[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Workshop on Brain Computer Interface at SIMPAR10

Emanuele Menegatti emg at dei.unipd.it
Mon Sep 13 02:49:54 PDT 2010

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Workshop on Brain Computer Interface at  SIMPAR10

In the last ten years the Brain–Computer Interface (BCI) research field has acquired a growing interest. The possibility to use brain’s signals as a new communication channel is a key point for both rehabilitation and life's quality of those people not able anymore to control own body. The ultimate aim of a BCI system, therefore, is to interpret correctly the user’s intent, and feed the effector device with the proper instructions. In addition, this interface must be able to translate few independent user mental commands into complex and different actions performed by the device.

How to control end effectors (i.e. mobile devices, wheelchairs, robotic prosthesis) by means of an uncertain channel such as a BCI is still an open issue in the scientific community.

The main aim of this Brain-Computer Interface workshop, co-located with SIMPAR 2010 robotic conference is to bring together researchers from multidisciplinary fields. On the one hand, the intention is to address the problem of integration between BCI and neuroprosthesis from different points of view. On the other hand, this workshop will investigate the benefits of using brain-actuated prosthesis in rehabilitation phase. In addition, the discussion for novel end-user BCI applications to increase the life’s quality of disable people will be solicited.

The workshop will feature invited speakers active in research on rehabilitation, robotics and Brain-Computer Interface.

Additional information can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/simpar2010bci/home

Important dates:
• Deadline for submission of papers: October 9, 2010
• Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2010
• Submission of final camera ready papers: November 2, 2010

The workshop will be held on November 15, 2010 and will be co-located with SIMPAR 2010 conference in Darmstadt, Germany .

Paper submission and format

All manuscripts should be prepared according to guidelines of the main conference: www.simpar.org 
The page limit for the final submission of papers is 10 pages. 
The papers must be uploaded via the EasyChair conference page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=trtwr2010
Papers accepted for presentation in the workshop will be published online with ISBN number in the proceedings of SIMPAR 2010 Workshops. At least one (1) author must register in the workshop to present a paper.

Organizing Committee:


Franco Piccione, IRCCS Hospital San Camillo, Venice, Italy
Luca Tonin, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Niels Birbaumer, Univ. of Tubingen, Germany
Emanuele Menegatti, Univ. of Padua, Italy 

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