[Comp-neuro] COSYNE 2016: Abstract submission closes soon; Travel grants

Tomas Hromadka tomas.hromadka at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 13:12:35 CET 2015


Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2016 (Cosyne)

Feb 25 - Feb 28, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2016
Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah



IMPORTANT COSYNE NEWS (see below for details):

Abstract submission deadline is Fri 13 Nov 2015 (11.59pm PST)
Meeting registration will open on 16 Nov 2015
Travel grant submission will open on 16 Nov 2015


The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange
of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems
neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.

The MAIN MEETING is single-track. A set of invited talks are selected by
the Executive Committee, and additional talks and posters are selected
by the Program Committee, based on submitted abstracts. The WORKSHOPS
feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small
group setting.

Cosyne topics include but are not limited to: neural coding, natural
scene statistics, dendritic computation, neural basis of persistent
activity, nonlinear receptive field mapping, representations of time and
sequence, reward systems, decision-making, synaptic plasticity, map
formation and plasticity, population coding, attention, and computation
with spiking networks.

We would like to foster increased participation from experimental groups
as well as computational ones. Please circulate widely and encourage
your students and postdocs to apply.

When preparing an abstract, authors should be aware that not all
abstracts can be accepted for the meeting, due to space constraints.
Abstracts will be selected based on the clarity with which they convey
the substance, significance, and originality of the work to be presented.

Based on last year's survey, we decided to keep the accepted number of
abstracts the same as in 2015, 345 accepted abstracts (a modest increase
over previous years). This was a difficult decision as we know the
review process cannot be perfect, meaning that suitable abstracts are
sometimes rejected. However, the feedback from the community indicated a
clear preference for keeping the meeting at its current size with the
restricted number of posters.

For more information and details on submitting abstracts please visit
www.cosyne.org, section Abstracts.


Applications will open on 16 Nov 2015 for travel grants to attend the
conference. Each awardee will receive at least $500 to help offset the
costs of travel, registration, and accommodations. Larger grants may be
available to those traveling from outside North America. Special
consideration is given to scientists who have not previously attended
the meeting, under-represented minorities, students who are attending
the meeting together with a mentor, and authors of submitted Cosyne
abstracts. For details on applying, see cosyne.org, section Travel grants.

    Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Google)
    Marisa Carrasco (NYU)
    Edward Chang (UCSF)
    Greg DeAngelis (Rochester)
    Mark Goldman (UC Davis)
    Sonja Hofer (Basel)
    Richard Mooney (Duke)
    Mala Murthy (Princeton)
    Peggy Series (Edinburgh)
    Reza Shadmehr (Johns Hopkins)
    Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins)
    Leslie Vosshall (Rockefeller)
    Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU)

    General Chairs: Maria Geffen (U Penn) and Konrad Körding (Northwestern)
    Program Chairs: Megan Carey (Champalimaud) and Emilio Salinas (Wake
    Workshop Chairs: Claudia Clopath (Imperial College) and Alfonso
Renart (Champalimaud)
    Publicity Chair: Xaq Pitkow (Rice)

    Anne Churchland (CSHL)
    Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud)
    Alexandre Pouget (U Geneva)
    Anthony Zador (CSHL)

    cosyne.meeting [at] gmail.com

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