News: Deadline for submission contributed papers has been extended to April 14th (firm deadline).
Please ensure to select a suitable special session within BMI workshop (sessions H23 to H31)
Follow this link to submit.
The IEEE SMC 2018 8th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems (BMI) will be held on October 7-10, 2018 in Miyazaki, Japan as part of the program of SMC 2018 – the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present research results, facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between researchers, developers and consumers of BMI technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations and applications in the field of BMI.
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. Participation is free to all registered SMC 2018 attendees. The theme of this year’s workshop is:
International Brain Initiative: Bringing Together Disciplines and Countries
Brain Initiative researchers around the world recognize their work is so complex that—despite public and private sector resources—no single initiative or institution can fully address the challenge they face: To better understand the brain. This complexity involves exploration involving a number of disciplines (and their interplay), and in particular within the fields of systems engineering, human factors analysis, and cybernetics. As such, to develop the next-generation neurotechnological systems envisioned today, researchers across different fields and countries will need to come together and join forces. Advances seen in neuroimaging, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, human-machine interaction, cloud computing, and nanotechnology suggest we are at a prime time for such interdisciplinary exploration. We proudly announce that the workshop will host a be a Meeting of Global Current and Emerging Brain Initiatives targetting the improvement of worldwide collaboration.
The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present research results, facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between researchers, developers, and consumers of BMI technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of BMI, including affective BMIs, hybrid BMIs, deep learning for BMIs, BMI-controlled robots, neurorehabilitation, and BMI for VR/AR applications. These and other 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 those with expertise in systems engineering, human-machine systems, cybernetics, neuroscience, medicine, robotics, amongst other disciplines. The four-day workshop will feature tutorials, panels, a brain-computer interface hackathon, a number of prominent invited speakers, presentations of contributed papers, and the brain initiatives meeting.
This is the third year that the IEEE SMC BMI Workshop is hosting a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Hackathon with over $4,000 in prizes. The BCI Hackathon is a brainstorming and collaborative marathon designed to rapidly produce fully functional BCI prototypes. The BCI Hackathon will take place on October 7-8, 2018 and provides an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more about the IEEE SMC2018 BCI Hackathon projects and teams, how to form or join one, and how to register here.
|Deadline for submission of contributions for BMI regular and special sessions|
|June 1, 2018||Acceptance notification for all categories of BMI submissions|
|July 10, 2018||Author registration|
|July 20, 2018||Final camera-ready papers due for BMI regular and special sessions|
|October 7-10, 2018||Conference dates|
|October 7-8, 2018||BMI Hackathon|
Program commiteeGeneral Chair
- Michael H. Smith, U. California Berkeley, USA
- Tiago H. Falk, INRS-EMT, Canada
- Christoph Guger, g.tec, Austria
- Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Ricardo Chavarriaga, EPFL, Switzerland
- Jing Jin, East China Univ., China
- Riki Matsumoto, Kyoto Univ. Japan
- Yingxu Wang, Univ. of Calgary, Canada
- Kyousuke Kamada, AMU, Japan
- Keiichi Kitajo, Riken BSI, Japan
- Yaoping Hu, Univ. of Calgary, Canada
- Tim Mullen, Intheon, USA
- Shinji Nishimoto, CiNet, Japan
- Vinod Prasad, ITT Palakkad, India
- Ivan Volosyak, HSRW, Germany
- Fei-Yue Wang, CAS, China
- Dongrui Wu, DataNova, USA
- Yu-Fei Huang, Univ. Texas SA, USA
- Margaret Thompson, UW, USA
- Sarah Breinbauer, br41n.io, Austria
- Stuart Mason Dambrot, Critical Thought, USA
Brain hackathon CommiteeHackathon Chair
- Christoph Guger, g.tec, Austria
- Kojiro Matsushita, Gifu Univ., Japan
- Takeshi Ogawa, ATR, Japan