3-4 November 2016
FZI Forschungszentrum
Europe/Berlin timezone

Registration deadline extended until Sunday 16 October 2016.

The NEST Initiative is excited to invite all NEST users and developers to the second annual NEST User Workshop. The Workshop provides an opportunity for the NEST Community to meet, exchange success stories, swap advice, learn about current developments in and around NEST and spiking network simulation and application.

This year, the workshop will focus on the use of spiking networks in Neurorobotics and will kindly be hosted by FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe, Germany, in collaboration with the Human Brain Project and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

The workshop is supported by the Human Brain Project Education Office.

Contributions invited

We would like you to share your experiences made and results obtained with NEST during the workshop. You can do so either by a short oral presentation (10–15 minutes), on a poster or by organizing group work. Please send your contribution (Title, Authors, preferred type, brief abstract) to hans.ekkehard.plesser@nmbu.no no later than 18 September 2016. Since time during the workshop is limited, we may not be able to accommodate all proposals. We will try to give you feedback by 30 September.

Registration and costs

Please register for the workshop using the registration form no later than 16 October 2016. Participation is free of charge, but you will have to cover your travel and accommodation yourself.

Travel grants

The Human Brain Project provides a small number of travel stipends for young researchers (from master students to post-docs up to four years post PhD graduation) through its Neurorobotics and Education programs who cannot cover travel through their laboratories. Several stipends are earmarked for women. Please send your application for a travel grant to hans.ekkehard.plesser@nmbu.no no later than 18 September 2016.

Important dates

  • 18 September 2016 - Deadline for contributions and travel grants
  • 16 October 2016 - Deadline for registration
  • 3 November 2016 12.00 - Workshop commences
  • 3 November 2016 17.30 - NEST Initiative Annual Meeting (for members)
Starts 3 Nov 2016 12:00
Ends 4 Nov 2016 17:30
FZI Forschungszentrum
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 10-14, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany