Passive BCI Community Meeting

July 16 - 18, 2014


Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst/Germany


Dr. Thorsten Zander
Technische Universität Berlin


Wednesday, July 16

09:00 – 10:00   Welcome, Introduction and Perspectives (Thorsten O. Zander)
10:00 – 11:00   1st Perspective Talk (Scott Makeig)
                            Dr. Scott Makeig is the director of the Swartz Center for Computational
                            Neuroscience at the University of California in San Diego, USA. His talk
                            will give a perspective on passive BCI from the viewpoint of neurobiology
                            and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging.
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30   2nd Perspective Talk (Fabien Lotte)
                            Dr. Fabien Lotte is Research Scientist (with tenure) at Inria Bordeaux
                            Sud-Ouest, France, where he leads Brain-Computer Interface
                            (BCI)-related research works in team Potioc
                            ( His talk will give perspectives on the use 
                            of passive BCI for 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), notably for assessing
                            and optimizing 3DUI as well as for brain activity visualizations
12:30 – 13:30   3rd Perspective Talk (Anne-Marie Brouwer)
                            Dr. Anne-Marie Brouwer is a research scientist at TNO, an applied 
                            research institute in the Netherlands. Passive BCI is a truly
                            interdisciplinary field, requiring a range of different types of
                            expertises and skills. This makes it difficult to conduct a flawless study.
                            Dr. Brouwer will discuss quite simple, but often occurring
                            (methodological) pitfalls and recommendations of how to avoid them,
                            in addition she will talk about promising application scenarios.
13:30 – 15:00   Lunch
15:00 – 16:45   Shaping the Community – Discussing the central website
                            Brief talk about the implementation and functionality of our new website.
                            Questions & Answers: What is the purpose of this website?
16:45 – 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 – 19:00   Shaping the Community – Presentation of different Working Groups
                            Poster Presentations of scientific perspectives on the field of Passive BCI.
19:00                  Dinner

Thursday, July 17

09:00 – 10:00   4th Perspective Talk (Theresa M. Vaughan)
                            Theresa M. Vaughan is a Research Scientist and the Director for BCI
                            Clinical Studies at the National Resource Center for Adaptive
                            Neurotechnologies, Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY. Her talk is titled:
                            Attention to Detail: Translating EEG-based brain-computer interface
                            (BCI) technology for communication and control to reliable home use.
10:00 – 11:00   5th Perspective Talk (Clemens Brunner)
                            Dr. Clemens Brunner is a post-doctoral researcher at Graz University of
                            Technology. His talk will focus on the future of BCIs from the point of
                            view of a currently ongoing EU project called "BNCI Horizon 2020"
                            (coordinated by his institution).
11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30   6th Perspective Talk (Stephen Fairclough)
                            Dr. Stephen Fairclough is professor for psychophysiology at the
                            Liverpool John Moores University. He will discuss the use of passive
                            Brain-Computer Interfaces for Physiological Computing.
12:30 – 13:30   7th  Perspective Talk (Anton Nijholt)
                            Dr. Anton Nijholt is professor of human-computer science in the 
                            Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente,
                            The Netherlands. His talk will address BCI for arts and games
                            with a focus on the role of passive BCI.
13:30 – 15:00   Lunch
15:00 – 17:00   Shaping the Community – Demo of Toolboxes and Hardware
                            Presentations from Brain Products, TMSI, University of Bremen,
                            University of Karslruhe, TU Berlin.
17:00 – 17.15   Coffee Break
17:15 – 19:00   Shaping the Community – Communicating needs and directions
                            Questions & Answers: Discussions between Researchers and Hardware
                             Vendors. Defining the main goals of our community.
                             Where do we want to go?
19:00 – 20:00   Dinner
20:00                  The Passive Activity Lounge – Drinks, Cocktails and Music!

Friday, July 18

10:00 – 12:00   Finalizing the Shape of the Community
                            Discussing expectations and duties. What are the next steps?
12:00 – 13:00   Extended Coffee Break
13:00 – 13:30   Concluding remarks