CNS*2023 Leipzig: Call for Workshops

Workshop proposal submission instructions for CNS*2023

Workshops will take place during the last two days (18th and 19th of July, 2023) of the 32nd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting. Although several speakers are invited to introduce a unifying theme in each workshop, ample time for discussion should be planned.

Please note that there is a change in the format of the meeting compared to previous years. All workshops will be hosted in person at Leipzig (contrary to the online editions of 2020 and 2021). The final events of the main meeting and the first workshops will overlap on the 18th of July to enable maximum participation. The last day of the meeting, the 19th of July is reserved for workshops. Speakers are encouraged to participate in person, however, a few "virtual" talks per workshop can be accommodated.

The duration of a workshop could range 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 on the 18th of July. They will, therefore, offer an opportunity to attract a wider audience still present for the main meeting. Workshop organizers are also required to specify their preferred time slot (e.g. the afternoon of the 18th of July, the morning of the 19th of July etc.), in Leipzig local time (CEST). Preferred time slots, the number of confirmed speakers and a balance of speakers in terms of gender, geography and career level are selection criteria. 

Please 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 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 speakers
  6.     Brief Description (~150 words; should include why the proposal is significant or timely)
  7.     Speakers (indicate whether expected or confirmed)
  8.     Diversity, equity and inclusion in the proposed speaker pool


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.

Submission deadline: Workshop proposals submitted by the 15th of April, 2023, will receive full consideration. Workshop proposals submitted after the 15th of April, 2023 will be evaluated based on available spots for additional workshops. 

Registration: Workshop registration will take place through the OCNS registration website for CNS*2023. 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

Srikanth Ramaswamy, Workshops Chair for CNS*2023