[Neuroscience] CfP: EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006 - Dynamical Principles for Neuroscience and Intelligent Biomimetic Devices

Jonas Buchli jonas.buchli at epfl.ch
Thu Apr 27 13:11:32 EST 2006

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EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006 Call for Poster abstracts

We invite the submission of poster abstracts for the 

EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006  
Dynamical Principles for Neuroscience and Intelligent Biomimetic Devices

March, 8-10, 2006
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Aim of the Conference 

The goal of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers
interested in understanding the dynamical properties of the nervous system,
and in taking inspiration from those properties for the design of
prosthetic and robotic devices. The conference is interdisciplinary in
nature, and aims at bringing together researchers working on similar topics
and phenomena but from different backgrounds. 

The conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Latsis
Foundation. The presentations will consists of a series of invited talks
(see below) and of poster presentations (with short poster spotlights).

For more background on the aim of the conference, please visit

Important Dates

Deadline of abstract submission: January 27, 2006
Notification of acceptance: February 6, 2006
Conference dates: March 8-10, 2006

Abstract submission

Please send a two-page abstract (including figures and references as needed)
to jonas.buchli -at- epfl.ch . 

Note that we will not have a full peer review process, the number of posters
that we can accept is however limited. Thus, we will accept the
contributions depending on relevance to the conference topics, quality, and
available place. Once accepted, presenters will have the opportunity to
present their work with a poster, as well as a short poster spotlight (a
2-minute presentation) in the conference theatre.

Templates as well as additional information on the format of abstracts and
posters is available on the following website:



The poster abstracts will be published in a booklet with ISBN number
distributed at the conference. 


Dynamics of brain function and behavior

    * Avis Cohen (University of Maryland)
    * Sten Grillner (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)
    * Serge Rossignol (Université de Montréal)
    * Carmen Sandi (EPFL)
    * Allen Selverston (UC San Diego) 

Nonlinear Dynamics and neural computation

    * Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
    * Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)
    * Martin Hasler (EPFL)
    * Wolfgang Maass (TU Graz)
    * Misha Rabinovich (UC San Diego)
    * Misha Tsodyks (Weizmann Institute of Science) 


    * Maria Chiara Carrozza (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)
    * Miguel Nicolelis (EPFL/Duke University)
    * Philippe Renaud (EPFL)
    * Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh) 

Hybrid circuits and electronic neurons

    * Thierry Bal (Unic / CNRS)
    * Rodney Douglas (ETHZ, Zurich)
    * Peter Fromherz (Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried)
    * Gwendal Le Masson (University of Bordeaux) 

Biomimetic Robotics and Control

    * Jean-Louis Deneubourg (Univ. libre de Bruxelles)
    * Auke Jan Ijspeert (EPFL)
    * Yasuo Kuniyoshi (University of Tokyo)
    * Jean-Jacques Slotine (MIT)
    * Barbara Webb (University of Edinburgh) 

Organizing Committee

Main organizer:

Auke Ijspeert, EPFL 


Aude Billard, EPFL 
Dario Floreano, EPFL
Wulfram Gerstner, EPFL 
Martin Hasler, EPFL 
Henry Markram, EPFL 
Misha Rabinovich, UCSD
Al Selverston, UCSD 

Local chair:
Jonas Buchli, EPFL

Email contacts: Auke.Ijspeert -at- epfl.ch   and   Jonas.Buchli -at- epfl.ch

Jonas Buchli

Research Assistant
Biologically Inspired Robotics Group
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

jonas (at) buchli.org

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