CNS 2012 Atlanta/Decatur: Call for Workshops

We are requesting proposals for workshops from the international community of computational neuroscientists. Proposals from all levels of faculty as well as advanced postdoctoral fellows are welcome. This is a great opportunity to organize a small meeting with just a few of the headaches of actually organizing it. Workshop proposal aligned with the yearly theme of CNS*2012, Computational Neuroethology, will be given preference.

Workshop proposal submission instructions for CNS 2012

The last two days (July 25-26) of the 21st annual CNS meeting will be devoted to workshops, in which computationally related neuroscience topics can be presented and discussed. Workshops can be anywhere between one half to two days in duration. Usually several speakers are invited to introduce a unifying theme, but ample time for discussion should also be planned.

Submit workshop proposals to: [email protected]. The Past Meetings page gives access to archives of workshops held at previous CNS meetings.

The proposal should contain a workshop title, a brief description of workshop content (approximately 150 words), and a list of potential speakers. Please, indicate who of the speakers have been contacted and who have indicated interest.

Workshops submitted before January 10, 2012 will be given preferential acceptance and will be made public when registration opens. Workshop proposals arriving after January 15, 2012 will be evaluated based on remaining space for additional workshops. No further workshop acceptances will be anticipated after May 15, 2012.

Travel awards: based on proposal evaluation, a limited number of Travel Awards will be available for postdoctoral researchers, women and minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to lead and be included as speakers. A few starting Assistant Professors may also be given consideration. Please indicate which speakers you would like to be considered for this mechanism. Support will be partially provided from a National Science Foundation grant # IIS-0943753 to the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, Arizona State University and partially by the OCNS.

Springer Computational Neuroscience Book Series: Some of the workshops may be published by the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience. Workshop organizers interested in this mechanism should submit a book proposal to [email protected] and indicate in the workshop proposal their interest in publishing a book.

Logistics: Rooms, AV equipment, snacks and beverages during breaks will be provided by OCNS to the workshop organizers.

Registration: Workshop registration will occur through the OCNS registration web site for CNS 2012. All workshop participants, including speakers must register.