Program & Topics

Conference Chairs

Ippeita Dan, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Maria Angela Franceschini, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Keynote Speaker

Richard Aslin, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Special Guest Speaker

Bruce J. Tromberg, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Invited Speakers

To be announced soon

Special Session

Chair: Joseph Culver, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Program Committee

Gemma Bale, University College London, United Kingdom
Sabrina Brigadoi, University of Padova, Italy
Jeff Dunn, University of Calgary, Canada
Turgut Durduran, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
Lauren Emberson, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Martin J. Herrmann, University of Würzburg, Germany
David Highton, The University of Queensland, Australia
Joy Hirsch, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Kaja Jasińska, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
Adam Liebert, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Rickson C. Mesquita, University of Campinas, Brazil
Yasuyo Minagawa, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Haijing Niu, Beijing Normal University, China
Yumie Ono, Meiji University, Japan
Felipe Orihuela-Espina, INAOE, Puebla, Mexico
Stephane Perrey, Université de Montpellier, France
Gentaro Taga, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Sungho Tak, Korea Basic Science Institute, South Korea

Local Organizers

Mari Franceschini, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles Nelson, Boston Children’s Hospital
David Boas, Boston University
Stefan Carp, Massachusetts General Hospital
Qianqian Fang, Northeastern University
Valencia Joyner Koomson, Tufts University
Angelo Sassaroli, Tufts University
Rebecca Saxe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Meryem Yucel, Boston University

Topics

The program will cover the following topics:

  • Hardware development
  • Data analysis & algorithms
  • Neonatal, pediatric neurodevelopmental neuroscience
  • Aging, neuro-degeneration, vascular dysfunction, rehabilitation
  • Cognitive and social neuroscience, including  hyperscanning, language
  • Clinical applications, neuro-monitoring
  • Computational neuroscience and neuroscience applications, including machine learning, neural network, and BCI, neuro-feedback, neuro-marketing
  • Global fNIRS
  • Other topics

Pre Conference Educational Course

There will be two day course prior to the start of the conference, on October 10-11, 2020.

Important Dates

Regular registration will open Spring 2020.
Registration will CLOSE on September 2020.  You cannot register onsite for this conference.