[Comp-neuro] LAWCN 2017 - Submission Deadline Extended: July 15, 2017

Christian Brackmann christian at brackmann.com.br
Sat Jul 1 05:30:25 CEST 2017


Due to new partnerships with IBRO (International Brain Research
Organization), SPRINGER, IEEE-RITA, CCIS/ISI Proceedings and numerous
requests, the submission deadline was extended to July 15, 2017!



Apologies for cross-posting and/or duplicate posts.



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CALL FOR PAPERS


LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE 2017

Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017 (extended)

November 22-24, 2017
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/lawcn/

Contact: lawcn2017 at easychair.org

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Computational neuroscience is the study of brain function regarding the
information processing properties of the structures that make up the
nervous system. It is an interdisciplinary science that links the diverse
fields of neuroscience, as cognitive science, medicine, psychology,
electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering,
computer science, mathematics, physics and even philosophy. The Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), located in Porto Alegre, in the
south of Brazil, has promoted a more restricted version of this Workshop in
November 2012. Since then, participants and investigators in the
interdisciplinary fields related to Computational Neuroscience are claiming
to resume the realization of this event. In this sense, with a broader
scope aiming to encourage young researchers and graduate master and
doctorate students in all Latin America, this edition will have three main
topics: a) neuroscience, b) neuroengineering and c) artificial intelligence
and related techniques.

The Workshop will consist mainly of the following activities:

   1.

   presentation of up to 8 key renowned international and national
   researchers;
   2.

   presentation of up to 50 oral presentations;
   3.

   presentation of poster presentations;
   4.

   presentation of practical applications in neuroscience, both from
   University and from companies active in the field; and
   5.

   practical demonstration of the A2200 Enigma machine, which belongs to
   the Informatics Institute, as a special tribute to the 105th Birthday
   Anniversary of Alan Turing, considered one of the founding fathers of
   Computer Science.


All participants who investigate and contribute to the understanding of the
properties of the brain, such as Medicine, Physics, Computer Science,
Engineering, Psychology, Philosophy and others are welcomed.  Issues
related to the support of Communication and Information Technology and
High-Performance Computing in Neuroscience will receive particular
attention. UFRGS is happy to welcome LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON
COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE (LAWCN) in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


GENERAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT DATES

* June 30, 2017 July 15, 2017: Submission deadline for papers
* September 04, 2017: Notification of acceptance
* September 25, 2017: Camera-ready papers and copyrights waivers
* November 13, 2017: Posters Image Files due, which will be digitally
presented
* November 22-24, 2017: Workshop, UFRGS - Porto Alegre, Brazil.

SCOPE


LAWCN 2017 covers all aspects of Computational Neuroscience. Although the
interdisciplinary nature of the Conference and the stimulus to work at
intersections and the frontiers of different disciplines, for the sake of
clarifying the scope of the Workshop, topics will be presented on the three
main axes. The interest topics include (but are not limited to):

a) Neuroscience:
* Sensory processing
* Network dynamics
* Reinforcement learning
* Motivation and decision making
* Statistical approaches in neuroscience
* Systems Neuroscience
* Learning and memory Attention
* Arousal of Sensory-Motor Integration Learning in networks
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Neuroscience

* Educational issues

b) Neuroengineering:

* Large-scale recordings
* Neural signal processing
* Neuromodulation
* Neuroprosthetics
* Robotics
* Biomedical devices development
* Humanoid robots
* Robots for Elderly People
* Sensing in Robotics
* Fusion of Sensors
* Hardware implementations in Neuroscience
* Software implementations in Neuroscience
* Brain-Computer Interfaces: design and applications
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Neuro-engineering

