[Comp-neuro] CNS*2015 Call for Workshop Proposals - Deadline Approaching

Farzan Nadim farzan at andromeda.rutgers.edu
Mon Jan 5 17:25:21 CET 2015


CNS 2015 Prague July 18–23, 2015: Call for Workshops – DEADLINE APPROACHING

We are requesting proposals for workshops from the international community
of computational neuroscientists. Proposals from all levels of faculty as
well as advanced postdoctoral fellows are welcome. This is a great
opportunity to organize a small meeting with just a few of the headaches
of actually organizing it.

Workshop proposal submission instructions for CNS 2015

The last two days (July 22-23) of the 24th annual CNS meeting will be
devoted to workshops, in which computationally related neuroscience topics
can be presented and discussed. Workshops can be anywhere between one half
to two days in duration. Usually several speakers are invited to introduce
a unifying theme, but ample time for discussion should also be planned.

Submit workshop proposals to: workshops at cnsorg.org. The Past Meetings page
gives access to archives of workshops held at previous CNS meetings.

The proposal should be submitted as a Word or pdf file and MUST include
the following sections:
1.	Workshop Title
2.	Organizers (list primary organizer first; include affiliations and emails)
3.	One or two days (2 sessions per day)
4.	Number of expected speakers
5.	Brief Description (~150 words; if possible, say why this is significant
or timely)
6.	Speakers (mark expected or confirmed)

Also please note the following rules which were approved by the OCNS Board
on July 15, 2013:
•	Each individual can be the organizer or co-organizer on only one workshop.
•	The number of confirmed speakers is a criterion for accepting the proposal.
•	Overlapping proposals may be asked to be combined. If the organizers do
not wish to combine the proposals, only one of the proposals may be
accepted.

Workshops submitted before January 15, 2015 will be given priority in
acceptance. Workshop proposals arriving after January 15, 2015 will be
evaluated based on remaining space for additional workshops. No further
workshop acceptances will be anticipated after May 15, 2015.

Registration: Workshop registration will occur through the OCNS
registration web site for CNS 2015. All workshop participants, including
speakers must register. Each workshop is eligible to receive registration
waivers for 2 speakers.

Travel awards: a limited number of Travel Awards will be available for
postdoctoral researchers to lead and be included as speakers.
Exceptionally starting assistant professors may also be given
consideration. These Travel Awards will be variable depending on distance
traveled. Please indicate which speakers you would like to be considered
for this mechanism but take into account that there will be less travel
awards than workshops.

Springer Computational Neuroscience Book Series: Some of the workshops may
be published by the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience.
Workshop organizers interested in this mechanism should submit a book
proposal to Simina Calin (Simina.calin at springer.com) and indicate in the
workshop proposal their interest in publishing a book.

Logistics: Rooms, AV equipment, snacks and beverages during breaks will be
provided by OCNS to the workshop organizers.





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