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Computational Morphology Workshop

Ainat Rogel ainat at wcbicl.mit.edu
Mon Apr 1 11:37:04 EST 1996

                  Call for Papers

             MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Organizers: Gwen Jacobs,  Ainat Rogel and Jerry Schneider

Place: MIT, Brain and Cognitive Science (just across the street from CNS96),

Date: July 13,  1996 (one day before CNS96)   

      >>> Deadline for Abstracts: April 15, 1996 <<<


 There is an increasing appreciation of detailed morphological
descriptions of neuronal networks for understanding development
of neurons as well as the relationships between structure and 
function. Research spans all levels of functional organization,
from the structural analysis of single ion channels to large 
scale mapping of brain activity using fMRI and PET.

 Technological advances in 3-D reconstruction techniques, confocal 
microscopy, optical imaging and image processing have provided 
exciting new ways to view and analyse neuronal structures.
In addition, simulation techniques are being used to analyze
the branching structure of individual neurons as well as large
networks, and to model the developmental events among populations
of neurons.

 Despite the advances in techniques, there are still many difficult 
problems to solve.  The goal of this workshop is to bring together a 
group of researchers to discuss the computational approach
to neuronal morphology, in relation to the goals of
understanding functional properties or 
development of neural networks.  

The major areas of interest include but are not limited to the following 
topics, as they relate to computational morphology (new topics are welcome):

- Data-collection: Microscope -- computer interfaces.
           3D reconstruction programs.
           Automatic image recognition.
           Image processing and statistical  analysis.

- Models:  Neuronal developmental models.
           Morphological descriptive models.
           physiological models.

- Applications: Insights into effects  of morphology on physiology.
           Understanding morphological transformations during development.
           Medical uses.

-Medical Imaging: Basic research uses.


	The abstracts will be published on the  WWW.
	Hard copy of the papers will be available at the workshop.

        Papers should be submitted via email  to:
        ainat at wcbicl.mit.edu

        Registration and Paper submition -  April 15, 1996
        Authors will be notified by June 1, 1996

Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT.

Please do not hasitate  to contact me with any question:

        Ainat Rogel
        E25-634 Brain and Cognitive Science
        MIT, Cambridge
        MA, 02139
        email: ainat at wcbicl.mit.edu

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