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LAWCN 2017 : Latin-American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience

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Link: http://inf.ufrgs.br/lawcn/
 
When Nov 22, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017
Where Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2017
Notification Due Sep 14, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 5, 2017
Categories    neuroscience   neuroengineering   artificial intelligence
 

Call For Papers

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017 (EXTENDED)

LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE 2017

November 22-24, 2017
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/lawcn/

Contact: lawcn2017@easychair.org
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Computational neuroscience is the study of brain function regarding the information processing properties of the structures that make up the nervous system. It is an interdisciplinary science that links the diverse fields of neuroscience, as cognitive science, medicine, psychology, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics and even philosophy. The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), located in Porto Alegre, in the south of Brazil, has promoted a more restricted version of this Workshop in November 2012. Since then, participants and investigators in the interdisciplinary fields related to Computational Neuroscience are claiming to resume the realization of this event. In this sense, with a broader scope aiming to encourage young researchers and graduate master and doctorate students in all Latin America, this edition will have three main topics: a) neuroscience, b) neuroengineering and c) artificial intelligence and related techniques.

The Workshop will consist mainly of the following activities:

presentation of up to 8 key renowned international and national researchers;
presentation of up to 50 oral presentations;
presentation of poster presentations;
presentation of practical applications in neuroscience, both from University and from companies active in the field; and
practical demonstration of the A2200 Enigma machine, which belongs to the Informatics Institute, as a special tribute to the 105th Birthday Anniversary of Alan Turing, considered one of the founding fathers of Computer Science.

All participants who investigate and contribute to the understanding of the properties of the brain, such as Medicine, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Philosophy and others are welcomed. Issues related to the support of Communication and Information Technology and High-Performance Computing in Neuroscience will receive particular attention. UFRGS is happy to welcome LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE (LAWCN) in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SCOPE

LAWCN 2017 covers all aspects of Computational Neuroscience. Although the interdisciplinary nature of the Conference and the stimulus to work at intersections and the frontiers of different disciplines, for the sake of clarifying the scope of the Workshop, topics will be presented on the three main axes. The interest topics include (but are not limited to):

a) Neuroscience:
* Sensory processing
* Network dynamics
* Reinforcement learning
* Motivation and decision making
* Statistical approaches in neuroscience
* Systems Neuroscience
* Learning and memory Attention
* Arousal of Sensory-Motor Integration Learning in networks
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Neuroscience
* Educational issues

b) Neuroengineering:
* Large-scale recordings
* Neural signal processing
* Neuromodulation
* Neuroprosthetics
* Robotics
* Biomedical devices development
* Humanoid robots
* Robots for Elderly People
* Sensing in Robotics
* Fusion of Sensors
* Hardware implementations in Neuroscience
* Software implementations in Neuroscience
* Brain-Computer Interfaces: design and applications
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Neuro-engineering
* Educational issues

c) Artificial Intelligence and related techniques:
* Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Neuroscience
* Bioinformatics
* Clustering and Applications
* Computer Vision, Cognitive and Humanoid Vision
* Databases, Data Mining, Intelligent Data Analysis, Knowledge-based Systems and Linguistic Tools
* Data Visualization and Applications
* Deep Learning
* Statistical Pattern Recognition/Document Processing and Recognition
* Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques
* Geometric Algebra Application in Perception-Action
* High-Performance Computing for Pattern Recognition
* Image Coding, Processing, and Analysis
* Kernel Machines
* Mathematical Theory of Computational Neuroscience
* Neural Networks
* Parallel and Distributed Applications for Computational Neuroscience
* Robotics and Humanoids
* Shape and Texture Analysis
* Signal Processing and Analysis
* Spatio-temporal Analysis
* Ethical and philosophical issues related to Artificial Intelligence
* Educational issues

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LAWCN Organizing Committee is proud to announce the confirmation of the following invited talks:

Dr. Francisco Sotres Bayón, Professor of Neurosciences at the National Autonomous University of México(UNAM ), México
Title of the talk : Understanding the Brain mechanisms of learned and innate motivational conflicts

Dr. Laurence Devillers,Professor of Computer Science at Paris-Sorbonne University,Paris,France
Title of the talk : Affective and Social Robotics : engagement,evaluation and ethics

Dr. Sen Cheng, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Ruhr University Bochum(RUB),Bochum, Germany
Title of the talk : Intrinsic Sequences in the hippocampus for spatial navigation and memory storage

Dr. Vinicius Rosa Cota, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil
Title of the talk : Toward a neural prosthesis to the epileptic brain by tackling neural hyper synchronism

The confirmation of other invited speakers will be done soon.


