Call for TYPE-II papers - Brain Informatics and Health (BIH'15)

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Call for TYPE-II papers (Abstract Submissions)
Submission Deadline: June 16, 2015

International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH'15)

Venue: Imperial College London, London, UK
Time: Aug 30-Sep 2, 2015


Conference Theme:

Brain informatics has emerged as a distinct field of research. It crosses the disciplines of neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, signal processing, and neuroimaging technologies. The data driven nature of brain research made brain informatics an important field of data science. Following the success of past conferences in this series, BIH'15 will take place at Imperial College London, in UK. For the first time, BIH gathers the researchers from major international brain research projects to form a forum for reviewing the progress of brain informatics research and its applications to human health and building up international collaboration. The conference will also organise an exhibition from industrial and research community.

BIH'15 draws special attention to informatics for brain science, human behaviour and health. BIH'15 will address informatics approaches to both the brain and behaviour research with a strong emphasis on emerging trends of big data analysis and management technology for brain research, behaviour learning, and real-world applications of brain science in human health and wellbeing.

The distinguished speakers include:

Keynote Speakers
Allan Jones, CEO, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Henry Markram, Director, Blue Brain Project; Coordinator, Human Brain Project, EPFL, Switzerland
David Van Essen, PI, Human Connectome Project, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Feature Speakers
Giorgio Ascoli, (Founding Director, Center for Neural Informatics, George Mason University, USA)
Henry Kennedy, (Director of Research, Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute, France)
Barbara Sahakian, (University of Cambridge, UK)
Nelson Spruston, (Scientific Program Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), USA)
Paul Verschure, (Director, the Lab of SPECS at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain)

BIH'15 welcomes paper submissions (full paper and abstract submissions). Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity. Accepted full papers will be included in the proceedings by Springer LNCS/LNAI.

Tutorial, Satellite symposium (workshop) and Special-Session proposals and Industry/Demo-Track papers are also welcome.


TYPE-II (Abstract Submissions; Submission Deadline: June 16, 2015):

Each abstract is limited to 500 words. Experimental research is particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference program, and will be published as a single, collective proceedings volume.

Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.

Author: List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author slot of the list. Be prepared to submit contact information as well as conflict of interest information for each author listed.

Abstract: Enter the body of the abstract. Do not re-enter the title, author, support, or other information that is collected in other steps of the submission form.

Presentation Preference: Authors may select from three presentation formats when submitting an abstract: "poster only,”, “talk preferred" or "no preference." The “talk preferred" selection indicates that you would like to give a talk, but will accept a poster format if necessary. Marking "poster only" indicates that you would not like to be considered for an oral-presentation session. Selecting "no preference" indicates the author's willingness to be placed in the best format for the program.

Each paper or abstract requires one sponsoring attendee (i.e. someone who registered and is attending the conference). A single attendee can not sponsor more than two abstracts or papers.

Oral presentations will be selected from both full length papers and abstracts.

*** Post-Conference Journal Publication ***

Selected submissions will be considered for publication in special issues of international journals after their papers are extended to a full-length paper and pass a review process. More information can be found at

*** Topics and Areas ***

Please find the topics and areas of interest of the 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH'15) at

*** AMT'15 Session ***

The advance of wearable sensor technology makes the monitoring of human behavior and life style becomes feasible. This development gives the active media technology a new dimension which is more closely related to the healthcare and cognitive studies. Following the success of past conferences in this series, AMT'15 will be jointly held with BIH’15 as a special session.

*** Contact Information ***

Chao Wu, Imperial College London, UK <>
Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London, UK <>

Conference Organisation:

General Chairs:
Karl Friston, (Scientific Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK) 
Yike Guo, (Director of Data Science Institute, Imperial College London, UK)

Program Chairs:
Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London & MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Sean Hill, EPFL, Switzerland
Hanchuan Peng, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

Workshop/Special-Session Chairs:
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz & Graz University of Technology, Austria 
Zhisheng Huang, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
David Powers, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia

Publicity Chairs:
Jessica Turner, Georgia State University, USA; Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Chile
Yi Zeng, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Local Organizing Chairs:
Thomas Heinis, Imperial College London, UK
Kai Sun, Imperial College London, UK
Chao Wu, Imperial College London, UK

Exhibition/Sponsorship Chair:
Caroline Li, University of Kent, UK

Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Received on Saturday, 16 May 2015 16:46:41 UTC