Call for Papers

Brain Informatics (BI) started the exploration as a research field with the vision of investigating the brain from the informatics perspective. Firstly, Brain Informatics combines the efforts of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, AI and ICT to study the brain as a general information processing system. Secondly, new measurements and informatics equipment, tools and platforms are causing impending revolution to understand the brain. Thirdly, staring from its proposal as a field, Brain Informatics is with the goal of inspiring future Artificial Intelligence, especially Web Intelligence.

BI’17 addresses the computational, cognitive, physiological, biological, physical, ecological and social perspectives of brain informatics, as well as topics relating to mental health and well-being. It also welcomes emerging information technologies, including but not limited to Internet/Web of Things (IoT/WoT), cloud computing, big data analytics and interactive knowledge discovery related to brain research. BI’17 also encourages submissions that explore how advanced computing technologies are applied to and make a difference in various large-scale brain studies and their applications.

BI'17 welcomes paper submissions (full paper and abstract submissions). Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity. Accepted full papers will be included in the proceedings by Springer LNCS/LNAI.

Tutorial, Workshop and Special Session proposals and Industry/Demo-Track papers are also welcome.

Paper Submission: The paper submission system is open. Please submit your paper HERE.

Download the call for papers HERE.

Topics and Areas

Track 1: Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Brain Science

Track 2: Human Information Processing Systems (HIPS)

Track 3: Brain Big Data Analytics, Curation and Management

Track 4: Informatics Paradigms for Brain and Mental Health

Track 5: Brain-Inspired Intelligence and Computing

Paper Submissions & Publications

Type I: Full Paper Submissions

Papers need to have up to 10 pages in LNCS format.

All full length papers accepted (and all special sessions' full length papers) will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI.

Type II: Abstract Submissions

Abstracts have a word limit of 500 words. Experimental research is particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference program, and will be published as a single, collective proceedings volume.

Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.

Author: List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author slot of the list. Be prepared to submit contact information as well as conflict of interest information for each author listed.

Abstract: Enter the body of the abstract and attach any applicable graphic files or tables here. Do not re-enter the title, author, support, or other information that is collected in other steps of the submission form.

Presentation Preference: Authors may select from three presentation formats when submitting an abstract: "poster only", "talk preferred" or "no preference." The "talk preferred" selection indicates that you would like to give a talk, but will accept a poster format if necessary. Marking "poster only" indicates that you would not like to be considered for an oral-presentation session. Selecting "no preference" indicates the author's willingness to be placed in the best format for the program.

Each paper or abstract requires one sponsoring attendee (i.e. someone who registered and is attending the conference). A single attendee can not sponsor more than two abstracts or papers.

Oral presentations will be selected from both full length papers and abstracts.

Important Dates
Type Deadline Notice of Acceptance
Workshop/special session proposals March 10, 2017 March 30 , 2017
Full Papers April 2, 2017 June 10, 2017
Workshop/special session full papers May 20, 2017 June 20, 2017
Tutorial Proposals March 10, 2017 March 30 , 2017
Camera-Ready Papers July 7, 2017
Type II Abstracts June 20 , 2017 July 10 , 2017
Registration for Type I Authors July 25, 2017
Registration for Type II Authors August 29, 2017
Tutorials, workshops and special sessions November 16, 2017
Main conference November 17-18, 2017


Best Paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of (1) the best research paper, (2) the best student paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the best application paper award.

Post-Conference Journal Publication

The Brain Informatics conferences have formal ties with the Brain Informatics journal (Springer). Accepted papers from the conference, including their Best Paper Award papers, will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in the Brain Informatics journal each year. It is fully sponsored and no article-processing fee is charged for BI'17 authors.