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[COSYNE2015] Abstract submission is open, Workshop pre-proposals deadline on Oct 31


 Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne)

 Mar 5 - Mar 8, 2015
 Salt Lake City, Utah

 Mar 9 - Mar 10, 2015
 Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah




 Abstract submission is now open!
 Abstract submission deadline: 26 Nov 2014

 Workshop pre-proposal deadline: 31 Oct 2014
 Workshop proposal deadline: 21 Nov 2014

The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange
of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems
neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.


The main meeting is single-track. A set of invited talks are selected by
the Executive Committee, and additional talks and posters are selected
by the Program Committee, based on submitted abstracts.

Cosyne topics include but are not limited to: neural coding, natural
scene statistics, dendritic computation, neural basis of persistent
activity, nonlinear receptive field mapping, representations of time and
sequence, reward systems, decision-making, synaptic plasticity, map
formation and plasticity, population coding, attention, and computation
with spiking networks.

This year we would like to foster increased participation from
experimental groups as well as computational ones. Please circulate
widely and encourage your students and postdocs to apply.
Please note that the main Cosyne 2015 meeting will take place in a
different venue (Hilton Salt Lake City Center) one week later than
usual, see www.cosyne.org for details.


The workshops feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest,
in a small group setting. The goal is to provide an informal forum for
the discussion of important research questions and challenges.
Controversial issues, open problems, comparisons of competing
approaches, and alternative viewpoints are encouraged.

PRE-PROPOSALS: In an effort to coordinate submissions, the organizers
are encouraged to submit a pre-proposal by 31 Oct 2014. Pre-proposals
will be shared among submitters. Pre-proposals are requested but not
required. The organizers may submit the full proposal by its deadline
(21 Nov 2014).

The overarching goal of all workshops should be the integration of
empirical and theoretical approaches, in an environment that fosters
collegial discussion and debate. Preference will be given to proposals
that differ substantially in content, scope, and/or approach from
workshops of recent years (examples available at www.cosyne.org).

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: sensory processing;
motor planning and control; functional neural circuits; motivation,
reward and decision making; learning and memory; adaptation and
plasticity; neural coding; neural circuitry and network models; and
methods in computational or systems neuroscience.

For details on submitting (pre-)proposals please visit www.cosyne.org


 Amy Bastian (Johns Hopkins)
 Matteo Carandini (UCL)
 Sophie Deneve (ENS)
 Florian Engert (Harvard)
 Marla Feller (UC Berkeley)
 Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)
 Shawn Lockery (U Oregon)
 Liam Paninski (Columbia)
 Nicole Rust (U Penn)
 Tatyana Sharpee (Salk)
 Mariano Sigman (UBA)
 Emo Todorov (U Washington)

When preparing an abstract, authors should be aware that not all
abstracts can be accepted for the meeting, due to space constraints.
Abstracts will be selected based on the clarity with which they convey
the substance, significance, and originality of the work to be presented.

 General Chairs: Michael Long (NYU) and Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
 Program Chairs: Maria Geffen (U Penn) and Konrad Kording (Northwestern)
 Workshop Chairs: Robert Froemke (NYU) and Claudia Clopath (Imperial
 Publicity Chair: Xaq Pitkow (Rice)

 Anne Churchland (CSHL)
 Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud)
 Alexandre Pouget (U Geneva)
 Anthony Zador (CSHL)

 cosyne.meeting [at] gmail.com