Satellite Programs

Theme IIT Workshop Part 1: Overview
Date & Time August 1, 2020 13:00-17:00
How to convene To be announced
Host Organization CREST(Causal structure of information network and high dimensional measurement of brain activity)
Organizers Yutaka Komura(Kyoto University)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya(Monash University)
Masafumi Oizumi(University of Tokyo)
Shuntaro Sasai(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Contact Information Shuntaro Sasai
Email: shununys@gmail.com
Phone number: +1-608-338-5311
Speakers Giulio Tononi(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya(Monash University)
Masafumi Oizumi(University of Tokyo)
Shuntaro Sasai(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Synopsis The Integrated Information theory (IIT) attempts to account for what consciousness is and infer the properties of its physical substrate. Although IIT has been receiving increasing attention from neuroscientists in recent years, there are not enough studies to test the theory. We will organize the workshop of IIT, consisting of a tutorial and a 4-day camp, as a satellite program of Neuroscience 2020. Here in the tutorial, we aim to facilitate the researches by explaining the core of the theory and giving an outline of empirical approaches. Specifically, Giulio Tononi, the proponent of IIT, will introduce the central concepts of the theory. Then, the tutorial will provide an overview of practical frameworks and their applications.
Sponsor CREST(Causal structure of information network and high dimensional measurement of brain activity)

 

Theme IIT Workshop Part 2:Camp
*The event scheduled as below is cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Date & Time August 2, 2020 – August 5, 2020
Venue The Westin Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center
Host Organization CREST(Causal structure of information network and high dimensional measurement of brain activity)
Organizers Yutaka Komura(Kyoto University)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya(Monash University)
Masafumi Oizumi(University of Tokyo)
Shuntaro Sasai(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Contact Information Shuntaro Sasai
Email: shununys@gmail.com
Phone number: +1-608-338-5311
Speakers Giulio Tononi(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chiara Cirelli(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Yutaka Komura(Kyoto University)
Naotsugu Tsuchiya(Monash University)
Masafumi Oizumi(University of Tokyo)
Shuntaro Sasai(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Synopsis We will organize the workshop of IIT, consisting of a tutorial and a 4-day camp, as a satellite program of Neuroscience 2020. Here in the camp, we aim to provide an opportunity for students and researchers to achieve a greater understanding of IIT through discussion with the proponent and other researchers working on the theory. We will also seek novel ways to facilitate testing IIT throughout the camp, which will launch new projects towards an in-depth understanding of consciousness.
Sponsor CREST(Causal structure of information network and high dimensional measurement of brain activity)

 

Call for Proposals for Satellite Programs

Proposals for satellite programs at Neuroscience2020 are now invited. Proposals approved as official satellite programs can use the name of “Neuroscience2020 Satellite Program”.

We provide the following publicity.

  • Publication in the Meeting Program (Free)
  • Publication on the Meeting Website (including possible links to satellite Websites) (Free)
  • Banner advertisement on the Meeting Website (Charged option: JPY 110,000 included tax)
  • Publication in Neuroscience2020 E-Newsletter (E-mail magazine for JNS members, Free)

Rooms in Kobe International Conference Center

Some rooms in Kobe International Conference Center are available for satellite programs on the day before the meeting, Tuesday, July 28. Number of rooms are limited. We accept the applications for the use of rooms on a first-come-first served basis. Following fees are required to use rooms in Kobe International Conference Center. The conference secretariat will send you an invoice as soon as the room for your satellite symposium is assigned.

Room Expense (by seating capacity)

Capacity
(seats)
Room Number Room charges
per hour
(tax included)
90 2B, 2F, Exhibition Hall No.2 Building JPY 5,000
90 3B, 3F, Exhibition Hall No.2 Building JPY 5,875
120 504 & 505, 5F, International Conference Center JPY 9,000
180 501 or 502, 5F, International Conference Center JPY 11,000

*Equipment fees will be charged if needed

How to apply

Organizations wishing to hold satellite programs are requested to download the application form and send it to Neuroscience2020 Secretariat at jns2020@aeplan.co.jp.

Required information

  1. Program title (Theme)
  2. Date, time and venue
  3. Expected number of attendees (only for those wishing to use rooms in Kobe International Conference Center)
  4. Host Organization
  5. Organizer (s) (name (s), affiliation (s) and contact information)
  6. Speakers (names and affiliations)
  7. Banner advertisement on the Meeting Website (Charged Option)
  8. Registration fees, registration method and maximum number of attendees
  9. Synopsis
  10. Special comments including names of co-host or sponsor if applicable

Notes

  • The Executive Committee will take the venue, scale, and other factors given in the application into consideration for the confirmation of official satellite seminars when responding to applications. Please kindly understand that we cannot meet all requests.
  • At least one organizer must be a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society.
  • Neuroscience2020 has the status of co-host and will not be involved with the running of the programs.
  • Please ensure that programs do not overlap with the main program of Neuroscience2020 between July 29 and August 1 (including events such as receptions).

Neuroscience2020 Secretariat

6F Shin-Osaka Grand Bldg., 2-14-14 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-0003, Japan
(c/o A & E Planning, Co., Ltd)
Tel: +81-6-6350-7163 Fax: +81-6-6350-7164
E-mail: jns2020@aeplan.co.jp


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