We invite potential organizers to propose workshops and tutorials for the 3rd Neuroergonomics Conference, 2021 (NEC21).
A workshop is a meeting to address a topic or method of common interest to the attendees of NEC21.
A tutorial, on the other hand, instructs participants who are unfamiliar with a certain topic (e.g., mobile neuroimaging; task and requirement analysis) in a step-wise and hands-on manner.
Please submit your proposal by 15 August 2021 (23.59hrs, AoE).
Workshop and Tutorials will be hosted on 11 and 12 September 2021 at NEC21. Prior to the conference, organizers will be encouraged to submit a short (2 minutes) pitch video, which will be made available to virtual conference attendees in advance, to entice conference attendees to sign up for their session. Through a mix of recorded videos, live sessions (Q&A, breakout sessions), and other creative means such as Miro or Mural, the organizers will interact with the attendees virtually during the virtual conference.
The provided descriptions of all workshop and tutorials will be accessible under “Program” as soon as they are accepted. The publication of workshop papers and presentations will be at the organizers’ discretion in the “Proceedings of the 3rd Neuroergonomics Conference 2021”.
It is up to the organizer to choose an appropriate length of the workshop, from 2 to 8 hours. Workshops and Tutorials will be free of charge to all those who have registered for the main conference, with preferences being indicated on the registration form.
For more information, please contact Dr. Julian Elias Reiser (Workshop/Tutorials Chair).
Submissions should consist of two documents (NEC workshop word template and short organizer/presenter biographies). Proposals must contain the following:
- Abstract (max. 150 words): Please explain the workshop’s or tutorial’s topic briefly (max. 150 words). Make sure that participants can make an educated decision about why to join your workshop and what the workshop’s overall goal is.
- Keywords(max. 5): To make it easy to categorize your workshop or tutorial, please use up to 5 keywords from this list: https://www.neuroergonomicsconference.um.ifi.lmu.de/submissions/
- Prerequisites: Please mention any topics/techniques that participants need to know prior to your event.
- Tentative schedule: Please provide a 2-8 hours schedule for your event.
- Maximum (participant) intake:Please state the maximum number of participants.
The following will be considered in selecting workshops/tutorials:
- Topic is compatible with the conference goals;
- A workshop – allows attendees to advance a topic of interest to NEC attendees and to arrive at a formal statement;
- A tutorial – educates attendees on a relevant topic (e.g., research methods, techniques, or tools);
- Engages attendees and allows for constructive interaction;
- Activities are feasible and appropriate for a virtual conference;
- Completes in the time frame allowed (4 hours a day) and effectively utilizes that time to cover a topic in depth
Proposals will be reviewed by the organizing committee and selected based upon their content, the organizers qualifications, and logistical constraints. The workshop chair will reach out to authors of these submissions to discuss details related to virtual conference format and support. It is our goal to support selected workshops and tutorials to achieve their respective purpose and to ensure all attendees may actively contribute to/learn from these sessions.
Accepted workshops will be advertised with the organizers’ names. Thus, we expect all organizers of accepted proposals to be present at the workshop. In addition, we expect workshops to accept attendees commensurate with the number of organizers. If otherwise, please inform the workshop chair prior to submission.
The topic of submissions to the workshop and tutorial category must fit into the general topics and goals of the conference. In particular, we favor topics that bring together groups that are, until now, under-represented at the Neuroergonomics conference. Here are some examples
- Task and user requirement analyses
- Protocols for psychophysiological measurements in realistic operational settings
- Brain computer interfaces and human performance monitoring in ecological conditions,
- Neuroadaptive technologies
- Robotics and AI
- Mobile Brain-Body Imaging
- Advances in wearable and portable neuroimaging such as fNIRS/EEG
- Applications of neurostimulation such as tDCS/tACS/tES/rTMS
- Applications of neurofeedback/biofeedback mechanisms
- Advanced signal processing and machine learning techniques
- Cognitive countermeasures and brain stimulations to enhance human performance
- Virtual/ Augmented Reality and Serious Gaming
- Assessment of cognition in various neurological disorders and in real-time settings and home environments,
- Human-Machine Teaming and Trust in Autonomous Systems
- Memory, skill acquisition and training assessment.