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Special Session
Special Session on
Challenges in Neuroengineering
 - SSCN 2012

5 - 7 October, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - NCTA 2012


Francois-Benoit Vialatte
ESPCI ParisTech

Brief Bio
Francois-Benoit Vialatte received the Ph. D. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2005, supervised by Prof. Gérard Dreyfus and Prof Rémi Gervais; and the ME degree in Cognitive Science in 2002 from the University Paris VI (UPMC), Paris, France. He also obtained an engineer diploma from the Ecole pour l’Informatique et les Technologies Avancées (EPITA), Paris-Sud, France, in 2002. In 2006 he joined the Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing of the Riken Brain Science Institute, where he is still a Visiting Scientist. He moved to the laboratory SIGMA, ParisTech, in 2010 where he works as an Assistant Professor. He was Visiting Researcher with the Department of BioSystems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, and in Nanyang Technological University, (NTU), Singapore. He was technical committee member of a variety of conferences in the area of signal processing, and computational neuroscience. He is associate editor of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. His research interests are in neuroengineering, signal processing and computational intelligence, time-frequency domain feature extraction, with applications to neurosciences – especially brain disorders, brain computer interfaces and cognitive neuroscience.
Jordi Solé-Casals
University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia

Brief Bio
Jordi Solé-Casals received the Ph. D. degree with European label in 2000, and the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications in 1995, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. In 1994 he joined the Department of Digital and Information Technologies of the University of Vic, where he is currently associate Professor. He is the Head of the Data and Signal Processing Research Group and maintains active collaborations with many international research groups. He was Visiting Research with the Gipsa-Lab in Grenoble (France), LABSP-RIKEN in Tokyo (Japan) and BMU in Cambridge (United Kingdom). Currently, he continues these relations with these laboratories. His research interests are in neurosciences, biometrics, statistical signal processing, machine learning, neural networks, source separation and independent component analysis.
Justin Dauwels
Nanyang Technological University



Neuroengineering is a discipline within biomedical engineering. This interdisciplinary approach combines principles from machine learning, signal processing theory, and computational neuroscience applied to problems in basic and clinical neuroscience.

The ultimate goal of neuroengineering is a technological revolution, where machines would interact in real-time with the brain. Machines and brains could interface, enabling normal function in cases of injury or disease, brain monitoring and/or medical rehabilitation of brain disorders.

Much current research in neuroengineering is focused on understanding the coding and processing of information in the sensory and motor systems, quantifying how this processing is altered in the pathological state, and how it can be manipulated through interactions with artificial devices including brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetics.

Our brains are buzzing with electrical activity moving in and out of neural cells, sending electrical impulses along their axons, and exchanging chemical messages. Neural signals allow us to observe neuronal activity in real time.

Our topics cover all imaging or neural signal techniques (cellular-level recording, EEG, MRI/fMRI, PET, fNIRS, chemical or optical recording, etc.) of neuroengineering such as, but not limited to:

- computational neuroscience,
- experimental neuroscience,
- clinical neurology,
- electrical engineering and signal processing of living neural tissue,
- robotics and cybernetics,
- neural tissue engineering,
- materials science, and nanotechnology.

Special Session Program Committee

Mohamed Elgendi, Nanyang Technological University, , Singapore
Marcos Faundez, Escola Universitaria Politecnica de Mataro - Tecnocampus, , Spain
Karmele López de Ipiña, University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, , Spain
Enric Monte Moreno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, , Spain
Carlos G. Puntonet, University of Granada, , Spain
Josep Serra-Grabulosa, University of Barcelona, , Spain
Yohei Tomita, Foster Electric Company, Limited, , Japan
Xun Zhang, ISEP, , France


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


NCTA Special Sessions - SSCN 2012
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