[neuroConstruct] Convergence in Computational Neuroscience: Joint BrainScaleS CodeJam/NeuroML workshop

P Gleeson p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Jan 27 17:47:51 GMT 2012

Dear all,

Announcing the Convergence in Computational Neuroscience 2012 workshop 
which will be held in Edinburgh from 12-16th March. The NeuroML 
Development Workshop and the BrainScaleS (previously FACETS) CodeJam 
have been two important workshops for developers of software tools for 
computational neuroscience for the past number of years, and this year 
they are being held over the same week.

The first 2 days will focus on the specifications & tool support for 
NeuroML, which has traditionally been focused on multicompartmental, 
conductance based neuronal models, but with version 2.0 is being 
extended to support more abstract point neuron models and interaction 
with systems biology languages like SBML.

More details for these days are here: http://www.neuroml.org/workshop2012

The remaining 3 days will have a similar format to previous CodeJams: 
presentations in the mornings with discussions & code sprints in the 
afternoon. The goal will be to catalyze open-source, collaborative 
software development in computational and systems neuroscience and 
neuroinformatics, by bringing together researchers, students and 
engineers to share ideas, present their work, and write code together. 
Wednesday afternoon includes a mini workshop with the theme 
"Convergence, Interoperability and Reuse in Neuroscience Modelling 
Software", and seeks to develop a perspective on where the field is at 
and where we are going to.

More details are here: http://neuralensemble.org/meetings/CodeJam5

This should be a very informative and useful week for anyone interested 
in learning about/sharing/integrating software tools for computational 

There will be a limited number of bursaries available for travel to the 
meeting for UK based attendees through the UK Node of the INCF 
Contact p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk for more details.


Padraig Gleeson
On behalf of the NeuroML & CodeJam workshop organisers

Padraig Gleeson
Room 321, Anatomy Building
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology&   Pharmacology
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

+44 207 679 3214
p.gleeson at ucl.ac.uk

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