The NEURAL CODING WORKSHOPS
are unusual meetings, traditionally. They all have been relatively
small and highly interdisciplinary with major emphasis on the
search for common principles in neural coding without neglecting
functionally relevant differences between different systems.
The Neural Coding Workshop shall bring together neuroscientists
from different fields under the expectation that multidisciplinary
approaches can essentially improve the understanding of neural
coding mechanisms and their disturbances. Hence, the attendees
of the Neural Coding Workshop should be prepared to cross the
borders of their own discipline. We would like to compare results
from different functional levels, including the subcellular,
the single-neuron, the neuronal network and the systems level.
We shall discuss the interdependencies between the different
levels and their implications for sensation, cognition, autonomous
control and action.
We expect and encourage intense and, of course, also controversial
discussion about the most promising experimental, modelling
and analytical approaches and about the possibilities to combine
them for a better understanding of neural coding mechanisms,
also considering the origin and treatment of neurological diseases.
Major emphasis shall be laid on biologically inspired computer
models which can elucidate functionally relevant dynamics of
the neural coding mechanism.
SIZE OF THE WORKSHOP:
We will keep the workshop in reasonable size, with an upper
limit of 100 attendees. We can have about 40 oral presentations
and will reserve sufficient time for poster presentations. Main
emphasis is laid on the discussions which might continue during
diverse social events that we plan to organize.
Prague (CZ, 1995), Versailles (F, 1997), Osaka (JP, 1999),
Plymouth (UK, 2001), Aulla (IT, 2003).
The PROCEEDINGS of the Neural Coding Workshop 2005
shall be published as a special issue of BioSystems (Elsevier
Journal of Biological and Information Processing Sciences) where
also the proceedings of all previous Neural Coding Workshops
BioSystems encourages experimental, computational, and theoretical
articles that link biology, evolutionary thinking, and the information
For further information please check the BioSystems
homepage, where you also can find a “guide
PRESENTATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT:
Submitted manuscripts should not be longer than 8 printed pages
in BioSystems. This corresponds to a main text (not including
the title and abstract) of about 5000 words, from which must
be substracted the references (one average reference is equivalent
to 21 words), figures and tables.
Please note: Full original papers of essential novelty are expected.
Extended abstracts will not be considered and also not manuscripts
which only review previously published data.
SUBMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPT:
Manuscripts shall be submitted electronically (as e-mail
attachments) in PDF format to email@example.com not later
than December 1st 2005.
December 1st, 2005: Deadline for manuscript submission
February 1st, 2006: Notifications of revisions – if necessary.
March 1st, 2006: Notification of Acceptance
September 2006: anticipated for publication of the proceedings
We have received 73 abstracts for 36 oral presentations
and 37 poster presentations. We have assigned the abstracts
to different topics and will have oral sessions and poster presentations
System Theory, Information Processing
• Memory, Learning,
Self Organisation and Robotics
• Feature Extraction
and Decision Making
• Oscillations, Resonance
Patterns, Neural Transduction
• Fluctuations, Noise,
Chaos and Information Extraction
You have access to the abstracts
via a list of presentations in alphabetical order of the authors.
Here you can also find PPT/PDF
files of some presentations (indicated in the abstract
REGISTRATION: Deadline July 10, 2005
Click to download the registration form as WORD-File
Please fill in the registration form and send it back by email
attachment before July 10, 2005 to the NeuralCoding email
Payments also shall be made
before July 10, 2005 to the bank account given in the registration
As we know that bank transfers from outside
the European Union (EU) can lead to considerable additional
costs for money transfer we offer the non-EU participants cash-payment
at the registration desk on their arrival in Marburg (which
should be assigned in the registration forms).
As already announced, registration
fee is € 300 for regular participants (senior
scientists and post-docs) and € 150 for students. The registration
fee for accompanying persons is € 200. Registration includes
all meals, contributions to all social events and excursions.
Marburg is a small University City (~60 000 inhabitants, ~ 20
000 students) with a medieval old town around a historical castle.
It is located 100 km north of Frankfurt which means easy access
from Frankfurt International Airport (about 1 ½ hours
For the meeting we have reserved the main lecture hall (Alte
Aula) in the “Old University” which is built on
a former monastery where Marburg University started almost 500
years ago as the first protestantic University in the world
(still the place for the Faculty of Theology). We are actually
celebrating the 500th birthday of it’s founder, Landgraf
(Earl) Philipp (the Magnanimous) and also the centennial of
Marburg’s most important company, the “Behring Werke”
which was founded by Marburgs most famous scientist, Emil von
Behring, the first Nobel price winner in Medicine.
For travel information with additional maps please check the
PDF-File Marburg Travel Information.
We have reserved rooms in the Sorat Hotel (97 € for single,
and 117 € for double room per night) which is at a very
central place close to the lecture hall (“Old University”)
and the historical old town of Marburg (2-5 min walk).
SORAT Hotel Marburg
Contact: Dunja Blaufelder
Tel: +49 (0)6421 918-161
Fax: +49 (0)6421 918-444
Code for reservation: NeuralCoding2005
For details of sessions, talks and posters please check workshop
program (PDF-File) and timetable
Here in brief:
Tuesday, August 23:
Arrival, Registration, Welcome Address
Wednesday, August 24:
Afternoon: Poster sessions
at the Physiological Institute.
Thursday, August 25:
(Marburg) and Lectures,
Evening: Poster session
with cheese and wine.
Friday, August 26:
Afternoon and Evening:
Excursion to the Rhine River
boat trip and wine tasting.
Saturday, August 27:
Afternoon: Poster sessions
Evening: Banquet at
Marburg Castle, Hall of Princes.
Sunday, August 28:
Participants of the Neural Coding Workshop 2005 will come to
Marburg from 18 countries from all over the world.
A tentative list of participants (abstracts submitted) can be
found here (PDF-File).
- Braun, Hans (Neurophysiology)
- Eckhorn, Reinhard (NeuroPhysics)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (Marburg)
- Braun, Hans (NeuroPhysiology)
- Eckhorn, Reinhard (NeuroPhysics)
- Huber, Martin T. (NeuroPsychiatry)
- Voigt, Karlheinz (NeuroPhysiology)
- Wachtler, Thomas (NeuroPhysics)
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (external):
- Borisyuk, Roman (Plymouth, UK)
- Bugmann, Guido (Plymouth, UK)
- Lansky, Petr (Prague, CZ)
- Moss, Frank (St. Louis, USA)
- Poon, Paul (Tainan,Taiwan R.O.C.)
- Richmond, Barry (Washington, USA)
- Rospars, Jean-Pierre (Versailles, FR)
- Segundo, José (Montevideo, UR)
- Villa, Alessandro E.P. (Grenoble, FR)
PHOTOS FROM THE WORKSHOP
- Poster and Wine
- Excursion to the Rhine
- Dinner at the castle
- Closing Day