CNS*2020 Melbourne: Call for Workshops

Workshop proposal submission instructions for CNS*2020

Workshops, in which computationally related neuroscience topics can be presented, will take place during the last two days (July 21 and July 22, 2020) of the 29th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting. For each workshop, usually, several speakers are invited to introduce a unifying theme, but ample time for discussion should also be planned.

Please note that there is a change in the format of the meeting compared to previous yearsThe main meeting will conclude on July 21, with a keynote lecture and a poster session taking place in the afternoon. The morning of July 21 is reserved for workshops. A goal of this “mixed day” of the meeting is to facilitate an overlap of attendance. Participants who have registered for either the main meeting or the workshops will be allowed to attend all of the events on July 21 (workshops, keynote, poster session). The last day of the meeting, July 22, is reserved for workshops, as in the previous years (workshop registration will be required to attend).

Accordingly, the possible duration of a workshop is anywhere from 0.5 days (one session lasting 3.5 hours) to 1.5 days (three half-day sessions). Half-day workshops will be preferentially scheduled for July 21. They will thus offer the opportunity to attract a wider audience still present for the main meeting.

Submit workshop proposals to workshops AT cnsorg.org. The Past Meetings page gives access to archives of workshops held at previous CNS meetings.

The proposal should be submitted as a Word or pdf file and MUST include the following sections:

  1.     Workshop title
  2.     Organizers (list primary organizer first; include affiliations and emails)
  3.     Workshop duration (half-day, one or two days, there are 2 sessions per day)
  4.     Number of expected speakers
  5.     Brief Description (~150 words; if possible, say why this is significant or timely)
  6.     Speakers (mark expected or confirmed)

 

Also please note the following rules which were approved by the OCNS Board on July 15, 2013:

  • Each individual can be the organizer or co-organizer of only one workshop.
  • The number of confirmed speakers is one of the criteria for accepting the proposal.
  • Overlapping proposals may be asked to be combined. If the organizers do not wish to combine the proposals, only one of the proposals may be accepted.

DEADLINE: Workshops submitted before January 31, 2020, will be given priority in acceptance. Workshop proposals arriving after January 31, 2020 will be evaluated based on remaining space for additional workshops. No further workshop acceptances will be anticipated after May 15, 2020.

Registration: Workshop registration will occur through the OCNS registration website for CNS*2020. All workshop participants, including speakers, must register. Each workshop is eligible to receive workshop registration waivers for 1-3 speakers (depending on the length of the workshop).

Travel awards: A limited number of Travel Awards will be available for workshop organizers or speakers (maximum one Travel Award per workshop). Priority will be given to postdocs and early career faculty. Travel Award amounts will be variable, depending on distance traveled. Please indicate which speakers you would like to be considered for this mechanism but take into account that there likely will be fewer Travel Awards than workshops.

The chair reserves the right to approve or not a Travel Award based on seniority, with priority given to young researchers.

Please address any questions to workshops AT cnsorg.org.

Peter Jedlicka, Workshops Chair for CNS 2020