* Educational issues



c) Artificial Intelligence and related techniques:
* Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Neuroscience
* Bioinformatics
* Clustering and Applications
* Computer Vision, Cognitive and Humanoid Vision
* Databases, Data Mining, Intelligent Data Analysis, Knowledge-based
Systems and Linguistic Tools
* Data Visualization and Applications
* Deep Learning
* Statistical Pattern Recognition/Document Processing and Recognition
* Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques
* Geometric Algebra Application in Perception-Action
* High-Performance Computing for Pattern Recognition
* Image Coding, Processing, and Analysis
* Kernel Machines
* Mathematical Theory of Computational Neuroscience
* Neural Networks
* Parallel and Distributed Applications for Computational Neuroscience
* Robotics and Humanoids
* Shape and Texture Analysis
* Signal Processing and Analysis
* Spatio-temporal Analysis
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Artificial Intelligence

* Educational issues



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS



LAWCN Organizing Committee is proud to announce the confirmation of the
following invited talks:



Dr. Francisco Sotres Bayón, Professor of Neurosciences at the  National
Autonomous University of  México(UNAM ), México

Title of the talk : Understanding the Brain mechanisms of learned and
innate motivational conflicts



Dr. Laurence Devillers,Professor of Computer Science at Paris-Sorbonne
University,Paris,France

Title of the talk : Affective and Social Robotics : engagement,evaluation
and ethics



Dr. Sen Cheng, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the  Ruhr
University Bochum(RUB),Bochum, Germany

Title of the talk : Intrinsic Sequences in the hippocampus for spatial
navigation and memory storage



Dr. Vinicius Rosa Cota, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the  Federal
University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil

Title of the talk : Toward a neural prosthesis to the epileptic brain by
tackling neural hyper synchronism



The confirmation of other invited speakers will be done soon.



REGISTRATION FEES



   -

   Until 30/06/2017 15/07/2017
   Undergraduate Student: R$ 100,00
   Graduate Student: R$ 150,00
   Professionals: R$ 200,00



   -

   Until 13/10/2017
   Undergraduate Student: R$ 125,00
   Graduate Student: R$ 175,00
   Professionals: R$ 225,00



   -

   From 14/10/2017
   Undergraduate Student: R$ 150,00
   Graduate Student: R$ 200,00
   Professionals: R$ 250,00



Registrations can be done at:
http://www2.fundacaomedica.hcpa.ufrgs.br/siafnet/hinscricoesemcursosv3.aspx?1598,I+LAWCN+-+LATIN+AMERICAN+WORKSHOP+ON+COM





PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATIONS



   -

   Papers should be submitted exclusively through EasyChair website:
   https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lawcn2017



   -

   Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, quality, and
   significance of the theoretical and practical contribution to Computational
   Neuroscience;



   -

   Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the
   proceedings;



   -

   All papers (Short and Full) and Digital Posters must be in PDF format
   and include abstract, figures, tables and references in the minimum/maximum
   amount of pages (according to the category desired);



   -

   Papers can be submitted in four categories (see image bellow):



   -

   Short paper not related directly to Computer Science:
   -

      Length: between 3 and 8 pages
      -

      Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese



   -

   Short paper related to Computer Science:
   -

      Length: between 6 and 8 pages
      -

      Language: English



   -

   Full paper not related directly to Computer Science:
   -

      Length: between 10 and 15 pages
      -

      Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese



   -

   Full paper related to Computer Science:
   -

      Length: between 10 and 15 pages
      -

      Language: English



   -

   Papers that are not related directly to Computer Science will be
   published in the Latin-American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience
   Proceedings and can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Papers
   that are related to Computer Science will be published in Springer-Verlag
   Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Proceedings
   (ISSN 1865-0929), and the best papers will be indicated to be published in
   Education, Technology and Culture (ISSN 1808-0588) or IEEE-RITA (ISSN
   1932-8540).



   -

   Papers (Short and Full) can be selected by the Program Committee for
   Oral or Poster presentations, regardless its length and category.



   -

   At least one author of each accepted paper for oral or poster
   presentation must register at the conference. If more than one paper per
   author is accepted, there is an extra registration fee;



   -

   Since LAWCN has goals to foster and encourage investigation careers of
   young and talented researchers, the Program Committee will select the best
   papers to be published in indexed journals. Contacts with editors have
   already been made and will continue until the realization of the Workshop
   to stimulate Science divulgation.



   -

   One of the authors must sign and attach a disclosure form if the paper
   is accepted;



   -

   More details about the papers submission process can be found on the
   Congress web page.







