Call for Abstracts: deadline is May 7th 2010

We hereby invite contributions to this first public HIVE workshop (Barcelona, June 11th 2010). Contributions must be of a high scientific level, and typically would describe, attempt to understand, or engineer brain stimulation phenomena as well as clinical applications. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 1st 2010.

Please visit HIVE2010 for more information.


The workshop is a dedicated satellite meeting to the international Human Brain Mapping conference and will be held in Barcelona on Friday June 11th, 2010. 

This 1-day event will be held at CosmoCaixa and Starlab in Barcelona on Friday June 11th 2010.

There will be 3 keynote speakers in addition to regular talks and posters:

  • Prof. Niels Birbaumer
  • Prof. Alvaro Pascual-Leone
  • Dr. Demetrios N. Velis, M.D.


Could computers someday interact directly with the human brain? The vision of HIVE is that in the next 50 years we will witness the coming of age of technologies for fluent brain-computer and computer-mediated brain-to-brain interaction. While recent research has delivered important breakthroughs in brain-to-computer transmission, little has been achieved in the other direction––computer-controlled brain stimulation. The goal of the workshop is to present research on a new generation of powerful and controllable non-invasive brain stimulation technologies. State-of-the-art presentations on current distribution and multi-scale neuron current interaction modeling will be presented. Results from stimulation experiments using tDCS, TMS, EEG and fMRI in different scenarios are given in overview and original presentations. Discussions during the workshop will lead to the design of multisite transcranial current stimulation technologies using real time EEG monitoring and feedback.

In order to enhance discussions and to include the most actual research the workshop is open for all participants working in this field and all researchers are kindly asked to submit their latest research results to this workshop.

Given the fundamental role of interaction in human experience, advances in this area can deliver breakthrough information society technologies of great value in addition to advancing the state-of-the-art in fundamental neuroscience research, neurology diagnosis and therapy through this workshop.

Stay tuned to the Hive website for further news.

Fri, 06/11/2010


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