[Comp-neuro] CFP - pattern recognition in NeuroImaging workshop - London - July 2-4, 2012

Jonas Richiardi jonas.richiardi at epfl.ch
Mon Feb 20 15:39:02 CET 2012

Dear colleagues, please accept my apologies for cross-posting.


2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI 
UCL, London, Jul 2-4, 2012.


Multivariate and predictive analysis of neuroimaging data has gained 
ground very rapidly in the community over the past few years, leading to 
impressive results in cognitive, affective, and clinical neurosciences. 
Innovations in machine learning, such as mixed-norm regularisation, 
multiple kernel learning, and online learning have been incorporated 
swiftly, and novel methods are  emerging which are specifically tuned to 
the constraints of neuroimaging data, prompting advances in areas such 
as structured sparsity or covariate modelling. Pattern recognition and 
machine learning conferences now typically
feature a neuroimaging workshop, while neuroscience and brain imaging
meetings dedicate sessions and track to "brain decoding" and 
multivariate predictive methods. Thus, a rich two-way flow has been 
established between disciplines.

After Istanbul (Workshop on Brain Decoding 2010) and Seoul (PRNI 2011), 
it is the intention of the 2nd International Workshop on Pattern 
Recognition in NeuroImaging to continue facilitating exchange of ideas 
between scientific communities, with a particular interest in the link 
between mass-univariate, post-hoc modelling and multivariate predictive 

** Topics of interest
PRNI welcomes original papers on multivariate predictive models of
neuroimaging data, using e.g. fMRI, sMRI, EEG, MEG, ECoG modalities,
including but not limited to the following topics:

* Learning from neuroimaging data
Online, incremental, and adaptive learning
Modality combinations
Optimisation and regularisation
Graph-based techniques and graphical models

* Interpretability of models and results
High-dimensional data visualisation
Multivariate and multiple hypothesis testing
Links between brain structure and function
Summarisation / presentation of inference results

* Applications
Disease diagnosis and prognosis
Real-time fMRI
Resting-state modelling
Cognitive neurosciences

** Submission Guidelines and Proceedings
Authors should prepare full papers with a maximum length of 4 pages
(double-column, IEEE style, PDF) for review. Proceedings will be 
published by IEEE Computer Science Society in electronic format. They 
will be permanently available on the IEEExplore and IEEE CS Digital 
Library online repositories, and indexed in IET INSPEC, EI Compendex 
(Elsevier), Thomson ISI, and others. Participants will receive a CDROM. 
The workshop website has all the details:


** Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 1st of April, 2012
Acceptance notification: 7th of May, 2012
Workshop: 2nd-4th of July, 2012

** Programme Commmittee

John Ashburner (University College London, UK)
Dirk Bernhardt-Walther (Ohio State University, USA)
Cesar Caballero-Gaudes (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, 
Vince Calhoun (University of New Mexico, USA, and Yale University, USA)
Carlton Chu (National Institutes of Health, USA)
Silvana Dellepiane (University of Genova, Italy)
John-Dylan Haynes (Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Germany)
Elia Formisano (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Alexandre Gramfort (Neurospin, France, INRIA, France, and Harvard, USA)
David Hardoon (University College London, UK)
Stephen LaConte (Virginia Tech, USA)
Jong-Hwan Lee (Korea University, Korea)
Yukiyasu Kamitani (Computational Neuroscience Laboratories/ATR, Japan)
Krzysztof Kryszczuk (Nokia Research, Switzerland)
Ludmila Kuncheva (Bangor University, UK)
Georg Langs (Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Andre Marquand (King's College London, UK)
Francisco Pereira (Siemens Corporate Research, USA)
Christophe Phillips (University of Liege, Belgium)
Jane Rondina (University College London, UK)
Maria J. Rosa (University College London, UK)
Jessica Schrouff (University of Liege, Belgium)
Diego Sona (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Stephen Strother (University of Toronto, Canada)
Sylvain Takerkart (Mediterranean Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, 
Bertrand Thirion (Neurospin, France)
Marcel Van Gerven (Donders Institute, Netherlands)
Shivakumar Viswanathan (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
Christian Wallraven (Korea university, Korea)
Thorsten Zander (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)

** Organising Committee

     Christos Davatzikos (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
     Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent 
Systems, Germany)
     Janaina Mourao-Miranda (University College London, UK)
     Dimitri Van De Ville (EPFL and University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Programme chairs
     Vittorio Murino (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
     Jonas Richiardi (EPFL and University of Geneva, Switzerland)
     John Shawe-Taylor (University College London, UK)
     Seong-Whan Lee (Korea University, Korea)

Local Arrangements Chair
     Andre Marquand (King's College, UK)

     Maria J. Rosa (University College London, UK)

Medical Image Processing Laboratory

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 15
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 693 06 10

University Hospital Geneva
Rue Micheli-du-Crest 24
CH-1211 Geneva 14
Phone: +41 22 372 52 13

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