This book contains the scientific contributions to the 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference (2011), held in Graz, Austria.
After the positive responses to the first four International Brain-Computer Interface Workshops and Training Courses we decided to change the style and expand the event into a Conference, since we want to provide a platform for scientific exchange within the Brain-Computer Interface research community. Here, researchers can present their own work either in the form of a talk or a poster presentation. For this purpose we encouraged the participants to submit papers, which were peer-reviewed and are published in this issue.
The BCI meetings held in Graz, Austria, may be considered to be a European initiative in the held of EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces that contributes to a stronger orientation towards scientific cooperation.
We are lucky that outstanding experts in the held, Prof. Jonathan Wolpaw (Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY, USA), Nick Ramsey (UMC Utrecht, Rudolf Magnus Institute, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery) and Dr. Donatella Mattia (Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy) were able to accept our invitation to present keynote addresses at the Conference.
During preparation of these proceedings many people have been involved. Here we want to acknowledge the work of the reviewers who contributed with their expertise and knowledge:
Brendan Z. Allison
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Graz University of Technology for providing the facilities and thank the staff of the Institute of Knowledge Discovery, BCI-Lab, for their dedicated assistance. We hope the content and scope of our program will contribute to a successful and constructive 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2011!
The editorial board