An intensive, high quality, two day symposium on computational neuroscience, organized by Tsinghua University Medical School, will feature presentations of theories, models, and theory/model- motivated experiments in neuroscience. Most presentations will be contributed posters, allowing extensive interactions and exchanges between participants. Additionally, there will be two tutorials and a few invited oral presentations (see below). The topics of interests include, but are not limited to, computational theories and models of vision or other sensory processes, motor control, learning, memory, and decision making; physiological and psychological experiments to test or develop computational theories, such as electrophysiology to test theories of visual attention, and human psychophysics to explore models of visual adaptation, inference, and perceptual learning; inter-disciplinary investigations in neural encoding and decoding, learning and plasticity, neural circuits and networks, etc. This symposium aims to encourage interaction between computational and experimental communities, and between  the regional and international communities of computational neuroscience, and to foster and encourage interest among students and young researchers in this field. We hope that such interactions and exchanges will lead to collaborations between participants.

Information about  last two year’s symposium can be found here: 2010′s symposium and 2009′s symposium

Invited Tutorial Lectures:

Computational motor control and BMI—–by Mitsuo Kawato (ATR, Japan)
Visual search, experiments and models—–by Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard,USA)
There will be two hours of lectures on each topic on July 13th.


July 13-14, 2011 — Tutorial lectures (July 13th), symposium presentations (starting July 13th evening or July 14th morning to be finalized).


Tsinghua University Medical school, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Invited Symposium and Tutorial Speakers include

Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard,USA)
Robert Desimone (MIT, USA)
Mitsuo Kawato (ATR, Japan)
Guosong Liu (Tsinghua University, China) -
Fred Wolf (Max Planck Institute for dynamics and self-organization, Goettingen, Germany) — Are cortical networks tuned to the edge of chaos?

Some names of the participants and contributors are

Fang Fang (Peking University, China),
Bo Hong (Tsinghua University, China),
Yi Jiang (Institute of Psychology CAS, China)
Wu Li (Beijing Normal University, China)
Zili Liu (UCLA, USA)
Zuxiang Liu (Institute of biophysics, academic sinica, China)
Haidong Lu (Institute of Neuroscience, China)
*Hiro Nakahara (RIKEN, Japan),
Ning Qian (Columbia University, US),
Sen Song (Tsinghua University, China),
Taro Toyoizumi (RIKEN, Japan)
Misha Tsodyks (Weismann Institute, Israel)
Wei Wang (Institute of Neuroscience, China)
Katsumi Watanabe
(University of Tokyo, Japan)
Si Wu (Institute of Neuroscience, China),
Cong Yu (Beijing Normal University, China)
liqing Zhang, (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Li Zhaoping (University College London, UK/Tsinghua University, China).

(*, not confirmed)

Symposium committee: Bo Hong, Ning Qian, Sen Song, and Li Zhaoping.

Call for contributions and participations:

Researchers and students are encouraged to contribute and participate in the symposium. Registration is required, early registration is recommended if you want to secure a place. To contribute a poster presentation, please submit an abstract (max 200 words) together with a one to two A4 page summary of the work in a pdf file at the registration website. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2010. The submissions will be reviewed by the symposium committee. Limited travel/registration support funds are available to help some Chinese students and young researchers to participate in the symposium. Preference will be given to those who present their work. Please contact the symposium organization to apply for financial assistance for travel/registration if needed.


Registration is required to participate in the symposium, early registration is recommended if you want to secure a place. The registration is free for students who do not sign up for symposium dinner. For non-students, the registration costs 450 yuan (about 69 US dollars), or 200 yuan for students who like to sign up for symposium dinner. Receipts will be provided for all registration payments (payable ASAP or when you arrive at the symposium) received.


Please go to Registration to submit poster contributions. Each submission requires an abstract (max 200 words) and a summary (1-2 A4 pages in a pdf file) of the work. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2010.
The submissions will be reviewed by the symposium committee with decision about one week after the deadline.


Please email, or, for urgent enquiries email


Tsinghua University Medical school, Tsinghua University Computational Neuroscience Laboratory,  Tsinghua University.