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What is the Annual BCI Award?

 

The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The BCI Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces.

12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony.

 

Facts
  • The 12 nominated projects will be invited to submit a chapter to be published
    in a book (Springer).
  • The winner gets 3,000 USD, the 2nd place 2,000 USD and the 3rd place 1,000 USD!
  • The BCI Award is donated by g.tec medical engineers and the BCI Society.
  • There is no limitation or special consideration for the type of hardware and software used in the submission.
  • The competition is open to any BCI group or researcher worldwide.
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The BCI Award is a very prestigious prize that attracts leading groups developing neural prostheses. I have seen a steady increase in the award’s popularity and the quality of submitted projects. Importantly, nominated projects are presented in an annual book series, which presents a collection of the best BCI studies conducted each year.

I foresee that the BCI Award will become an equivalent of a Nobel prize in the field of brain interfaces, and it will define the key directions in this growing research field.

 

– Mikhail A. Lebedev, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

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SUBMIT NOW!
 

5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

  1. Write a clear description in English that does not exceed 2 pages.
  2. Include your full name(s), contact information, project title, brief description and current status of the work, images, figures and tables (if needed).
  3. Additionally, make a short film to explain the subject matter of your BCI project submission. It should be approx. two minutes long and has to be spoken or subtitled in English.
  4. Send the document as a .pdf file and the short film to submit (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)( (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)C (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)a (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)) (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)bci-award (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)· (submit(Ca)bci-award·com)com (submit(Ca)bci-award·com) before the indicated deadline (August 1, 2020).
  5. Attend the BCI Award 2020 Ceremony at the 2020 IEEE SMC International Conference in Toronto (Canada) or send a delegate to receive the nomination or the award in person. The 12 top-ranked nominees will be informed about 2 months before the BCI Award 2020 Ceremony. 

All projects will be treated confidentially.

SCORING CRITERIA

The jury will score the submitted projects on the basis of a list of criteria. Your project should get high scores in several of the criteria to get a high ranking. Thus, you should consider the following questions when writing your submission:

  • Does the project include a novel application of the BCI?
  • Is there any new methodological approach used compared to earlier projects?
  • Is there any new benefit for potential users of a BCI?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of speed of the system (e.g. bit/min)?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of accuracy of the system?
  • Does the project include any results obtained from real patients or other potential users?
  • Does the approach work online/in real-time?
  • Is there any improvement in terms of usability?
  • Does the project include any novel hardware or software developments?

 

The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.

 

EXTENDED SUBMISSION deadline

August 1st, 2020


1st place:     USD 3,000*
2nd place:    USD 2,000*
3rd place:     USD 1,000**
 
** sponsored by BCI Society
 
NOMINEES ANNOUNCEMENT

August 30th, 2020

 

Short film
For the BCI Award 2020, it is required to additionally submit a short film to explain the subject matter of your BCI project submission.
 
POSTER SESSION
All nominees will present their submissions at the Poster Session during the 2020 IEEE SMC International Conference in Toronto, Canada.
 
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Jury of The BCI Award 2020
 

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Aysegul Gunduz (US)

Chair 2020
University of Florida

 

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Sergey D. Stavisky (US)

Winner 2019
Stanford University

 

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Adriane Randolph (US)

Kennesaw State University
 

 

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Steve Meng (CN)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

 

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Jörn Rickert (DE)

CorTec GmbH

 

 

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Fabien Lotte (FR)

INRIA University

 

 

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Yannick Roy (CA)

NeuroTechX
 

 

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The 2020 BCI Award Ceremony

 

… takes place at the 2020 IEEE SMC International Conference from October 11-14, 2020 at
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building
in Toronto, Canada. 

 

AWARDED BY

  

 

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