[Comp-neuro] First Announcement: International Conference on System Level approaches to Neural Engineering

Alessandro Barardi alebarardi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 19:50:16 CET 2015

--------------------------------------- FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

International Conference on System Level approaches to Neural Engineering

Dates: September 21st – 23rd , 2015

Venue: Barcelona Biomedical Research Park <http://www.prbb.org/>, Barcelona,

Website: http://www.neural-engineering.eu/BarcelonaConference2015/index.html

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together
theoretical and experimental neuroscientists and roboticists to discuss the
state of the art in the field of Neural Engineering. This three day long
event is part of a series of training events organized by the Marie Curie
Initial Training Network NETT (Neural Engineering Transformative
Technologies). It will also give young researchers an opportunity to
present their work. Theme panels are:

* Neural Dynamics - mathematical description of neuronal activity

* Brain-on-Chip - engineering of neuronal circuits in-vitro with emphasis
on microfluidics

* Neural Learning and Control - motion planning, controlling and learning
neuro-inspired techniques for robotics

* Neural Coding - investigation of neuronal strategies for encoding

* Optical Neurotechnology - imaging and engineering techniques that allow
recording of neuronal activity

--------------------------------------- CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Andre Bastos - The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT, Boston,

Romain Brette - Institut de la Vision, Paris, France

Sophie Deneve - Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, LNC, Paris, France

Dario Farina - Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen,

Albert Folch - Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA, USA

Amanda Foust - Imperial College London, London, UK

Sami Haddadin - Institute of Automatic Control, Hannover, Germany

Kenneth Harris - Institute of Neurology and the Department of Physiology,
Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, UCL, London, UK

Fritjof Helmchen - Brain Research Institute, Zürich, Switzerland

Thibault Honegger - Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microelectronique,
CNRS-CEA, Grenoble, France

Eugene Izhikevich - Brain Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA

Viktor Jirsa - Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Marseille, France

David Liley - Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Benjamin Lindner - Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin,

Nikos Logothetis - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
Tübingen, Germany

Yoonkey Nam - Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Adam Packer  - University College London, London, UK

Stefano Panzeri - Neural Computation Lab, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia,
Rovereto, Italy

Eftychios Pnevmatikakis - Columbia University, New York,  NY, USA

Alexandre Pouget - CMU, Geneva, Switzerland

Jan Schnupp - Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, Oxford, UK

Gregor Schöner - Institut für Neuroinformatik Ruhr-Universität Bochum,

Reza Shadmehr - John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Patrick van der Smagt - BRML labs, TUM, Germany

John Terry - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
University of Exeter, UK

International Conference on System Level Approaches to Neural Engineering
conference is organised by the Fellows of the Neural Engineering
Transformative Technologies <http://www.neural-engineering.eu/> (NETT)
consortium. On their behalf we cordially invite you to participate in this
meeting that will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on September 21st – 23rd
, 2015.

The NETT consortium is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network involving
neuroscience research laboratories from the UK, France, Italy, the
Netherlands, Spain and Portugal and industrial partners. The network is
coordinated by Professor Stephen Coombes from the University of Nottingham,

---------------------------------------  REGISTRATION

Registration can be done on our registration form

Registration opens: 1st March 2015

Registration deadline: 30th May 2015

Conference fee will be 200 euros plus 50 euros for an optional conference
dinner. Details about the payment will be posted on the conference website.

--- Call for posters ---

Posters will be selected from half-page abstracts, which should be
submitted by email to nett.barcelona.2015 at gmail.com. Please specify in the
object to which theme panel you are submitting your abstract.

Abstract Submission opens: 1st of March 2015

Abstract Submission closes: 30th May 2015

Abstract Acceptance Notification: 30th June 2015

Best regards,

On behalf of the NETT Fellows,

Alessandro Barardi, PhD student.
Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Barcelona, Spain.
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