INE/Graz BCI Conferences/Graz BCI Conference 2017

7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2017

From Vision to Reality
September 18th – 22nd, 2017, Graz, Austria


Endorsed by the BCI society

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Do not forget to submit your innovative BCI project and apply for the BCI Award 2017

Find information on pre- and post-conference satellite events such as the BCI Hackathon or special interest Workshops here.

Registration information

Registration is open and is handled via the eventbrite website. We offer the option to pay via credit card (Master/Vista/AmericanEx) or direct bank transfer. You receive a payment confirmation afterwards via the Eventbrite system. Early bird registration is open until May, 31st. Afterwards, higher fees will apply. BCI society memberships will be checked. Participants who registered themselves as (PhD) students to get the discount, needs to show a valid student confirmation at the registration desk at the conference to receive their badge.

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BCI Society student member400€450€500€


Registration includes: access to the conference (Tue-Fri), opening cocktail (Tue), coffee breaks (Tue-Fri), lunches (Tue-Thu), gala dinner (Thu), open access proceedings.

Furthermore, we offer the following (all prizes additionally to the normal fee):

  • Travel to South Styrian Vineyard (Friday afternoon; includes wine, late lunch, bus; 35€).
  • Extra person to the gala dinner (Thursday evening; 75€).
  • Workshops (Monday; 25€ each).

Preliminary Schedule

Keynote speakers

Our confirmed keynote speakers in alphabetic order:

A. Bolu Ajiboye, PhDportrait of Bolu Ajiboye
- Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- Research Associate, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Benjamin Blankertz, PhD
Benjamin Blankertz received his PhD in mathematics in 1998 and pursued several studies in music cognition. He started Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research in 2000 and became chair for Neurotechnology at Technische Universität Berlin in 2012. The Berlin BCI group is known for innovative machine learning approaches in the field of BCI and the development of novel experimental paradigms. This includes, the transfer of BCI technology from the laboratory to real world applications.

Fred D. Davis, PhDPortrait of Fred Davis
Fred Davis is Professor and Stevenson Chair in Information Technology at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.  He received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research interests include user acceptance of information technology, technology supported decision making, skill acquisition, and NeuroIS.  He has been a co-organizer of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS since 2009. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, and others.

Fabien Lotte, PhDportrait of Fabien Lotte
"Understanding and improving BCI user training to boost brain-computer communications"
Fabien LOTTE holds a PhD in computer sciences from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) Rennes, France. His PhD received both the PhD Thesis award from the French Association for Pattern Recognition, and the 2nd PhD Thesis award  from the French Association for Information Sciences and Technologies. In 2009 and 2010, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore, working in the Brain-Computer Interface Laboratory. Since January 2011, he is a tenure Research Scientist at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France, in team Potioc ( His research interests include Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), human-computer interaction and brain signal processing. He is part of the editorial boards of the journals Brain-Computer Interfaces and Journal of Neural Engineering. In 2016, he was the recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to pursue his research on BCI.

Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, PhD 
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Aalborg, Denmark in 2005 and held several post-doc positions at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Aalborg University, Denmark. Since 2007 she is an Associate Professor at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her research focus involves the integration of neurophysiological and clinical research to evaluate neuromuscular control during walking in people with stroke. It is within this area that she commenced Brain-Computer-Interface research. Her research interests also include motor skill learning and training for musculoskeletal disorders. She has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, more than 100 conference papers/abstracts and 8 book chapters. In 2016 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious Innovation Grant in Denmark to pursue her research on BCI technology and its application in the real world.

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