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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).

The focus of this meeting will be on cortical cell & network models at all levels of detail from integrate & fire to detailed multicompartmental models. While modellers of other areas are more than welcome, we hope to get a critical mass of cortical modellers and experimentalists together.

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 meeting

The focus of this meeting will be on **open source multicompartmental, conductance based cortical cell & network models**.

There are an increasing number of multicompartmental, conductance based (thalamo)cortical cell models being made available and reused/modified 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 interesting for multiple parties 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

[Markus Diesmann](http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Personen/INM/INM-6/EN/Diesmann_Markus.html?nn=724694), Research Center Jülich, Germany [Angus Silver](/users/6)
[Dirk Feldmeyer](http://www.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/cznk/?lidx=1), Aachen University, Germany
[Alon Korngreen](/users/190), Bar-Ilan University, Israel
[Angus Silver](/users/6), University College London

### Provisional Agenda

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

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| Introduction to the aims of the Open Source Brain initiative| What are the goals? What has been developed already? How can we get experimentalists to contribute data? |
{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: morphologically detailed | 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).