July 3-5, 2017, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Abstract Submission, Registration and Posters Deadline April 15! There will be a “one slide, 3 minutes” speed presentation session. Contributions welcome: ICNFT2017_Registration. Registered participants can be found at icnft2017_registrations.
Travel Planning and Accomodation Options see below!
Organizers: Roland Potthast, Axel Hutt, Stephen Coombes, Ingo Bojak, Peter beim Graben, Douglas Saddy and Ingeborg Lasser.
Neural Mass Modeling and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very active area of research with important applications in medicine and technology. Activities range from the simulation of neural populations to the analysis of neural field equations, from neural modeling of cognitive and psychological processes to controlling artificial devices.
The connection between these models and measurement data, including large-scale data assimilation tasks, is of high interest to many researchers and a key challenge to move into real-world applications. The integration of models with data assimilation is a core milestone of systems to achieve a high-quality forecast skill. The 4th ICNFT includes a tutorial afternoon with introduction to theory and practice of data assimilation by leading experts in the field.
The community includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics and engineering. The International Conferences on Neural Field Theory at the University of Reading contribute to the further development and shaping of this community by bringing together well-known and young researchers. Ideas from different fields meet here in a truly interdisciplinary and inspiring environment.
The 4th International Conference on Neural Field Theory is following a highly successful series of conferences which took place in 2010, 2012, and 2014, e.g. http://www.inverseproblems.info/icnft2014. Confirmed speaker for this conference include the well-known colleagues listed below.
John Spencer, East Anglia U (confirmed) W James Rankin, Exeter U (confirmed) Basab Sen Bhattacharya, Manchester U (confirmed) Timothy Sauer, George Mason University (confirmed) Rosalyn Moran, U Bristol (confirmed) David Grayden, U Melbourne (confirmed) Estela Bicho Erlhagen, U of Minho (confirmed) Dietmar Heinke, U Birmingham (confirmed)
Stephen Coombes, University of Nottingham (confirmed) Ingo Bojak, University of Reading (confirmed) Roland Potthast, DWD/Uni Reading (confirmed) Axel Hutt, DWD/Uni Reading (confirmed)
|Time: Start–End||Monday |
Measurement and Data
|09.15-10.00||James Rankin (invited)||Rosalyn Moran (invited)||David Graden (invited)|
|10.15-10.45||Alexander Ziebke||Peter beim Graben||Vassilis Cutsuridis|
|10.45-11.30||John Spencer (invited)||Dietmar Heinke (invited)||Ingo Bojak|
|11.45-12.15||Arkady Pikovsky||Jehan Alswaihli||Axel Hutt|
|12.15-14.00||Lunch Break||Lunch Break||Lunch Break|
|14.00-14.45||Tim Sauer (invited)|| Stephen Coombes: Tutorial on |
Neural Field Theory
|15.00-15.45||Stephen Coombes|| Ingo Bojak: Tutorial on |
Computational Neural Field Models
|Basab Sen Bhattacharya (invited)|
|16.00-16.30||Coffee Break||Coffee Break||Closing of Conference|
|16.30-17.15||Estela Bicho-Erlhagen (invited)|| Roland Potthast: Tutorial on |
Data Assimilation Basics
|17.15-18.00||1-Slide Forum|| Axel Hutt: Tutorial on |
Hands-On Data Assimilation
|From 18.00||Icebreaker & Poster Session in CINN|
The conference takes place in the Nike Theatre, Agriculture building, on Whiteknights Campus, close to Early Gate.
Reading Wikipedia is the main business centre west of Central London reachable by train in about 30 minutes from London Paddington.
From Heathrow International Airport, there are busses directly to Reading Station every 20min, travel time is 45 minutes.
The University of Reading is located south of Reading town centre, compare image on the right-hand side or Google Map. There are buses line 20 and 21 Map PDF going several times an hour, compare http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/.
In Reading, there are various hotels and guest houses. You might want to stay in the town centre, then look at the following possibilities Hotels Reading Town Centre. Cheaper hotels and guest houses close to the university can be found for example on Cheaper hotels close to campus.