Thursday, March 4, 2010 & Friday March 5, 2010
ISTB I Room 227, Arizona State University


The second annual NeuroML Development Workshop will provide a forum for discussion and debate regarding the NeuroML description language and related tool development. The workshop is open to the NeuroML specification committees, consultants, and anyone in the neuroinformatics community who is willing to contribute to the future development of NeuroML. Please contact the NeuroML team if you would like to attend.

This year, the workshop is part of a larger symposium on multiscale approaches for understanding neural plasticity.
Symposium Website | Symposium Flyer | Symposium Poster | Interactive Map of ASU


Attendees:

Guy Billings, University College London, UK
Avrama Blackwell, George Mason University, USA
Upi Bhalla, National Center for Biological Science, India
Ted Carnevale, Yale University, USA
Robert Cannon, Textensor Limited, UK
Hugo Cornelis, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Sharon Crook, Arizona State University, USA
Andrew Davison, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Suzanne Dietrich, Arizona State University, USA
Padraig Gleeson, University College London, UK
Lyle Graham, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Mike Hucka, CalTech, USA
Stephen Larson, University of California San Diego, USA
Henrik Linden, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Michele Mattioni, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Alfredo Rodriguez, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Angus Silver, University College London, UK

Important Information for Invited Attendees:

Most attendees will arrive Wednesday into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. You have several options for local transportation. You may contact the hotel and request complimenary shuttle service or take a taxi to the hotel (~$12.00). If you have plenty of time and not much luggage, you can take the light rail to the Mill Avenue/Third Street stop in Tempe and walk to the hotel.

The workshop hotel is the Tempe Courtyard by Marriott Downtown. Your hotel bill will be billed directly to ASU.

The symposium lectures, reception, and poster session on Wednesday will be held at the ASU University Club, which is a short walk from the hotel. See the symposium website for more details. The link to the interactive map of ASU at the top of this page provides a way to locate ASU buildings and covers the downtown Tempe area.

The NeuroML Workshop begins on Thursday March 4 at 9:00am in the ISTB I ("ISTB one") building on the ASU Tempe campus. There is a Starbucks Coffee shop directly across from the entrance to ISTB I (just in case). When you arrive at ISTB I, someone will be there to help you get through security. Snacks, lunch and drinks will be provided throughout the day. On Thursday the workshop dinner will be held at 7:00pm at the House of Tricks in Tempe.

We will meet again on Friday at 9:00am at the same location. For those participants staying through Friday night, a workshop dinner party will be held at the home of Ranu Jung and Jimmy Abbas, Co-Directors of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems at ASU. We will provide carpools from the hotel to the party.

Many of you are providing tutorials for local students and researchers on Saturday. This session begins at 8:30am in room 104 of the E wing of the Life Sciences Building (LSE). Beverages and a continental style breakfast will be provided mid-morning. You might want to grab a cup of coffee on your way over to get you through the first hour.

During the workshop, paperwork will be provided for reimbursement for travel expenses. Please save all receipts. If you hold a non-US passport, a copy of your visa and passport will be required (in case you want to submit your documents while here at ASU).

If you are arriving early or staying late, there are a number of interesting attractions that will be very convenient for you to visit. Many are available by taking the light rail. Some places to consider are the Desert Botanical Garden, the Heard Museum which is famous for its Native American Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Historic Heritage Square and Arizona Science Center, and the Phoenix Zoo. The hotel will be able to provide further suggestions including local hikes in our urban mountain preserves, mountain bike rental and such. There is also the possibility to rent a car and drive to the beautiful Sedona area (1 1/2 to 2 hours driving time each way) or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (3 1/2 to 4 hours each way).

Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any questions at all. Safe travels all and see you soon!


Supported in part by R01 MH081905 from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH),
PI: Sharon Crook, Arizona State University

Additional support: MRC, Wellcome Trust