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BIH 2016 : The 2016 International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health


When Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016
Where Omaha, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2016
Notification Due Jun 10, 2016
Categories    brain   informatics   health

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The 2016 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health (BIH'16)

October 13-16, 2015, Hilton Omaha, USA





Stephen Smith, Allen Institute of Brain Science
Ivan Soltesz, Stanford School of Medicine


Steven Schiff, Pennsylvania State University
Kristen Harris, University of Texas at Austin
Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bob Jacobs, Colorado College
Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Paola Pergami, West Virginia University


The BIH series provides a premier forum that brings together researchers
and practitioners from neuroscience, cognitive science, computer
science, data science, artificial intelligence, information
communication technologies, and neuroimaging technologies with the
purpose of exploring the fundamental roles, interactions as well as
practical impacts of Brain Informatics.

BIH'16 addresses the computational, cognitive, physiological,
biological, physical, ecological and social perspectives of brain
informatics, 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 well-being.

BIH'16 will be co-located with the 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference Web Intelligence (WI'16) (
Under our theme Connecting Network and Brain with Big Data, BIH'16 and
WI'16 will provide a broad forum that academia, professionals and
industry can use to exchange their ideas, findings and
strategies in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made
networks to create a better world. The attendees only need to
register for one of the 2 conferences, but they can attend all
sessions and social events of the 2 conferences.

BIH'16 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, Workshop and Special-Session proposals and
Industry/Demo-Track papers are also welcome. The organizers of
Workshops and Special-Sessions are invited to prepare a book proposal
based on the topics of the workshop/special session for possible book
publication in the Springer Brain Informatics & Health book series.


Workshop and Special-Session proposals submission: March 10, 2016
Notification of Workshop and Special-Session acceptance: March 30, 2016
Submission of full papers: April 1, 2016
Submission of Workshop/Special-Session full papers: May 20, 2016
Submission of abstracts: June 20, 2016
Notification of full paper acceptance: June 10, 2016
Notification of Workshop/Special-Session full paper acceptance: June 20, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance: July 10, 2016
Tutorial proposal submission: July 10, 2016
Tutorials, Workshop and Special-Sessions: October 13, 2016
Main conference: October 14-16, 2016


TYPE-I (Full Paper Submissions; Submission Deadline: May 7, 2016):

Papers need to have up to 10 pages in 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: June 20, 2016):

Abstracts have a word limit of 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

*** 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
expanded and revised for possible inclusion in the Brain Informatics
journal each year. It is fully sponsored and no any
article-processing fee is charged for BIH authors.

*** Topics and Areas ***

Track 1: Investigations of Human Information Processing Systems (HIPS) and
Computational Foundations of Brain Science
Track 2: Information Technologies for Curating, Mining and Using Brain Big Data
Track 3: Brain-Inspired Technologies, Systems and Applications

Please find the topics and areas of interest of BIH'16 at


General Chairs

Hesham Ali (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
Deepak Khazanchi (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
Yong Shi (University of Nebraska at Omaha/Chinese Academy of Sciences)

BIH'16 PC Chairs

Giorgio Ascoli (George Mason University, USA)
Michael Hawrylycz (Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA)

BIH'16 Workshop/Special-session/Tutorial Chairs

Bingni Wen Brunton (University of Washington, USA)
Arvind Ramanathan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Yi Zeng (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

BIH'16 Publicity Chairs

Kate Cooper (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
Weidong Cai (University of Sydney, Australia)
Henning Muller (HES-SO, Switzerland)

Local Organizing Committee

Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta
Zhengxin Chen
Peter Wolcott
Haifeng Guo
Mark Pauley
Wikil Kwak
Kerry Ward
Dhundy (Kiran) Bastola
Kate Cooper (publicity)
Bettina Lechner (webmaster)

BIH Steering Committee Co-chairs

Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Hanchuan Peng (Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA)

*** Contact Information ***

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