The 3rd Annual Meeting of Society for Computational Neuroscience

Date: August 26 (Friday), 2011
Place: Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

Since the ultimate goal of the Society for Computational Neuroscience is to understand basic principles of information processing of the brain based on theoretical approaches and computational tools, this annual meeting is designed to share recent findings in the computational neuroscience and related fields. As neurobiologists and computational neuroscientists started talking among others and working together, the annual meeting of the Society for Computational Neuroscience stands at the interface, where experimental neuroscience meets theoretical, computational, and integrative neuroscience, with the hope of turning large collections of experimental results into brain principles and dynamics.

In the morning session, a couple of keynote lectures about 'computational modeling of perception' will be provided, and five invited talks about various computational and theoretical issues on brain functions will be given in the afternoon session. Poster session is also prepared to encourage active discussions among researchers and students in the luncheon time.

This one-day annual meeting is financially supported by APCTP, KAIST, KIST, Korea University, NIMS, and POSTECH. This meeting welcomes active participation of researchers and students from interdisciplinary areas in Computational/Theoretical Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Neuroinformatics, Neural Engineering, and other related fields.


- Best Poster Award
    - Hysteretic phase transitions in anesthesia-induced loss and subsequent recovery of consciousness
      Eunjin Hwang, Seunghwan Kim, and Jee Hyun Choi
    - Spike rate adaptation as a possible cellular mechanism underlying hippocampal theta phase precession
      Mincheol Kim, Sujeong Lee, and Jeehyun Kwag
    - Modeling Orientation Selectivity and Contrast Invariance using Recurrent Neural Networks without Attractors
      Hoon-Hee Kim, and Jaeseung Jeong

- Online Registration Deadline: Aug. 22 (Monday), 2011
- Acceptance letter for the poster presentation has been sent: Aug. 9 (Tuesday), 2011
- Abstract Submission Deadline: Aug. 1 (Monday), 2011

[Invited Speakers]

- Lawrence B. Cohen (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, USA)
- Cees van Leeuwen (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
- Christopher Fiorillo (KAIST, Korea)
- Jaeseung Jeong (KAIST, Korea)
- Dong-Uk Hwang (NIMS, Korea)
- Chang-Hwan Im (Hanyang Univ., Korea)
- Sung-Jong Lee (NRF, Korea)


09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Opening Remarks

Focused Session - Perception
10:10 - 11:10    L. Cohen
                        What the nose tells the olfactory bulb about odors; what does the bulb do?
11:10 - 12:10    C. van Leeuwen
                        Restless minds, wandering brains: the neurodynamics of spontaneous activity

12:10 - 14:00 Lunch / Poster Session

General Session I
14:00 - 14:30    C. Fiorillo
                        A New Approach to the Information in Neural Systems
14:30 - 15:00    J. Jeong
                        Computational modeling of cooperation and free-riding behaviors in Public Goods game
15:00 - 15:30    D. Hwang
                        How brain connectivity changes during working memory?

15:30 - 16:00    Coffee Break / Poster Session

General Session II
16:00 - 16:30    C. Im
                        Toward Brain-Computer Interfacing: Novel Paradigms and Algorithms for Practical BCI Application
16:30 - 17:00    S. Lee
                        국내 계산뇌과학 분야 연구수행 성과 진단 및 국가연구개발사업 참여를 위한 전략

17:00 - 17:30    Society Meeting

[Poster Presentation]

- Abstract Submission Deadline: Aug. 1 (Monday), 2011
- Acceptance Notice: Aug. 8 (Monday), 2011
- You can submit the abstract in the registration page.
- Pannel Size: 1.5m(W) x 2.0m(H)


- Early Registration Deadline: Aug. 22 (Monday), 2011
- Lunch will be provided for early registrations
- Early registration will complete after transfer.
- Registration Fee:
    - Free for the members who payed the annual membership fee.
        . Annual Membership Fee: 50,000(KRW) for regular / 20,000(KRW) for students
        . Receipt for the membership fee will be issued not for the registration fee.
    - 50,000(KRW) for non-member participants
    * Please note that the receipt will be issued but the tax invoice can not.
- Payment Method : Wire-transfer
    - Account Holder : Seunghwan Kim
    - Account Number : 1002-840-978039
    - Bank : Woori bank (POSTECH Branch)
- Click to Register (link to the registration page provided by NIMS)
- Cancelation and Refund Policy (for non-member participants)
    - Registration fee (except the transfer charge) is refundable only for the cencelation before Aug. 23 (Tue), 2011.


- 3F Conference Hall, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

[Sponsored by]

- Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)
- Dept. of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
- Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
- Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University
- National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS)
- Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)


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Master CBRAIN,
Nov 26, 2011, 8:04 AM