2nd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics: September 6-8, 2009
Autumn school on methods in neuroinformatics
Autumn School on Methods in Neuroinformatics
The School is a three-session hands-on course for graduate students. Rather than giving a broad overview of neuroinformatics, the course will introduce the participants to key methodologies of the field and give them the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to tangle the same question. Each session will start with a lecture and will be followed by computerized hands-on exercises. The three sessions vary from imaging, image data analysis and models based on the analysis, i.e., from imaging to models.
The lecturers are:
Imaging: Professor Jack van Horn (LONI, University of California LA, USA)
Data analysis: Dr. Christian F. Beckmann (Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford)
Modeling: Dr. Sean Hill (the Blue Brain Project)
Useful background knowledge
Basic knowledge with imaging, analysis and/or modeling will help, but is not necessary. Thus, also beginners can attend in order to gain more insight on the field.
No registration fee. Housing and travel must be taken care of by the student. Financial aid for EU students is available (masters and PhD) for travel costs.
EU INCF funding is available for students inside EU who preferably also attend the INCF World Congress. The emphasis on the traveling grants is put to applicants from the new EU countries. To apply for the funding the applicant should indicate so in the CV or Autumn School application and preferably present estimated traveling costs, e.g. flight, Congress registration and accommodation.
Same hotel as congress or open to students' choice. Pilsen Parkhotel first class category available at CZK 1000 (EUR 40)/person and night, in double and triple rooms: includes breakfast, VAT, city fees, parking place, and fitness.
Registration is open until September 1st. Quorum is limited to a maximum of 20 students. Registration and inquiries: Antti Pettinen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each session will start with a lecture (1 hour) and will be followed by computerized hands-on exercises on the subject of the lecture. There will be one session on each topic of the Autumn School, i.e., one on imaging, one on image data analysis, and finally, one on modeling based on data analysis. The school will be held in English. Required computers, software and data will be provided.
Pilsen, Czech Republic. The exact venue is at the University of Pilsen, lecture room UU409. For a map and instructions on how to get from the congress place (Parkhotel) to the university, see here (on the map, the exact location is right at the point of the university mark, on the fourth floor of the grey building).
September 4 to 5 (Friday to Saturday), 2009.
Sessions start at 9:30 on both days. One session is 4 hours long. There will be two session on Friday and one session on Saturday. During each session there will be a coffee/tea break after 2 hours. Lunch break will be after the first session of the day.
Friday 4th of Sep.
9:30 - 13:30: Imaging, Prof. Jack van Horn
13:30 - 14:30: Lunch
14:30 - 18:30: Data Analysis, Dr. Christian F. Beckmann
Saturday 5th of Sep.
9:30 - 13:30: Modeling: Dr. Sean Hill
13:30 - 14:30: Lunch
Organizers and sponsors
This course is taking place independently from the Congress.