[Comp-neuro] Single-Neuron Modeling award and competition
arnd.roth at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Dec 12 03:09:55 CET 2007
We would like to invite you to participate in the Quantitative Single-
Neuron Modeling Competition 2008 http://lcn.epfl.ch/QuantNeuronMod2008/
Why such a competition?
How well are single-cell properties reproduced by the present-day
neuronal models? Recently, several labs have approached this
question by assessing the quality of neuron models with respect to
spike timing prediction or characteristic features of the voltage
trace. So far, every modeler used their own preferred performance
measure on their own data set. The Quantitative Single-Neuron
Modeling Competition offers a coherent framework to compare neuronal
models with four different experiments on layer V pyramidal neurons
from rat somatosensory cortex under somatic and dendritic stimulation.
This competition is an opportunity to bridge the gap between
experimentalists and modelers (are there modelers who always dreamed
of testing their theoretical model, and experimentalists who wondered
which model to use for their specific case?). The Quantitative
Single-Neuron Modeling Competition is an invitation to compare your
methods and models to those of other people in the field. With good
participation, the outcome of this competition will be of great
interest to both experimentalists and network modelers.
Participants can submit their prediction to one or more of the
challenges A, B, C or D. See http://lcn.epfl.ch/QuantNeuronMod2008/
for details. Anyone can participate and any type of model is accepted.
The prizes are given upon the disclosure of the model used.
- 1st prize: The Swiss Single-Neuron Modeling Award (10 000 CHF*) is
given to the participant(s) providing the best performance in at
least 2 of the challenges.
- 2nd prize: The EPFL-Brain Mind Institute Neuron Modeling Award (500
CHF*) is given to the participant(s) providing best overall
performance in one of the challenges A, B, C or D.
* Members of EPFL can participate but are not eligible to the
monetary reward. In case of a tie for any of the prizes, the amount
is divided in equal parts.
- February 15th 2008 : Submission deadline.
- March 3rd-4th 2008 : Presentation of the results at the workshop on
Data sharing and modeling challenges in neuroscience taking place
during Cosyne 2008 meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)
Thomas Berger (EPFL)
Arnd Roth (UCL)
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