[Comp-neuro] CNS*2008 Call for Papers

Ranu Jung Ranu.Jung at asu.edu
Thu Dec 6 01:26:23 CET 2007



SUBMISSION OPEN: January 21, 2008


Seventeenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2008

July 19 - July 24, 2008

Portland, Oregon

http://www.cnsorg.org <http://www.cnsorg.org/> 


CNS*2008 will be held in Portland, Oregon July 19-24, 2008.  A welcome
reception will be held on the evening of July 19th and the scientific
program will start Sunday, July 20th in the morning.  The main meeting
will take place July 20-22 in downtown Portland at The Benson Hotel,
currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a
Portland landmark.  The main meeting will be followed by two days of
workshops, July 23-24 at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing, at the
foot of the Aerial tram to OHSU.  The meeting banquet will be held July


Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more
abstract theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological
computation.  We especially encourage research that mixes experimental
and theoretical studies.  We also accept papers that describe new
technical approaches to theoretical and experimental issues in
computational neuroscience or relevant software packages.


This year we are having a Special Session on Systems Biology and
Molecular Level Modeling in Neuroscience.




Upinder Bhalla (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India)

Kim (Avrama) Blackwell (George Mason University)

John Rinzel (New York University)

Thomas Soderling (Oregon Health Sciences University)




We are accepting proposals for workshops (Half-day to two days in
length) (http://www.cnsorg.org/cns_meeting_workshops.htm
<http://www.cnsorg.org/cns_meeting_workshops.htm> ).  If you want to
propose a workshop please contact the workshop coordinator, Dieter
Jaeger, at workshops at cnsorg.org.


An archive of workshops held at last year's meeting is at





Submissions to the meeting will take the form of a formatted abstract
(to be published).  Authors wanting an oral presentation are required to
also submit a 1-3-page summary (for the CNS reviewers only) describing
the nature, scope and main results of the work in more detail.  The
summaries will be reviewed to construct the oral program.  Details
regarding formatting of submissions will be posted at
http://www.cnsorg.org <http://www.cnsorg.org/> . All submissions will be
acknowledged by e-mail.




Submissions will be judged and accepted for the meeting based on
clarity, substance and appropriateness for the meeting.  It is
particularly important that the biological relevance of the research be
made clear.  CNS strongly believes in the open exchange of ideas and
rejections are usually based on absence of biological relevance (e.g.,
pure machine learning). We will notify authors of meeting acceptance by
the first week of April.


Submissions to be considered for oral presentation will be reviewed by
two independent referees and results of the review process will be used
to construct the oral program.  In addition to perceived quality and
significance, the novelty of the research and the diversity and
coherence of the overall program will be considerations for selection as
an oral presentation.  We particularly encourage women and
underrepresented minorities to apply for an oral presentation.  To
ensure diversity, those who have given talks in the recent past will not
be selected and multiple oral presentations from the same lab will be
discouraged. Most oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, but a
few papers will be selected for longer "featured oral" presentations.

All accepted papers not selected for oral talks may be presented during
the poster sessions.  Authors will be notified of the presentation
format of their papers by the end of April.




The formatted abstracts will again be published as a Supplement to the
online journal BMC Neuroscience.  Last year's abstracts are at




The CNS meeting is organized by the Organization for Computational


President:  Ranu Jung (Arizona State University, USA)

Program chair:  Bill Holmes (Ohio University, USA)

Program co-chair: Don Johnson (Rice University, USA)

Local organizer: Patrick Roberts (Oregon Health Sciences

University, USA)

Workshop coordinator: Dieter Jaeger (Emory University, USA)

Program Committee:

   Victoria Booth (University of Michigan, USA)

   Sharon Crook (Arizona State University, USA)

   Markus Diesmann (RIKEN, Japan)

   Alex Dimitrov (Montana State University, USA)

   Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

   Theoden Netoff (University of Minnesota, USA)

   Hiroshi Okamato (RIKEN, Japan)

   Astrid Prinz (Emory University, USA)

   Michelle Rudolph (CNRS, France)

   Harel Shouval (University of Texas Medical Center, USA)

   Volker Steuber (University of Herfordshire, UK)



OCNS - Organization for Computational Neurosciences, Inc.

http://www.cnsorg.org <http://www.cnsorg.org/> 

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