Short Course:  Semantic Description of EEG Data

This short course is held for promoting Open Science with EEG data sharing by developing metadata description in advanced formats. Their tutorial contents are to be shared on this page. The short course was organized as a satelite event of "NIX-odML Global Workshop & Hackathon 2017 in Japan"  held on Sep. 25-28 at Kyusyu Institute of Technology.

Date           Oct. 2 (Mon)  -6 (Fri), 2017

Venue         RIKEN Brain Science Institute,

BSI Central Building (bldg No. C51), 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan        <Access>

Lecturers   Roman Mouček, Ph.D., Assistant Professor  (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic)

Ing. Jiří Vaněk, IT Specialist (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic)

Co-Organized by

Neuroinformatics Japan Center, RIKEN BSI

MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas: "Oscillology"

INCF Funded grants in 2016: "Standardized workflow of human EEG in NIX and odML"


Program at a Galance        

Date    Time                    Topics Room
Oct. 2 11:00 - 12:00  BSI Forum "Semantics for Neuroinformatics 3F seminar room
  12:00 - 12:30  Free Discussion 3F seminar room
  13:30 - 17:00
  • Discussion and preparation on work environments among participants of the short course
  • Significance of Metadata
C206, NIJC meeting room
Oct. 3

10:00 -17:00

(-12:00 core )

  • Tutorial on XML metadata file at EEGbase
C206, C207 NIJC meeting room
Oct. 4

10:00 -17:00

(-12:00 core)

  • How to edit and export metadata on EEGbase
  • Review of the EEG experimental information to be included in metadata
C207, NIJC meeting room
Oct. 5

10:00 -17:30

(-12:00 core)

  • Introduction of odML and NIX tools on G-Node Github
  • How to install odML editor on individual desktop environments
  • odML terminologies
C206, NIJC meeting room
Oct. 6

10:00 -18:00

(-12:30 core)

  • Installation of odML tools for the use of sharable data
  • Creation and conversion of metadata of participants' data from odML xml to NIX format
  • Extraction of EEG data into NIX format on Matlab using nix bindings
C206, NIJC meeting room
  13:30 - 16:00
  • Guidance: how to prepare data and meadata for publication
C206, NIJC meeting room


Tutorial Materials and References

Documents of the short course

Title outline Creator type Link
  • Semantic description of EEG data
Presentation document of BSI Forum on 2017/10/02 Roman Moucek pdf Download
  • Whole group RIKEN metadata model
Material used on 2017/10/04 Roman Moucek png Preview
  • Whole group template odML outpu
Material used on 2017/10/05 Roman Moucek xml Download
  • Summary : short course of semantic description of EEG data
Summary of the short course on 2017/10/02-06 Jiri Vanek and Roman Moucek pptx Download

Reference Papers and Thesis

odML metadata

odML and NIX tools