[Comp-neuro] 8/27/2012, San Diego CA: IEEE EMB/CAS/SMC Workshop on Brain-Machine-Body Interfaces

Gert Cauwenberghs gert at ucsd.edu
Sun Jul 1 21:53:13 CEST 2012

*IEEE EMB/CAS/SMC Workshop on Brain-Machine-Body Interfaces*


*Monday August 27, 2012, San Diego, California, USA*






Brain-machine interfaces (BMI), or brain-computer interfaces (BCI), extend
the capacity of the human brain in directly communicating and interacting
with the environment.  BMI/BCI research has traditionally focused on
harnessing this capability for applications of neural prostheses in
restoring communication and mobility of the motor impaired.  A larger range
of clinical applications are now emerging that extend the BMI/BCI and
neural prostheses paradigms to brain-machine-body interfaces, harnessing
benefits of neuromodulation and sensory feedback in interfacing across the
central and peripheral nervous systems, facilitating closed-loop and
minimally-invasive remediation of neurological and motor disorders, and
more generally encompassing mind-body in health and wellbeing.

This 3rd workshop in a series co-sponsored by the IEEE EMB, CAS, and SMC
Societies highlights advances in brain-machine-body interface technology
and its myriad applications promoting health and wellness that result from
synergies between scientists, engineers, and clinical practitioners in this
rapidly emerging field.  Held on Monday August 27, 2012 in conjunction with
EMBC 2012 (http://embc2012.embs.org) at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton, the
workshop combines invited lectures by leading experts with an exciting and
highly interactive program of solicited contributions.  A limited number of
student and postdoctoral fellow travel grants will be provided, and best
poster and demonstration awards will be conferred at the workshop.

One-page papers for poster and spotlight presentations and live interactive
demonstrations are solicited on theoretical foundations, technology
advances, and clinical and health-promoting applications covering all
aspects of brain-machine-body interfaces including (but not limited to):

   - Brain-machine and brain-computer interfaces;
   - Closed-loop neuromodulation and deep-brain stimulation;
   - Remediation and rehabilitation of neurological and motor disorders;
   - Sensory feedback in motor prostheses;
   - Neuromorphic brain-machine and silicon-neuron interfaces;
   - Non-invasive and minimally invasive mobile brain/body functional
   - Transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation;
   - Optogenetics for behaviorial neuroscience;
   - Neurofeedback and stimulation induced plasticity;
   - Electroacupuncture;
   - Body area networks for wireless health; etc.

Submission instructions and more information are at the workshop URL:



July 15, 2012: Deadline for submission of one-page papers

July 25, 2012: Notification of acceptance

August 27, 2012: Workshop, San Diego Bayfront Hilton


*Workshop Chair:*

Gert Cauwenberghs, UC San Diego, USA, gert at ucsd.edu

*Workshop Co-Chairs:*

Maysam Ghovanloo, Georgia Tech, USA, mgh at gatech.edu

José del R. Millán, EPFL, Switzerland, jose.millan at epfl.ch

*Organizing Committee:*

Metin Akay, Univ. of Houston, USA

Bin He, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Paul Sajda, Columbia Univ., USA

Mohamad Sawan, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA; National Univ. of Singapore

James Weiland, Univ. of Southern California, USA
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