[Comp-neuro] COSYNE 2016: Abstract submission is open, Workshop proposal deadline on Oct 31

Tomas Hromadka tomas.hromadka at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 04:09:21 CEST 2015


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Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2016 (Cosyne)

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

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

www.cosyne.org

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission is now open!
Abstract submission deadline: 13 November 2015

Workshop proposal deadline: 31 October 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.


MAIN MEETING

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.

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.

This year 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.


WORKSHOPS

The workshops feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest,
in a small group setting. The goal is to provide an informal forum for
the discussion of important research questions and challenges.
Controversial issues, open problems, comparisons of competing
approaches, and alternative viewpoints are encouraged.

The overarching goal of all workshops should be the integration of
empirical and theoretical approaches, in an environment that fosters
collegial discussion and debate. Preference will be given to proposals
that differ substantially in content, scope, and/or approach from
workshops of recent years (examples available at www.cosyne.org).

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: sensory processing;
motor planning and control; functional neural circuits; motivation,
reward and decision making; learning and memory; adaptation and
plasticity; neural coding; neural circuitry and network models; and
methods in computational or systems neuroscience.


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
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)


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

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

CONTACT
cosyne.meeting [at] gmail.com


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