EmboSS 2016 (May 8-9, 2016, Tokyo)

What’s new
Apr. 19, 2016 Conference program is uploaded.
Mar. 24, 2016 Pages for final submission and registration are open.
Mar. 11, 2016 Pages for final submission and registration are in preparation. We will inform you via email after the preparation.
Feb. 22, 2016 Paper submission deadline is extended. We are sorry for our submission system was unreached on Feb. 20-21 due to a network trouble.
Jan. 13, 2016   Paper submission form is now available.


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  • About EmboSS 2016 (May 8-9, 2016)
    The 1st International Symposium on Embodied-Brain Systems Science (EmboSS 2016) is an international forum for researchers to present their researches and share their ideas.
    Researchers who address Embodied-Brain Systems Science from Biological and physiological fields, System Engineering and Applied Mathematics, and Rehabilitation disciplines are welcomed.


  • Topics include, but are not limited to, the following tracks:
    – Biological and physiological experiments of human and animals
    – Modeling of brain and body dynamics
    – Construction and experiments on artificial systems by utilizing robotic technologies


  • Important Dates
    Abstract submission:
    Feb. 20, 2016 (11:59 pm GMT-9) –> Feb. 26, 2016 (11:59 pm GMT-9)
    Notification of acceptance:
    Mar. 10, 2016 (11:59 pm GMT-9)
    Final submission:
    Apr. 7, 2016 (11:59 GMT-9)
    May 8-9, 2016

Photo by ©Shigeo Ogawa

  • Access from the Airports to the Near station (Hongo Sanchome Station):












  • Near station (Hongo Sanchome St.; M21) to the Ito International Research Center:

Submit your final paper with a copyright transfer statement: 



  • Presentation style:
    All accepted papers will be presented as poster presentation.
  • Poster size:
    Width 90cm × Height 240cm
  • Template for submission:
    Authors are invited to submit a paper (extended abstract, strictly 1 page) to the symposium.
    All manuscripts must be written in English and should be prepared in the double-column manuscript template for the proceedings.
  • Submission of Papers
    All papers need to be submitted electronically in PDF format (see the conference website for details).

The papers submitted to this symposium will be reviewed by international experts in different areas of neuroscience, system engineering and rehabilitation medicine.

At the final submission, accepted authors are required to submit both revised paper and Copyright Transfer Form (Apr. 7, 2016).
Pages for final submission and registration are in preparation. We will inform you via email after the preparation.

1. Invited speakers
2. Program

3. Poster session information

Invited Speakers

[ Invited Talk I ]
Prof. Dr. Walter Paulus
Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Göttingen University Medical School
Talk: “Transcranial brain stimulation: potential and limitations”







[ Invited Talk II ]
Prof. Trevor Drew
Professor of the Département de Neurosciences, Faculté de Médicine, Université de Montréal
Talk: “Cortical control of posture and locomotion”

Drew, Trevor








[ Invited Talk III ]
Assist. Prof. Calogero Maria Oddo
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Talk: “Neuromorphic artificial sense of touch for bionic hand prostheses: bridging biorobotics and neuroscience”



・Program at a glance

2016/5/8 (Sun)

2016/5/9 (Mon)



Opening Talk
Speaker: Prof. Jun Ota
Chair: Prof. Hajime Asama

Invited Talk I
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Walter Paulus
Chair: Prof. Yoshikazu Ugawa

Mini-symposium on Rehabilitation Medicine
(Group C)
Chair: Prof. Arito Yozu

Invited Talk II
Speaker: Prof. Trevor Drew
Chair: Prof. Kaoru Takakusaki

Mini-symposium on Brain Science (Group A)
Prof. Hiroshi Imamizu

Lunch Lunch

Poster Teasers
Chair: Prof. Taiki Ogata

Invited Talk III
Speaker: Prof. Calogero Maria Oddo
Chair: Prof. Hajime Asama

Mini-symposium on Systems Engineering (Group B)
Chair: Prof. Toshiyuki Kondo

Break Break

Poster Session 1
Chair: Prof. Ryosuke Chiba

Poster Session 2
Chair: Prof. Ryosuke Chiba






Poster session information
Poster List: PDF
Odd number posters should be manned from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Even number posters, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

Please fill out the form on this page:


Registration Types and Fees

Early registration fee
(Until Apr 13 24:00 JST(GMT+9))
Late/On-site registration fee
(From Apr 14 JST(GMT+9))
Student 13,000 JPY 17,000 JPY
Non-Student 25,000 JPY 35,000 JPY

*Before date
The early/late registration fee can be paid by credit cards; and the on-site registration fee is to be paid only by cash (JPY).

General Chair: Hajime Asama, The University of Tokyo

General Co-chair: Atsushi Yamashita, The University of Tokyo

Program Chair: Kaoru Takakusaki, Asahikawa Medical University

Program Co-chair: Ryosuke Chiba, Asahikawa Medical University

Publicity Chair: Shiro Yano, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Publication Chair: Taiki Ogata, The University of Tokyo

Local Arrangement Chair: Qi An, The University of Tokyo

Secretariat: Wen Wen, The University of Tokyo

Executive Committee:
Jun Ota, The University of Tokyo
Eichi Naito, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Shinichi Izumi, Tohoku University
Toshiyuki Kondo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Hiroshi Imamizu, The University of Tokyo
Kazuhiko Seki, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Kaoru Takakusaki, Asahikawa Medical University
Hajime Asama, The University of Tokyo
Nobuhiko Haga, The University of Tokyo
Yoshikazu Shinoda, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Eichi Saito, Fujita Health University
Koji Ito, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna