AMT-BHI Panel: Brain Big Data in the Hyper World

Panel Chair:
  • Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

  • Shinsuke Shimojo, "Perception and Cognition", California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Marcel Just, "fMRI Studies of Human Thought", Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Bin Hu, "Mental Health & Ubiquitous EEG", Lanzhou University, China
  • Guoyin Wang, "Cognitive, Granular, & Cloud Models", Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Jianhua Ma, "Hyber-world & Cyber-I", Hosei University, Japan
  • Kazuhiro Oiwa, "Heart-to-Heart Science", National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Yuichiro Anzai, "Cognitive and Information Sciences", Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan

The "hyper world" means a new world that is emerging by coupling and empowering humans in the social world, information/computers in the cyber world, and things in the physical world. Active Media Technology (AMT) and Brain/Health Informatics (BHI) offer informatics-enabled brain studies and applications in the hyper world, which can be regarded as a brain big data cycle. This brain big data cycle is implemented by measuring, collecting, modeling, transforming, managing, mining, interpreting, and explaining multiple forms of brain big data obtained from atomic and molecular levels to the entire brain by using powerful equipment such as fMRI, EEG, MEG, PET, NIRS and OCT, as well as various wearable, ubiquitous, active, micro and nano devices. Such brain big data will not only help scientists improve their understanding of human thinking, learning, decision-making, and memory, but could help cure disease, serve health-care, and develop human-level wisdom computing in the hyper world. Thus, some suggested issues for the panel discussions include:

How would brain big data and the hyper world interact?
How will we gain from such interactions?
What do you see as bigs?
What would be the basic model for brain big data representation and integration?
How would brain big data be collected, curated, mined and used in the hyper world?
How would we understand human brain as information processing system with big data?
How would we understand and apply the heart of big data?
What are the requirements on brain big data from the systematic intelligence study?
What are the requirements on brain big data from the intelligence industry?
What would be the dark side of brain big data in the hyper world?
How should we prepare to deal with the above issues?

This panel provides a good opportunity for researchers and practitioners from diverse fields to participate in cutting-edge discussions.