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[Neuroscience] 2nd CfP: EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006 & Call for Participation

Jonas Buchli jonas.buchli at epfl.ch
Mon Jan 9 13:08:42 EST 2006


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** Registration now open **

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* EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006 
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* 2nd Call for Poster Abstracts 
* 1st Call for Participation
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We invite the submission of poster abstracts and the participation for the 

EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006  
Dynamical Principles for Neuroscience and Intelligent Biomimetic Devices
http://latsis2006.epfl.ch

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


Aim of the Conference 
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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
http://latsis2006.epfl.ch


Important Dates
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Deadline of abstract submission: January 27, 2006
Notification of acceptance: February 3, 2006

Registration deadline: February 13, 2006

Conference dates: March 8-10, 2006


Abstract submission
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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:

http://latsis2006.epfl.ch/page14710.html


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

Registration
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Registration for the EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006 is now open. Please visit
the following website for information and registration form:

http://latsis2006.epfl.ch/page14478.html

Speakers
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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) 

Neuroprosthetics

    * 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
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Main organizer:

Auke Ijspeert, EPFL 

Co-organizers:

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





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