Welcome to the October 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This newsletter covers the period since our last newsletter, which came out in June 2019. This period has seen activity in both hemispheres of the world, further progress in preparation for fNIRS2020, and the addition of affective computing to the ever-increasing number of applications.
The Society in the social networks
An executive summary of your social network posts. From Russia to Latin America, from Australia to UK and Germany, the activities presenting fNIRS research is now happening worldwide.
fNIRS 2020 update
Boston meeting is now one year away. Keep up with the latest news: Dr. Bruce Tromberg, NIBIB Director, is confirmed as guest speaker; we have formed the Program Committee and the Educational Committee; Exhibitor’s space is SOLD OUT and we already have 2 Platinum and 1 Gold sponsors.
By Maria Angela Franceschini
Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals
fNIRS reaches the field of affective computing at the hands of the field’s pioneer, Prof. Rosalind W. Picard. Affective computing is the area of computer science that attempts to decode emotions from humans and/or convey these back to humans from machines. And it is the latest applications for fNIRS!
The fNIRS-UK 2019 meeting took place on 26-27th September 2019 with just over 100 attendees, including 14 Oral presentations and 37 total poster presentations.
By Hamid Dehghani.
The fNIRS NIRStralia symposium was a unique opportunity to engage and share research between human NIRS applications (SfNIRS) and the ICNIRS society.
By David Highton and Roger Meder .
Forthcoming special issues
- Special Issue “Optical Methods for Tissue Diagnostics” in Applied Sciences. Edited by Nikolaos Kourkoumelis and Edgar Guevara. Deadline Dec 31st
- Special Issue “FNIRS in Neuroscience and its Emerging Applications” in Frontiers in Neuroscience (Brain Imaging Methods) and Frontiers in Human Neurosciences. Edited by Ning Liu, Meryem A Yucel, Yunjie Tong, Yasuyo Minagawa, Fenghua Tian, Xianxhun Li. Deadline Oct 20th.
Check the latest updates in the calendar to keep up-to-date about forthcoming conferences and submission deadlines.
By Sergio Novi and Stacey Ladieu.
We have updated our list of job opportunities for 2019 in industry and academia that may be of interest to the community. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events on our Facebook group page or on Twitter using the hashtag #fNIRSjob
By those posting the job announcements.
Keep yourself up-to-date on the latest fNIRS publications. Remember to announce publications on the SfNIRS Facebook group page or on Twitter using the hashtag #fNIRSpublication
By Felipe Orihuela-Espina.
Disclaimer: While we encourage translation of fNIRS technology to commercial products by our members, neither the Communication Committee nor the Society for fNIRS endorse any for-profit or non-profit entities. We do not receive compensation for reporting news about commercial products.
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