CNS*2002 Workshops

University of Chicago, July 25, 2002

Call for proposals

Workshops focusing on current issues in computational neuroscience will be held at the University of Chigaco on July 25, 2002, as part of the CNS*2002 conference. In a departure from previous years' practice, the entire final day of the meeting will be devoted to workshops in two sessions: morning and afternoon. Potential organizers are invited to submit proposals for specific workshop topics.

Workshops may fall into one of three formats: 1. Discussion Workshops (formal or informal); 2. Tutorials; and 3. Mini-symposia, or they may combine more than one of these formats.

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum within the CNS meeting for focused discussion of recent or speculative research, novel techniques, and open issues in computational neuroscience. Discussion workshops, whether formal (i.e., held in a conference room with projection and writing media) or informal (held elsewhere), should stress interactive and open discussions in preference to sequential presentations. Tutorials and mini-symposia provide a format for a focused exploration of particular issues or techniques within a more traditional presentation framework; in these cases too, adequate time should be reserved for questions and general discussion. The organizers of a workshop should endeavor to bring together as broad a range of pertinent viewpoints as possible.

In addition to recruiting participants and moderating discussion, workshop organizers should be prepared to submit a short report, summarizing the presentations and discussion, to the workshop coordinator shortly after the conference. These reports will be included on the CNS*2002 web site.

How to propose a workshop

To propose a workshop, please submit the following information to the workshop coordinator at the address below

  1. the name(s) of the organizer(s)
  2. the title of the workshop
  3. a description of the subject matter, indicating clearly the range of topics to be discussed
  4. the format(s) of the workshop; if a discussion session, please specify whether you would like it to be held in a conference room or in a less formal setting
  5. for tutorials and mini-symposia, a provisional list of speakers
  6. whether the workshop is to run for one or two sessions (morning or afternoon)

Please submit proposals as early as possible by email to
or by post to
Dr. Maneesh Sahani
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Alexandra House
17, Queen Square
London, WC1N 3AR, U.K.

The descriptions of accepted workshops will appear on the CNS*2002 web site as they are received. Attendees are encouraged to check this list, and to contact the organizers of any workshops in which they are interested in participating.