2016 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health
October 13-16, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Call for Participation: A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of AI

Early-bird Registration extended to Sept 22, 2016

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WI'16 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Butler Lampson (Turing Award 1992), Microsoft Corporation and MIT
Personal Control of Data

Dr. Leslie Valiant (Turing Award 2010), Harvard University
A Computational Model and Theory of Cortex

BIH'16 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Stephen Smith, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Shotgun Connectomic Analysis of Cortical Synaptic Networks

Dr. Ivan Soltesz, Stanford School of Medicine
Mechanisms of Network Oscillations in Data-driven Full-scale and Rationally Derived Simple Models of the Hippocampus

WI'16 Feature Talks

Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan, Virginia Tech
Forecasting Significant Societal Events using Open Source Indicators

Dr. Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Triangular Spatial Relationships Based Protein 3-D Comparison

Dr. Marek Rusinkiewicz, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Towards Smarter Cyber Security

Dr. Daniel Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University
Converting Mobile Sensing into Data and Data into Action

Dr. Chris Welty, Google
Towards an Embedded Theory of Truth

BIH'16 Feature Talks

Dr. Steven Schiff, Pennsylvania State University
Model-based Observation and Control for the Brain: From Control of Seizures and Migraines, to Reducing Infant Brain Infections in Africa

Dr. Kristen Harris, University of Texas at Austin
Analytical Challenges to Understanding Subcellular Resource Allocation for Synaptic Plasticity and Homeostasis

Dr. Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Consciousness: From Theory to Practice

Dr. Bob Jacobs, Colorado College
Cortical Neuromorphology Beyond Rodents and Primates: A Personal Journey

Dr. Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Neuron Trees in the Brain Jungle: Mapping Brainwide Connectivity

Dr. Paola Pergami, George Washington University
Big Data and Advanced Imaging in Clinical Decision Making: Are We There Yet?

WI'16-BIH'16 Joint Panel: Connecting Network and Brain with Big Data

The keynote/feature speakers of the 2 conferences will serve as the panelists.

The two conferences will be co-located and have a joint opening, keynotes and invited talks, panel, reception and banquet.

Attendees only need to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions, keynote/invited talks, panel and tutorials across the two conferences.

Early-bird Registration extended to Sept 22, 2016

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Regular registration (non-authors) covers all events of technical program (plenary talks, tutorials, workshops, panel, parallel sessions, industry/demo sessions, etc.), the reception, coffee breaks and lunches.

Schedule Outline

October 13: Workshop & Tutorial Day
October 14: WI'16-BIH'16 Joint Day
October 15-16: Feature Talks, Special-sessions, and Presentation of Accepted Papers in parallel sessions


Context-Awareness in Information Retrieval and Recommender Systems
Presenter: Yong Zheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Email, Web

Ontology Learning and Population from Text Background
Presenter: Rosario Girardi, Federal University of Maranhão, Computer Science Department, Brazil
Email, Web

Workshops & Special Sessions

Social Program

October 13

18:00-20:00 – Pre-Conference Reception (with hors d'oeuvres) at the Conference Hotel (Sponsored by Hilton)

October 14

17:00-19:00 – Tour of the Henry Doorly Zoo

19:00-21:00 – Welcome Reception (with dinner) sponsored by the Greater Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau Durham TreeTops Restaurant at the Henry Doorly Zoo

October 15

18:30 to 21:00 – UNO Jazz Quintet

19:00 to 21:00 – Banquet and Awards Ceremony in the Conference Hotel

You can also enjoy the city of Omaha. We also have more information about the conference hotel and local information.

If you have any questions, please contact us!