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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 5th European Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering School - Cognition & Action


5th European Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering School - Cognition & Action

July 15-21, 2007

Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Hanse-Institute for Advanced Study: www.h- w-k.de) in Delmenhorst, Germany

The 5th European Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering school will focus on a  new and rapidly growing field - the area of ?Neuro-IT' and  ?neuroengineering' where neuroscience, cognitive science, information  technology and robotics are approaching each other and starting to  merge in interdisciplinary projects. It is intended to be an  international, multi-disciplinary platform for junior and senior  researchers and other professionals working in the field of Neuro-IT,  as well as for students of engineering, physics, medicine, biology,  or psychology. The 2007 summerschool will thematically focus on  "Cognition & Action".

Key topics of the summerschool will include:
- Executive functions, action planning & decision making
- Movement preparation, skills, habits
- Neuroprosthetics & brain-machine interfaces
- Emotions, social cognition & reward mechanism

The school is organized and funded by two European networks:
- Neuro-IT.net (www.neuro-it.net) - a network that aims at developing  the field of neuroengineering
- euCognition.org (www.eucognition.org) - a network fostering the  development of artificial cognitive systems

- Andreas K. Engel (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf,  Hamburg/Germany)
- Alois Knoll (Technical University of Munich, Munich/Germany)
- Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland)

Confirmed speakers are:
- Izhar Bar-Gad (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan/Israel)
- Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield/UK)
- Paolo Dario (ARTS, Pisa/Italy)
- Rainer Goebel (University of Maastricht, Maastricht/Netherlands)
- Auke Ijspeert (EPFL, Lausanne/Switzerland)
- Gnther Knoblich (Rutgers, Newark/USA)
- Peter Knig (University of Osnabrck, Osnabrck/Germany)
- Konrad Krding (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA)
- Ezequiel di Paolo (University of Sussex, Brighton/UK)
- Hanspeter Scherberger (University of Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland)
- Tania Singer (University of Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland)
- Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh/USA)
- Tom Ziemke (University of Skvde, Skvde/Sweden)

A total of 50 participants will be admitted on the basis of their  publication record (evaluated relative to career status) and the  relatedness of the candidate's own research to the theme of the  school. The willingness to actively participate in several activities  is a prerequisite to attend the school.

Registeration fees are 100 EUR for PhD students, 200 EUR for  Postdocs, and 300 EUR for other professionals. The deadline for  applications is Friday, the 4.5.2007.

More information on the school and on how to apply can be found on  http://www.neuro-it.net/Activities/Delmenhorst2007/

We are looking forward to your application!

Andreas K. Engel, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology
Center of Experimental Medicine
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistr. 52
20246 Hamburg