7th Graz Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2017

From Vision to Reality

September 18th – 22nd, 2017, Graz, Austria

Keynote speakers

A. Bolu Ajiboye, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
– Research Associate, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Benjamin Blankertz, PhD
Benjamin Blankertz received his PhD in mathematics in 1998 and pursued several studies in music cognition. He started Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research in 2000 and became chair for Neurotechnology at Technische Universität Berlin in 2012. The Berlin BCI group is known for innovative machine learning approaches in the field of BCI and the development of novel experimental paradigms. This includes, the transfer of BCI technology from the laboratory to real world applications.

Fred D. Davis, PhD
Fred Davis is Professor and Stevenson Chair in Information Technology at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.  He received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research interests include user acceptance of information technology, technology supported decision making, skill acquisition, and NeuroIS.  He has been a co-organizer of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS since 2009. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, and others.

Fabien Lotte, PhD
Fabien LOTTE holds a PhD in computer sciences from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) Rennes, France. His PhD received both the PhD Thesis award from the French Association for Pattern Recognition, and the 2nd PhD Thesis award  from the French Association for Information Sciences and Technologies. In 2009 and 2010, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore, working in the Brain-Computer Interface Laboratory. Since January 2011, he is a tenure Research Scientist at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France, in team Potioc (http://team.inria.fr/potioc/). His research interests include Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), human-computer interaction and brain signal processing. He is part of the editorial boards of the journals Brain-Computer Interfaces and Journal of Neural Engineering. In 2016, he was the recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant to pursue his research on BCI.

Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, PhD 
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Aalborg, Denmark in 2005 and held several post-doc positions at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Aalborg University, Denmark. Since 2007 she is an Associate Professor at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. Her research focus involves the integration of neurophysiological and clinical research to evaluate neuromuscular control during walking in people with stroke. It is within this area that she commenced Brain-Computer-Interface research. Her research interests also include motor skill learning and training for musculoskeletal disorders. She has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, more than 100 conference papers/abstracts and 8 book chapters. In 2016 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious Innovation Grant in Denmark to pursue her research on BCI technology and its application in the real world.

Preliminary Schedule

September 18: Satellite Events (call will be out October 1st)
September 19: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote, Opening Cocktail)
September 20: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote)
September 21: BCI Conference (Talks, Posters, Keynote, Gala Dinner)
September 22: Scientific Chillout Breakfast, Tour to Styrian Vineyards

Important Dates

Paper submission:
Acceptance Notification: April 30th 2017

Satellite Events:
Notification: Mar. 15th 2017

Opens: Mid March 2017
Early Bird: May 31st 2017

Contact us at

bci2017 [at] tugraz.at


Univ.-Prof.DI.Dr. Gernot R. Müller-Putz
Head of Institute
Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces
Institute of Neural Engineering Graz
University of Technology
A-8010 Graz, Stremayrgasse 16/IV, Austria
Tel. ++43-316-873-30700
gernot.mueller [at] tugraz.at