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What is Adaptive BCI workshop?

“Since the advent of the technology, Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) aims to reliably translate recorded brain signals, e.g., EEG, into control commands for a computer. Although there have been great improvements over the last decades, current BCIs are still scarcely used outside laboratories. One major limitation preventing the prevalence of this promising technology into everyday life of, e.g., patients, is the lack of robustness and reliability.

Adaptive BCIs compensate changes encountered in real-world environments and are robust against nonstationarity (i) induced by external causes such as a change in the experimental environment or artifactual noise sources and (ii) internal causes, namely fluctuations of brain states e.g. slow ones due to fatigue or brisk ones caused by distraction of the subject. Co-adaptivity is an important ingredient of such systems, since in a ever-changing environment, it is not only the machine that needs to adapt to changes in signal statistics, it is also the user who has to adapt his strategies in order to cope with fluctuations in background noise and sensory input.

This workshop presents recent developments in the field and aims at providing tools for neuroscientists and practitioners which enable them to go beyond restricted laboratory paradigms and study the brain as the subject is interacting with his/her natural environment.”

Schedule

Start Time: 28 Oct 2015, 1:00 PM
End Time: 29 Oct 2015, 4:00 PM

See [Program] for detail.

How to register?

See [Registration Page].

Organizing committee

General workshop chair

Shigeyuki Oba (Kyoto university)
Klaus-Robert Müller (Technical university Berlin)

Program Committee

German side: Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer HHI), Pieter-Jan Kindermans (TU Berlin)
Japanese side: Shigeyuki Oba (Kyoto university), Motoaki Kawanabe (ATR), Okito Yamashita (ATR), Jun-ichiro Hirayama (ATR), Takashi Takenouchi (Future university Hakodate)

Sponsors

This workshop was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the project Adaptive BCI (FKZ 01GQ1115) and by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and development (AMED) under the platform project for supporting in drug discovery and life science research Platform for Dynamic Approaches to Living System.