[Comp-neuro] UK Neuroinformatics Node Workshop: From Computational Models to Engineering and Cognition

P Gleeson p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Oct 19 10:47:09 CEST 2011


We are proud to announce and invite participation in the upcoming joint 
workshop "From Computational Models to Engineering and Cognition" of 
three of the Special Interest Groups of the UK Neuroinformatics Node, 
the national hub of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating 
Facility (INCF).

Date: 29 Nov 2011, 9:00 to 30 Nov 2011, 17:00
Venue: Chancellor's Conference Centre in Manchester

The aim of this multi-workshop of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on 
“Neurally-Inspired Engineering” (SIG3), “Computational Models and 
Simulation Environments” (SIG4) and “AI, Cognition and Behaviour” (SIG5) 
is to promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration between 
researchers in the UK active in these areas and to contribute to a 
community-building effort in the Neuroinformatics research community. 
The two day programme will consist of presentations by prominent 
researchers/developers in the three interest areas, a poster and demo 
session, and SIG-specific discussion sessions. Importantly, there will 
be an emphasis on bringing people of similar interests together and 
fostering new contacts and collaborations. The hands-on demos and 
tutorials will be designed for researchers and students to get involved 
with methods they may not yet be familiar with.

The meeting is open to all, but registration is required. Travel and 
accommodation expenses can be covered for UK based attendees who present 
a poster or demo.

For detailed information and to register, go to:
http://www.neuroinformatics.org.uk/special-interest-groups-sigs/20-joint-sig-workshop

Confirmed invited speakers include:

Andrew Brown, University of Southampton
Jim Austin, University of York
Netta Cohen, University of Leeds
Tim Constandinou, Imperial College London
Andreas Fidjeland , Imperial College London
Dan Goodman, Ecole Normale Superieur
Kevin Gurney, University of Sheffield
Steve Hall, University of Liverpool
Mark Lee, Aberystwyth University
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling
Volker Steuber, University of Hertfordshire
Thomas Wennekers, The University of Plymouth

The organisers are the champions of SIGs 3, 4 and 5:

Piotr Dudek, University of Manchester
Terrence Mak, Newcastle University
Padraig Gleeson, University College London
Thomas Nowotny, University of Sussex
Marc de Kamps, University of Leeds
Jonathan Rossiter, University of Bristol

The preliminary program and detailed information on the workshop it 
available at:
http://www.neuroinformatics.org.uk/special-interest-groups-sigs/20-joint-sig-workshop

To learn more about (or join) the UK Node Special Interest Groups go to:
http://www.neuroinformatics.org.uk/special-interest-groups-sigs

To learn more about the UK INCF Node go to:
http://www.neuroinformatics.org.uk/

To learn more about the INCF in general go to:
http://www.incf.org/

For further enquiries, please contact Ewa Hill, University of Edinburgh, 
ewa.hill at ed.ac.uk or one of the SIG champions.




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