University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 9-10 September 2010
Synthetic Neuroethology refers to the use of computational and robotic models in the study of the neural mechanisms underlying the generation of behaviour in animals.
This one and a half day workshop brings together researchers involved in this and related fields in order to review progress and debate prospects.
Timing: 13:00, 9th September -- 16:00, 10th September
Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University)
Roland Baddeley (Bristol University)
Bart Baddeley (University of Sussex)
Neil Burgess (UCL)
Volker Duerr (Bielefeld University)
Paul Graham (University of Sussex)
Owen Holland (University of Sussex)
Richard Mann (Uppsala University)
Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex)
Tony Prescott (Sheffield University)
Barbara Webb (Edinburgh University)
With more to be announced
The workshop will include a poster session for which submissions are sought. Contributions from research students are particularly encouraged. To submit to the poster session email a short abstract of the work to be presented in the poster to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 13th August. LATE SUBMISSIONS MAY BE ACCEPTED.
Thursday 9th September. All talks in Silverstone 309.
|12:30-13:30||Arrival and Lunch (Silverstone Building)|
|13.30||Tony Prescott (Sheffield University)||Understanding The Brain Through Active Touch Sensing in Rats and Robots [abstract]|
|14.15||Thomas Nowotny (Sussex University)||Spiking Neuronal Network Models of Unsupervised Olfactory Learning on Graphical Processing Units [abstract]|
|15.30||Roland Baddeley (Bristol University)||Constraints on representations from the statistics of our visual world [abstract]|
|16.15||Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University)||Controlling Biomimetic Robots with Electronic Nervous Systems [abstract]|
|17:15||Wine and Posters||(in InQbate space - Pevensey 3 c07) [POSTER ABSTRACTS]|
Friday 10th September. All talks in Silverstone 309.
|9:00-9:30||Coffee (Silverstone building)|
|9:30||Neil Burgess (UCL)||Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Cognition [abstract]|
|10:15||Barbara Webb (Edinburgh University)||Mechanisms of Insect Behaviour [abstract]|
|11:30||Paul Graham (Sussex University)||TBA|
|12:00||Bart Baddeley (Sussex University)||Parsimonious Route Learning Strategies in Ants: A Possible Role for Observed Scanning Behaviours [abstract]|
|12.45||Richard Mann (Uppsala University)||Prediction of Homing Pigeon Flight Paths using Gaussian Processes [abstract]|
|14.30||Volker Duerr (Bielefeld University)||Embodied Motion Intelligence: a Dialogue Between Insects and Robots [abstract]|
|15:15||Owen Holland (Sussex University)||Modelling the Modeller: Towards a Human-like Robot with Action Oriented Imagination [abstract]|
A special issue of a leading journal will be dedicated to the work presented at the workshop. Authors of the best posters will be invited to submit full papers to the special issue.
In order to contribute towards costs a small fee will be charged for attendance at the workshop. Students: 20 GB pounds, non-students: 40 GB pounds. Registered attendees will be provided with refreshments and lunch on both days. The number of places at the workshop is limited so early registration is encouraged.
To register fill out the registration form ( Word PDF ) and send it to the following address with a cheque for registration payable to 'University of Sussex'
Workshop on Synthetic Neuroethology
School of Informatics
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QJ
FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INTENTION TO REGISTER TO email@example.com AND PAY ON THE DAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE
The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Sussex. Maps and travel directions can be found here.
The workshop will be held in The Silverstone Building (lecture theatre 309).
Brighton is a busy resort town with many hotels within easy access of the university; those requiring overnight accommodation can find details of suitable hotels and B&Bs here
A limited amount of accommodation may be available on campus close to the workshop venue. Booking details here. Early booking of this accommodation is recommended.
For general queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local organisation: Bart Baddeley, Paul Graham, Phil Husbands, Andy Philippides Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
Poster abstract submission deadline: 13th August
Notification of accepted posters: 20th August
Workshop dates: 9th -10th September 2010 (workshop starts at 12:30 on 9th and finishes at 16:00 on 10th)
Sponsored by The University of Sussex.