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BFAL 2017

The renowned ITS (Intelligent Tutoring Systems) 30 year old series of top ranking International Conferences extends its legacy by inaugurating a new series of top-flight Thematic International Conferences on state-of-the-art topics in the context of a broad range of multiple academic and research activities undertaken by the Institute of Intelligent Systems (IIS).

The first of this new series of ITS Thematic International Conference aims to regroup research in multidisciplinary domains such as neuroscience, health, computer science, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, education and social interaction on the theme of “Brain Function Assessment in Learning” .

The conference will be organised under the auspices of the Region of Western Greece and of the University of Patras which is the Hosting Institution.

The selected papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) proceedings series which enjoys a significantly high impact factor.

Theme of the Conference

The theme of conference is Brain Function Assessment in Learning. The conference aspires to attract state of the art research on the theme of brain function assessment in learning and marks the direction towards a new and very promising field with an emphasis on new ways of investigation and ideas. It aims to bring together specialists in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Medicine, Education, Human Computer Interactions, Social Interaction, a cross discipline approach to understand better how to use the brain capabilities to improve cognition and learning. The impacts cover a large variety of applications in Education and Medicine. The conference will also give the opportunity to the participants to examine the multiple applications of Brain Function Assessment in Learning-mainly in the Education and Health Fields -which become more and more promising. For example, knowing the brainwave activity and the condition of a user, researchers can detect if he/she is not concentrated, over busy, hyperactive, anxious, not motivated, and they can apply corrective methods to provide calm, relaxation and better receptivity to allow a better transfer of knowledge and life conditions.

The convergence of cognitive studies, tools of artificial intelligence, neuroscience approaches and health applications open a new era of multidisciplinary research tracks. The emergence of new assessment devices allows new ways of experimentation in laboratories, with light, non intrusive, and low cost material. Industrial representatives of relative technology will also be invited to present the new possibilities of their tools and equipment.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Biofeedback systems
  • Biometric Systems
  • Brain Activity
  • Brain-Computational Mechanisms
  • Brain control for learning
  • Brain Data Extraction
  • Brain images
  • Brain Plasticity
  • Brain training
  • Cognitive functions
  • Data Mining
  • Consciousness and social behaviors
  • Internet of things
  • Human Computer Interface
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Image Processing
  • Intelligent Environments
  • Intelligent training
  • Intelligent agents
  • Intelligent video games
  • Memorization process
  • Mental Health
  • Neurocognitive function
  • Social Cognition
  • Virtual Reality

For more information visit the BFAL 2017 website.