REGISTRATION FEES

Until 30/07/2017
Undergraduate Student: R$ 100,00
Graduate Student: R$ 150,00
Professionals: R$ 200,00

Until 13/10/2017
Undergraduate Student: R$ 125,00
Graduate Student: R$ 175,00
Professionals: R$ 225,00

After 14/10/2017
Undergraduate Student:R$ 150,00
Graduate Student:R$ 200,00
Professionals:R$ 250,00

Registrations can be done at: http://www2.fundacaomedica.hcpa.ufrgs.br/siafnet/hinscricoesemcursosv3.aspx?1598,I+LAWCN+-+LATIN+AMERICAN+WORKSHOP+ON+COM



PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATIONS

Papers should be submitted exclusively through EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lawcn2017

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, quality, and significance of the theoretical and practical contribution to Computational Neuroscience;

Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the proceedings;

All papers (Short and Full) and Digital Posters must be in PDF format and include abstract, figures, tables and references in the minimum/maximum amount of pages (according to the category desired);

Papers can be submitted in four categories (see image bellow):

Short paper not related directly to Computer Science:
Length: between 3 and 8 pages
Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Short paper related to Computer Science:
Length: between 6 and 8 pages
Language: English

Full paper not related directly to Computer Science:
Length: between 10 and 15 pages
Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Full paper related to Computer Science:
Length: between 10 and 15 pages
Language: English

Papers that are not related directly to Computer Science will be published in the Latin-American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience Proceedings and can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Papers that are related to Computer Science will be published in Springer-Verlag Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Proceedings;

Papers (Short and Full) can be selected by the Program Committee for Oral or Poster presentations, regardless its length and category.

At least one author of each accepted paper for oral or poster presentation must register at the conference. If more than one paper per author is accepted, there is an extra registration fee;

Since LAWCN has goals to foster and encourage investigation careers of young and talented researchers, the Program Committee will select the best papers to be published in indexed journals. Contacts with editors have already been made and will continue until the realization of the Workshop to stimulate Science divulgation.

One of the authors must sign and attach a disclosure form if the paper is accepted;

More details about the papers submission process can be found on the Congress web page.


LAWCN AWARDS

The Program Committee will select the three best oral presentations (one for each main topic of the event) during the workshop. One of the authors of these papers will be entitled to a prize that will consist of amounts up to USD 300 for registration in scientific events in areas related to the Workshop and which occur in 2018, as well as free registration for the next edition of LAWCN. These awards will depend on the amount obtained by the registrations.


ORGANIZERS

General Chair:
Prof. Dr. Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Deputy General Chair:
Prof. Dr. Marino Bianchin, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil


Organizing Committee:

Christian Puhlmann Brackmann IFFAR, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
Dante Augusto Couto Barone UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Eduardo Oliveira Teles IFBA, Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil
Heron Pereira UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Jaime Andres Riascos Salas UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Paulo Rogério de Almeida Ribeiro UFMA, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
Pedro Schestatsky UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Rodrigo Alejandro Sierra UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Program Committee:

Alexandre César Muniz de Oliveira, Informatics Department, Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), São Luis, Brazil

Antônio Carlos Roque, Physics and Mathematics Department, São Paulo University (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Areolino de Almeida Neto, Informatics Department, Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), São Luis, Brazil

Christian Haag Kristensen, Psychology Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Diana Adamatti, Center of Computational Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande , Brazil

Edson Prestes e Silva Junior, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Eduardo López-Larraz, Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany

Eduardo Vicentini de Medeiros, Experimental Philosophy and Cognitive Studies Laboratory, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University (UNISINOS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Fabrício Lima Brasil, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Felipe Meneguzzi, Informatics Faculty, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Francisco Sotres Bayón, Celular Physiology Institute, National Autonomous University of México(UNAM ), México

Frederico Augusto Casarsa de Azevedo, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany

Gustavo Gauer, Psychology Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Hougelle Simplício Gomes Pereira, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Jés de Jesus Fiais Cerqueira, Electrical Engineer Department, Federal University of Bahia(UFBA), Salvador, Brazil

Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway

Juan Verdejo-Román, Brain and Behavior Research Center, University of Granada (UGR), Granada, Spain

Luciana Porcher Nedel, Informatics Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Luis Fernando Cardenas Parra, Psychology Department,Los Andes University , Bogotá, Colombia

Marco Rocha Curado, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Marcos Yuzuru de Oliveira Camada, Electrical Engineering Graduate Course, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil

Marino Muxfeldt Bianchin, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Miguel Perez Garcia, Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center, University of Granada (UGR), Granada, Spain

Olavo Amaral, Biochemical Medicine Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Patricio Donnelly Kehoe, Scientific and Technological Center of Rosario, National University of Rosario (UNR),Rosario, Argentina

Paulo Rogério de Almeida Ribeiro, Informatics Department, Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), São Luís, Brazil

Pedro Schestatsky, Medicine Faculty, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Reinhold Scherer, Institute of Neural Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Renan Cipriano Moioli, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neurosciences, Santos Dumont Institute (ELS IINN), Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Risto Ilmoniemi, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering,Aalto University, Helsinki,Finland

Rodrigo Alejandro Sierra, Biosciences Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Rukiye Uzun, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,Bulent Ecevit University (BEU), Zonguldak, Turkey

Sen Cheng, Computational Neuroscience Institute, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB),Bochum, Germany

Silvio Cesar Cazella, Department of Exact and Applied Social Sciences,Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Victor Christian Paredes Cauna, Texas A&M University,Bryan/College Station,USA

Vinicius Rosa Cota, Electrical Engineering Department, Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, Brazil

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