December 7th - 8th, 2019

Teaching and Training Days

(Venue Aachen)

December 9th - 11th, 2019

Scientific Program

(Venue Maastricht)



  • Information about the acceptance of abstracts has been sent to the authors.
  • Possibility to still submit an “Ideas and Opinions” abstract. The deadline for submitting Scientific Abstracts and proposals for Special Topics and Workshop has passed. However, we hereby introduce the possibility to submit an abstract for presenting/discussing your current ideas and opinions. You can present these ideas/opinions as a poster in a dedicated poster section at the conference. Note that the presented work can but does not need to include data. This additional abstract category is introduced to, e.g., enable researchers to present and discuss their planned study ideas/designs before starting their measurements. Also, you might want to share a specific opinion or discuss any other aspect related to real-time functional neuroimaging at the conference (e.g., very recent or puzzling results). In case you want submit such an abstract, please use this template and send it to the following e-mail address : (deadline 15 November). These short abstracts (ca. 100 words) will not be peer-reviewed. We will immediately check their suitability for presentation and you will receive a notification whether your abstract is accepted.
  • The deadline for the early registration has been extended to September 20th, 2019. The acceptance of abstracts will be announced beforehand.
  • The preliminary Teaching & Training program has been updated!
    We are happy to announce that in addition to the talks by David Linden, Rainer Goebel, Michelle Hampson, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Stefan Heunis and Klaus Mathiak, Mitsuo Kawato and Michal Ramot will give educational talks on decoded neurofeedback and connectivity feedback.
  • The deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to July 31st 2019.



In 2012, the first Real-Time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference resulted in an influential scientific paper and founded an international community that is today dedicated to support and advance neurofeedback research across all imaging modalities. Three years later, the rtFIN 2015 was held in Gainesville, Florida. The conference brought together 190 researchers from neuroscience, engineering, computer science and clinical backgrounds and broadened methodological perspectives. In 2017, the third conference took place in Nara, Japan, and included 285 attendees. The rtFIN 2017 focused on the organization of international efforts towards clinical translation and the initiation of standards in the field of neurofeedback.

The rtFIN 2019 held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Aachen, Germany, will continue on this successful path and aims at encouraging interdisciplinary research to advance quality standards for neurofeedback and foster novel methodological developments. The sponsorship program will allow companies to efficiently promote their products and ideas to leading experts and young scientists in the real-time imaging and neurofeedback community and beyond. Therefore, we cordially invite you to participate in and support the rtFIN 2019 in Maastricht and Aachen. We are confident that the conference is a great opportunity for your company to broaden and consolidate international networks.

Yours Sincerely,