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  • Submission Deadline Extension for 1-page Papers

Due to multiple requests, 1-page papers final submission deadline has been extended until: Feb 21, 2017 (Feb 15, 2017Feb 8, 2017).

  • Final Submission Deadline Extension for 4-page Papers

Due to multiple requests, 4-page papers final submission deadline has been extended until: Feb 20, 2017 (Feb 15, 2017, Feb 8, 2017).

  • Author Notification Date Extension for 4-page Papers

Due to multiple requests, 4-page papers author notification deadline has been extended until: Feb 6, 2017 (Feb 1, 2017).

  • 2017 IEEE Daniel Noble Awardee for Emerging Technologies

    brain-operated exoskeleton


For seminal contributions to brain-machine interfaces

In creating the field of neuroengineering, Miguel A.L. Nicolelis’ pioneering work on brain-machine interfaces has completely changed people’s perception of what brains can do and how such research can be rapidly applied to help humans. Nicolelis demonstrated that humans could use raw brain activity to directly communicate with mechanical, electronic, and virtual devices in real time and in a closed control loop.  He played a key role in the development of a robotic exoskeleton that can help paralyzed individuals to walk. He focused on methods to read a paraplegic person’s brain waves and decode and use them to move hydraulic drivers on the suit. His work has great implications for patients with epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury.

An IEEE Member, Nicolelis is the Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

TAGLINE: Leader in developing neuroprosthetic devices that harness brain activity is revolutionizing therapies for patients suffering from severe levels of paralysis.

  • Submission deadline extension

Due to multiple requests and holidays, 4-page submission deadline has been extended until: Jan 6, 2017 (Dec 15, 2016).

  • Nomination Form

Students who attend Student Paper Competition must submit 4-page paper and nomination form to the papercept by Jan 6, 2017 (Dec 15, 2016), please refer to Student Paper Competition page.

  • Neural Engineering Student Travel Award

This award is designed to encourage excellence in Neural Engineering with particular emphasis on Neural Interface ( deadline is the same as abstract submission for the conference ), please refer to Neural Engineering Student Travel Award page. Please send a copy of your conference abstract to dxd6@case.edu.

  • Now Call for proposals

NER’17 will have half- or one-day pre-conference workshops on May 25, 2017. Now calling for pre-conference Workshop Proposals (deadline Nov 1, 2016), please refer to Call for Proposals page. Please submit your proposal online here.


  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Bioelectronic Medicine
  • Cognitive Neural Engineering
  • Neurocomputation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurorehabilitation and Prosthetics

Organization Committee

Conference Chair:                    Shanbao Tong

Conference Co-Chair:              Jose Principe

Program Chair:                          Lei Ding

Program Co-Chair:                    Paul Sajda

Committee Members:               Bin He, Bo Hong, David Guiraud, Dominique Durand, Metin Akay

Conference Program

(updated on January 22th, 2017)

May 25,2017 May 26,2017
Registration and Preconference Workshops Keynote Talk: Chad Bouton, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research,Northwell Health,Title:”Restoring Movement after Paralysis and the Future of Bioelectronic Medicine”                                                           Symposium: Brain Computer Interface
Symposium: Bioelectronic Medicine                              Plenary Talk: Mu-Ming Poo, Chinese Academy of Science                                                                               SPC Award Ceremony                                               Welcome Reception
May 27,2017 May 28,2017
Keynote Talk: Herta Flor, University of Heidelberg, Title: “Brain circuits involved in phantom limb pain: Implications for treatment”       Symposium: Cognitive Neural Engineering  Symposium: Neurocomputation Keynote Talk: Sameer Sheth, Columbia University, Title: “Neurophysiology of Cognitive Control in Human Prefrontal Cortex”
Symposium: Neuroimaging                                 Symposium: Neurorehabilitation and Prosthetics