22nd – 23th August 2017


Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and Centre for Advanced and Professional Education (CAPE), Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur



1.  To establish global collaborations in aging research that leverage complementary and trans-disciplinary expertise

2.  To create novel and high impact innovation that improve the quality of life of our aging population


Organized by


Centrefor Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research (CISIR)


Sponsored by


International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)


No. of Participants




Maw Pin Tan, University of Malaya, “Tools for Assessment of Cognitive Function in Older Malaysians”.

Suzana Shahar, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, “Tools for Assessment of Cognitive Function in Older Malaysians”.

Hirohisa Watanabe, Brain & Mind Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, “Neural network imaging and clinical features in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration spectrum”.

Satoshi Maesawa, Brain & Mind Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, “Network analysis using resting state fMRI & EEG-fMRI for detection of epileptogenesis”.

Li Junhua, National University of Singapore, Singapore, “Brian Connectivity Alterations in Elderly Population”.

Andrei Dragomir, University of Houston, Visiting Scholar@ National University of Singapore, Singapore, “Multilevel Multimodal Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease”.

Gloria Fan-Pei Yang, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, “Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control in the healthy elderly”.

Toshiharu Nakai, National Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology, Japan, “Neuroinformatics for Aging”.

Annabel Chen Shen-Hsing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, “Optimizing Learning in the Aging Brain: A Neuroinformatics Challenge”.

Epifanio Bagarinao, Brain & Mind Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan,“Application of Real Time Functional MRI for Motor Imagery Task Training”.

Subapriya Suppiah, Universiti Putra Malaysa, Malaysia, “Quantifying glucose hypermetabolism seen on 18F-FDG Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography Imaging in Alzheimers' Disease”.

Tang Tong Boon, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, “Visualizing Hyperactivation in Neurodegeneration based on Prefrontal Oxygenation: A Comparative Study of Mild Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Healthy Control”.

Hanna Lu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, “‘Two-level’ measurements of information processing speed (IPS) as cognitive markers in the differential diagnosis of DSM-5 neurocognitive disorders (NCD)”.



Establishment a Special Interest Group on Neuroinformatics for Aging under the INCF. 

The suggested action plan as below:

1.Publication of a collaboration paper

2. Application development of neuroinformatics in aging; the main tasks will be evaluation of physical/cognitive intervention and life-logging system for large cohort studies, 2) nutrition factors and neuronal network function in older adults. The strategy to implement the resources from neuroinformatics will be explored.

3.Neuroinformatics workflows and datasets for aging; to start initial platform for harmonizing datasets for multi-country cohort studies. Review systems and software to deploy pre-processing and processing workflows, consider the specifications to organize common data elements in datasets and common processing steps in workflows for aging research. 

4. Computer simulation for aging brain; to develop computational models that can classify and explain neurodegeneration and cognitive progression in aging adults.

5. Organize a proposal for funding for multi-country collaboration program (e.g. e-ASIA / JST) and co-funding in each country.



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