2.CfP Workshop on Affective Brain Computer Interfaces - submission deadline extension

Christian Muehl cmuehl at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 7 12:29:06 CEST 2009

     !  2nd Call for Papers  +  deadline extension  !

Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces
         (held in conjunction with ACII’09)

   Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 09.09.2009

! Due to changes of the workshop proceedings to IEEE format the
submission deadline is extended to the 22th of June !

Please check the new format requirements.


This workshop will explore the advantages and limitations of using
neurophysiological signals as a modality for the automatic recognition
of affective and cognitive states, and the possibilities of using this
information about the user state in innovative and adaptive

Theme of the workshop:

Recent research in brain-computer interfaces (BCI) shows that brain
activity can be used as an active/voluntary, or passive/involuntary
control modality in man-machine interaction. While active BCI
paradigms have received a lot of attention in recent years, research
on passive approaches to BCI still desperately needs concerted
However, it has been shown more than once that brain activations can
carry information about the affective and cognitive state of a
subject, and that the interaction between humans and machines can be
aided by the recognition of those user states.
To achieve robust passive BCIs, efforts from applied and basic
sciences have to be combined. On the one hand, applied fields such as
affective computing aim at the development of applications that adapt
to changes in the user states and thereby enrich the interaction,
leading to a more natural and effective usability. On the other hand,
basic research in neuroscience advances our understanding of the
neural processes associated with emotions. Furthermore, similar
advancements are being made for more cognitive mental states, for
example, attention, fatigue, and work load, which strongly interact
with affective states.

We encourage submissions exploring one or more of the following topics:

* emotion elicitation and data collection for affective BCI
* detection of affective and cognitive states with BCI and other modalities
* adaptive interfaces and affective BCI

Goal of the workshop:

The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers from the communities
of brain computer interfacing, affective computing, neuroergonomics,
affective and cognitive neuroscience together to present
state-of-the-art progress and visions on the various overlaps between
those disciplines.

Paper submissions:

Papers should be 6 - 12 pages long and in  IEEE format specified on
the workshop page. Submissions should have a clear relationship to
brain-computer interfacing and to one or more of the other topics
listed above. The accepted papers will be published in IEEE workshop
proceedings accompanying the ACII proceedings. Please submit your
papers in PDF format to ABCI at ewi.utwente.nl .

Important Dates:

Paper Submission:              22.06.2009
Acceptance Note:              20.07.2009
Camera-ready versions:     15.08.2009

Further information can be found on the workshop website.
Workshop Website:         http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/abci2009
Email:                              ABCI at ewi.utwente.nl

Programme Chairs:
* Brendan Allison, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
* Stephen Dunne, StarLabs Barcelona, Spain
* Dirk Heylen, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
* Anton Nijholt, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands

Local Organizer:
* Christian Muehl, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands

Programme Committee:
* Anne-Marie Brouwer,  TNO Soesterberg, The Netherlands
* Stephen Fairclough, John Moores University Liverpool, United Kingdom
* Peter Desain,  Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
* Grandjean Didier, University Geneva, Switzerland
* Markus Junghöfer, Universität Münster, Germany
* Jonghwa Kim,  Universitaet Augsburg, Germany
* Gary Garcia Molina,  Phillips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands
* Femke Nijboer, Fatronik - Tecnalia, Donostia, Spain
* Ioannis Patras,  Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
* Gert Pfurtscheller,  Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
* Thierry Pun, University of Geneva, Switzerland
* Egon van den Broek, University of Twente, The Netherlands
* Thorsten Oliver Zander, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

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