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SMC-BMI 2016 : 6th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interfaces Systems @ SMC 2016


When Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 12, 2016
Where Budapest, Hungary
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2016
Notification Due May 25, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 9, 2016
Categories    brain-machine interface   neuroscience   robotics   machine learning

Call For Papers

Call for papers and special sessions - 6th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interfaces Systems
New Research Opportunities and Industrial Applications in BMI Systems Arising from the IEEE Brain Initiative

2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
October 9-12, 2016, Budapest.

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative and 10 IEEE societies, it will feature keynotes given by founders behind innovative companies worth over USD 5 Billion, a SMC2016 keynote on BMI, invited speakers from academia, panels, tutorials, and contributed papers. Furthermore, the second annual meeting of the IEEE brain initiative will be held during the workshop.

Call for papers and special sessions
Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) systems offer the possibility of a new generation of multidisciplinary technologies that allow users to directly control devices via the nervous system. Successful realisation of such approaches encompass several challenges including seamless interaction of the human and the machine, robust systems to chronically measure brain activity, reliable decoding of the (neural) control signals, and efficient means to provide information back to the user. This workshop aims at facilitating interaction and intellectual exchange between all researchers, developers and consumers of this technology.

If you are interested in organising a special session within this workshops please contact us

Keynotes: Moving Research Out of the Lab Into the Real World: How Science and Technology Become Commercialised
This session will focus on commercialisation of technology featuring keynotes from founders behind innovative companies worth over USD 5 Billion. The list of speakers include Reese Jones (Founder Farallon, Netopia, BMUG); Jack McCauley (Co-founder Oculus); Joel Libove (Founder Furaxa, Ultraview); Stephen Pieraldi (Founder Fail Pro, 2BClear); Stuart M. Dambrot (Founder Critical Thought|TV); and Bernt R. Wahl (Founder Factle, Datahunt, Dynamic Software).

Invited speakers
SMC2016 Keynote on BMI:
• Jose Carmena, Vice Chair, IEEE Brain Initiative, University of California Berkeley, USA

Workshop invited talks
• Andrew Laine, President, EMB Society; Columbia University, USA
• José del R. Millán, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
• Paul Sajda, Chair, IEEE Brain Initiative; Columbia University, USA

Manuscripts should be submitted through the SMC submission system. You can consult the list of special sessions in our website ( We would appreciate if you contact the organisers for arrangement of submission in the first instance and ease organisational issues.

All submitted papers will undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the SMC 2015 conference and indexed in IEEExplore. The IEEE Brain Initiative Best Paper Award will be given to the best paper at this workshop, and 5 IEEE Brain Initiative student travel grants will be awarded. Besides this, all papers in the workshop will be eligible for SMC's Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award and Best Student Paper Award.

Important dates
April 15, 2016: Deadline for submission of full-length papers to special sessions.
May 25, 2016: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.
July 9, 2016: Camera-ready submission deadline. Early registration deadline.

IEEE SMC TC on Brain-Machine Interface Systems
• Michael H. Smith, Chair, University of California, Berkeley, USA (
• Ricardo Chavarriaga, Co-chair, EPFL, Switzerland (
• Seong-Whan Lee, Co-chair, Korea University (
• Vinod A Prasad, Co-chair, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (
• Ljiljana Trajkovic, Technical Program Chair, Simon Fraser University, Canada (

Technical sponsors
IEEE Brain Initiative, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Consumer Electronic Society, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE Signal processing society, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and the IEEE Standards Association.

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