CNS*2022 Melbourne: Call for Workshops

Workshop proposal submission instructions for CNS*2022

Workshops, in which computationally related neuroscience topics can be presented, will take place during the last two days (July 19th and July 20th, 2022) of the 31st 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 years. First, all workshops will be hosted in person at Melbourne (contrary to the online editions of 2020 and 2021). In addition, July 19th will include the last events of the main meeting and also the first workshops. The goal of this “mixed day” of the meeting is to facilitate an overlap of attendance. The last day of the meeting, July 20th, is reserved for workshops, as in the previous years.

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 19th. They will thus offer the opportunity to attract a wider audience still present for the main meeting. Workshop organizers are also required to specify their preferred time slot (i.e. afternoon July 19th, morning July 20th,...), in Melbourne local time. Preferred time slots will be a criterion used for workshop selection, as well as number of confirmed speakers at the moment of submission. We strongly encourage workshop organizers to maintain a proper balance for speakers in terms of gender, seniority, etc.

Submit workshop proposals to workshops AT 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 (0.5, 1 or 1.5 days)
  4.     Preferred time slot for the workshop
  5.     Number of expected speakers
  6.     Brief Description (~150 words; if possible, say why this is significant or timely)
  7.     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 April 15th, 2022, will be given priority in acceptance. Workshop proposals arriving after April 15th, 2022 will be evaluated based on remaining space for additional workshops. No further workshop acceptances are anticipated after June 15th, 2022.

Registration: Workshop registration will occur through the OCNS registration website for CNS*2022. All workshop participants, including speakers, must register. Each workshop is eligible to receive registration waivers for one (for 0.5-day and 1-day workshops) or two (1.5-day workshops) speakers (or organizers).

Please address any questions to workshops AT

Jorge Mejias, Workshops Chair for CNS 2022