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eChallenges e2013

23rd annual

eChallenge e-2013

Conference &


Malahide, Dublin, Ireland

October 09-11, 2013 

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Related themes and suggestions for papers and sessions are outlined in the Call for Papers


Picture of the DECODER group at the last meeting in June 2013.


The partners unified in the project’s consortium are uniquely qualified to approach and fulfil the aims of the project because each of the members has long and outstanding experience in key research areas necessary for the success of DECODER.

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Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (UNI WUE), Germany  Department of Psychology I – Psycholgie I - Section Intervention Psychology


The roots of Julius-Maximilians University at Würzburg reach back as far as1402 AD. In that era, it was the sixth institution of higher learning to be founded in the German-speaking regions of Europe. Würzburg University holds a position among the leading institutions in Germany. On an international level the University of Würzburg rates in the top bracket of academic institutions in many disciplines of science, for instance, in Biology, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology.

Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS (FSL), Italy


Fondazione Santa Lucia (FSL) is a nationally renowned hospital for neuromotor rehabilitation and a Scientific Institute covering virtually all aspects in the fields of neuromotor and cognitive rehabilitation, from clinical to basic scientific investigations.
Its Laboratory of Neuroelectrical Imaging and Brain Computer Interface fosters the development of BCI technology, mainly aimed at the merger into the broader field of Assistive Technologies.

Technische Universität Graz, Austria


The BCI Lab is one of the leading labs in brain-computer communication. It is an internationally renowned research institution with a research focus on brain-computer communication and dynamics of brain oscillations.

The so-called “Graz BCI” was one of the first online EEG-based BCIs introduced over 15 years ago. Various applications for this system, including spelling devices, computer games, neuroprosthetics, and navigation in virtual environments have been developed and tested in healthy users and several patient populations. The Graz BCI group successfully organized four major international BCI conferences over the last 8 years and plans a fifth conference in 2011.

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany


The Eberhard Karls University was founded in 1477 and was the first German University to establish a Faculty of Science in 1863. Not only the long scientific research history but also the convention of institutions like the Max-Planck Institute, the Hertie-Institute for Clinic Brain Research and the Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience (excellancy cluster) have contributed to its excellent international reputation in various fields of science. The Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology was the first in the world to transfer BCI research to patients homes and therefore offers a more than 20 year experience with patient centered research.

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU)


Established in 1944, the Unit is one of the largest and most long-lasting contributors to the development of psychological theory and practice. The Unit is an internationally leading centre for research in the cognitive sciences and neurosciences, with close links to clinical neuroscience research in the University of Cambridge Medical School. Over 120 scientists, students, and support staff, primarily based at the Unit's Chaucer Rd site, are organised into four major research groupings, in the areas of Memory, Attention, Emotion, and Language. With dedicated 3T MRI (Siemens TIM Trio) and 306-channel MEG (Elekta-Neuromag) facilities available on site, the Unit has particular strengths in the application of neuro-imaging techniques in the context of well-developed neuro-cognitive theory.

University Maastricht, The Netherlands 


Maastricht University, the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning, its renowned multidisciplinary research, and international outlook. The MaastrichtBrainImagingCenter (M-BIC) is a research center founded by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) of Maastricht University (UM). The research “core” of the M-BIC is formed by the Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) group of the FPN/UM. This group has gained a distinguished reputation for performing leading-edge cognitive brain research and for the development of new analysis methods for MRI data (e.g., real-time data analysis and brain-computer interfacing).

University of Liège, Belgium


The University of Liège is a complete public university. It was established in 1817 following a long intellectual tradition going back to the XIth century. The Cyclotron Research Center is a Belgian National Fund of Scientific Research (FNRS) “center of excellence” for functional neuroimaging. The multi-professional team of 50 researchers is oriented towards cognitive neurosciences, with main research areas in severe brain injury and sleep studies. The Coma Science Group  of the Cyclotron Research Center was the first group worldwide to prospectively study sensory perception and its cerebral correlates in severe  brain injured vegetative patients. The Coma Science Group has extensive collaboration with the Dept. of Neurology and Memory Centre, University of Liège.

Guger Technologies OG - gtec


Guger Technologies OEG was founded in 1999 in Graz. The company develops hardware and software for biosignal acquisition and analysis (mainly EEG and ECG). Currently, g.tec is selling biomedical equipment in more than 55 different countries worldwide together with distribution partners in 12 countries and is the main worldwide supplier of brain-computer interface  technology. The g.tec technology received several innovation Awards in Austria between 2000 and 2005. Recently g.tec received the 2006 GEWINN-Award and was rated the best start-up company in Austria out of 1500 companies. g.tec won the 2007 European Information and Communication Technology price (ICT-price) and the Well-Tech Award 2007. In 2008 g.tec won the Fast Forward Award and in 2009 the Austrian price for innovation Econovius.

Association de Locked-in Syndrome


ALIS, an association for the locked-in syndrome governed by the French bill of 1901, was created in March 1997. The idea and the implementation are due to Jean-Dominique Bauby. He himself was diagnosed with the locked-in syndrome in December 1995, and wanted to show the world that this pathology, which impedes movement and speech, does not prevent patients from living with a good quality of life. 


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