The Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon

Organizers
g.tec medical engineering

Date
Pre-conference hackaton take place on Sun, September 17 - Mon, September 18

Schedule
Sunday September 17, 2017
| 08h00-09h00 Registration | 10h00-12h00 Opening ceremony, Introduction, How-To's | 12h00 Hacking starts | Monday September 18, 2017 | 00h00-00h30 Secret event | 12h00 Hacking ends | 12h00-14h30 Preparing demonstrations & presentations | 14h30-16h00 demonstrations & presentations | 16h00-16h30 Closing ceremony

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
http://www.br41n.io (free)

Abstract
Click on the logo to learn more about the event and how to participate. The hackathon is organized by our main sponsor Guger Technologies.

Workshop 1: Cloud-based BCIs: challenges and opportunities of home-use systems for big data collection

Organizers
Matthias R. Hohmann, Vinay Jayaram & Moritz Grosse-Wentrup
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen

Date
Pre-conference workshops take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9am to 5pm

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Please register via eventbride (+25€)

Abstract
Bringing brain-computer interfaces from the lab environment into the homes of patients and consumers requires three components: 1) Cloud-based realtime signal processing and machine learning that generalises across large datasets, 2) Low-cost, wireless EEG hardware with sufficient signal quality for scientific and clinical purposes, 3) User-friendly, cross-platform software applications to make the system directly accessible to endusers. Tackling this challenge may be the key to enabling robust communication and control for patients, and breaking the limitations of current research in terms of sample size and longitudinal data. With this workshop we aim to bring experts from both inside and outside the BCI community together to inspire future work that will allow us to overcome existing boundaries, both in research and in clinical practice.

Please find more information and a call for abstracts at the  Workshop website.

Workshop 2: Facilitators and barriers of using mobile EEG: a workshop using the extreme test case of BCIs for space flights

Organizers
F. Nijboer, E. Lageweg, A. Schippers, R. Mourits, D. Tump, N. Savage, F. Lotte, J.R. del Millan, B. van de Laar, R. Scherer, M. Schreuder, and J. Farquhar

Date
Monday, September 18, 2017, from 2pm to 5pm

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Please register via eventbride (+25€)

Abstract
Since the advent of mobile EEG with which the subject is no longer constrained by a lab environment, but can be tested in a realistic environment, an increasing number of application areas are opening up for investigation. For example, mobile EEG offers new research opportunities in Sports and Movement Science, Entertainment, Neuromarketing and more fundamental Cognitive Neuroscience. However, mobile EEG also confronts us with new technical and experimental challenges. During our workshop we aim to start a constructive multidisciplinary technology assessment to identify the main barriers and facilitators of mobile EEG. To facilitate the discussion, we focus on the extreme use scenario of Brain-Computer Interface research for space flights. Thus, speakers will first present their scientific findings, experience and challenges with mobile EEG. Then, we narrow the discussion to the extreme use scenario of BCI for space flights, which prepares workshop participants for a final group discussion.

More details available here.

Workshop 3: Passive BCI, Lab Streaming Layer, and Neuroadaptive Technology

Organizers
Thorsten O. Zander, Laurens R. Krol, Lena M. Andreessen
Team PhyPA, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Patrick Britz, David Medine, Ratko Petrovic, Luke R. Enge
Brain Products, Gilching, Germany

Date
Pre-conference workshops take place on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 10am to 2pm

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Please register via eventbride (+25€)

Abstract
This workshop is aimed at participants interested in applications of BCI technology in Human‐Computer Interaction for users without disabilities. It is intended to represent the Society for Neuroadaptive Technology (SNAT) and to support the communication between this society and BCI researchers. Dr. Thorsten O. Zander will present and discuss the aims of passive BCI research, Neuroadaptive Technology and modern Human‐Computer Interaction. This part represents a forum to identify synergies and develop new ideas. Dr. David Medine and Ratko Petrovic, will present technological developments for passive and hybrid BCIs. Dr. Medine will present the Lab Streaming Layer (LSL), an open‐source software project for synchronized, multi‐modal data streaming and recording. Mr. Petrovic will present recent hardware developments compatible with LSL. The third part is a hands‐on demonstration with Neuroadaptive Technologies. In several groups,participants use an application combining passive BCI, gaze control and dry electrodes.

Please find some first information here. Further information available soon.

BCI Society Meeting

Organizers
BCI Society

Date
Pre-conference meeting take place on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 5pm

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Not required (free)

Abstract
The BCI Society will hold a meeting on Monday September 18, 2017 at 5pm! More information available soon!

Opening Cocktail

Organizers
7th Graz BCI Conference 2017 Organizing Committee (supported by g.tec)

Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, evening

Location
Stremayrgasse 16 Rooftop | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Not required (free, included in the conference fee)

Gala Dinner

Organizers
7th Graz BCI Conference 2017 Organizing Committee

Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017, evening

Location
Inffeldgasse 35 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Not required (free, included in the conference fee)

The gala dinner will take place in the High Voltage Laboratory at the Graz University of Technology an Thursday September 21, 2017. Participation is included in the registration fee. However, if you want to bring an additional guest, you can purchase additional tickets via eventbride.

Chillout breakfast & BCI Science Slam

Organizers
7th Graz BCI Conference 2017 Organizing Committee (supported by NIRX)

Date
Friday, September 22, 2017, 9am to 11am

Location
Petersgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Not required (free, included in the conference fee)

For the first time we organize the BCI Science Slam. The idea is to meet on Friday September 22, 2017 late morning, enjoy breakfast together and then listen to a couple of very original and entertaining scientific presentations. This event is open to the general public. So the talks have to be very clear, concise and should not require slides. The audience will vote and identify the best presentation. The winner gets a cash price. Please find more information on the Science Slam format and on how to apply here.

recoveriX & mindBEAGLE conference 2017

Organizers
g.tec medical engineering GmbH | Guger Technologies OG | Austria

Date
Friday, September 22, 2017 from 1pm to 7pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 8am to 8pm

Location
Hotel Weitzer | Grieskai 12-16 | 8020 Graz | Austria

Registration
There is no registration fee, but this conference is for invited guests only.* If you would like to attend, please send us your name, institution and a short CV to officenoSpam@gtec.at. *Limited participation because of space limitations

Talks/Lectures
Please find the lectures overview at the recoveriX & mindBEAEGLE Conference flyer here.

Tour to Styrian Vineyards

Organizers
GBCIC2017 Organizing Committee

Date
Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location
Meeting point: Petersgasse 16 | 8010 Graz | Austria

Registration
Please register via eventbride (+35€)

Abstract
We organize again the traditional tour to South Styrian Vineyards. The price includes the bus to go there and back, wine, and a late lunch. Enjoy stimulating conversations in a fantastic landscape while having a glass of wine. Cheers!

Main Sponsor
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Talk award sponsor
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BCI Science-Slam sponsor
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Keynote sponsors
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Industrial partners
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Stadt Graz
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