|THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRAIN INFORMATICS (BI) ： “Informatics Perspective of Investigation on the Brain and Mind”|
|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.|
History of the BI Conference Series
The series of Brain Informatics conferences started with the WICI International Workshop on Web Intelligence meets Brain Informatics, held at Beijing, China in 2006. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th conferences of Brain Informatics 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were held in Beijing China, Toronto Canada, Lanzhou China, and Macau China respectively. Since 2013, “Health” was added in the conference title with an emphasis on real-world applications of brain research in human health and well-being and BHI’13, BIH’14 and BIH’15, BIH’16 was held at Maebashi Japan, Warsaw Poland, London UK, Omaha, USA respectively. BI’17 in Beijing is co-hosted by Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology/BJUT and Institute of Automation/Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is officially sponsored by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), WIC Technical Committee on Brain Informatics, International Neural Network Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Springer-Nature and Springer LNCS/LNAI, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University of Technology, and Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology.
BI 2017, the 10th aneversary and the NEXT 10 Years
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 2017 Special Sessions and Workshops [Paper Submission]
IMPORTANT DATESApril 20 , 2017: Submission deadline for workshop/special session/tutorial proposals
April 30, 2017: Notification of workshop/special session proposal acceptance
May 30, 2017: Submission deadline for workshop/special session papers
June 20, 2017: Notification of full paper acceptance
June 20, 2017: Notification of workshop/special session paper acceptance
June 20, 2017: Submission deadline for abstracts
July 10, 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance
November 16, 2017: Tutorials, workshops and special sessions
November 17-18, 2017: Main conference
Submission of Workshop and Special Session papers are open until May 30th, 2017.
TOPICS AND AREASTrack 1: Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Brain Science
Track 2: Human Information Processing Systems
Track 3: Brain Big Data Analytics, Curation and Management
Track 4: Informatics Paradigms for Brain and Mental Health Research
Track 5: Brain-Inspired Intelligence and Computing
James McGill Professor
E. Fredkin University Professor