The deadline for submissions to this special session has been extended to May 20th
Anton Nijholt from University of Twente and Rob Jacob from Tufts University are organizing a special session at ICMI 2011 on “BCI and Multimodality”. All ICMI sessions, including the special sessions, are plenary. Hence, having a special session during the ICMI conference means that there is the opportunity to address a broad audience and make them aware of new developments and special topics. Clearly, if we look at BCI for non-medical applications a multimodal approach is natural. We can make use of knowledge about user, task, and context. Part of this information is available in advance, part of the information becomes available on-line in addition to EEG or fNIRS measured brain activity. The intended user is not disabled, he or she can use other modalities to pass commands and preferences to the system, and the system may also have information obtained from monitoring the mental state of the user. Moreover, it may be the case that different BCI paradigms can be employed in parallel or sequentially in multimodal (or hybrid) BCI applications.
Workshop at ACII 2011
The second workshop on affective brain-computer interfaces will explore the advantages and limitations of using neuro-physiological signals as a modality for the automatic recognition of affective and cognitive states, and the possibilities of using this information about the user state in innovative and adaptive applications. The goal is to bring researchers from the communities of brain computer interfacing, affective computing, neuro-ergonomics, affective and cognitive neuroscience together to present state-of-the-art progress and visions on the various overlaps between those disciplines.
A late addition to the conference list is BIOSIGNALS2010 – 3rd International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing to be held in Valencia in January 2010. This conference includes sessions on: signal processing, wearable sensors and user interface. Full details here
A workshop has been organised as part of CHI 2010 in Atlanta entitled “Brain, Body and Bytes”. Details are here. The same organisers have also set up a facebook group.
The workshop on affective computing and BCI in Amsterdam this September has extended its deadline to 22nd June for all papers. Website for workshop here
The European Future Tech conference has the catchy title “Science Beyond Fiction” and is organised by the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) division of the European Commission. I’m involved in the REFLECT project and we’re doing a conference session about our work on 22nd April.
The PERADA project has asked me to talk about Biocybernetic Adaptation as part of a half-day Pervasive Computing workshop at the AISB conference in Edinburgh
As an addendum to my last post, the BCI workshop is part of a larger conference on affective computing also in Amsterdam. Website for the conference here
Just received notification of a 1-day workshop on Affective Computing/BCI to be held in September 09 in Amsterdam. Deadline for papers: 15th June. Full details here