EMBC workshop

EMBC is the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. The 2011 meeting is held in Boston in the days prior to Neuroinformatics 2011. INCF will lead a workshop on international neuroinformatics infrastructure on the last day of EMBC.

Toward a Global Neuroinformatics Infrastructure

Half-day Workshop (14:45 – 18:45)

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boylston Room (1st floor)

Registration required

The EMBC Conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. It will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The program will include plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings, indexed by IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed.

In the last day of the meeting (September 3), INCF will host a workshop entitled "Toward a Global Neuroinformatics Infrastructure" with lectures by four world leaders of neuroinformatics and a concluding panel discussion.

Persons registered for the EMBC or the Neuroinformatics 2011 conference may register for the INCF workshop for a discounted fee of $25. The regular fee is $75.

To register for the INCF workshop of EMBC, please contact EMBC's Laura Herrera,  [email protected]

EMBC's Workshops page

Workshop description

Theme: 4. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Modeling Methodologies

Title: Toward a Global Neuroinformatics Infrastructure

Large-scale data-intensive integrative neuroscience projects are paving the way for a next generation international neuroinformatics infrastructure. Large-scale data integration is redefining neuroscience and creating new domains such as digital brain atlasing, connectomics, brain modeling and more. Some of the issues addressed are data federation, ontologies, spatial references, common data models, analysis, visualization and simulation techniques. This workshop will include presentations from the leaders of large neuroscience infrastructure projects from around the world. Such integrative infrastructures will enable new insights about the structure and function of the brain in health and disease.

  • Sean Hill: "Building an informatics infrastructure for multiscale neuroscience data integration"
  • Jan Bjaalie: "Spatial data integration - an infrastructure for data driven atlasing"
  • David Van Essen: "The Human Connectome - an infrastructure for brain connectivity analyses"
  • Mitsuo Kawato: "Understanding the brain by building the brain: infrastructure for modeling the brain and manipulating the mind"
  • Panel discussion

Please visit www.embs.org to learn about other conference opportunities.

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