Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FACETS CodeJam #4 registration now open

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual FACETS CodeJam meeting (http://neuralensemble.org/codejam4), which will take place June 22nd-24th, 2010 in Marseille, France.

The goal of the FACETS CodeJam workshops is to catalyze open-source, collaborative software development in computational and systems neuroscience and neuroinformatics, by bringing together researchers, students and engineers to share ideas, present their work, and write code together. The general format of the workshops is to dedicate the mornings to invited and contributed talks, leaving the afternoons free for discussions and code sprints.

For the 4th FACETS CodeJam, the main theme of the meeting will be workflows: what are the best practices for combining different tools (simulators, analysis tools, visualization tools, databases etc.) to ensure the efficient and reproducible flow of data and information from experiment conception to publication and archiving? Our invited speakers include:

• Dr Juliana Freire, who will talk about scientific data management, workflows and provenance, and give a demonstration of the VisTrails system.

• Dr Hugo Cornelis, who will talk about simulation project workflows in the GENESIS 3 simulator, and give a GENESIS 3 demonstration.

• Dr Gael Varoquaux, a primary contributor to the MayaVI 3D visualization tool for Python, will talk about analysing and modelling spontaneous brain activity in neuroimaging with

We invite contributions on any topic related to software in neuroscience, but especially on topics related to the main theme - if you think you have a good system for managing your workflow, please come and share it with us. If you have ideas for organising code sprints, whether a feature that you would like to see added to an existing tool or an idea for new software, please also let us know.

The meeting is being organised by Andrew Davison, Abigail Morrison, Eilif Muller and Laurent Perrinet.

Registration & Further Information

The registration deadline in 4 June 2010, and is limited to 40 participants.

Please consult the meeting website at


for registration and further information.

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