About


Every year in Samara State Medical University the only scientific meeting in Russia which is dedicated to brain-machine interfaces is held.

BCI:SCIENCE AND PRACTICE conference  has become an effective communication and discussion platform for leading foreign and Russian scientists where they can share latest achievements in neurosciences, as well as make decisions for the professional NeuroNet community united under banners of  National Technological Initiative.

Key aims of the conference are:

– system assessment of current status of neuro-brain studies, the development and practical implications of brain-machine interfaces;

– the exchange of knowledge and ideas between Russian experts and their foreign colleagues, formation of stable partnership links and scientific and technical cooperation;

– building science and innovation network and other assistance in realization of NeuroNet  roadmap of National Technological Initiative;

– popularization of brain-machine technologies in scientific and medical communities, among potential consumers and talented young people;

– assistance in NeuroNet buid-up decisions making including creation of competence centers, scientific communities, running thematic events.

Moments of BCI: Science And Practice - annual international conference in Samara, Russia -

Agenda

Traditionally conference holds lectures on invasive and non-invasive central neural system electrical activity registration technologies and its mathematical processing, feedback and information transfer from outside into the brain, state-of-the-art rehabilitation technics, joint usage of both virtual reality and brain-machine interface, neural networks and deep learning technologies, emerging market of neuro-products et cetera.

Conference’s participants represents leading science centers in the Volga region, Siberia, Ural, Moscow, St. Petersburg, North-West of Russia and other parts of the country. Thus, the audience is of high-ranking and competent category. It allows the reporters to discuss the most complicated details of their works.

The agenda for 2017 conference includes speeches of  leading world scientists such as Sliman Bensmaia (University of Chicago, USA), Doron Friedman (Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia, Israel), Alexander Frolov (Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of  Russian Academy of Science), Alexander Kaplan (Moscow State University, Russia), Mikhail Lebedev (Duke University, USA), Aleksei Ossadtchi (National research university HSE, Moscow, Russia), Maria Sanchez-Vives (Biological and Medical Investigations Institute, Spain), Mel Slater (University College London, Great Britain), Surjo Soekadar (Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Germany) and others.

 

To participate

To take part in the conference, please place a request. You may also download the invitation letter.

Media

Brain-machine interface is one of the most groundbreaking research area, aimed at solving important social and technical problems. Thus, this event attracts mass media.

Conference publications of 2016

Conference publications of 2015 

For additional information on the conference please contact organizing committee by email committee@bcisamara.com

Organizers

The conference is organized by:

Members of organizing committee are leading scientists, representatives of state and non-commercial organizations, innovative companies.

The conference has been included into the event list of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation  and is supported by:

2017


Conference takes place in Samara State Medical University from 12 to 13 of October, 2017.

Agenda

The conference agenda of 2017 is now completed.

There will be leading Russian and foreign scientists and experts among reporters:

Sliman Bensmaia (University of Chicago, USA), Doron Friedman (Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia, Israel), Alexander Frolov (Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of  Russian Academy of Science), Alexander Kaplan (Moscow State University, Russia), Mikhail Lebedev (Duke University, USA), Aleksei Ossadtchi (National research university HSE, Moscow, Russia), Maria Sanchez-Vives (Biological and Medical Investigations Institute, Spain), Mel Slater (University College London, Great Britain), Surjo Soekadar (Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Germany) and others.

During the conference there will be poster reports of young scientists and discussion panels dedicated to current problems of brain-machine interface usage.

Traditional reception dinner and other entertainment events will take place as well.

 

Information for participants

To take part in the conference please place a request.

Participation at the conference is free. Boarding and travel is at the expense of participants.

Organizing committee will assists with the hotel reservation and organization of transfer service.

If you have any questions please contact committee by e-mail  committee@bcisamara.com

Articles based on the reports that meet the requirements of the editorial office would be published in “Science and innovations in medicine” journal  and placed in Russian Science Citation Index.

 

Participants

Russian and foreign neurophysiologists, rehabilitation and recreation therapists, complex signal analysis experts, innovative companies’ specialists, students and postgraduate students of medical and technical universities, as well as everyone who are interested in brain-computer interfaces and neurorehabilitation are invited to participate.

Reports are lectured in Russian and English and translated as well with consecutive translation.

 

Organizers

The conference is organized by:

Members of organizing committee are leading scientists, representatives of state and non-commercial organizations, innovative companies.

The conference has been included into the event list of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation  and is supported by:

2016


Eventful conference took place at Samara State Medical University from 13 to 14 of October, 2016.

Conference included 20 reports and 2 discussion panels. The lecturers were famous scientists from Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Russia and the USA.

Formal reception in Bristol Zhiguli Hotel was remembered for improvised jazz jam between trio leaded by Nicolay Machkasov and Sliman Bensmaia, professor of the University of Chicago.

 It could be interesting to notice that at this particular moment US President Barack Obama was shaking a robotic hand , at the University of Pittsburgh. This hand was connected to a brain of a paralyzed person who could control it and had a tactile sense. Professor Bensmaia and his lab greatly contributed to this achievement.

The next day a sight-seeing tour around Samara was set up. After that the participants visited Disruptive Research Center and Technology Park of Samara State Medical University.

Refer to following press-release and publications for more detailed information on the conference: 

Agenda

The conference agenda  was of high intension and had a lot of information. Fundamental neuroscience and brain-machine interface issues were discussed. Problems of biologic signals mathematical analysis, breakthrough achievements in medical and social rehabilitation of central neural system affliction, control of complex systems by “power of thought” were also covered.

Participants

More than 300 visitors took part in the conference. They represented:

  • Universities and Institutes, health facilities from different cities of Russia.
  • Rectorate, chairs and faculties of Samara State Medical University
  • NeuroNet Industrial Union
  • Skolkovo Foundation
  • Deaf-blind Support Fund So-edinenie (Connection)
  • Technology Opportunities Non-Commercial Organization
  • Defense industry medical product manufacturers association
  • Government of Samara region

Proceedings

Conference proceedings were published in “Science and innovations in medicine” magazine

Moments of the conference

2015


 

The first international conference “Brain-machine Interface: Science and Practice” been held in Samara from 25 to 26 of October, 2015. Despite narrow event focus the audience counted more than 120 individuals from different regions of Russia.

 

Speeches on retrospectives and perspectives of neurocomputer interfaces, current problems of their development and usage, social and medical aspects, mathematical and technological issues were part of the program. Audience – researchers, doctors, candidates, students, engineers, programmers  – reacted with interest on the reports and asked lots of questions.

  The scientific part was realized in two formats: plenary meeting took place on the first day, whereas sessions were organized on the second day. 12 reports were made by scientists and specialists from Austria, Russia and the USA. The discussion continued at formal reception.

Session proceedings and meeting in technology park with president of Samara State Medical University took place on Saturday, September 26. Guests were demonstrated the labs of Disruptive Research Center of Samara State Medical University, university clinics, Samara’s places of interest.

Publications

Moments of the conference

News


16.03.2017 First meeting of organizers committee for 2017 conference took place


 

22.02.2017 Conference "BCI: Science and Practice. Samara 2016" proceedings were published


 

22.01.2017 International conference "BCI: Science and Practice. Samara 2017" will occur during 12-13 of October


 

12.12.2016 Volga region NeuroNet center is on the second place in all-Russian ranking