NEST Conference 2017 A Forum for Users & Developers

from to (Europe/Berlin)
at Haus Overbach, Jülich

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

This year, the conference will kindly be hosted in Haus Overbach, Jülich, Germany, in collaboration with the Human Brain Project.

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 no later than 15 October 2017. Since time during the workshop is limited, we may not be able to accommodate all proposals. We will try to give you feedback by end of october.

Registration and costs

Please register for the workshop using the registration form no later than 15 November 2017. Registration fee: 95 €  including Lunch (19 & 20 December) and Dinner (19 December). We have reserved a room contingent of single- and double rooms at the Conference Center. Please Note that you will have to cover your travel and accommodation yourself.

Travel grants

The Human Brain Project Education Board provides a small number of travel grants for young female researchers (from master students to young post-docs).  Please send your application for a travel grant to no later than 15 October 2017.

Important dates

  • 15 October 2017 - Deadline for contributions and travel grants
  • 15 November 2017 - Deadline for registration
  • 19 December 2017 12.00 - Workshop commences
  • 19 December 2017 17.30 - NEST Initiative Annual Meeting (for members)

Please note: Photos will be taken during the event, which may be used for public relation and/or documentary purposes, in online and print media of the NEST Initiative, Human Brain Project or related publications. By participating in the event, you declare that your picture may be used in respective publications.

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  • Tuesday, 19 December 2017
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Registration
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch break
    • 12:30 - 12:45 Welcome
      Convener: Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser (NMBU & FZ Jülich)
    • 12:45 - 14:30 Session I
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Posters & Coffee
    • 15:30 - 17:15 Session II
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Annual Meeting of the NEST Initiative
    • 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner
  • Wednesday, 20 December 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Session IIIa: invited talks
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Session IIIb: group work
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
    • 11:15 - 12:30 Session IV: results group work & invited talk
    • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch