Computational Methods in Neuroscience – Challenges and Future Trends

in Special Issue   Posted on June 6, 2018 

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Special Issue Call for Papers:


Computational methods are considered in the literature as accurate and fast technologies alternatives capable of aiding specialists in their decision making. The integration between technology and the health field is of utmost importance to the discovery of new diseases and better diagnoses, improving quality of life of patients, and proposing new algoritms for complementary and alternative medicine. In the neuroscience field, it is possible to notice a great diversity of computational methods applied in neuro-rehabilitation, in which use is made of controlled virtual environments for the treatment of post-traumatic disorders, cerebral palsy, or traumatic brain injury, for example. Neuro-robotics is where artificial limbs are developed in order to act as -real members, being controlled from a brain-machine interface (BCI) to establish direct communication between the brain and an external device. These systems can be used for entertainment, to improve quality of life of patients, and in neuro-rehabilitation, in which the BCIs are integrated into controlled virtual environments used for the treatment of disability, e.g., schizophrenia, phobia, cerebral palsy, and depression. Thus, computational methods can be an interesting complement and alternative approach to conventional treatment for these patients, establishing a new standard in the individual’s rehabilitation strategy.

This special issue focuses on recent advances, challenges, and future perspectives about computational methods applied in neuroscience, studied in different domins of knowledge. Thus, we invite researchers to contribute original work related to this special issue, exploiting recent methodology using computational and mathematical techniques in neuroscience, and addressing the challenges in developing dedicated systems for various clinical applications, while proposing new ideas and directions for future development.


The topics of interest are strictly limited to:

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Distributed Algorithms Bio-inspired Algorithms Patter Recognition Human Computer Interaction Brain Computer Interfaces/ Interaction Internet of Brain Things Serious Game Neuro-rehabilitation Neuro-robotics Biometrics
Submission guidelines:

Research articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal\’s Author Guidelines, which is available at

Manuscripts must be submitted online at: choosing the Article Type “SI-ns” under the \”Isues\” tab.


Submission of manuscript: November 25, 2018
First notification: March 5, 2019
Submission of revised manuscript: May 5, 2019
Notification of the re-review: June 25, 2019
Final notification: August 5, 2019
Final paper due: September 15, 2019
Publication date: December 2019

Guest Editors:

Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque, PhD (Managing Guest Editor)
Graduate Program in Applied Informatics
University of Fortaleza, Brazil

Deepak Gupta, PhD
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, India

Alkinoos Athanasiou, PhD
Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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