Progress in Neural Field Theory 2012
We are pleased to announce the second CINN Neural Fields Conference, held April 19-21, 2012, at the University of Reading, UK. The conference is sponsored by the CINN, with the support of the EPSRC.
Neural Computation and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very active area of research with important applications in medicine and technology. Activities range from numerical simulation of large-scale discretised neural fields to analytical treatment of neural field equations by means of functional analysis, from modeling and identification of cognitive and psychological processes in a neural environment to building natural or artificial devices. The community includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics and engineering, where ideas from different fields lead to a truly interdisciplinary and highly catalyzing environment. On this background the Reading Conferences on Neural Field Theory contribute to the further development and shaping of the community by bringing together well-known and young researchers in an inspiring mixture of tutorials, special sessions and invited talks by leaders in the field.
Call for posters
Attendees are invited to submit posters describing their research. A selection of these posters will be made available throughout the conference, and presented in a dedicated session. Furthermore there will be a contributed talks session whereby researchers have the opportunity to present their work. Interested researchers should submit a title and an abstract for both the contributed talks and posters to Natalie Lowery, firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexander Moodey, email@example.com by March 19th, midnight.
|Thursday, 19th April, 2012|
|09:15||Invited talk: Olivier Faugeras|
"Bumps and special solutions in NFT"
| Special 2|
"Stochastic methods in NFT"
|14:15||Invited talk: Will Penny|
|Peter beim Graben - "Biophysics of Neural Fields"|
|Stephen Coombes - "The Mathematics of Neural Field Theory"|
|Roland Potthast - "Inverse Methods for Neural Field Theory"|
|Friday, 20th April, 2012|
|09:15||Invited talk: Viktor Jirsa|
"Cognitive Architectures in Dynamic FT"
"Quantitative Applications in NFT"
|14:15||Invited talk: Zachary Kilpatrick|
|Satuday, 21th April, 2012|
|09:15||Invited talk: Ying Zheng|
"Networks in the Barrel Cortex:
Connectivity and FLP electrogenesis"
| Special 6|
"Dynamics and Cognition"
|14:15||Invited talk: Ingo Bojak|
- Kelly Sloan (Univ. Reading, UK)
- Natalie Lowery (Univ. Reading, UK)
- Alexander Moodey (Univ. Reading, UK)
- Stephen Coombes (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)
- Peter beim Graben (Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin, Germany)
- Roland Potthast (Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany / Univ. Reading, UK)
- James D. Saddy (Univ. Reading, UK)
- Ingo Bojak (Birmingham, UK)
- Bard Ermentrout (Pittsburgh, USA)
- Olivier Faugeras (INRIA, France)
- Viktor Jirsa (CNRS Marseille, France)
- Will Penny (Univ. College London, UK)
- Ying Zheng (Sheffield, UK)
All talks will be held in GU01, Meteorology building, University of Reading. See our How to find us page for more details.