2010 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) and IEEE Task Force on Brain Informatics (IEEE TF-BI)
contact email: 
yyao@cs.uregina.cabvg

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Brain Informatics 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS
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2010 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2010)

August 28-30, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Homepage: http://www.wici-lab.org/amtbi10
Mirror page: http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~amtbi10

Co-organized by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
IEEE Task Force on Brain Informatics (IEEE TF-BI)
Co-sponsored by York University, Toronto, Canada
University of Regina, Regina, Canada
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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# Papers Due: *** 31 March 2010 ***
# Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of
# the series of LNCS/LNAI.
# Extensions of selected papers from the proceedings will be
# considered for publication in special issues of journals,
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Brain Informatics (BI) is an emerging interdisciplinary and
multi-disciplinary research field that focuses on studying the
mechanisms underlying the human information processing system (HIPS).
BI investigates the essential functions of the brain, ranging from
perception to thinking, and encompassing such areas as multi-
perception, attention, memory, language, computation, heuristic
search, reasoning, planning, decision-making, problem-solving,
learning, discovery, and creativity. One goal of BI research is to
develop and demonstrate a systematic approach to an integrated
understanding of macroscopic and microscopic level working principles
of the brain, by means of experimental, computational, and cognitive
neuroscience studies, as well as utilizing advanced Web Intelligence
(WI) centric information technologies. Another goal is to promote
new forms of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. New kinds
of BI methods and global research communities will emerge, through
infrastructure on the wisdom Web and knowledge grids that enables high
speed and distributed, large-scale analysis and computations, and
radically new ways of data/knowledge sharing.

The series of Brain Informatics Conferences started with
The First WICI International Workshop on Web Intelligence meets
Brain Informatics (WImBI'06), held at Beijing, China, December
15-16, 2006. The second conference, Brain Informatics 2009, was
held again in Beijing, China, October 22-24, 2009. The Brain
Informatics Conferences provide a leading international forum to bring
together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as
computer science, information technology, artificial intelligence, Web
intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience, medical science, life
science, economics, data mining, data and knowledge engineering,
intelligent agent technology, human computer interaction, complex
systems, and system science, to explore the main research problems in
BI lie in the interplay between the studies of human brain and the
research of informatics. On the one hand, one models and
characterizes the functions of the human brain based on the notions of
information processing systems. WI centric information technologies
are applied to support brain science studies. For instance, the
wisdom Web and knowledge grids enable high-speed, large-scale
analysis, simulation, and computation as well as new ways of sharing
research data and scientific discoveries. On the other hand,
informatics-enabled brain studies, e.g., based on fMRI, EEG, MEG
significantly broaden the spectrum of theories and models of brain
sciences and offer new insights into the development of human-level
intelligence on the wisdom Web and knowledge grids.

Brain Informatics 2010 will be jointly held with the 2010
International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT 2010).
The two conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and
banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can
attend workshops, sessions, exhibits and demonstrations across the two
conferences.

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Topics of Interest
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CONFERENCE TOPICS AND AREAS INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO

- Thinking and perception-centric investigations of HIPS:

* Human reasoning mechanisms
(e.g., principles of human deductive/inductive reasoning,
common-sense reasoning, decision making, and problem solving)
* Human learning mechanisms
(e.g., stability, personalized user/student models)
* Emotion, heuristic search, information granularity, and autonomy
related issues in human reasoning and problem solving
* Human higher cognitive functions and their relationships
* Human multi-perception mechanisms and visual, auditory,
and tactile information processing
* Methodologies for systematic design of cognitive experiments
* Investigating spatiotemporal characteristics and flow in HIPS and
the related neural structures and neurobiological process
* Cognitive architectures
* ACT-R meets fMRI/EEG/MEG
* HIPS meets complex systems
* Modeling brain information processing mechanisms
(e.g., neuro-mechanism, mathematical, cognitive and computational models
of HIPS).

- Information technologies for the management and use of brain data:

* Human brain data collection, pre-processing, management, and analysis
* Databasing the brain and constructing data brain models
* Data brain modeling and formal conceptual models of human brain data
* Multi-media brain data mining and reasoning
* Multi-aspect analysis in fMRI/EEG/MEG activations
* Simulating spatiotemporal characteristics and flow in HIPS
* Developing brain data grids and brain research support portals
* Knowledge representation and discovery in neuroimaging
* Multimodal information fusion for brain image interpretation
* Statistical analysis and pattern recognition in neuroimaging

- Applications

* Neuro-economics and neuro-marketing
* Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI)
* Brain/Cognition inspired artifical systems
* Wisdom Web systems based on new cognitive and computational models
* MCI and AD diagnosis
* e-Science and e-Medicine

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On-Line Submissions and Publication
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High-quality papers in all BI related areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive review.
All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical
quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

The proceeding of the conference will be published by Springer as a
volume of the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI). (Pending for approval.)

Authors are strongly encouraged to use Springer LNCS/LNAI
manuscript submission guidelines (available at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)
for their initial submissions (a maximum of 12 pages in Springer
LNCS/LNAI style file). All papers must be submitted electronically
in PDF format only, using the conference management tool.

We will also have poster, demonstration, and late breaking result
paper sessions. More detailed instructions and a paper submission
form can be found the BI'10 Web page at
http://www.wici-lab.org/amtbi10/

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Special Issues
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A selected number of BI 2010 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in several international journals.

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Awards
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BI 2009 best paper awards and student paper awards will be conferred
on the authors at the conference.

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Important Dates
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Electronic submission of full papers
(12 pages in Springer LNAI/LNCS style file):
*** 31 March 2010 ***

Notification of paper acceptance: June 1, 2010
Camera-ready of accepted papers: June 24, 2010
Conference: August 28-30, 2010

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Conference Organization
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Conference General Chairs:
* Tomaso Poggio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Program Chairs:
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
* Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Organizing Chair:
* Jimmy Huang, York University, Toronto, Canada

Publicity Chairs:
* Jian Yang, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
* Daniel Tao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

IEEE-CIS-TFBI Chair
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

WIC Advisory Board:
* Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
* Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Philip Yu, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
* L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Tech. Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
* Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
* Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
* Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
* Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
* Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA
* Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Compiegne University of Technology, France
* Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
* Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
* Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
* Jinglong Wu, Okayama University, Japan
* Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

*** Contact Information ***

Email: Yiyu Yao
Jimmy Huang

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