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7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2017

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


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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
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.

Preliminary Schedule

September 18: Satellite Events (call will be out October 1st)
September 19: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote, Opening Cocktail)
September 20: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote)
September 21: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote, Gala Dinner)
September 22: Scientific Chillout Breakfast, Tour to Styrian Vineyards

Submission closed!

Important dates:

Paper submission:
Acceptance Notification: April 30th 2017

Satellite Events:
Notification: Mar. 15th 2017

Opens: mid March 2017
Early Bird: May 31st 2017

Paper submission

Please find instructions on how to submit a paper below:

Before you submit a paper, please make sure that all texts or figures of your paper are within the allowed area. Please check your paper at the following link (if the check is not working, do not mind and go on with the next steps):

Please be aware that this check is not the submission!

For the actual submission, we use the paper management system "easychair" which requires an account. If you do not have one, you can create one for free. By submitting a paper you confirm that you checked your paper. Please follow the link below to submit a paper and/or to create an account:

Documents are allowed in .pdf format only and they must use either the Word or the LaTex template. Do not forget to indicate the topic(s) of your work.

Due to requests of authors, we decided to change the Word and LaTeX templates to make their appearance more similar. Please use new templates only! They have a v2 in their names. Although it is stated in the template, an additional submission via email is NOT required. Please use the easychair submission system only.

Template v2 for paper in Word

Template v2 for paper in LaTeX

Call for abstracts: Deadline February 15, 2017

We cordially invite you to submit papers in the area of brain-computer interfaces. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international review board. Accepted papers will be published in open access proceedings and receive a unique DOI. Submissions must use the Word or LaTeX template provided at the right hand panel of this website in section downloads. Please do not tinker with the template parameters such as line spacing, page borders, font sizes, and so on. Your submission can be up to six pages long. More detailed instructions on how to create a submission can be found on our website before paper submission opens (December 1st 2016). Please note that the submission deadline is February 1st, 2017. Papers submitted after this date will not be considered.

Call for satellite events: Deadline February 15, 2017

The 7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2017 will feature workshops to stimulate in-depth scientific discussions on specific BCI topics of interest. Workshops can combine talks, discussion, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Workshops will cost a small additional fee for participants to cover coffee and rooms. Workshops will be held on Monday, September 18th 2017.

Please send your workshop proposal per mail to Your proposal should provide the following information:

  • The name of the workshop
  • The names/affiliations and contact information of the organizer(s)
  • A workshop abstract that includes a statement of the workshop’s goals (max 150 words)
  • Workshop timetable, number of expected participants, workshop format, etc.

Please note that the submission deadline is again February 1st 2017. Workshop proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Main sponsor

Paper award sponsor

Keynote sponsor

and industrial partners


Registration will be done through this website and will be opened in mid March.
Early bird registration ends May 31st!

Early Bird

On time

On site





BCI Society member








BCI Society student member400€450€500€

Registration includes: opening cocktail (Tue), coffee breaks (Tue-Fri), lunches (Tue-Thu), gala dinner (Thu), open access proceedings.
not included: travel to South Styrian Vineyard (Fri, inlcudes late lunch, bus): 35 €
additional person gala dinner: 75€

Keynote Speakers
Important Dates

Paper submission:
Acceptance Notification: April 30th 2017

Satellite Events:
Notification: Mar. 15th 2017

Opens: Mid March 2017
Early Bird: May 31st 2017

Paper submission

Submission closed!