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[Comp-neuro] CFP MLINI WS on Machine Learning and Inference in Neuroimaging @ NIPS

MLINI-2013: 3rd Workshop on Machine Learning and Inference in
Neuroimaging at NIPS-2013

December 9-10, 2013, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States

Submission deadline: October 11th, 2013

Workshop Overview:
MLINI is a two day workshop on the topic of machine learning approaches
neuroscience and neuroimaging. The goal of the workshop is to pinpoint
most pressing issues and common challenges across the fields, and to
future directions and open questions in the light of novel methodology.
workshop aims at providing a forum that joins machine learning,
neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry community, and should facilitate
formulating and discussing the issues at their interface. Motivated by
previous workshops, MLINI '11 and MLINI'12, we will center this workshop
around invited talks, and two panel discussions. Triggered by these
discussions, this year we plan to adapt the workshop topics to a less
traditional scope that investigates the role of machine learning in
neuroimaging of both animals and humans, as well as in behavioral models
and psychology.

Open questions and possible topics for contribution will be structured
around the following 4 main topics:

- Machine learning and pattern analysis methodology in neuroimaging
- Functional networks and dynamical models of the brain
- Multi-modal analysis of mental state inference from imaging and/or
behavioral data
- Linking machine learning, neuroimaging and neuroscience

Workshop Format:

In this two-day workshop we will explore perspectives and novel
at the interface of Machine Learning, Inference, Neuroimaging and
Neuroscience. We aim to bring researchers from machine learning and
neuroscience community together, in order to discuss open questions,
identify the core points for a number of the controversial issues, and
eventually propose approaches to solving those issues.
Each session will be opened by 2-3 invited talks, and an in depth
discussion. This will be followed by original contributions. Original
contributions will also be presented and discussed during a poster
The workshop will end with a panel discussion, during which we will
specific questions, and invited speakers will open each segment with a
brief presentation of their opinion.

Paper Submission:
We seek for submission of original (previously unpublished) research
papers. The length of the submitted papers should not exceed 8 pages in
Springer format, excluding the references (LaTeX2e style files are
available on the workshop page).
Submission of previously published work is possible as well, but the
authors are required to mention this explicitly. Previously published
can be presented at the workshop, but will not be included into the
workshop proceedings (which are considered peer-reviewed publications of
novel contributions). Moreover, the authors are welcome to present
novel work but choose to opt out of the workshop proceedings in case
have alternative publication plans.

Important dates:
- October 11, 2013 - paper submission
- October 26, 2012 - notification of acceptance/rejection
- December 9-10, 2013 - Workshop in Lake Tahoe, Nevada US, following
NIPS conference

Organizing Committee:
Guillermo Cecchi (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
Kai-min Kevin Chang (Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon
Georg Langs (Medical University of Vienna, CSAIL, MIT)
Brian Murphy (Knowledge & Data Engineering, Queen's University Belfast)
Irina Rish (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Dr. Brian Murphy
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Knowledge & Data Engineering (EEECS)
Queen's University Belfast

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