Call for Tutorial, Workshop and Special Session Proposals

Topics of Interests

In addition to the topics of interest included on the Call for Papers, for the workshops/tutorials, we are interested in the topics listed below:

  • Big Data techniques for neuroimaging and neural recording applications
  • Neurogenetics
  • Data management and sharing for neuroscience
  • Data analytic techniques in brain diseases and health
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Brain-inspired intelligence research
  • Dendritic Computing
  • Neuromorphic/neuroinspired computing
  • Mental health, including neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases
  • Computing for the brain and with the brain
  • Clinical neuroscience and applications

Submission Types

Similar to the main conference, there are 2 types of paper submissions that are possible, namely:

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.
  • Authors: 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.

Important Dates

Type Deadline Notice of Acceptance
Workshop/special session proposals March 10, 2017 March 30 , 2017
Full Papers April 2, 2017 May 1, 2017 June 10, 2017 July 1, 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 2017.8.1
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


The organizers of approved workshops/symposiums/special sessions are required to announce the call for papers, assign papers to PC members for reviewing and decide upon the final program.

Accepted Type 1 papers will be included in the BI'17 conference proceedings to be published by Springer as a volume of the LNCS/LNAI series.

The organizers are also welcome to prepare a book proposal based on the topics of the workshop/special session for possible book publication in the Springer Brain Informatics & Health book series.

Post-Conference Journal Publication

The BI 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 authors.

High quality papers from workshops/special sessions will be selected and considered for publication in special issues of international journals after their papers are extended to a journal-length paper and pass a review process. Tutorial organizers are invited to submit survey papers to the BI journal, and they will be published in the journal after a rigorous review process.

Symposiums Chairs & Contact Information

Please send your proposal via email to the workshop chairs; include in the subject line "[BI'17 Tutorial/Workshop]". If you have any questions, please contact us.