[Comp-neuro] Call for papers - Special issue on Operations Research for Neuroscience II

Ruben A. Tikidji-Hamburyan ruben.tikidji.hamburyan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 17:30:59 CET 2018


Dear Colleagues,

~~~ Apologies for cross-posting ~~~

We are happy to announce a second special issue on Operations Research for
Neuroscience. The special issue will be published in the journal Annals of
Operations Research, Springer.

We strongly encourage the submission of manuscripts which propose further
developments of modern formal theories (such as the free-energy principle,
integrated information, Bayesian inference, etc).

The use of methods from modern operations research in neuroscience is a
prerequisite for any paper submitted to this special issue to enter the
reviewing process.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018

Please find the CfP as plain text below or as a pdf file here: CfP - ANOR
SI OR for Neuroscience
<https://sites.google.com/site/rubentikidjihamburyan/research/CfP-ANOR_SI_OR_for_Neuroscience.pdf>

Best,
Ruben

____________________________________________________
― Call for Papers ―
Annals of Operations Research
Special Issue
Operations Research for Neuroscience II
____________________________________________________

After the positive and encouraging response from the scientific and wider
community to the special issue Operations Research for Neuroscience, the
journal Annals of Operations Research (Springer) now invites submissions of
papers to a second special issue on the same subject, called Operations
Research for Neuroscience II.

Neuroscience, a multidisciplinary science, is concerned with the study of
the structure and functions of the nervous system. It comprises aspects of
physiology, cellular and molecular biology, as well as behavioral and
cognitive science. Recent technological and theoretical advances offer
promising opportunities for better understanding of the nervous system at
the quantitative level. New optogenetic, in vitro and in vivo
multielectrode recording, neuroimaging, brain imaging, and other modern
techniques provide high-quality data that can be used in elucidating the
fundamental mechanisms of information processing in the nervous system.

The rapidly growing pool of experimental data has triggered the development
of new mathematical models that can provide new insights into the
functioning of the nervous system at various scales, ranging from that of
molecular biology to that of the organizational principles of behavior and
cognition. Sophisticated analyses of intracellular signaling or dynamics in
heterogeneous neural networks, conditional behavior, or connections of
brain regions in decision-making lead to theoretical problems, addressed by
operations research.

Although, operations research is actively used in bottom-up
approaches--from experimental observation to consistent theory-- it also
widely overlaps modern and rapidly developing formal theories, for example
the free-energy principle, integrated information theory, and may others.

The special issue will cover a broad range of topics in the field of
neuroscience using operations research approaches, methods, and theories.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas and
methodologies of neuroscience:

o intracellular signaling and regulation
o synaptic plasticity
o dynamics in heterogeneous neural networks
o intelligent systems and control
o perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral functions
o learning and memory
o spatio-temporal network analysis
o behavioral economics and finance
o linguistics and cognition
o combinatorial optimization
o signal and information processing
o neuroimaging and functional brain imaging processing
o computational modeling and simulation
o formal theoretical approaches: the free-energy principle, integrated
information, Bayesian inference, etc.

The use of methods from modern operations research in neuroscience is a
prerequisite for any paper submitted to this special issue to enter the
reviewing process.

Annals of Operations Research is abstracted and indexed in the following
databases: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded
(SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC,
Zentralblatt Math, Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, ProQuest, ABS Academic
Journal Quality Guide, Academic OneFile, Academic Search, Computer
Abstracts International Database, Computer Science Index, CSA Environmental
Sciences, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, DBLP,
ECONIS, Expanded Academic, International Abstracts in Operations Research,
Mathematical Reviews, OCLC, SCImago, STMA-Z, Summon by ProQuest.

The Special Issue is officially endorsed by EURO Conference 2018, Valencia.

Guest Editors: Erik Kropat, Ruben A. Tikidji-Hamburyan, Gerhard-Wilhelm
Weber

Important Date: Submission deadline of full papers: December 1, 2018.

Submission Details: The format of manuscripts for the Annals of Operations
Research as well as guidelines can be found on the web page of Springer,
the publisher of the journal:
http://www.springer.com/journal/10479/submission.
Authors should submit a cover letter mentioning that the paper is for a
special issue and a manuscript via the journal's online submission site:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/anor.
When prompted, please select the article type “S.I.: OR in Neuroscience II”.

All papers submitted for publication will be carefully refereed. In case of
any question please contact
by e-mail one of the following guest editors:

Dr. Erik Kropat
Department of Computer Science
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg, Germany
E-mail:  erik.kropat at gmx.de

Dr. Ruben A. Tikidji-Hamburyan
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
E-mail:  rtikid at lsuhsc.edu

Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Faculty of Engineering Management
Chair of Marketing and Economic Engineering
Poznan University of Technology
ul. Strzelecka 11
60-965 Poznan, Poland
E-mail:  gerhard.weber at put.poznan.pl
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