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Final CFP: Sussex Workshop on Synthetic Neuroethology 9-10 Sept.
Synthetic Neuroethology Workshop, 9-10 Sept. Final Call for Participation We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a synthetic neuroethology themed workshop on Thursday-Friday 9-10 September 2010, at the University of Sussex. Synthetic Neuroethology refers to the use of computational and robotic models in the study of the neural mechanisms underlying the generation of behaviour in animals. This one and a half day workshop brings together researchers involved in this and related fields in order to review progress and debate prospects. There is still limited space for participants and we are still accepting submissions for poster presentations (though this is not mandatory). If you'd like to present a poster please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. The program is outlined below. All the talks will be in Silverstone room 309. For talk and poster abstract see: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/philh/snworkshop.htm Thursday 9th Sept. (Silverstone 309) 1230-1330 arrival and lunch 13.30 Tony Prescott (Sheffield University) "Understanding the brain through active touch sensing in rats and robots" 14:15 Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex) "Spiking Neuronal Network Model of Unsupervised Olfactory Learning on Graphical Processing Units" 15:00 coffee 15:30 Roland Baddeley (Bristol University)"Constraints on representations from the statistics of our visual world" 16:15 Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University, US) "Controlling Biomimetic Robots with Electronic Nervous Systems" 17:00 Poster Spotlights 1715 onwards: wine and posters (in Pev 3c07 - the InQbate space) Friday 10th September (Silverstone 309) 0900-0930 coffee 09:30 Neil Burgess (UCL) "Neural mechanisms of spatial cognition" 10:15 Barbara Webb (Edinburgh University) "Mechanisms of insect behaviour" 11:00 coffee 11:30 Paul Graham (Sussex) TBA 12:00 Bart Baddeley (Sussex) "Parsimonious route learning strategies in ants: A possible role for observed scanning behaviours" 12:45 Richard Mann (Uppsala University) "Prediction of Homing Pigeon Flight Paths using Gaussian Processes" 1330 Lunch 14:30 Volker Duerr (Bielefeld University) "Embodied motion intelligence: a dialogue between insects and robots" 15:15 Owen Holland (Sussex) "Modelling the modeller: towards a human-like robot with action-oriented imagination." 16:00 END Fees and Registration In order to contribute towards costs a small fee will be charged for attendance at the workshop. Students: 20 GB pounds, non-students: 40 GB pounds. Registered attendees will be provided with lunch and refreshments on both days. To register follow the instruction on the workshop website http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/philh/snworkshop.htm Contact information: email@example.com Local organisation: Bart Baddeley, Paul Graham, Phil Husbands, Andy Philippides (Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics)