Monday, October 7, 2013

[Comp-neuro] [COSYNE2014] Abstract submission is open, Workshop pre-proposals deadline on Oct 15


Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne)

Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2014 Mar 3 - Mar 4, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah



Abstract submission opens: 07 Oct 2013
Abstract submission deadline: 18 Nov 2013

Workshop pre-proposal deadline: 15 Oct 2013
Workshop proposal deadline: 15 Nov 2013

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.


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 15 Oct 2013. Pre-proposals
will be shared among submitters. Pre-proposals are requested but not
required. The organizers may submit the full proposal by its deadline
(15 Nov 2013).

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

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


Rui Costa (Champalimaud)
Catherine Dulac (Harvard)
Joshua Gold (U Pennsylvania)
Thomas Jessell (Columbia)
John Krakauer (Johns Hopkins)
Jeffrey Magee (Janelia Farm)
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel (U Basel)
Yael Niv (Princeton)
Elad Schneidman (Weizmann)
Doris Tsao (Caltech)
Nachum Ulanovsky (Weizmann)

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: Marlene Cohen (U Pittsburgh) and Peter Latham (UCL)
Program Chairs: Michael Long (NYU) and Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
Workshop Chairs: Robert Froemke (NYU) and Tatyana Sharpee (Salk)
Publicity Chair: Eugenia Chiappe (Champalimaud)

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