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BIH 2015 : The 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health


When Aug 30, 2015 - Sep 2, 2015
Where London
Submission Deadline Apr 19, 2015
Notification Due May 25, 2015
Categories    brain informatics   neuroscience   compter science   big data

Call For Papers

International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH’15)
Venue: Imperial College London, London, UK,
Time: Aug 31-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 SFN-STYLE 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.

Satellite symposium proposal submission: March 15, 2015/
Notification of satellite symposium acceptance: March 30, 2015/
Submission of full papers: April 19 (Extended) April 5, 2015/
Submission of abstracts: May 20, 2015/
Submission of satellite symposium papers: May 20, 2015/
Notification of full paper acceptance: May 25, 2015/
Notification of abstract acceptance: June 10, 2015/
Notification of satellite symposium paper acceptance: June 10, 2015/
Tutorial proposal submission: May 15, 2015/
Satellite symposiums: August 30, 2015/


TYPE-I (Full Paper Submissions; Submission Deadline: April 5, 2015):
We accept full paper submissions with a maximum paper length of up to 10 pages, in Springer LNCS format:
All full length papers accepted (and all special sessions’ full length papers) will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI.

TYPE-II (Abstract Submissions; Submission Deadline: May 20, 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 and attach any applicable graphic files or tables here. 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 ***

The BIH conferences have the formal ties with Brain Informatics journal (Springer, Accepted papers from the conference, including their Best Paper Award papers, will be expended and revised for possible inclusion in the Brain Informatics journal each year. It is fully sponsored and no any article-processing fee charged for BIH authors.

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 Henis, Imperial College London, UK;
Kai Sun, Imperial College London, UK;
Chao Wu, Imperial College London, UK;

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

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

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