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The Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

July 14 - 17, 1996, Cambridge, Massachusetts

CNS*1996 Call for Papers

This is the fifth annual meeting of an interdisciplinary conference intended to address the broad range of research approaches and issues involved in the field of computational neuroscience. The last four annual meetings, in San Francisco (CNS*92), Washington, DC (CNS*93), and Monterey, California (CNS*94, CNS*95) brought experimental and theoretical neurobiologists along with engineers, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and mathematicians together to consider the functioning of biological nervous systems. Peer reviewed papers were presented on a range of subjects related to understanding how nervous systems compute.

As in previous years, the meeting will equally emphasize experimental, model-based, and more abstract theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation. The meeting in 1996 will take place at the Cambridge Center Marriott and include plenary, contributed and poster sessions. There will be no parallel sessions and the full text of presented papers will be published in a proceedings volume. A series of informal workshops will be interspersed with the regular meeting sessions, allowing discussion of current issues in computational neuroscience.

With this announcement we solicit the submission of presented papers. All papers will be refereed. Authors should send original research contributions in the form of a 1000-word (or less) summary and a separate single page 50-100 word abstract clearly stating their results. Summaries are for program committee use only. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. At the bottom of each abstract page and on the first summary page, indicate preference for oral or poster presentation and specify at least one appropriate category and theme from the following list:

Presentation categories:

  1. Theory and Analysis
  2. Modeling and Simulation
  3. Experimental
  4. Tools and Techniques


  1. Development
  2. Cell Biology
  3. Excitable Membranes and Synaptic Mechanisms
  4. Neurotransmitters, Modulators, Receptors
  5. Sensory Systems
    1. Somatosensory
    2. Visual
    3. Auditory
    4. Olfactory
    5. Other systems
  6. Motor Systems and Sensory Motor Integration
  7. Learning and Memory
  8. Behavior
  9. Cognition
  10. Disease

Submission Instructions

Include addresses of all authors on the front of the summary and the abstract including the E-mail address for EACH author. Indicate on the front of the summary to which author correspondence should be addressed. Program committee decisions will be sent to the correspondence author only. Submissions will not be considered if they lack category information, separate abstract sheets, author addresses, or are late.

Submissions can be made by surface mail ONLY by sending 6 copies of the abstract and summary to:

CNS*96 Submissions
Division of Biology 216-76
Pasadena, CA 91125

Registration and Additional Information

All submitting authors will be sent registration material automatically. Others may acquire registration as well as other information about the conference though any of the methods listed below. We strongly suggest that you take advantage of our ON-LINE REGISTRATION PROCESS if you are a WWW or telnet user.

Travel Support

In each of the last three years, the meeting has been able to provide travel assistance for students presenting papers. In order to be eligaible for travel support YOU MUST CHECK the "info on travel grant" section of your registration form!

CNS*96 Organizing Committee

Program Committee:

Workshops Coordinator:

Regional Organizers: