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

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The BIH series provides a premier forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, information communication technologies, and neuroimaging technologies with the purpose of exploring the fundamental roles, interactions as well as practical impacts of Brain Informatics.

BIH'16 addresses the computational, cognitive, physiological, biological, physical, ecological and social perspectives of brain informatics, with a strong emphasis on emerging trends of big data analysis and management technology for brain research, behaviour learning, and real-world applications of brain science in human health and well-being.

BIH'16 will be co-located with the 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference Web Intelligence (WI'16). Under our theme Connecting Network and Brain with Big Data, BIH'16 and WI'16 will provide a broad forum that academia, professionals and industry people can use to exchange their ideas, findings and strategies in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made networks to create a better world. The attendees only need to register for one of the 2 conferences, but they can attend all sessions and social events of the 2 conferences.

Submit A Paper

BIH'16 welcomes paper submissions (full paper and abstract submissions). Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity. Accepted full papers will be included in the proceedings by Springer LNCS/LNAI.

Tutorial, Workshop and Special Session proposals and Industry/Demo-Track papers are also welcome.

Topics and Areas:

  • Track 1: Investigations of Human Information Processing Systems (HIPS) and Computational Foundations of Brain Science
  • Track 2: Information Technologies for Curating, Mining and Using Brain Big Data
  • Track 3: Brain-Inspired Technologies, Systems and Applications

Paper Submissions & Publications

Type I: Full Paper Submissions

Papers need to have up to 10 pages in LNCS format.

All full length papers accepted (and all special sessions' full length papers) will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI.

Type II: Abstract Submissions

Abstracts have a word limit of 500 words. Experimental research is particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference program, and will be published as a single, collective proceedings volume.

Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.

Author: List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author must be listed in the first author slot of the list. Be prepared to submit contact information as well as conflict of interest information for each author listed.

Abstract: Enter the body of the abstract and attach any applicable graphic files or tables here. Do not re-enter the title, author, support, or other information that is collected in other steps of the submission form.

Presentation Preference: Authors may select from three presentation formats when submitting an abstract: "poster only", "talk preferred" or "no preference." The "talk preferred" selection indicates that you would like to give a talk, but will accept a poster format if necessary. Marking "poster only" indicates that you would not like to be considered for an oral-presentation session. Selecting "no preference" indicates the author's willingness to be placed in the best format for the program.

Each paper or abstract requires one sponsoring attendee (i.e. someone who registered and is attending the conference). A single attendee can not sponsor more than two abstracts or papers.

Oral presentations will be selected from both full length papers and abstracts.

Important Dates

Submission Type Submission Deadline Notice of Acceptance
Workshop/special session proposals March 31, 2016 April 15, 2016
Full Papers May 10, 2016 June 20, 2016
Workshop/special session full papers May 20, 2016 June 20, 2016
Tutorial Proposals July 10, 2016
Camera-Ready Papers July 7, 2016
Type II Abstracts August 11, 2016 August 15, 2016
Registration for Type I Authors July 25, 2016
Registration for Type II Authors August 29, 2016


Best Paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of (1) the best research paper, (2) the best student paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the best application paper award.

Post-Conference Journal Publication

The BIH conferences have formal ties with the Brain Informatics journal (Springer). Accepted papers from the conference, including their Best Paper Award papers, will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in the Brain Informatics journal each year. It is fully sponsored and no article-processing fee is charged for BIH authors.