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Neuroinformatics Assembly 2020 - Program

Neurodata without Borders(NWB) workshop

The purpose of the hackathon is to bring the experimental neurophysiology community together to further adoption and the development of NWB, the NWB software libraries, and the progress of the scientific workflows that rely on NWB. Members of the community will exchange ideas and best practices for using NWB and the libraries, share NWB:based tools, surface common needs, solve bugs, make feature requests, brainstorm about future funding and collaboration, and make progress on current blockages. The event will also enable NWB developers and users to interact with each other to facilitate communication, gather requirements, and train users.

In contrast to conferences and workshops, where the primary focus is to report results, the objective of the Hackathon is to provide a venue for NWB users and tool developers to learn about NWB and collaboratively work on any NWB-related research projects. This event is meant to foster community and collaboration around NWB, not competition. There will be no judges nor prizes. Participants will be expected to bring data from their lab, software they would like to integrate with NWB, and/or collaborate with others to build integration with NWB.

Day 1, 17 August 2020

09:00 - 10:00 Welcome and overview of NWB - Oliver Ruebel
10:00 - 11:00 Interactive tutorial using NWB in both Python and MATLAB - Ben Dichter and Ryan Ly
11:00 - 11:30 Using community tools with NWB - Ben Dichter
11:30 - 12:00 Accessing and visualizing data on DANDI - Ben Dichter
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00 NWB use-cases
14:00 - 14:15 Overview of tutorial projects
14:15 - 16:45  Working on projects with help from developers
16:45 - 17:00 Review progress on projects
Day 2, 18 August 2020

09:00 - 10:00 Creating NWB extensions - Ryan Ly
10:00 - 10:30 Advanced data I/O - Andrew Tritt
10:30 - 12:00 Continue working on projects
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 16:30 Continue working on projects
16:30 - 17:00 Review of project outcomes

INCF Brain Summit is a unique workshop dedicated to providing the infrastructure providers and tool developers of the world’s leading large-scale brain projects with a forum to share experiences and lessons learned, as well as identify opportunities for alignment, gaps, and overlaps in the global neuroscience informatics infrastructure.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Brain Summit 2020 - Day 1
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Brain Summit 2020 - Day 2

INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics is the culminating event of the INCF Assembly week. Register on 1st March 2020 to ensure that you do not miss out on learning more about the latest developments in: 

  • Brain modeling to capture mechanisms underlying modern neuroscience datasets across spatial and temporal scales
  • Brain-inspired AI and neuroscience insights from AI
  • Modern ways of doing and sharing science
  • Machine learning for data/image processing
  • Extracting scientific information from large-scale data through neuroinformatics
  • Translation to disorders and behavior
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Session 1: Opening ceremony
Welcome Address: Marcello Rosa, Program Committee 2020 Chair
INCF Presentation: Prof. Maryann Martone, INCF Governing Board Chair
INCF Australian Presentation: Prof. Gary Egan, Deputy chair, INCF Governing Board
Allen Institute Presentation: Mike Hawrylycz

INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics is the culminating event of the INCF Assembly week. Register on 1st March 2020 to ensure that you do not miss out on learning more about the latest developments in: 

  • Brain modeling to capture mechanisms underlying modern neuroscience datasets across spatial and temporal scales
  • Brain-inspired AI and neuroscience insights from AI
  • Modern ways of doing and sharing science
  • Machine learning for data/image processing
  • Extracting scientific information from large-scale data through neuroinformatics
  • Translation to disorders and behavior
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Session 2: Brain modeling to capture mechanisms underlying modern neuroscience datasets across spatial and temporal scales
icon keynoteKeynote: Elizabeth Zavitz, Understanding correlated variability within and between areas of the visual brain
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: TBD
Panel discussion
  
Session 3: Brain-inspired AI and neuroscience insights from AI
icon keynoteKeynote: Wolfgang Maass, Networks of Spiking Neurons as Interface between Brains and Energy-Efficient AI
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: Anton Arkhipov, Data-Driven Modeling of the Cortex Based on a Systematic Experimental Platform
Panel discussion
  
Session 4: Modern ways of doing and sharing science
icon keynoteKeynote: Nici Pfeiffer
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: Jérôme Lecoq, The next frontier in Open Neuroscience: Large-scale, standardized, brain observatories
Panel discussion

INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics is the culminating event of the INCF Assembly week. Register on 1st March 2020 to ensure that you do not miss out on learning more about the latest developments in: 

  • Brain modeling to capture mechanisms underlying modern neuroscience datasets across spatial and temporal scales
  • Brain-inspired AI and neuroscience insights from AI
  • Modern ways of doing and sharing science
  • Machine learning for data/image processing
  • Extracting scientific information from large-scale data through neuroinformatics
  • Translation to disorders and behavior
Friday, 21 August 2020
Session 5: Machine learning for data/image processing
icon keynoteKeynote: Ittai Dayan
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: Sanmi Koyejo, Improving machine learning for neuroimaging by incorporating scientific knowledge
Panel discussion
 
Session 6: Extracting scientific information from large-scale data through neuroinformatics
icon keynoteKeynote: Ben Fulcher, Discovering Conserved Properties of Brain Organization Through Multimodal Integration and Interspecies Comparison
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: TBD
Panel discussion
 
Session 7: Translation to disorders and behavior
icon keynoteKeynote: Marta Garrido , From prediction errors to computational psychiatry
Investigator presentation (TBD)
icon keynoteKeynote: Linda Douw, Primary brain tumors from cell to symptom: the (multilayer) network approach as a unifying framework
Panel discussion
 
Session 8: Closing Ceremony
Closing Address: JB Poline, INCF Council for Training, Science, and Infrastructure Chair