[Imageworld] Call for participation and contribution to 3rd Beijing
International Symposium on Computational Neuroscience, July 13-14th
Z.Li at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 25 13:42:19 CET 2011
This symposium will be held on July 13-14, Tsinghua University, Beijing,
An intensive, high quality, two day symposium on computational
neuroscience, organized by Tsinghua University Medical School, will
feature presentations of theories, models, and theory/model- motivated
experiments in neuroscience. Most presentations will be contributed
posters, allowing extensive interactions and exchanges between
participants. Additionally, there will be two tutorials and a few
invited oral presentations (see below). The topics of interests include,
but are not limited to, computational theories and models of vision or
other sensory processes, motor control, learning, memory, and decision
making; physiological and psychological experiments to test or develop
computational theories, such as electrophysiology to test theories of
visual attention, and human psychophysics to explore models of visual
adaptation, inference, and perceptual learning; inter-disciplinary
investigations in neural encoding and decoding, learning and plasticity,
neural circuits and networks, etc. This symposium aims to encourage
interaction between computational and experimental communities, and
between the regional and international communities of computational
neuroscience, and to foster and encourage interest among students and
young researchers in this field. We hope that such interactions and
exchanges will lead to collaborations between participants.
Invited Tutorial and symposium speakers:
Invited Tutorial speakers
Jeremy Wolfe — Visual search, experiments and models
Mitsuo Kawato —- Computational motor control and BMI
There will be two hours of lectures on each topic on July 13th.
Invited Symposium Speakers include:
Mitsuo Kawato (ATR, Japan) —- Perceptual learning incepted by decoded
fMRI neurofeedback without visual stimulus presentation
Guosong Liu (Tsinghua University, China) — Enhancement of cognition
Fred Wolf (Max Planck Institute for dynamics and self-organization,
Goettingen, Germany) — Title to be announced.
Some names of the participants and contributors are
Fang Fang (Peking University, China),
Barbara Gilliam (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Bo Hong (Tsinghua University, China),
Zili Liu (UCLA, USA)
Zuxiang Liu (Institute of biophysics, academic sinica, China)
*Hiro Nakahara (RIKEN, Japan),
Ning Qian (Columbia University, US),
Sen Song (Tsinghua University, China),
Taro Toyoizumi (RIKEN, Japan)
*Doris Tsao (Caltech, USA)
*Misha Tsodyks (Weismann Institute, Israel)
Katsumi Watanabe (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Si Wu (Institute of Neuroscience, China),
Cong Yu (Beijing Normal University, China)
Li Zhaoping (University College London, UK/Tsinghua University, China).
(*, not confirmed)
Symposium committee: Bo Hong, Ning Qian, Sen Song, and Li Zhaoping.
For information for the past symposium (2009 and 2010), see
Call for contributions and participations:
Researchers and students are encouraged to contribute and participate in
the symposium. Registration is required, early registration is
recommended if you want to secure a place. To contribute a poster
presentation, please submit an abstract (max 200 words) together with a
one to two A4 page summary of the work in a pdf file at the registration
website. Submission deadline is June 10th, 2010. The submissions will be
reviewed by the symposium committee. Limited travel support funds are
available to help some Chinese students and young researchers to
participate in the symposium. Preference will be given to those who
present their work. Please contact the symposium organization to apply
for financial assistance for travel if needed.
Registration is required to participate in the symposium, early
registration is recommended if you want to secure a place. The
registration is free for students who do not sign up for symposium
dinner. For non-students, the registration costs 450 yuan (about 69 US
dollars), or 200 yuan for students who like to sign up for symposium
dinner. Receipts will be provided for all registration payments (payable
ASAP or when you arrive at the symposium) received.
Please go to Registration to submit poster contributions. Each
submission requires an abstract (max 200 words) and a summary (1-2 A4
pages in a pdf file) of the work. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2010.
The submissions will be reviewed by the symposium committee with
decision about one week after the deadline.
Enquiries: Please email biscon11 at gmail.com, or, for urgent enquiries to
lizhaoping at tsinghua.edu.cn.
Tsinghua University Medical school, Tsinghua University Computational
Neuroscience Laboratory, Tsinghua University.
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