[Comp-neuro] CNS*2019 Barcelona: Call for Workshop Proposals and Tutorials

Sharon Crook Sharon.Crook at asu.edu
Tue Dec 18 18:55:50 CET 2018

Organization for Computational Neurosciences
2885 Sanford Ave SW #15359
Grandville, MI 49418

We request proposals for workshops and tutorials 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 or introduce novel methodology through a tutorial with only a few of the headaches of organizing it. We look forward to your submissions.

(see below and also https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-call-for-workshops)
Martin Zopotocky, Workshop Organizer, CNS*2019

(see below and also https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019-call-for-tutorials)
Hermann Cuntz, Tutorial Organizer, CNS*2019


Workshops, in which computationally related neuroscience topics can be presented, will take place during the last two days (July 16 and July 17 2019) of the 28th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2019). For each workshop, usually several speakers are invited to introduce a unifying theme, but ample time for discussion should also be planned.

Please note that there is a change in the format of the meeting compared to previous years. The main meeting will conclude on July 16, with a keynote lecture and a poster session taking place in the afternoon. The morning of July 16 is reserved for workshops. A goal of this "mixed day" of the meeting is to facilitate an overlap of attendance. Participants who have registered for either the main meeting or the workshops will be allowed to attend all of the events on July 16 (workshops, keynote, poster session). The last day of the meeting, July 17, is reserved for workshops, as in the previous years (workshop registration will be required to attend).

Accordingly, the possible duration of a workshop is anywhere from 0.5 days (one session lasting 3.5 hours) to 1.5 days (three half-day sessions). Half-day workshops will be preferentially scheduled for July 16. They will thus offer the opportunity to attract a wider audience still present for the main meeting.

Submit workshop proposals to: workshops at cnsorg.org. The Past Meetings page (https://www.cnsorg.org/past-annual-meetings) 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:

  *   ORGANIZERS (list primary organizer first; include affiliations and emails)
  *   BRIEF DESCRIPTION (~150 words; if possible, say why this is significant or timely)
  *   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.

DEADLINE: Workshops submitted before January 31, 2019 will be given priority in acceptance. Workshop proposals arriving after January 31, 2019 will be evaluated based on remaining space for additional workshops. No further workshop acceptances will be anticipated after May 15, 2019.


Tutorials are intended as introductions into main methodologies of various fields in computational neuroscience. Tutorials are particularly tailored for early stage researchers as well as researchers entering a new field in computational neuroscience.

The tutorials will be held on the first day of the meeting, July 13 2019, with a typical total attendance of approximately 100 attendees, allowing for four concurrent sessions during the day.

Three different formats are available:

  *   Introductory FULL DAY courses (incl. some reimbursement for the tutors)
  *   Specialized HALF DAY tutorials (incl. some reimbursement for the tutors)
  *   30 MINUTES software showcase (no funding available)

Submit tutorial proposals to: tutorials at cnsorg.org. Please compare with last year's tutorials at https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2018-tutorials. Note that our new format, the showcases, will be combined into one continuous afternoon program.

The proposal should be submitted as a Word or pdf file and MUST include the following sections:

  *   ORGANIZERS (list primary organizer first; include affiliations and emails)
  *   FORMAT (full day, half day, showcase)
  *   BRIEF DESCRIPTION (max. 300 words; include links to relevant software)

DEADLINE: Tutorial proposals should be submitted before January 31, 2019.

Registration: Workshop registration will occur through the OCNS registration web site for CNS*2019. 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 organizers or speakers. Priority will be given to postdocs and early career faculty. Travel Award amounts 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 likely will be fewer Travel Awards than workshops.

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