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BCI Meets HCI
http://www.maia-project.org/pascal-workshop
April 16-17, 2007
IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland


A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is a novel augmentative communication system that translates human intentions -- reflected by suitable brain signals -- into a control signal for an output device such as a computer application or a neuroprosthesis. Work in the field has tended to be dominated by the challenge of deriving useful input signals to the computer from the complex sensor data, and in training users how to use such devices, and progress has been made to the point at which some BCI systems can be used with relatively little training. The interaction aspects of such systems have, however, often played a secondary role to the technical challenges of sensor interpretation.

This workshop is intended to bring researchers from the broader Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community together with researchers in the BCI community, to discuss how lessons learned in modern HCI research can improve BCI interfaces, and also how the challenges faced in BCI (e.g., low-bit rates, inherently noisy sensing, no proprioceptive feedback, potentially dangerous control actions) can stimulate a rethink of some core elements of HCI.

Poster Submission
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Please send a one-page abstract (including figures and references, no less than 200 words) using the Registration Form. Use only raw data!!

Posters will be selected depending on relevance to the workshop topic, quality, and novelty.

Invited Speakers
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Prof. Stephen Brewster, Glasgow University, UK 
Dr. Febo Cincotti, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy 
Dr. Yves Guiard, CNRS & Univ. de la Mediterranée, Marseilles, France 
Dr. Andrea Kuebler, University of Tübingen, Germany 
Prof. Christa Neuper, University of Graz, Austria 
Prof. Marnix Nuttin, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (TBC) 
Prof. Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University, UK

Organizing Committee
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Prof. José del R. Millán, IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland Prof. Roderick Murray-Smith, Glasgow University, Scotland 
Dr. Benjamin Blankertz, Technical University of Berlin & Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany 
Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller, Technical University of Berlin & Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany

Local Organizers
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José del R. Millán
Cristina de Negueruela
Nancy-Lara Robyr
Vincent Spano

Registration
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Participation is free and open to a limited number of students, researchers and practitioners. Preference will be given to people active or with a keen interest in the field. For this reason you may want to describe, in a few lines, your expertise and interest in the registration form.

Sponsors
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The workshop is organized by the EU's 6th Framework Programme PASCAL Network of Excellence, as part of the Thematic Programme on "Computational Neuroscience and BCI".


Roderick Murray-Smith
Department of Computing Science
Glasgow University
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Scotland
Tel. (direct line) +44 141 330 4984
Skype callto:roderickmurraysmith
Tel. (secretarial) +44 141 330 4256
Fax. +44 141 330 4913
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~rod

Also Senior Researcher at:
Hamilton Institute
NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Ireland
http://www.hamilton.may.ie

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