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B-INTERFACE 2010 : First International Workshop on Bio-inspired Human-Mchine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications


Conference Series : Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications
When Jan 22, 2010 - Jan 23, 2010
Where Valencia
Submission Deadline Nov 13, 2009
Notification Due Nov 23, 2009
Categories    HCI   BIOSIGNAL   healthcare   affective computing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The First International Workshop on Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications (B-Interface 2010)
-- Valencia, 22th - 23th January 2010, in conjunction with Biostec 2010

Workshop web site:
Call for Papers:

Regular Paper Submission: November 13, 2009
Authors Notification: November 22, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: November 30, 2009

The convergence of physiological sensors, signal processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology and biomedical engineering produces exciting new ideas for solving a variety of complex problems in human-machine interface and healthcare applications. During the last decades, growing interest has been aroused in exploiting electrical nature of the human nervous system for neural human-machine interfacing, using EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG, GSR, etc. In addition to the autonomic nervous signals, researchers employ extrinsic physiological channels including speech, facial expression, and gesture to approach affective human-machine interfaces. Some of these modalities can be successfully combined for human-like decision making. A fascinating fact is that such physiological measurements can also offer great potential for daily healthcare monitoring. Moreover, recently the medical mainstream recognizes the health/healing power of various environmental elements including social activity, diet and nutrition, joy and stress, family, and lifestyle. All of these aspects extend the scope of applying physiological signals to multi-disciplinary research fields. The aim of this workshop is to assemble researchers from diverse backgrounds together to discuss their ideas and solutions and to build a new vision.

The topics that will be covered include (but not limited to):

Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces

Biosignal acquisition techniques
Biosignal-based interfacing models
Biosensor data fusion and localization
Biosignal analysis and classification techniques
Speech recognition
Facial expression recognition
Sensor networks for intelligent interface
Emotion and mood recognition
Motion/gesture detection
Brain-computer interface
Neural human-machine interfaces
Affective human-machine interfaces
Neural rehabilitation methods
Virtual methods for rehabilitation
Neuroprosthetic applications
Electric and magnetic neural stimulation
Multimodal approaches for improved decision making

Healthcare Applications

Healthcare monitoring systems
Physiological models for interpreting biomedical sensor data
Activity recognition and fall detection
Wearable and implantable sensor integration
Sensor networks for home healthcare
Data fusion in daily healthcare environments
Physical exercise (e.g. sports) monitoring and management
Decision support algorithms for biosignal analysis
Health interfaces, information visualization and feedback
Entertainment, educational and motivational aids
Ambient health and wellness measurement
Applications for diabetes mellitus (special issue)

== Call for Demonstrations
We would like to encourage the submission of proposals for demonstrations related to any area of the topics above. The Demo Session will take place in parallel with the poster sessions at the BIOSTEC 2010 conference. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their innovation, scientific contribution, relevance, and technical merit. Proposals should be one page in length at maximum, including:
- Demo title
- Full name of authors and their organization
- Address, phone number and email address of contact person
- A short description of demo, including related publications
and submitted via email to the workshop chair.

Deadline for demo submission: November 18, 2009
Notification of acceptance: November 22, 2009

== Workshop Chairs
Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
Pasi Karjalainen, University of Kuopio, Finland

== Program Committee
Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg, Germany
Egon van den Broek, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Anthony Burkitt, University of Melbourne, Australia
Giuseppe Fico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Claudia Igney, Philips Research Europe, Germany
Desok Kim, KAIST, Korea
R. Benjamin Knapp, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Toshio Moritani, Kyoto University, Japan
Marimuthu Palaniswami, University of Melbourne, Australia
Alois Schlögl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Jindong Tan, Michigan Tech University, United States
Pekka Toivanen, University of Kuopio, Finland
(list not yet complete)

== Secretariat Contacts
BIOSTEC Workshops - B-Interface 2010

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