HLRZ Workshop

tareq i. j. albaho tij at muenter.espci.fr
Tue Oct 25 12:52:35 EST 1994


 		SUPERCOMPUTING IN BRAIN RESEARCH
 	       From Tomography to Neural Networks
 

		 HLRZ, November 21-23, 1994

 
We are organizing a three days workshop at the HLRZ
(German Supercomputer Center) in J\"ulich.
As in previous years we have chosen a subject in which 
supercomputing is making an essential contribution to science; 
this time in biosciences.

During recent years computers have become a central tool in brain research.
On one hand the growing complexity of tomographic devices forces us to use
reconstruction techniques of highest sophistication, which reach the limits
of present computational power. On the other hand the modelling of the brain
itself is becoming more and more detailed due to the enormous gain of
insight of the last years. Large scale simulations of neural networks have
recently even been used as benchmarks for parallel computing.

In this workshop we want to bring together various communities
interested in supercomputing in brain research:

Applied mathematicians who understand how to reconstruct tomographic data; 
Experts on neural networks, including statistical physicists;
Nurophysiologists who simulate neural models and discuss data handling and
evaluation problems.
The aim is to form a bridge between various levels of brain modelling and
tomographically measurable information.

If you are interested in participating (or presenting  posters) 
you should contact as soon as possible either of the organizers,
E.P\"oppel, H.J. Herrmann or D. Wolf, or the conference secretariat
which will provide further information:

	 HLRZ-Workshop; c/o Forschungszentrum J\"ulich,
	 Postfach 1913, D-52425 J\"ulich, FRG
	 Bitnet: HLR006 at djukfa11.bitnet
	 Internet: HLR006 at zam001.zam.kfa-juelich.de


Local Organizing Committee: H. Halling, H.J. Herrmann,
H.-W. M\"uller-G\"artner, H. M\"uller-Krumbhaar,
F. Pasemann, E. P\"oppel, W. Speier, D. Wolf

Tentative Schedule, as known on 12 October 1994

Monday, November 21st
=====================
9.30 - 9.45    H. Rollnik, HLRZ-J\"ulich 
               Welcome

9.45 - 10.30   H.-J. Freund, D\"usseldorf 
               Cortical organisation of sensory-motor
               transformation 

Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45  H. Scheich, Magdeburg
               Coding in the Auditory Pathway, Speech, and
               Cochlear Protheses

11.45 - 12.30  E. P\"oppel, KFA-J\"ulich
               Spatial and temporal information processing:
               Many open questions

Lunch

14.00 - 14.45  R. Salmelin, Helsinki
               MEG in the Study of Human Cortical Functions

14.45 - 15.30  K. Friston, London
               Characterizing Neural Interactions with
               Functional Neuroimaging

15.30 - 16.00  B. Lautrup, Kopenhagen
               Extremely ill-posed learning

Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.00  J.M. Drouffe, Saclay
               Simulating the nervous system of the nematode
               Caenorhabditis Elegans

17.00 - 17.30  A. Aertsen, Weizmann Inst.
               Coherent Dynamics of Cortical Activity

17.30 - 18.00  M.Wilson, MIT
               to be announced

18.00  Reception and Posters


Tuesday, November 22nd
======================
9.00 - 9.45    C. von der Malsburg,
               Temporal Correlations as Glue of the Mind
               -A Challenge for Brain Imaging Techniques

9.45 - 10.30   J. Taylor, London
               Modelling and Testing large scale Brain Activity

Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.30  G. Palm, Ulm
               to be announced

11.30 - 12.00  M. Abeles, Jerusalem
               Processing of information in the cerebral
               cortex by well-timed events

12.00 - 12.30  F. Pasemann, KFA J\"ulich
               Neuromodules: A dynamical systems approach to
               brain modelling

Lunch

14.00 - 14.30  A. Zippelius, G\"ottingen
               Modelling of Synaptic Transmission

14.30 - 15.00  L. Martignon, Ulm
               Statistical inference methods for detecting and
               measuring higher order neural interactions

15.00 - 15.30  M. Opper, W\"urzburg
               Learning in Artificial Networks

Coffee Break

16.00 - 16.30  A. Kleinschmidt, G\"ottingen
               Functional MRI of the Human Brain:
               Strategies and Findings

16.30 - 17.00  K. Kwong, Boston
               The Queen of fMRI: Echo Planar Imaging

17.00 - 17.30  H\"am\"al\"ainen, Helsinki
               Forward and inverse modelling of neuromagnetic
               signals \cr

17.30 - 18.00  M. Fuchs , Philips,
               Advanced Biomagnetic and Bioelectric
               Hamburg & Reconstruction Algorithms



Wednesday, November 23rd
========================
9.00 - 9.45    N. Logothetis, Houston
               Shape Representation in the Temporal Cortex
               of the Primate

9.45 - 10.30   N.N.


Coffee Break


11.00 - 11.30  H. M\"uller-G\"artner,
               to be announced
               KFA-J\"ulich

11.30 - 12.00  R. G. Mangun, Davis
               Functional Architecture of Brain Attention Systems

12.00 - 12.30  H.J. Heinze, Magdeburg &
               Cognitve Modelling and Imaging

14.00 - 16.30  General Discussion, chairman E. P\"oppel
               Statements and Perspectives

16.30  End of Meeting




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