[Comp-neuro] Open Source Brain workshop 9-11 Sept 2019 & new publication

Gleeson, Padraig p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 2 13:47:59 CEST 2019


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The 2019 Open Source Brain workshop will be held in Alghero, Sardinia on 9-11th September 2019.

Full details: http://www.opensourcebrain.org/docs/Help/Meetings#OSB_2019

Open Source Brain (http://www.opensourcebrain.org) is a platform for sharing and collaboratively developing models in computational neuroscience. Models of cells and circuits in standardised formats can be visualised, analysed and simulated through a standard web browser. A key driver for the development of this technology is to improve accessibility, scientific scrutiny, reproducibility and reuse of models of brain function. The platform is described in a recent paper in Neuron: https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(19)30444-1

The 2019 OSB Workshop will highlight the latest features of OSB and engage current and future users of the platform through invited talks, posters, hands on demonstrations, and user presentations. Since we are substantially expanding the functionality of Open Source Brain to enable sharing of standardized experimental data used to build and test the models of neurons and circuits, this year’s meeting will have two key themes:

1) Accessible sharing of cellular neuroscience data

Through support for the Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) format, OSB will facilitate sharing of multiple types of experimental data used to constrain computational models, including electrophysiological recordings, Ca2+ fluorescence imaging, 2D, 3D and 4D imaging and behavioural data. Challenges, requirements and solutions to data standardization will be discussed.

2) Modelling cortical structures across scales

Cortical networks are modelled at many scales from abstract representations of interacting populations (neural masses) to networks of biophysically and morphologically detailed cell models. NeuroML is being expanded to cover a greater range of these models, which will allow them to be shared and simulated on OSB, facilitating comparison of models and ideas between researchers. This ongoing work is taking place as part of the SIG on Standardised Representations of Network Structures<https://www.incf.org/activities/standards-and-best-practices/incf-special-interest-groups/incf-sig-on-standardised>.

Registration

The registration fee for the meeting for 3 days will be £130. This will help cover organisation and speaker costs, meeting room hire, lunch, tea and coffee for 3 days and one workshop dinner.

Please register here<https://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-life-sciences-c08/neuroscience-physiology-pharmacology-g02/g02-open-source-brain-workshop-2019>. Registration closes on 1st September 2019.

Confirmed speakers

Yazan Billeh (Allen Institute, USA)
Matteo Cantarelli (MetaCell Ltd)
Alex Cayco Gajic (UCL, UK & École Normale Supérieure, France)
Sharon Crook (Arizona State University, USA)
Jeffrey S. Diamond (NINDS, USA)
Matt Earnshaw (University College London, UK)
Jan Fousek (Aix Marseille Université, France)
Padraig Gleeson (University College London, UK)
Boris Marin (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil)
Diego Restrepo (University of Colorado, USA)
Simon Schultz (Imperial College, UK)
Angus Silver (University College London, UK)
Sacha van Albada (Jülich Research Centre, Germany)

For more details please see: http://www.opensourcebrain.org/docs/Help/Meetings#OSB_2019

The OSB 2019 organising committee
Padraig Gleeson
Matt Earnshaw
Angus Silver

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