Department of Physics

1st Summer School of

Interdisciplinary Research on
Brain Network Dynamics

June 24-28, 2019

brandyschool2019/
 
Scope

The interest in neuronal networks is growing exponentially. Research turns out to be especially successful where borders between classical fields of sciences are crossed.

The BRANDY summer school is supposed to stimulate this multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together international students, young researchers, and experts with distinct scientific backgrounds, all sharing an interest in neuronal network dynamics.

To support an exchange between scientists with different backgrounds, tutorials will introduce the distinct scientific fields, models, and methods. Introductions will be complemented by reviews on the state-of-the-art in specific research topics and by reports on latest advances.

Addressed audience

Young international scientists (Master's students to Junior postdocs) from Neurosciences, Biology, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Physics, or related fields.

Format
  • 5 days of Lectures, Poster sessions, Social events
  • reserved to 50 participants, working language will be English
Organizers

BRANDY collaboration

  • Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
  • Department of Information Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Trento
  • Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento
  • Neuroinformatics Laboratory, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
  • Neural Computation Laboratory, Italian Institute of Technology, Rovereto
  • Department of Energy, Information engineering and Mathematical models, University of Palermo
  • Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Complex Systems Theory Department, Institute of Nuclear Physics - Polish Academy of Science, Krakow, Poland

Organizing committee

  • Albrecht Haase, University of Trento
  • Jorge Jovicich, University of Trento
  • Ludovico Minati, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Polish Academy of Science & University of Trento
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento

Contact

brandyschool@unitn.it

VENUE

The summer school will be held at the Al Convento hotel in Terzolas, Val di Sole (TN).

Terzolas is a little village in a beautiful valley called Val di Sole, located at 755 meters on sea level, 60 km from Trento in the north of Italy. 

The hotel is an old monastery, it offers single, double, and triple rooms. Besides the meeting room it has a library and a large garden. Meals will be served in the old refectory.

 

How to get there:

Airports closest to Trento are Verona (1:30 h bus+train), Bologna (2:30 h bus+train), Venice (3:00 bus+train), Milano (3:30 bus+train).

In Trento you need to change train station walking north for 200m. From the Trento - Malè - Mezzana station, you take a local train towards Malè/Mezzana getting off at Terzolas (1:30h, Attention, you have to push a button to request a stop, the station before is Caldes). For further information see the the train timetable

The hotel is easy to reach, walking 800m from the train station (see map). A shuttle service from Terzolas can be arranged if required.

PROGRAM
Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bio-inspired Computer Vision
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Brain Connectivity
  • Brain Network Dynamics
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Chaos-based Optical Communications
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Consciousness
  • Cortical Information Processing
  • Deep Learning
  • Electrophysiology
  • Financial Complexity
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Granger Causality
  • Graph Theory
  • Human Brain Disorders
  • In-vitro Networks
  • Information Theory
  • Informational Dynamics
  • Multisensory Integration
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Circuits Synchronization
  • Network Physiology
  • Neurocognitive Informatics
  • Neuroethics
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Neuromorphic Photonics
  • Neuronal Networks with Synaptic Plasticity
  • Neurophysics
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Small World and Scale-free Networks
  • Social Dynamics
  • Time Series Analysis
 
 
Confirmed Lecturers
  • Angelo Bifone, University of Turin and Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Roger Dangel, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mukesh Dhamala, Georgia State University, USA
  • Lucilla De Arcangelis, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
  • Athena Demertzi, University of Liège, Belgium
  • Wlodzislaw Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Luca Faes, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Alessandro Gozzi, Italian Institute of Technology, Rovereto, Italy
  • Sergio Martinoia, University of Genova, Italy
  • Ludovico Minati, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Claudio R. Mirasso, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Thomas Nowotny, University of Sussex, UK
  • David C. O'Carroll, Lund University, Sweden
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania, Italy
  • Greg Stephens, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and OIST Graduate University, Netherlands, Japan
  • Natsue Yoshimura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Schedule
  • a detailed schedule will follow
Social Events
  • Sunday 23rd, 20:00 Welcome dinner
  • Wednesday 26th, afternoon: Excursion, evening: Social dinner
  • Friday 28th, 13:00 Farewell lunch
APPLICATION
  • Very last of the maximum 50 places available. 
  • Application until depletion, but not later than 31 May 2019, online form via the link below.
  • Registration fee (including 5 days of lectures, accomodation Sunday to Friday, all meals from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch, Social event) € 750
  • Participants are invited to present a poster, using the abstract submission within the application form

Abstract template (DOCX | 19 KB )

Apply here