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Computational Neurosciences Workshop

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Computational Neurosciences Workshop
  • From: mwitten at hermes.chpc.utexas.edu
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 93 9:00:41 CST

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    **                                                                   **
    **  UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM CENTER FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING **
    **	                                                                 **
    ** Workshop  Series  In  Computational  Medicine  And  Public  Health**
    **                                                                   **
    **  	           Announces                                     **
    **                                                                   **
    **        A Workshop On Computational Neurosciences                  **
    **									 **
    **			14-15 May 1993                                   **
    **        								 **
    **                   Austin, Texas                                   **     
    **									 **	
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Workshop Director:
-----------------

	Dr. Matthew Witten
	Associate Director,
	University of Texas System - CHPC
	Balcones Research Center
	10100 Burnet Road, CMS 1.154
	Austin, TX 78758-4497 USA
	Phone: (512) 471-2472 or (800) 262-2472
	Fax  : (512) 471-2445
	email: m.witten at chpc.utexas.edu 
	       m.witten at uthermes.bitnet

                   ***** Peliminary Program *****

List Of Current Speakers:
-------------------------

Dr. Peter Fox, Director Research Imaging Center, UT HSC San Antonio

Dr. Terry Mikiten, Associate Dean, Grad School of Biomedical Sciences, UT HSC
		San Antonio

Dr. Robert Wyatt, Director, Institute For Theoretical Chemistry, UT Austin

Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Department of Chemistry, UT Austin

Dr. George Adomian, Director, General Analytics Corporation, Athens, Georgia

Dr. George Moore, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of
		Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. William Softky, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Dr. Cathy Wu, Department of Biomathematics and Computer Science, UT Health
		Center, Tyler, TX

Dr. Dan Levine, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington,
		Arlington, TX

Dr. Michael Liebman, Senior Scientist, Amoco Technology Company, Naperville,
		Illinois

Dr. George Stanford, Learning Abilities Center, UT Austin

Dr. Tom Oakland, School of Education, UT Austin

Dr. Matthew Witten, Associate Director, UT System - CHPC



Objective, Agenda and Participants:
----------------------------------

The 1990's have been declared the Decade of the Mind. Understanding the
mind requires the understanding of a wide variety of topics in 
the neurosciences.

This Workshop is part of an ongoing series of workshops being held at
the UT System Center For High Performance Computing; addressing issues
of high performance computing and its role in medicine, dentistry,
allied health disciplines, and public health. Prior workshops have
covered Computational Chemistry and Molecular Design, and Computational
Issues in the Life Sciences and Medicine. Upcoming workshops will
focus on the subject areas of Computational Molecular Biology and Genetics,
Biomechanics, and Physiological Modeling and Simulation. 

The purpose of this Workshop On Computational Neurosciences
is to bring together interested scientists
for the purposes of introducing them to state-of-the-art thinking and
applications in the domain of neuroscience. Topics to be discussed range
across the disciplines of neurosimulation, cognitive neuroscience, neural
nets and their theory/application to a variety of problems, methods for
solving numerical problems arising in neurology, learning
abilities and disabilities, and neurological imaging.

Lectures will be presented in a tutorial fashion, and time for questions
and answers will be allowed.

Attendence is open to anyone. A  background in the neurosciences is
not required.  The size of the workshop is limited due to
seating constraints. It is best to register as soon as possible.

Schedule:
--------

14 May 1993 - Friday

 8:00am -  9:00am 	Registration and Refreshments
 9:00am -  9:15am       Opening Remarks - Dr. James C. Almond, Director,
				UT System CHPC
 9:15am - 10:00am       Conference Overview - Dr. Matthew Witten
10:00am - 11:00am	Dr. Peter Fox
11:00am - 11:30am	Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm       Dr. Dan Levine
12:30pm -  1:30pm	Lunch Break
 1:30pm -  2:30pm       Dr. Michael Liebman
 2:30pm -  3:30pm 	Dr. Cathy Wu
 3:30pm -  4:00pm	Coffee Break
 4:00pm -  5:00pm	Dr. Terry Mikiten


15 May 1993 - Saturday

 8:00am -  9:00am	Registration and Refreshments
 9:00am - 10:00am	Dr. George Moore
10:00am - 11:00am	Dr. Robert Wyatt and Dr. Elizabeth Thomas
11:00am - 11:30am	Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm	Dr. George Adomian
12:30am -  1:30pm	Lunch Break
 1:30am -  2:30pm 	Dr. George Stanford and Dr. Tom Oakland
 2:30am -  3:30pm	Dr. William Softky
 3:30pm -  4:00pm       Coffee Break
 4:00pm -  5:00pm	Closing Discussion and Remarks

Poster Sessions:
----------------

While no poster sessions are planned, if enough conference 
participants indicate a desire to present a poster, we will
make every attempt to accommodate the requests. If you are interested
in presenting a poster presentation at this meeting, please contact
the workshop director.

Conference Proceedings:
----------------------

We will make every attempt to have a publication quality
conference proceedings. All of the speakers have been asked to
submit a paper covering the talk material. The proceedings will
appear as a special issue of the series Advances In Mathematics And
Computers In Medicine, which is part of the International Journal
of Computers and Mathematics With Applications (Pergamon Press).
Individuals wishing to have an appropriate paper included in this
proceedings should contact the workshop director for manuscript 
details and deadlines.


Conference Costs and Funding:
-----------------------------

A nominal registration fee of US $50.00 will be charged by 1 April 93, and
US $60.00 after that date. The conference proceedings will be an additional
US $10.00 . The conference registration fee includes luncheon and 
refreshments for both days of the workshop.


Accomodations:
-------------

There are a number of very reasonable hotels near the UT System CHPC.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the workshop coordinator
at the address below.


Registration and Information:
----------------------------

Registration requests and further questions should be directed to:

Ms. Leslie Bockoven
Administrative Associate
Workshop On Computational NeuroSciences
UT System - CHPC
Balcones Research Center
10100 Burnet Road, CMS 1.154
Austin, TX 78758-4497
Phone: (512) 471-2472 or (800) 262-2472
Fax  : (512) 471-2445
Email: neuro93 at chpc.utexas.edu
       neuro93 at uthermes.bitnet

      ============ REGISTRATION FORM FOLLOWS - CUT HERE ==========

NAME (As will appear on badge):

AFFILIATION (As will appear on badge):

ADDRESS:




PHONE:

FAX  :

EMAIL:


Please answer the following questions as appropriate:

Do you wish to purchase a copy of the conference proceedings?
	If yes, make sure to include the proceedings purchase fee.


Do you have any special dietary requirements?
	If yes, what are they?


Do you wish to present a poster?
	If yes, what will the proposed title be?


Do you wish to include a manuscript in the conference proceedings?
	If yes, what will the proposed topic be?


Do you wish to be on our Workshop Series mailing list?
	If yes, please give the address for announcements (email is okay)


Do you need a hotel reservation?


Do you anticipate needing local transportation?



====================  END OF REGISTRATION FORM ============================





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