[Comp-neuro] Call for SIG and WG meetings in Warsaw, before INCF's Neuroinformatics 2019. Deadline June 1.

Malin Sandström malin.sandstrom at incf.org
Tue Apr 30 12:38:51 CEST 2019

Dear all,

INCF is calling for community proposals for Special Interest Group (SIG)
and Working Group (WG) meetings to be held in Warsaw on 31 August 2019, the
day before the INCF Assembly. The call is open both to new and existing
INCF SIGs/WGs. *Deadline is June 1st.*

INCF is working to make neuroscience more FAIR (Findable, Accessible,
interoperable, Reusable), by promoting the creation and uptake of standards
and best practices in neuroscience, as applied to tools and infrastructure,
and by running a community endorsement process for new and existing
standards and best practices. SIGs have an important role in this process,
as community-initiated groups where users and developers can meet to align
interests, set up working groups and work collaboratively to develop,
refine, and implement new community standards and best practices to be
proposed for endorsement. The SIGs also serve as the focus for getting
agreement and community buy-in on the use of these standards and best

SIG meetings in Warsaw should aim to:

   - investigate the possibility to establish new SIGs (possible activities
   include: survey for possible members and group activities, draft a plan of
   activities from community input)
   - update community members on SIG activities and progress since last
   year (existing SIGs), invite community input
   - form Working Groups (possible activities include: general meeting, set
   deliverables (develop new or extend existing standards and best practices),
   work on an application for INCF Working Group funding

WG meetings in Warsaw should aim to:

   - update community members on SIG activities and progress since last
   year (existing WGs),
   - invite community input,
   - solicit new members

INCF will support both SIGs and Working Groups with meeting logistics at
INCF-associated meetings during the upcoming year, as well as offer funding
for Working Group activities.

Please submit your proposals for SIG and WG meeting themes no later than *June
1st*. Note that the submitter is assumed to also be the meeting leader,
unless otherwise stated. Any questions can be directed to Malin Sandström,
malin at incf.org

Call page:
INCF SIG pages:

Best regards,
Malin Sandström, PhD
Community Engagement Officer
malin.sandstrom at incf.org

International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Karolinska Institutet
Nobels väg 15 A
SE-171 77  Stockholm
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