FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS, CNS*2007

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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS, CNS*2007

Post by ted » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:13 pm

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CALL FOR PAPERS, CNS*2007

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 9, 2007
SUBMISSION OPEN: January 15, 2007

Sixteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2007 July 8 - July 12, 2007 Toronto, Canada http://www.cnsorg.org

CNS*2007 will be held in Toronto, Canada from Sunday, July 8 to Thursday, July 12, 2007. The main meeting will be July 8-10 followed by two days of workshops on July 11 and 12. The main meeting will take place in downtown Toronto at 89 Chestnut, a University of Toronto conference facility (http://89chestnut.com/) close to lots of shopping, dining, theatre and entertainment. The workshops will take place on the University of Toronto downtown campus (http://www.utoronto.ca), which is walking distance from 89 Chestnut. A harbor cruise and dinner is planned for July 10.

Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation. We especially encourage research that mixes experimental and theoretical studies. We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches to theoretical and experimental issues in computational neuroscience or relevant software packages.
INVITED SPEAKERS:

Larry Abbott ( Columbia University)

Karen Davis (Toronto Western Research Institute)

Andre Longtin ( University of Ottawa)
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS:

We are accepting proposals for workshops (Half-day to two days in length). If you want to propose a workshop please contact the workshop coordinator at workshops@cnsorg.org.
SHORT COURSE:

Parallel Simulations with NEURON (separate materials fee) (Hines, Carnevale, Calin-Jageman)

This one day course focuses on the use of NEURON in a parallel simulation environment. We will review key concepts of distributed computing as they relate to computational modeling in neuroscience, describe their implementation in NEURON, and present strategies for implementing, debugging, and productive use of distributed models of networks and cells. This course will run in parallel with the Workshops.
PAPER SUBMISSION:

Submissions to the meeting will take the form of a formatted abstract (to be published). Authors wanting an oral presentation are required to also submit a 3-4-page summary (for the CNS reviewers only) describing the nature, scope and main results of the work in more detail. The summaries will be reviewed to construct the oral program. Details regarding formatting of submissions will be posted at http://www.cnsorg.org. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
THE REVIEW PROCESS:

Submissions will be judged and accepted for the meeting based on clarity, substance and appropriateness for the meeting. It is particularly important that the biological relevance of the research be made clear. CNS strongly believes in the open exchange of ideas and rejections are usually based on absence of biological relevance (e.g., pure machine learning). We will notify authors of meeting acceptance in early April.

Submissions to be considered for oral presentation will be reviewed by two independent referees and results of the review process will be used to construct the oral program. In addition to perceived quality and significance, the novelty of the research and the diversity and coherence of the overall program will be considerations for selection as an oral presentation. To ensure diversity, those who have given talks in the recent past will not be selected and multiple oral presentations from the same lab will be discouraged. Most oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, but a few papers will be selected for longer “featured oralâ€

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