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SfNIRS Newsletter, July 2014

Early Announcement
fNIRS 2014
Montreal Canada
October 10-12, 2014
This conference is expected to start Friday morning and conclude Sunday afternoon.
It will be preceded the day before by an educational workshop.
Watch fNIRS.org for more details.
Abstract submission deadlines will be announced to this list-server as well as on fNIRS.org.

fNIRS Special Issue in Neuroimage
Accepted papers are appearing on-line.
You can browse the on-line ahead of print papers here.

Call for Papers in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
– “Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in functional research of prefrontal cortex”
Further information here.
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Aug 2013
Deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2013

fNIRS Course in Boston
Oct 24-25, 2013
at Massachusetts General Hospital. This 2-day course provides an introduction to fNIRS with hands-on training in the use of NIRS instrumentation. This is followed by lectures exemplifying applications of fNIRS. The second day then focuses on data analysis with hands-on training with Homer2.
Further information here.

fNIRS2014 dates announced

Hold the date: fNIRS2014 will take place Oct. 10-12, 2014, in Montreal. The meeting will be preceded by a one-day course on Oct. 9.

fNIRS Course at MGH: Oct 24-25, 2013

The Optics Division at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging has set the date for its fNIRS Course: Oct 24-25, 2013. Details and registration information can be found here.

Call for Papers – Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in functional research of prefrontal cortex.

Details here.

SfNIRS Newsletter, December 2012

fNIRS 2014 Conference

The 2014 conference will be held in Montreal by Local Organizer Frederic Lesage and Program Chair Hellmuth Obrig. More details to be announced at fnirs.org and this newsletter as they become available.

Neuroimage Special Issue

The submission deadline has been extended to Jan 31, 2013. Please submit by this deadline to ensure that your manuscript is considered for the special issue. More details here.


fNIRS activity has been increasing on Twitter since the meeting in London. Use the #fnirs hashtag to announce any fnirs related news. This is a good way to announce new publications.

Deadline Extended for fNIRS Special Issue in Neuroimage

NeuroImage will be publishing a Special Issue on “Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)” featuring review articles and original submissions highlighting recent developments.

The deadline has been extended to Jan 31, 2013.

Details here.

NIRS 2013 Call for Submissions

The 16th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy will be held Jun 2-7, 2013, in La Grande-Motte, France. You can register or submit your abstract here. Please note that the submission deadline has been extended to Jan 13, 2013.

Homer2 Tutorial: Simple Probe

The MGH Optics Division has uploaded a new Homer2 tutorial. This includes a basic introduction to the screen layout, how to view data from different sources and detectors, how to execute a simple processing script to convert from intensity to optical density to concentration, how to bandpass filter the data, and how to block average the response to a stimulus. Watch the tutorial below, or find it on the Homer2 website.

fNIRS2012 on Twitter

People are beginning to tweet about the upcoming meeting using the hashtag #fnirs2012. See the fNIRS blog page for a real-time Twitter feed.

Shared data format under development

A shared data format, Shared NIR Format (SNIRF), to facilitate the sharing and analysis of NIRS data is being developed. See the draft specification here and join the discussion here to help finalize this specification by Feb 2013.