[Comp-neuro] "NeuroMath Workshop" & "BCI2000 Workshop" - Rome, Dec. 4-6, 2007

Febo Cincotti f.cincotti at hsantalucia.it
Sat Oct 6 00:03:09 CEST 2007

Workshop announcements:
(1)   1st Workshop of the NeuroMath COST action
      Rome, Italy,    Dec. 4-5, 2007
(2)   3rd Workshop of the BCI2000 Project
      Rome, Italy,    Dec. 5-6, 2007

NEUROMATH: Advanced methods for the estimation of human brain activity and connectivity

The main objective of the NEUROMATH Workshop is to describe the state of the art in the use of advanced mathematical methods for the estimation of the human cortical activity and connectivity from non invasive neuroelectric and hemodynamic measurements. In the NEUROMATH workshop, through lectures and poster session, scientists are called to discuss their computational tools in order to offer a comprehensive approach to the problem of the estimation of brain activity and connectivity for sensory and cognitive tasks. The NEUROMATH workshop will offer a review of the advance neuroelectric and hemodynamic brain processing methods currently applied in several leading European and Asiatic research institutions. The NEUROMATH workshop will host scientists from 21 European countries, Japan and China.

+ Venue:
Conference center of Fondazione Santa Lucia, via ardeatina 354, Rome Italy

+ Contributions:
Send a 2 page paper to workshop at neuromath.eu. Use formatting as specified in http://www.ijbem.org/ . A selection of contributions will be published on a special issue of the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism (IJBEM; www.ijbem.org)

+ Registration:
The participation fee is 100 EUR for the early registration and 150 EUR on site, that are intended to cover the cost of beverages meals and the materials distributed at the conference.

+ Important dates:
Paper submission:         15 October 2007 
Early registration:        5 November  2007
Conference celebration:  4-5 December 2007

+ Speakers:
Prof. Sylvain Baillet, Cognitive Neuroscience & Brain Imaging Laboratory, Paris, France
Prof. Anastasios Bezerianos, Biosignal Processing, University of Patras, Greece
Prof. Andrzej Cichocki, RIKEN Institute, Japan 
Prof. Katarzyna Cieslak-Blinowska, Department of Biomedical Physics, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Febo Cincotti, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy 
Prof. Shangkai Gao, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Dr. Rolando Grave de Peralta, Electrical Neuroimaging Group, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Andrea Kübler, University of Tübingen, Germany
Prof. Juergen Kurths, Institut für Physik Universität Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Andreas Ioannidis, RIKEN Institute, Japan
Dr. Donatella  Mattia, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Prof. José Millan, IDIAP Research Institute, Lousanne, Switzerland  
Dr. Adrian Owen, Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
Prof. Gert Pfurtscheller, University of Graz, Austria

+ Info:
Web page:  http://www.neuromath.eu; Send info request to: info at neuromath.eu. See also attached flyer.

BCI2000, facilitating brain-computer interface research.

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) use brain signals to communicate a user's intent. These systems do not depend on peripheral nerves and muscles. Thus, they can be used by people with severe motor disabilities to express their wishes to the outside world just by thinking. BCIs exploit achievements in the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology, computer science, and engineering, to develop a novel communication tool, which is has possible application in the field of assistive technologies.
The first day will provide an overview of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology. The format is a series of talks that will be delivered by BCI experts from the USA and Europe. The second day will provide hands-on practical tutorials using different BCI approaches implemented using BCI2000 software. In these tutorials, we provide several EEG-based BCI systems for use by workshop participants.

+ Venue:
Conference center of Fondazione Santa Lucia, via ardeatina 354, Rome Italy

+ Registration:
Participation is limited to 50 attendants. Pre-register by sending an email to workshop at bci2000.org. The registration fee is €50. Registration includes coffee breaks and workshop material.

+ Important dates:
Registration deadline: 	 November 1,   2007
Workshop dates: 	       December 5-6, 2007

+ Speakers and Tutors:
- Erik Aarnoutse, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht, the Netherlands
- Febo Cincotti, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy.
- Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Austria.
- Jürgen Mellinger, University of Tübingen, Germany.
- Eric Sellers, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA

+ Info:
Web page:  http://www.bci2000.org/dissemination; Send info request to: workshop at bci2000.org. See also attached flyer.


Febo Cincotti
Neurofisiopatologia Clinica
Fondazione Santa Lucia
Via Ardeatina, 306
I-00179 Roma, Italy
Tel   +39 06 5150 1466
Fax   +39 06 5150 1465
Email f.cincotti at hsantalucia.it

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