LAWCN AWARDS



The Program Committee will select the three best oral presentations (one
for each main topic of the event) during the workshop. One of the authors
of these papers will be entitled to a prize that will consist of amounts up
to USD 300 for registration in scientific events in areas related to the
Workshop and which occur in 2018, as well as free registration for the next
edition of LAWCN. These awards will depend on the amount obtained by the
registrations.


ORGANIZERS

General Chair:
Prof. Dr. Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Informatics Institute, Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Deputy General Chair:
Prof. Dr. Marino Bianchin, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil


Organizing Committee:

Christian Puhlmann Brackmann IFFAR, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Dante Augusto Couto Barone UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Eduardo Oliveira Teles IFBA, Camaçari, BA, Brazil

Heron Pereira UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Jaime Andres Riascos Salas UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Paulo Rogério de Almeida Ribeiro UFMA, São Luís, MA, Brazil

Pedro Schestatsky UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Rodrigo Alejandro Sierra UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Program Committee:

Alexandre César Muniz de Oliveira, Informatics Department, Federal
University of Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil



Antônio Carlos Roque, Physics and Mathematics Department, São Paulo
University (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil



Areolino de Almeida Neto, Informatics Department, Federal University of
Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil



Christian Haag Kristensen, Psychology Faculty, Pontifical Catholic
University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Informatics Institute, Federal University of
Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Diana Adamatti, Center of Computational Sciences, Federal University of Rio
Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, Brazil



Edson Prestes e Silva Junior, Informatics Institute, Federal University of
Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Eduardo López-Larraz, Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural
Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany



Eduardo Vicentini de Medeiros, Experimental Philosophy and Cognitive
Studies Laboratory, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University (UNISINOS), Porto
Alegre, Brazil



Fabrício Lima Brasil, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of
Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio Grande do
Norte, Brazil



Felipe Meneguzzi, Informatics Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of
Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Francisco Sotres Bayón, Celular Physiology Institute, National Autonomous
University of  México (UNAM), México



Frederico Augusto Casarsa de Azevedo, Max Planck Institute for Biological
Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany



Gustavo Gauer, Psychology Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Hougelle Simplício Gomes Pereira, Edmond and Lily Safra International
Institute of Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio
Grande do Norte, Brazil



Jés de Jesus Fiais Cerqueira, Electrical Engineer Department, Federal
University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil



Jim Tørresen,  Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo,
Norway



Juan Verdejo-Román, Brain and Behavior Research Center, University of
Granada (UGR), Granada, Spain



Luciana Porcher Nedel, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Luis Fernando Cardenas Parra, Psychology Department, Los Andes University,
Bogotá, Colombia



Marco Rocha Curado, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany



Marcos Yuzuru de Oliveira Camada, Electrical Engineering Graduate Course,
Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil



Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Miguel Perez Garcia, Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center, University
of Granada (UGR), Granada, Spain



Olavo Amaral, Biochemical Medicine Institute,  Federal University of  Rio
de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Patricio Donnelly Kehoe, Scientific and Technological Center of Rosario,
National University of Rosario (UNR),Rosario,  Argentina



Paulo Rogério de Almeida Ribeiro, Computer Engineering Department, Federal
University of Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil



Pedro Schestatsky, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Reinhold Scherer, Institute of Neural Engineering, Graz University of
Technology, Graz, Austria



Renan Cipriano Moioli, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of
Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio Grande do
Norte, Brazil



Risto Ilmoniemi, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical
Engineering,Aalto University, Helsinki,Finland



Rodrigo Alejandro Sierra, Biosciences Institute, Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil



Rukiye Uzun, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,Bulent
Ecevit University (BEU), Zonguldak, Turkey



Sen Cheng, Computational Neuroscience Institute, Ruhr University Bochum
(RUB), Bochum, Germany



Silvio Cesar Cazella, Department of Exact and Applied Social
Sciences,Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA),
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil



Victor Christian Paredes Cauna, Texas A&M University, Bryan/College
Station, USA



Vinicius Rosa Cota, Electrical Engineering Department, Federal University
of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil

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