Computational neuroscience workshop at Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
In the past decade, the application of sophisticated computational methods in neuroscience has grown from being a somewhat niche endeavour to a minimum barrier to entry. From the cellular and molecular level to the cognitive/behavioural level, the increased "velocity and density" of the data we gather has necessitated building sophisticated analytical tools. In parallel, advances in mathematical and computational modelling have provided new insights which have helped drive new experimental directions.
This workshop will bring together computational and cognitive neuroscientists - of all types - in a working meeting co-hosted with the international conference on Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation (UCNC). The dynamics of the brain are one of the most intriguing examples of computing in nature, making this very interdisciplinary conference a perfect framework within which to think broadly about computational neuroscience at all levels.
The workshop features keynote address from Randy McIntosh along with a poster session to provide an opportunity for neuroscientists attending the workshop to network with each other and with the computational scientists attending UCNC. The main UCNC conference has assembled a star list of plenary speakers, including a lecture from Charles Bennett - one of the founders of Quantum Computing - on the morning of the computational neuroscience workshop.
We invite abstracts describing novel work related both to computational modelling, and computational data analysis, in neuroscience. The intent of this workshop is networking and bridge building, so we actively encourage submissions from a broad range of related areas.
The deadline to submit abstracts is Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Guidelines for abstracts:
No longer than 500 words
Include title, authors and affiliations, scientific content, (optionally figures) and references
Present sufficient detail for readers to understand primary methods and results
Submission of works-in-progress and preliminary results, especially by trainees, is actively encouraged
We hope to see you in London in July and look forward to building new networks between the neuroscience and natural/unconventional computing communities. If you have any questions about the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Daley at email@example.com