International BCI Meeting 2016

The 6th International BCI Meeting “BCI Past, Present, and Future”, is scheduled for May 30th – June 3rd, 2016 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, USA.  The BCI Meeting 2016 will retain the unique, highly interactive, student-friendly, retreat-like atmosphere and high-impact activities that are the hallmarks of the BCI Meeting Series. This year, g.tec is the official sponsor of the BCI Meeting 2016.

Download the invitation of the Satellite Event here.


Satellite Event

Satellite events are not officially organized by the BCI Meeting and are not included in the registration price. However, many of them are free and of great interest to attendees at the BCI Meeting. The free g.tec Satellite event will feature some of the most advanced work ever presented. Read more: Satellite Event

recoveriX and mindBEAGLE workshop: motor recovery neurotechnology and consciousness assessment and communication
Monday, May 30th, 2016 in Evergreen Room

Brain-computer interface systems can be used for many different applications. This workshop will show two high impact applications for (i) motor recovery of stroke patients and (ii) consciousness assessment and communication. Expert users will discuss the technology and validation studies in different international institutions. Attendees can test the technology during the workshop and learn to better use this neurotechnology in their future work.

Organizers: Christoph Guger, Brendan Allison
Christoph Guger, Brendan Allison, Kyousuke Kamada, Jing Jin

Note: There is no charge for this event. If you would like to register for this event, please email Christoph Guger at
Brochure: Workshops @BCI Meeting



Highly interactive workshops are one of the key features of the BCI Meeting Series. Workshop topics cover the breadth of BCI research. Some workshops build consensus on technical or clinical standards for established areas, and others explore exciting new directions for BCI research. Read more: Workshops

BCIs for stroke rehabilitation (W-1)
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 09:00 – 12:00



Lately, BCI systems have been increasingly used in the context of stroke rehabilitation. Many BCI systems are based on motor imagery activity recorded from the sensorimotor cortex, which is translated into continuous control signals for rehabilitation devices. Some devices use Virtual Reality to allow users to observe an avatar’s limb movement. Other successful applications with patients use different brain stimulation techniques and/or robotic devices (such as exoskeletons or functional electrical stimulators) attached to patients’ paralyzed limbs. The workshop will review current stroke rehabilitation programs from different research labs and will provide insight into technology, experimental setups, results and outcomes of patient studies.
Read more: recoveriX

Organizer:  Christoph Guger
Speakers:  Christoph Guger, José del R. Millán, Donatella Mattia, Junichi Ushiba, Surjo R. Soekadar, Vivek Prabhakaran and Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting


BCIs for assessment of locked-in and DOC patients (M-1)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 09:00 – 12:00


Some patients diagnosed as vegetative are reclassified as (at least) minimally conscious when assessed by expert teams. A further subset of potentially communicative non-responsive patients might be undetectable through standard clinical testing. Other patients might have transient periods of relative wakefulness, but remain unaware of their surroundings. The workshop will provide an overview of groups that aim to use BCI technology to identify non-responsive patients that might be able to communicate and use the technology as an assessment tool. In the workshop recent experiments, analysis methods and results with EEG, fNIRS and fMRI will be shown and discussed. The goal of the workshop is to identify the most important trends of the last years and to facilitate interaction between participants.
Read more: mindBEAGLE

Organizer:  Christoph Guger
Speakers:  Christoph Guger, Damien Coyle, Donatella Mattia, Marzia De Lucia,  Leigh Hochberg, Betts Peters, Chang S. Nam, Damien Cruse and Martin Monti


BCI Award Ceremony
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 20:00 – 21:00


The prizes for the annual BCI Award 2016 will be awarded at the BCI Meeting. In addition to a first place winner, we will present awards for second and third place. More details: