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Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local authorities.

Taking into consideration current travel restrictions, the BI2021 conference will be held in
Fully VIRTUAL mode. The registered and presented papers will be published in the Springer LNCS proceedings.

About the Conference

The Brain Informatics (BI) conference series has established itself as the world's premier research forum on Brain Informatics, which is an emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research field with joint efforts from neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine and life sciences, data science, artificial intelligence, neuroimaging technologies, and information and communication technologies.

The 14th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI2021) provides a premier international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences on Brain Informatics research, brain-inspired technologies and brain/mental health applications.

The theme of BI2021 is: Innovative Computational Approaches for Understanding Brain Functions and Treat its Disorders.

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Topics & Areas

The BI2021 solicits high-quality original research and application papers (both full paper and abstract submissions). Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Maurizio Corbetta

Full Professor and Chair of Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padua, Italy.
Founding Director of the Padua Neuroscience Center, Padua, Italy

Title: Toward a computational model of brains affected by stroke with an eye to their repair

Professor Simon B. Eickhoff

Director, Institute of Systems Neuroscience
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

Title: From areas and networks to individual predictions

Professor Wulfram Gerstner

Full professor, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory
School of Computer and Communication Sciences and School of life Sciences
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Title: Neo-Hebbian three-factor rules of synaptic plasticity: from reward to surprise

Professor Tianzi Jiang

Professor and Director
Brainnetome Center (www.brainnetome.org)
Institute of Automation
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100190, China

Title: Tackle Grand Challenges in Brain Health with Artificial Intelligence

Professor Nikola Kasabov

Professor of Knowledge Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
George Moore Chair/Professor, University of ulster, UK
Honorary Professor Teesside University UK and the University of Auckland, NZ
Founding Director KEDRI, AUT, New Zealand

Title: Brain-Inspired Brain Informatics: Methods, Systems, Applications

Professor Partha P. Mitra

Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Prof. H.N. Mahabala Distinguished Chair in Computational Brain Research at IIT Madras, India

Title: Mapping and analyzing the circuit architecture of Mammalian brains at the Mesoscopic scale

Professor Stefano Panzeri

Endowed Full Professor
Department of Neural Information Processing
Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
D-20251, Hamburg, Germany

Title: Inferring neural circuit interactions and neuromodulation from field potentials and electroencephalogram measures

Professor Xinguang Yu

Professor, Chinese PLA General Hospital and Nankai University School of Medicine.
Director of Institute of Neurosurgery in Chinese PLA General Hospital
Beijing, China

Title: Quantitative Assessment Essential Tremor Based on Machine Learning Methods Using Wearable Device


  • Main conference papers will be published in the proceedings at the Springer-Nature LNCS/LNAI Brain Informatics Book Series.
  • Accepted full papers will be selected to publish in the Springer Open Access Brain Informatics Journal upon significant revision.
  • Workshop and Special Session full papers will be published at the same BI proceedings at the Springer-Nature LNAI Brain Informatics Book Series.
  • Organizers of Workshops and Special Sessions will be invited to prepare a book proposal based on the topics of the workshop/special session for possible book publication in the Springer-Nature Brain Informatics & Health Book Series.


March 1, 2021
April 15, 2021
Workshop, Special Session & Tutorial proposal submission deadline
April 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
June 10, 2021
(Final extension)
Papers submission deadline
May 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
Abstract submission deadline
July 1, 2021
July 10, 2021
Notification of paper acceptance
July 1, 2021
July 15, 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance
July 15, 2021
July 20, 2021
Final paper and abstract submission deadline
July 25, 2021 Paper registration deadline
September 17 - 19, 2021 Main conference

Paper & Abstract Submission

  • Paper Submission:
    1. Full paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages including figures and references. Additional pages will be charged.
    2. High quality paper submissions with up to 6 pages are also welcome and will be accepted as short papers based on their originality, significance of contribution to the field, technical merit, and presentation quality.
  • Abstract Submission: Authors are encouraged to submit research abstracts of their original work. Research abstracts will be accepted for presentations in an oral presentation format and/or poster presentation format. Authors can indicate their presentation preferences during online submission. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be given an option to also be considered for a poster presentation for more demonstrations and discussions. Each abstract submission should include the title of the paper, an abstract body within 500 words , and up to 5 keywords. Abstract presentations are scheduled at the sole discretion of the BI Program Committee.
  • Journal Opportunities: High quality BI conference papers may be nominated to submit an extended version for a fast track review and publication at the Brain Informatics Journal, an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access journal published by Springer.
  • Special Issues & Books: Workshop/special session organizers and BI conference session chairs may consider and can be invited to prepare a book proposal of special topics for possible book publication in the Springer-Nature Brain Informatics & Health Book Series, or a special issue at the Brain Informatics Journal.
  • Paper & Abstract Submission Site: https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2021/bi21/scripts/submit.php?subarea=B
  • Paper Format: All paper submissions MUST follow Springer LNCS Proceedings format.
  • Questions and Suggestions: Concerning paper submissions, conference registrations, suggestions for the program, and other inquires, please feel free to contact BI2021 chairs.

Special Sessions, Tutorials & Workshops


The BI2021 conference is officially sponsored by:

  • University of Padova;
  • Padova Neuroscience Center;
  • Web Intelligence Consortium;
  • CAAI Technical Committee on Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence.


In partnership with:

The conference will be held in Padova, beautiful historical city located in North-eastern Italy (30 km from Venice).

Department of Biomedical Sciences - Via Marzolo, n.3 - 35131, Padova, Italy

Interdepartmental Complex A. Vallisneri - Via Ugo Bassi, 58b - 35121 Padova, Italy