NIPS 2017, 1st Workshop on Worm's Neural Information Processing (WNIP)

We are organizing the first edition of the workshop on Worm's Neural Information Processing, at the 31st Conference on Neural Information Processing System (NIPS), at Long Beach, Ca, US, on the 8th of Dec 2017. The WNIP workshop aims at gathering researchers in neuroscience and machine learning together, to advance understanding of the neural information processing of the worm, C. elegans.

WNIP2017 Call for Papers

WNIP 2017: NIPS Workshop on Worm’s Neural Information Processing 2017

Long Beach, California, US, December 8th, 2017

https://sites.google.com/site/wwnip2017/

Workshop Chairs:
Ramin Hasani (TU Wien)
Manuel Zimmer (IMP Austria)
Stephen Larson (OpenWorm)
Radu Grosu (TU Wien)

The WNIP workshop aims at gathering researchers in neuroscience and machine learning together, to advance understanding of the neural information processing of the worm, C. elegans,  and to outline what challenges still lie ahead. We invite submissions of short papers, dealing with existing and novel machine learning techniques for processing brain data, in particular C. elegans' nervous system data. Topics of interest include:

Deep learning for nervous system data analysis, Neural circuits analysis, Behavior modeling, Novel computational approaches and algorithms for brain data interpretations, Small- and large-scale Brain simulation platforms, Optimization algorithms for nonlinear systems, Applications of machine learning methods to brain data and cell biology, Complex network analysis, Cell modeling, Cell recognition and tracking, Dynamic modeling of neural circuits.

 

Submission Instructions:

We welcome submissions of 4-page papers (excluding references) in PDF format, to the WNIP submission webpage by November 1st, 2017, 11:59pm EST. Authors should use the NIPS style file for formatting their submissions.

We adopt a double-blind review process. Authors must make sure their submissions are suitably anonymized. All submissions will be peer reviewed, and will be scored based on their technical content.

Submission of papers that are under review or have been recently published in a Conference or Journal, are allowed. In this case, authors must cite the original paper in their manuscript and clarify overlapping contents with the original paper.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: Nov 1st, 2017, (11:59pm EST)  WNIP Submission webpage

Acceptance Notification: Nov 15th, 2017

Workshop Date: Friday, Dec 8th, 2017

Contact:

wormnips2017@gmail.com

wnip2017@easychair.org