CNS*2021 Online: Call for Tutorials

Tutorial proposal submission instructions for CNS*2021

Tutorials are intended as introductions to the main methodologies of various fields in computational neuroscience. Tutorials are particularly tailored for early-stage researchers as well as researchers entering a new field in computational neuroscience.

The tutorials are held on the first day, 3 July 2021, with a typical total attendance of ca. 100 students allowing for four concurrent sessions during the day.

Three different formats are available:

  • Introductory FULL DAY courses 
  • Specialized HALF DAY tutorials 
  • 30 MINUTES software showcase 

NEW: In addition to our regular tutorials and showcases, this event will include the following new types of tutorials, which will take place the same week, before the CNS tutorials day:

  • Software Tutorials - will take place Mon/Tues, June 28/29th. These tutorials are focused on introducing the audience to general software tools like for example Python, Git, etc. 
  • Satellite Tutorials - will take place Wed-Fri, June 30th-July 2nd. These tutorials are focused on introducing the CNS audience to the tools that are used during a CNS Tutorial on July 3rd.

As approved by the OCNS Board on July 13, 2019, accepted tutorials are eligible to receive a maximum of one tutorial registration waiver for an organizer, and exceptionally an additional tutorial registration waiver depending on the length of the tutorial. Software showcase sessions do not receive any funding, travel award, or free registration.

Submit tutorial proposals to tutorials AT Please compare it with the previous year’s tutorials. Note that the showcases will be combined into one continuous afternoon program. 

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

  1.     Tutorial title
  2.     Organizers (list primary organizer first; include affiliations and emails)
  3.     Tutorial format (full-day, half-day, showcase)
  4.     Brief Description (max. 300 words; include links to relevant software)


DEADLINE: Tutorial proposals should be submitted before May 15, 2021.

Registration: Tutorial registration will occur through the OCNS registration website for CNS*2021. All tutorial participants, including speakers, must register. Each tutorial is eligible to receive tutorial registration waivers for 1-2 speakers (depending on the length of the tutorial).

Registration waiver: A limited number of Tutorial Registration Waivers will be available for tutorial organizers (maximum one waiver per tutorial). Exceptionally an additional tutorial registration waiver could be allocated by the chair. Priority will be given to postdocs and early career faculty. Please indicate which speakers you would like to be considered for this mechanism in your submission.

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

Please address any questions to tutorials AT

Anca Doloc-Mihu, Tutorials Chair for CNS*2021