2011 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
IEEE Task Force on Brain Informatics (IEEE TF-BI)
contact email: 
liliu@lzu.edu.cn

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Brain Informatics 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS
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2011 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2011)

September 7-9, 2011, Lanzhou, China

Homepage: http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi11/
Mirror page: http://uais.lzu.edu.cn/amtbi11

Co-organized by IEEE Task Force on Brain Informatics (IEEE TF-BI)
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Co-sponsored by Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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# Papers Due: *** 31 March 2011 ***
# Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of
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# Extensions of selected papers from the proceedings will be
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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. And the third
International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2010) was
jointly held with the 2010 International Conference on Active Media
Technology (AMT10) in Toronto, Canada. 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 2011 will be jointly held with the 2011
International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT 2011).
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.

The WIC decided to organize AMT2011 and BI 2011 in memoriam of Herbert Simon.

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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; their relations to 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 artificial systems
* Wisdom Web systems based on new cognitive and computational models
* MCI and AD diagnosis
* e-Science, e-Health 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'11 Web page at
http://wi-consortium.org/conferences/amtbi11/

A selected number of the best papers from BI'11 will be expanded
and revised for possible inclusion in "Knowledge and Information Systems:
An International Journal" (http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~kais/) by Springer
and "Cognitive Systems Research: An International Journal"
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13890417) by Elsevier.

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Awards
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BI 2011 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 2011 ***

Notification of paper acceptance: June 1, 2011
Camera-ready of accepted papers: June 24, 2011
Conference: September 7-9, 2011

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Conference Organization
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Conference General Chairs
Lin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Chairs
Bin Hu, Lanzhou University, China
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Organizing Chairs
Yuejia Luo, Beijing Normal University, China
Mariano Alcaniz, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Cristina Botella Arbona, University Jaume I, Spain

Publicity Chairs
Li Liu, Lanzhou University, China
Daniel Tao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Yi Zeng, Beijing University of Technology, China

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
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 ***

Li Liu, liliu@lzu.edu.cn
Yi Zeng, yizeng@bjut.edu.cn

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