speakers with speakers such as Reese Jones, Founder Farallon, Netopia, BMUG; Jack McCauley, Co-founder Oculus; Joel Libove, Founder Furaxa, Ultraview; Stephen Pieraldi, Founder Fail Pro, 2BClear; Stuart M. Dambrot, Founder Critical Thought|TV; and Bernt R. Wahl, Founder Factle, Datahunt, Dynamic Software.

The IEEE Brain Initiative Best Paper Award will be given to the best paper at this workshop, and 5 IEEE Brain Initiative student travel grants will be awarded. Besides this, all papers in the workshop will be eligible for SMC's Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award and Best Student Paper Award.


Here you can find the program and full conference digest.

October 8-9, 2016 Brain Hackathon 
October 9, 2016:  IEEE Standards Meeting 
October 9, 2016:  BMI Tutorials 
October 9, 2016:  Opening reception 
October 10, 2016:  Industrial Keynotes: Moving Research Out of the Lab Into the Real World 
October 11, 2016:  IEEE Brain Initiative meeting 
October 10-12, 2016:  BMI Workshop sessions and panels 

Important Dates

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

Program committee

Please click here  for more details on the BMI workshop.