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Network Neuroscience Satellite at NetSci 2019

last modified Mar 18, 2019 12:35 PM

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We are delighted to announce our Network Neuroscience satellite to be held on Tuesday 28th May as part of NetSci 2019, Burlington VT, USA. We invite your participation, and kindly ask you to spread this call as widely as possible.

We are inviting contributions for a number of poster and oral presentations. Please note that we have only a limited number of slots available for oral presentations, and encourage you to consider submitting your work as a poster. Submit your abstract (1 page pdf, no more than 500 words) by March 22nd; decisions will be communicated by April 5th.

We welcome submissions from all areas of Network Neuroscience, to include (but not limited to):
(i) Interactome networks;
(ii) Transcriptional and gene regulation networks;
(iii) Structural brain networks (imaging);
(iv) Functional brain networks (imaging);
(v) Brain networks - theory, modeling and analysis;
(vi) Signal processing and information flow;
(vii) Circuit dynamics;
(viii) Brain-behaviour interactions;
(ix) Systems neuroscience.

Please see our website for updates and further information. Note that one day rates are available if you are not attending the whole NetSci conference (early registration ends April 10th)

Uncovering and understanding the relationship between elements in complex networks has helped propel Network Science in various fields, including neuroscience. The brain is inherently multiscale and multivariate in nature, and understanding each part of the hierarchy and their interconnectedness is vital to understanding brain structure, function and cognition. Genes and proteins interact on the subcellular level. Subsequent populations of cells connect - and integrate within different brain regions - to support and propagate coordinated excitations of neural signals. As dynamic patterns emerge within network circuitry, these signalling patterns integrate to ultimately self-organise the whole organ - itself a cohabitant within the body - which seeks to interact with its external environment and social systems. Studying the brain at these various levels has led to the emergence of Network Neuroscience: a Network Science affiliated field within the brain-based scientific frontier.

Following the success of the event last year in Paris, we are again sponsoring a network neuroscience-related hackathon the weekend preceding the satellite.