Pre-conference workshops

Designing Brain-Computer Interfaces with Open-Source Tools: from theory to real-life scenarios (July 8 afternoon & July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: Two half-days to discover open-source tools helping with the design of BCI systems: classification feature extraction & selection (HappyFeat), reproducibility & comparing machine-learning methods (MOABB), designing real-time pipelines (TimeFlux) and pushing towards “out of the lab” real-life applications (Starburst).

Speakers:

  • Kalou Cabrera Castillos, Neuroergonomics Center, ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
  • Frederic Dehais,Neuroergonomics Center, ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France + School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, PA, USA
  • Pierre Clisson, Timeflux, Paris, France
  • Marie-Constance Corsi, NERV team, ICM, Inria, INSERM, Paris-Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Arthur Desbois, NERV team, ICM, Inria, INSERM, Paris-Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Decoding Cognitive Workload: A Passive BCI Hackathon (July 8 afternoon & July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: This hackathon intends to advance developments in passive brain-computer interfaces, as well as to strengthen your individual signal processing, programming, and collaboration skills: may the best group win!

Speakers:

  •  Evy van Weelden, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  •  Maryam Alimardani, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  •  Travis J. Wiltshire, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Workflows for sharing multimodal recordings in BIDS format (July 8 afternoon)

One-sentence summary: This workshop first gives an overview of the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS), then guides participants through the conversion of multimodal XDF (LabStreamingLayer) data to BIDS meanwhile teaching best practices for sharing datasets through remote repositories. 

Speakers:

  • Lukas Gehrke, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Sein Jeung, Technical University of Berlin, Germany / Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway / Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany

The EU AI Act and the future of emotion recognition in Neuroergonomics (July 8 afternoon)

One-sentence summary: Recent EU legislation prohibits emotion recognition in the workplace and educational institutions. We provide information about the act and its possible consequences for Neuroergonomics, and form our ideas about how we could ensure applications of emotion recognition that meet the worries of society.

Speakers:

  • Lucas Noldus, Radboud University / Noldus Information Technology BV, The Netherlands
  • Stephen Fairclough, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Guilio Mecacci, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour / Radboud University The Netherlands

Get Started with OpenViBE (July 8 afternoon)

One-sentence summary:  The goal of this tutorial is to provide all necessary knowledge for attendees to be able to develop their experimental pipeline in OpenViBE.

Speakers:

  • Laurent Bougrain, Univ. Lorraine/CNRS/LORIA, France
  • Léa Pillette, Inria/Univ. Rennes/IRISA/CNRS, France
  • Thomas Prampart Inria/Univ. Rennes/IRISA/CNRS, France

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Workshop (July 8 afternoon) 

One-sentence summary: A primer for fNIRS: principles, data collection, signal processing, and analysis with hands-on demonstrations

Speakers:

  • Adrian Curtin, Drexel University, USA
  • Sebastien Scanella, ISAE SUPAERO, France
  • Hasan Ayaz, Drexel University, USA

Neurophysiological assessment to enhance neuroergonomics in operational environments (July 8 afternoon)

One-sentence summary: Neuroergonomics assessment in operational environments

Speakers:

  • Pietro Aricò, BrainSigns &  Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Fabio Babiloni, BrainSigns &  Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Eduardo Bellomo, Brain Products GmbH, Germany

A Primer on Ultrasound for Neuroergonomics (July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: Procedure and Purpose of the New Frontiers

 Speakers:

  • Mark E. Schafer, Drexel University, USA
  • Peter A. Lewin, Drexel University, USA

OpenViBE for wannabe experts (July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: Hands-on more advanced functionalities for prototyping and building applications (Unity3D/LSL & Python), followed by interactive sessions with OpenViBE users on deep learning, physiological signals processing and the HappyFeat framework.

Speakers:

  • Axel Bouneau, Inria center at the University of Bordeaux / LaBRI, France
  • Laurent Bougrain, Univ. Lorraine/CNRS/LORIA, France
  • Arthur Desbois, ICM/Inria/Inserm/Paris-Sorbonne Université, France
  • David Trocellier, Inria center at the University of Bordeaux / LaBRI, France
  • Léa Pillette, Inria/Univ. Rennes/IRISA/CNRS, France
  • Thomas Prampart, Inria/Univ. Rennes/IRISA/CNRS, France

Multimodal hyperscanning in the context of team performance (July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: What is the meaning of metrics extracted from physiology and behavior as recorded from multiple individuals at the same time, and how we can we utilize these metrics to understand, predict and support team performance in real life?

Speakers:

  • Hasan Ayaz, Drexel University, USA
  • Ivo Stuldreher, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, The Netherlands
  • Ravi Kanth, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Suzanne Dikker, New York University, USA
  • Michael Tolston, Airforce Research Lab, USA
  • Erik Frijters, Center for Man in Aviation of the Royal Netherlands Airforce, The Netherlands

Neuroergonomics in Aviation: Assessing Human Performance from Lab to Operational Environment (July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: The workshop will introduce attendees to the current leading neurotechnologies used in the field of aviation and will demonstrate the utility of neuroergonomics for assessing human performance, both in laboratory and operational settings.

Speakers:

  • Assaf Harel, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel
  • Cengiz Acartürk, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Drexel University, USA

Exploring Neuroadaptive Technologies through Passive BCI (July 9 morning)

One-sentence summary: This workshop explores practical applications of Passive Brain-Computer Interfaces in Neuroadaptive Technologies and Virtual Reality and offers hands-on EEG experience.

Speakers:

  • Thorsten Zander, Brandenburg Technical University, Germany
  • Marius Klug, Brandenburg Technical University, Germany
  • Eduardo Bellomo, BrainProducts GmbH, Germany

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