International Neuroergonomics Conference 2018 Philadelphia

Join hundreds of scientists, leading researchers, and interested industry colleagues for three days of high-value and exciting presentations from the community’s world-leading scientists on the cutting edge of exciting new areas of Neuroergonomics research.

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The 2nd International Neuroergonomics Conference will be held at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA USA, June 27-29, 2018. Neuroergonomics has witnessed extensive growth since its development a decade ago with the understanding of the brain at work and in everyday life. Following the success of the inaugural Neuroergonomics conference in Paris, the time is right to take stock of the achievements of neuroergonomics research, discuss key questions and develop new ideas for the future. This is the purpose of the Neuroergonomics 2018 Conference.

In memory of Raja Parasuraman, there will be two Parasuraman prizes to reward the best student paper and the best senior paper. Moreover, the best abstracts will be pre-selected for an extended version to be published in a special issue.

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by independent referees from the international program boards. Submissions are welcome from all aspects of Neuroergonomics research from theoretical category that deals with models, concepts, and structures; to applied category that demonstrates translation of research towards practical innovation.

In collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, an article collection will be organized to include invited full papers that are extended from the select abstract submissions.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Posner, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York (Sackler Institute)

Scott Makeig, Research Scientist & Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN) · Institute for Neural Computation (INC) University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers

Carryl Baldwin, Director, Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA US

Marom Bikson, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York, New York, NY, USA

Daniel Callan, Principle Investigator, Center for Information and Neural Networks, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Anjan Chatterjee, Elliott Professor of Neurology and Chief of Service, Department of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Ricardo Chavarriaga, Research Scientist, Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-machine Interface, School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lewis Chuang, Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany

Ippeita Dan, Professor, Institute of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

Frederic Dehais, Professor, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE), Toulouse, France

Klaus Gramann, Professor, Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, Chair Biological Psychology and Neuroergonomics, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Roy Hamilton, Director, Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sid Kouider, Research Director, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supèrieure, Paris, France

John Kounios, Director, Doctoral Program in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Director, Creativity Research Lab, Professor of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Thorsten Zander, Leader of Team PhyPA, Department of Biological Psychology and Neuroergonomics, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

See committees section for more information about organizing committee and scientific committee.


  1. Conference Proceedings: All accepted abstracts will be assigned a doi number, published by Frontiers and will be indexed and searchable online for citations.
  2. Journal Publication: The Journal of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (IF:3.2) will publish expanded versions of accepted conference submissions. Attendees are encouraged to contribute to the research topic:

Neuroergonomics: the Brain at Work in Everyday Settings

Attendees are also encouraged to submit to the International Annual BCI-Research Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research.

Annual BCI Award 2018

Conference Sponsors


Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)

Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)

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Biopac Systems Inc.

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Frontiers Journals

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  • Important Dates
  • April 10, 2018 April 2, 2018 – Final abstract submission deadline
  • May 7, 2018 April 30, 2018 – Announcement of acceptance of abstracts
  • June 27, 2018 – Full day workshops/training and satellite events
  • June 27-29, 2018 – Meeting dates
  • August 31, 2018 – (Optional) Invited full paper submissions, extended from select abstracts, to be published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience journal

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