2nd TOBI Workshop: Call for Papers

TOBI Workshop II:

Translational issues in BCI development: user needs, ethics, and technology transfer

Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Dec. 2-3, 2010


= Announcement =

The TOBI Project (Tools for Brain Interaction, http://www.tobi-project.org) is organizing its second workshop, which follows the one held in Graz on February 2010.

The goal of the 2nd TOBI workshop is to draw the current and future scenarios involving themes of utmost relevance to fill the gap between the promises of the neural engineering achievements and the clinical application reality in terms of BCIs as a daily use assisted device and as add-on intervention in the rehabilitation protocols:

i. user centered research and design
ii. neuroethics
iii. technology transfer

The scientific program will consist of keynote talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, and round table.

A satellite session on clustering of EU-funded projects will take place (open to participants to EU-funded projects).

Partial list of speakers:

– Richard Frackowiak, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland.
– Andrea Kübler, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany
– Donatella Mattia, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
– José del R. Millán, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
– Klaus-R. Müller, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
– Guglielmo Tamburrini, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
– Paul Timmers, Head of Unit for ICT for Inclusion in the European Commission (to be confirmed).

= Call for papers =

Participants are invited to submit a 2-pages paper, which will be peer reviewed. Template and instruction for submission can be found on the workshop’s web site.

Papers can be accepted either for an oral or a poster presentation.

Accepted papers will be published on a special issue on the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism (ISSN 1456-7865).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for a special issue to be published on a prominent journal of the field (to be announced).

Deadline for paper submission: October 11, 2010

= Registration =

Participants are required to register through the conference menagement system (link available on the workshop’s web site). Registration includes lunches, coffee breaks, and the social dinner.

Registration fees are:

70 Euro by November 1
120 Euro by November 19
170 Euro onsite

= Important dates =

Paper submission: 11 October 2010
Early registration: 1 November 2010
Late registration: 19 November 2010
Workshop: 2-3 December 2010

= Venue =

The workshop will be held at the Congress Center of Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, via Ardeatina 306, in the south-eastern part of Rome, close to the Appia Antica Park.

Hotel rooms have been pre-booked downtown Rome (in the vicinity of Piazza Repubblica, conveniently linked the main city attractions by public transportation).

Complimentary buses will transfer the participants (at the beginning and at the end of the sessions) between the workshop venue and Piazza Repubblica.

The social program will include a visit to the archaeological attractions of the city, followed by a dinner downtown.

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