Special Session on Challenges in Neuroengineering - SSCN 2012 In conjunction with the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence

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Conference name: Special Session on Challenges in Neuroengineering - SSCN 2012

In conjunction with the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Conference date: 5-7 October, 2012


Francois-Benoit Vialatte
ESPCI ParisTech

Jordi Solé-Casals
University of Vic

Justin Dauwels

Neuroengineering is a discipline within biomedical engineering. This interdisciplinary approach combines principles from machine learning, signal processing theory, and computational neuroscience applied to problems in basic and clinical neuroscience.

The ultimate goal of neuroengineering is a technological revolution, where machines would interact in real-time with the brain. Machines and brains could interface, enabling normal function in cases of injury or disease, brain monitoring and/or medical rehabilitation of brain disorders.

Much current research in neuroengineering is focused on understanding the coding and processing of information in the sensory and motor systems, quantifying how this processing is altered in the pathological state, and how it can be manipulated through interactions with artificial devices including brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetics.

Our brains are buzzing with electrical activity moving in and out of neural cells, sending electrical impulses along their axons, and exchanging chemical messages. Neural signals allow us to observe neuronal activity in real time.

Our topics cover all imaging or neural signal techniques (cellular-level recording, EEG, MRI/fMRI, PET, fNIRS, chemical or optical recording, etc.) of neuroengineering such as, but not limited to:

- computational neuroscience,
- experimental neuroscience,
- clinical neurology,
- electrical engineering and signal processing of living neural tissue,
- robotics and cybernetics,
- neural tissue engineering,
- materials science, and nanotechnology.


Paper Submission: July 5, 2012
Authors Notification: July 18, 2012
Final Paper Submission and Registration: July 30, 2012


Justin Dauwels, NTU, Singapore
Mohamed Elgendi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jordi Solé-Casals, University of Vic, Spain
Yohei Tomita, ESPCI, ParisTech, France
Francois-Benoit Vialatte, ESPCI ParisTech, France


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).


NCTA Special Sessions - SSCN 2012
e-mail: ncta.secretariat@insticc.org


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