OpenViBE Workshop 2014

Graz, September 15th, 2014

A satellite workshop (pdf) of the 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference

OpenViBE ( is a software platform dedicated to designing, testing and using brain-computer interfaces (BCI). It can be used to acquire, filter, process, classify and visualize brain signals in real time. Five years after its first official release (the OpenViBE project started in 2006 and the first version of the software was released in 2009), OpenViBE now appears to be used by multiple people and laboratories all over the world and has become a major BCI platform. This first OpenViBE workshop is meant to gather all the users and people interested in this tool, its use and its future evolution. In other words, we believe it is time for the OpenViBE community to meet, exchange and further collaborate. This workshop will consist of a mix of tutorials, demos, scientific presentations, and discussions between users, novice or experts in OpenViBE.

Organizers: Inria (French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control,, Mensia Technologies (

Registration: registration is free but requested due to limited space. For registration, please fill the registration form.

Room HS i8 (ground floor)
Inffeldgasse 13
Graz University of Technology
8010 Graz, Austria
47.059390, 15.463225


(EDIT: The workshop is now over, click on the presentations titles to download the slides!)

Morning (9 am)

• 9-9:10am: Fabien Lotte, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France, Opening remarks and general presentation of the day
• 9:10-9:30am: Laurent Bougrain, university of Lorraine/Inria Nancy Grand Est, France, Quick presentation of OpenViBE and its background
• 9:30-10am: “OpenViBE setup time with coffee, drinks and cakes”
• 10-11:15am: Louis Mayaud, Mensia Technologies, France, OpenViBE tutorial: basics, concepts and step-by-step use of the software – part 1
• 11:am-11:15am: coffee break
11:15am-12noon: Louis Mayaud, Mensia Technologies, France, OpenViBE tutorial: basics, concepts and step-by-step use of the software – part 2

Lunch break (12noon-1:30pm)

Afternoon (1:30pm)

• 1:30-2:15pm: Fabien Lotte, Alison Cellard, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France, Hands-on tutorial with actual EEG recordings: Motor Imagery-based BCI design – Demo : OpenViBE-workshop_spaceship-demo
• 2:15-3pm: Maureen Clerc, Loic Mahe, Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, France, Hands-on tutorial with actual EEG recordings: P300-Speller design
• 3pm-4pm: Presentation of OpenViBE-based applications and research works by OpenViBE users:

* Catharina Zich, University of Oldenburg, Germany, “OpenViBE in use: from EEG-fMRI to mobile EEG
* Marsel Mano, Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, France, “The Mind-Mirror: See your Brain in Action in your head Using EEG and Augmented Reality
* Louis Mayaud, Mensia Technologies, France, “Webapps for real time neurophysiology
* Laurent Bougrain, university of Lorraine/Inria Nancy Grand Est, France, BCI-based control of a JACO robotic arm with OpenViBE

• 4pm-4:30pm: Coffee Break
• 4:30pm-5:30pm: Presentation of OpenViBE-based applications and research works by OpenViBE users 2:

* Jérémie Mattout, Inserm Lyon, France, “BCI could make old two-player games even more fun: a proof of concept with connect four
* Pieter-Jan kindermans, Ghent University, Belgium, “Unsupervised P300 spelling
* Nicoletta Caramia, University of Pavia, Italy, “Integration of openvibe in motor control studies
* Maureen Clerc, Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, France, Beta rebound navigation in a virtual environment

• 5:30-6:30pm: Exchanges and questions

Evening (‘OpenViBE evening hack‘, for programmers) (7 pm – 9 pm)

• 7:00-7:30pm: Jussi T. Lindgren, Inria Rennes, France, “How to hack an OpenViBE box the last evening before the deadline
• 7:30-9:00pm: Hands-on hacking. 4 experienced engineers will join to chat & hack
• Pizzas & coke will be provided by the organizers
• Remember: Bring your laptops for hands-on experiences & random surfing! If you can compile OpenViBE on the laptop beforehand and have the compilation tools installed, great!

Targeted Audience: People interested in discovering or/and exchanging on the OpenViBE software, beginners in BCI usages and OpenViBE (Morning), current and future users of OpenViBE (Afternoon), programmers interested in getting deeper in the software (Evening)

Organizing committee:

• Fabien Lotte, Research Scientist, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
• Anatole Lécuyer, Senior Research Scientist, Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique
• Laurent Bougrain, Associate Professor, Inria Nancy Grand-Est / Lorraine University
• Maureen Clerc, Senior Research Scientist, Inria Sophia-Antipolis
• Jussi Lindgren, Expert Engineer, Inria Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique
• Alison Cellard, Engineer, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
• Guillaume Serrière, Engineer, Inria Nancy Grand-Est
• Marsel Mano, Engineer, Inria Rennes-Bretagne-Atlantique
• Loic Mahe, Engineer, Inria Sophia-Antipolis
• Louis Mayaud, Research Director, Mensia Technologies

Contact: for questions, etc –


The workshop is now over. Please find below some pictures of the event:

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