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[PVS] CfP: 2009 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2009)



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Brain Informatics 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS
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2009 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2009)

October 22-24, 2009, Beijing, China

Homepage: http://www.wici-lab.org/amtbi09/
Mirror page: http://www.iwici.org/amtbi09/

Organized by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
In Cooperation with Chinese Society of Radiology and
Beijing University of Technology (BJUT)

Brain Informatics (BI) has recently emerged as an interdisciplinary
research field that focuses on studying the mechanisms underlying the
human information processing system (HIPS). It 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.
The goal of BI is to develop and demonstrate a systematic approach to
achieving an integrated understanding of both 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. BI represents a potentially revolutionary shift in the
way that research is undertaken. It attempts to capture new forms of
collaborative and interdisciplinary work. In this vision, 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 sharing data/knowledge.

Brain Informatics 2009 provides 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 interation, 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 2009 will be jointly held with the 2009
International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT 2009).
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
* 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).
Extensions of selected papers from the proceedings will be
considered for publication in special issues of international journals.

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. 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'09 Web page at http://www.wici-lab.org/amtbi09/

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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. Also a selected number of BI 2009 accepted papers
will be expanded and revised for inclusion in several international journals

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Important Dates
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Electronic submission of full papers
(12 pages in Springer LNAI/LNCS style file): May 22, 2009

Notification of paper acceptance: June 25, 2009

Camera-ready of accepted papers: July 24, 2009

Conference: October 22-24, 2009

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Conference Organization
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Conference General Chairs:
* Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Lin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Program Chairs:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Kuncheng Li, Xuanwu Hospital/Capital Medical University, China

Workshop Chairs:
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
* Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Japan

Organizing Chairs:
* Shengfu Lu, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
* Yulin Qin, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China

Publicity Chairs:
* Jian Yang, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
* Jiajin Huang, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China


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: Jia Hu hujia0601@xxxxxxxxx
Jiajin Huang hjj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx