[neuroConstruct] New neuroConstruct version & tutorial at CNS

Padraig Gleeson p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Jun 6 11:32:26 BST 2008


A new version of neuroConstruct (v1.1.0) is available at 
http://www.neuroConstruct.org. This version features further support for 
NeuroML, better handling of mod file generation, more functions for 
manually editing cell morphologies, and a number of other updates and 
bug fixes. See 
http://www.physiol.ucl.ac.uk/research/silver_a/nCinfo/RELEASE_NOTES for 
full details.

Note also there is a half day neuroConstruct tutorial this year at CNS 
in Portland (July 24th, the website, 
http://www.cnsorg.org/cns_meeting_workshops.htm, needs to be updated 
with the details). This will give an overview of the software, go 
through some use cases, and introduce the latest features currently in 
development including Python scripting for generating multiple 
simulations, the latest efforts on parallelisation, and some of the 
models which are currently being converted to NeuroML/neuroConstruct 
format. Please let me know if you wish to attend so an appropriate room 
can be reserved.

There is also a workshop on interoperability the previous day (which is 
on the CNS website, but the agenda needs updating) which will present 
ideas from developers of computational and experimental neuroscience 
applications on how best to get their applications interacting. This 
will be wider in scope than NeuroML, encompassing a number of 
initiatives to facilitate the cycle between experimental data and 
modelling and analysis. There will be an open discussion to identify 
"gaps" in this toolchain, and to discuss future standardisation work to 
allow models of more biological detail to be developed in a portable and 
transparent way (e.g. incorporating SBML based signalling pathways).


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