New approaches to spike train analysis and neuronal coding


Call for contributed talks    (closed)                         Schedule as a PDF

                                                                  (note one last-minute change,

                                                                   unfortunately Dr. Principe had to cancel)

General information                        

Scope and objective                           

Workshop format

Invited speakers

Contributing speakers

Workshop organizers


Call for contributed talks  (closed)                                                     

Our workshop has been scheduled for July 17, 2013.

There are a few (2-4) slots available for shorter contributed talks (15+5 min).

Please send applications (including title and abstract) to the organizers
Conor Houghton  (  and  

Thomas Kreuz  (

Deadline is May 13, 2013 (which is also the workshop deadline for CNS).

*** The call is now closed. ***


General information                                                             


Twenty-second Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS 2013

July 13, 2013:                                         Tutorials

July 14-16, 2013:                                    Main meeting

July 17/18, 2013:                                    Workshops

July 17, 2013:                                         This workshop



Scope and objective                                                             


Spike trains are central to signaling and computation in the brain; they are frequently the data collected in neuroscientific experiments and recent advances in electrophysiological techniques mean that they are now being collected across large neuronal populations and for synaptically connected neurons. As a consequence, describing and analyzing spike trains and quantifying their properties is a common challenge and one that is important in our efforts to understanding how the brain codes, integrates and processes information. Nonetheless, spike train analysis remains difficult and even immediate questions such as the degree to which spike trains carry a temporal or rate code are not only difficult to answer, they are difficult to ask in an unambiguous way. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how different approaches, such as measures of spike train (dis)similarity and methods from information theory, can be used to define quantitative properties of neuronal signaling. Such properties could be used to analyze the large quantities of experimental data now available in a way that would help specify and address questions about neuronal coding and processing. Contributions will include experimental and theoretical studies, data analysis as well as modeling.



Workshop format                                                                 


The workshop will include presentations by seven invited speakers (35 + 5 min each). In addition, three slots for contributed talks (15 + 5 min) have been assigned. At the end ample time for discussion will be provided.


Invited speakers                                                                  


Contributing speakers                                                          



Workshop organizers                                                           


 Conor Houghton


 Department of Computer Science

 University of Bristol

 Bristol, UK


 +353-1-896-3542 (w)
 +353-1-896-2282 (f)

 +353-87-9923877 (m/c)


Thomas Kreuz


 Institute for Complex Systems (ISC)

 National Research Council (CNR)

 Florence, Italy


 +39-055-522-6630 (w)

 +39-055-522-6683 (f)

 +39-349-0748506 (m/c)