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OSB Workshop: Building and sharing models of the cortex

### Alghero, Sardinia, 14-16 May 2014

This meeting will be the second main meeting of the Open Source Brain initiative (http://www.opensourcebrain.org).

Dates: **9am Wednesday 14th - 5pm Friday 16th May, 2014**

Location: [Hotel Calabona](http://www.hotelcalabona.com/), [Alghero](http://www.alghero-turismo.it/en/), Sardinia

Local organisers: [Sergio Solinas](/users/23), Irene Solinas
Organising committee: [Padraig Gleeson](/users/4), [Eugenio Piasini](/users/3), [Angus Silver](/users/6), [Boris Marin](/users/67)

### Focus of the meeting

There are an increasing number of cortical cell and network models being created and made publicly available, from networks of leaky integrate and fire neurons based on cortical connectivity and firing properties to multicompartmental, conductance based cell models. These are frequently used as the basis for other studies by interested parties to address different scientific questions. This meeting will to look at the range of models out there from the neocortex and thalamus which are of general interest and work towards getting these onto public, open source repositories, in standardised formats (NeuroML & PyNN) and get them well tested, annotated and ready for use as research tools by the attendees and the wider community.

### Confirmed speakers

[Sharon Crook](/users/8), Arizona State University, USA
[Markus Diesmann](http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/INM/INM-6/EN/Diesmann_Markus.html?nn=724694), Research Center Jülich, Germany
[Dirk Feldmeyer](http://www.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/cznk/?lidx=1), Aachen University, Germany
[Rick Gerkin](/users/65), Arizona State University, USA
[Alon Korngreen](/users/190), Bar-Ilan University, Israel
[Dave Lester](/users/90), [SpiNNaker project](http://apt.cs.man.ac.uk/projects/SpiNNaker/), University of Manchester, UK
[Angus Silver](/users/6), University College London
[Tim Vogels](http://www.cncb.ox.ac.uk/team/group-leaders/tim/), University of Oxford, UK
[Daniel Wójcik](/users/74), Nencki Institute, Poland

### Registration

There is no fee for attending the workshop, but **registration is required**. Please fill out the registration form [here](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EZJ1hK8_6XiFmd7h19ZtT2eh6Q_iecECvB3GYh64mo8/viewform).

### Provisional Agenda

There will be a [NeuroML Editorial Board](http://www.neuroml.org/editors.php) meeting on **Tues 13th May**. More details will follow on the main [NeuroML mailing list](http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=neuroml-technology). Interested parties are welcome to attend; please email p.gleeson@ucl.ac.uk.

#### Wednesday 14th May, 9am - 6pm

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| Introduction to the aims of the Open Source Brain initiative| What are the goals? What resources have been developed already? How can we get experimentalists to contribute data & improve the models? |
{background:\#ddd}. | |**Afternoon Session** | |
| Detailed modelling of individual cortical neurons | Types of models which will be discussed include: project:larkumetal2009; project:almog-korngreen-pyramidal-neuron; project:l5bpyrcellhayetal2011 |

#### Thursday 15th May, 9am - 6pm

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{background:\#ddd}. | |**Morning Session** | |
| Network models of cortex: reduced models | Examples of models of this type on OSB: project:vogelsetal2011; project:pospischiletal2008; project:izhikevichmodel ; project:destexhe\_jcns\_2009; project:brunel2000 |
{background:\#ddd}. | |**Afternoon Session** | |
| Network models of cortex: multicompartmental, conductance based models | Examples of models of this type on OSB: project:thalamocortical; project:acnet2 |

#### Friday 16th May, 9am - 6pm

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{background:\#ddd}. | |**Morning Session** | |
| OSB Symposium: Oscillation and resonance in CNS network loops | **Organiser: [Sergio Solinas](/users/23.*) This symposium aims to cluster the neuroscientists actively working in the field of neuronal network oscillations within the framework of OSB in order to promote the integration of models and tools in this area. |
. | |**Afternoon Session\* | |
| The future of OSB | Where do we go from here? What tools/infrastructure do we need to achieve real collaborative modelling in computational neuroscience? |

### Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact: [p.gleeson@ucl.ac.uk](mailto:p.gleeson@ucl.ac.uk).

### Support

This meeting is being generously supported by: