Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the local authorities.

As of now, we plan to hold the conference as planned. However, be notified that we are closely monitoring the situation and would take every step necessary to ensure the safety of our attendees. Depending on how the situation evolves, we will adapt options such as the possibility to present the accepted work remotely and if needed to move to a completely virtual conference as many other.

* Call for Contributions *
* June 1, 2020 *
Workshop, Special Session & Tutorial proposal submission deadline
* June 1, 2020 Papers submission deadline *

About the Conference

The Brain Informatics (BI) conference series has established itself as the world's premier research forum on Brain Informatics, which is an emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research field with joint efforts from neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine and life sciences, data science, artificial intelligence, neuroimaging technologies, and information and communication technologies.

The 13th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI2020) provides a premier international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences on Brain Informatics research, brain-inspired technologies and brain/mental health applications.

The theme of BI2020 is: Innovative Computational Approaches for Understanding Brain Functions and Treat its Disorders.

Topics & Areas

The BI2020 solicits high-quality original research and application papers (both full paper and abstract submissions). Relevant topics include but are not limited to:



June 1, 2020 Workshop, Special Session & Tutorial proposal submission deadline
June 1, 2020 Papers submission deadline
July 1, 2020 Notification of paper acceptance
July 1, 2020 Abstract submission deadline
July 15, 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
August 1, 2020 Early bird registration deadline
August 1, 2020 Paper registration deadline
September 18, 2020 Workshops, Special Sessions and Tutorials
September 19-20, 2020 Main conference

Paper & Abstract Submission

  • Paper Submission :
    1. Full paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages including figures and references.
    2. High quality paper submissions with up to 6 pages are also welcome and will be accepted as short papers based on their originality, significance of contribution to the field, technical merit, and presentation quality.
  • Paper Submission: Authors are encouraged to submit research abstracts of their original work. Research abstracts will be accepted for presentations in an oral presentation format and/or poster presentation format. Authors can indicate their presentation preferences during online submission. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be given an option to also be considered for a poster presentation for more demonstrations and discussions. Each abstract submission should include the title of the paper, an abstract body within 500 words , and up to 5 keywords. Abstract presentations are scheduled at the sole discretion of the BI Program Committee.
  • Journal Opportunities: High quality BI conference papers may be nominated to submit an extended version for a fast track review and publication at the Brain Informatics Journal, an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access journal published by Springer. No open access article-processing fee will be charged for BI conference paper authors.
  • Special Issues & Books: Workshop/special session organizers and BI conference session chairs may consider and can be invited to prepare a book proposal of special topics for possible book publication in the Springer-Nature Brain Informatics & Health Book Series, or a special issue at the Brain Informatics Journal.
  • Paper & Abstract Submission Site: We will be available soon
  • Questions and Suggestions: Concerning paper submissions, conference registrations, suggestions for the program, and other inquires, please feel free to contact BI2020 chairs.

Workshop & Special Sessions


The BI2020 conference is officially sponsored by:

  • University of Padova;
  • Padova Neuroscience Center;
  • Web Intelligence Consortium;
  • CAAI Technical Committee on Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence.


In partnership with:

The conference will be held in Padova, beautiful historical city located in North-eastern Italy (30 km from Venice).

Department of Biomedical Sciences - Via Marzolo, n.3 - 35131, Padova, Italy

Interdepartmental Complex A. Vallisneri - Via Ugo Bassi, 58b - 35121 Padova, Italy