[Comp-neuro] 2nd International Conference on Neural Field Theory

Stephen Coombes stephen.coombes at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Feb 27 10:01:41 CET 2012


2nd International Conference on Neural Field Theory
University of Reading, April 19 - 21, 2012

http://www.reading.ac.uk/cinn/news/cinn-progressneuralfield2012.aspx

Organised by Stephen Coombes, Peter beim Graben, Roland Potthast and  
Douglas Saddy

Local Organizing Committee: Kelly Sloan, Natalie Lowery and Alexander  
Moodey

Neural Computation and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very  
active area of research with important applications in medicine and  
technology. Activities range from the simulation of individual neurons  
to numerical treatment of neural field equations, from modeling and  
identification of cognitive and psychological processes in a neural  
environment to building natural or artificial devices. The community  
includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics  
and engineering, where ideas from different fields lead to a truly  
interdisciplinary and highly catalyzing environment.  On this  
background the Reading Conferences on Neural Field Theory contribute  
to the further development and shaping of the community by bringing  
together well-known and young researchers in an inspiring mixture of  
tutorials, special sessions and invited talks by leaders in the field.

Plenary speakers include Bard Ermentrout (Pittsburgh), Olivier  
Faugeras (INRIA), Victor Jirsa (Marseille), Ingo Bojak (Birmingham),  
Will Penny (UCL) and Ying Zheng (Sheffield)

Special Sessions include:
Special Solutions to Neural Field Equations (Anna Oleynik/John Wyller,  
UMB Norway)
Stochastic Methods in Neural Field Theory (Evelyn Buckwar/Martin  
Riedler, University of Linz, Austria)
Dynamics and Cognition (Dimitris Pinotsis, UCL, United Kingdom)
Cognitive Modelling (Peter beim Graben / Gregor Schöner, Berlin/ 
Bochum, Germany)
Quantitative Applications of NFT (Peter Robinson, Sydney, Australia)

Open Tutorials (Thursday):
1. Peter beim Graben: Modeling and Physical Background of Neural Field  
Theory
2. Stephen Coombes: The Mathematics of Neural Field Theory
3. Roland Potthast: Cognitive Modeling and Inverse Methods for Neural  
Field Theory

Participants need to REGISTER NOW! Titles for talks and abstracts  
should be sent to Natalie Lowery, n.l.h.lowery at pgr.reading.ac.uk or  
Alexander Moodey a.j.f.moodey at pgr.reading.ac.uk before March 21, 2012!

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Stephen Coombes
Professor of Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematical Sciences
Nottingham, UK

Tel:  0115 846 7836
Fax: 0115 951 3837

http://www.maths.nott.ac.uk/~sc/
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