INCF Japan-Node News No.13 Aug. 2010
1)RAST (Related Abstract Search tool) is now available
2)3rd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics: Neuroinformatics2010
4)Registration Open for Digital Atlasing Workshop on Sep.2nd
5)South Korea joins the INCF
INCF Japan-Node Newsletter No.13 Aug. 2010 (NIJC at RIKEN-BSI)
1) RAST (Related Abstract Search tool) is now available
* Neuroinformatics 2010 RAST
* Neuro 2010 RAST (mutually linked with MySchedule)
The RAST allows you to search not only by providing keyword(s),
but also by selecting one or multiple abstracts to search for its
related abstracts. This feature may provide results focused on
the user's interest. That is, abstracts related to a single abstract
by means of document similarity may belong to a different research topic.
However, abstracts mutually similar to multiple selected abstracts have
higher chance in belonging to the similar topic. RAST also suggests
possible candidates of keywords by automatically extracting major words
from the list of related abstracts. You can also use these words to
refine your search. Moreover, not all related abstracts will contain
the provided keyword(s). These abstracts cannot be searched by the
ordinary keyword search, and thus we call them "Hidden treasure".
You can create a list by clicking on Add to Cart button at each abstract,
where abstracts will be sorted by date and time. You can also print
the list with or without the abstract body from your Printing Cart.
You can restore your "Printing Cart" by saving the ID which is
displayed on the top right corner.
Try and find your "hidden treasures" with RAST! (A quick guide is shown
on the top page, and a detailed guide can be accessed by clicking on
"How to use").
2) 3rd INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics: Neuroinformatics2010
* Abstract Book of "Neuroinformatics2010" is available on the web.
You'll get a data CD of abstracts (not a book form) at the reception desk
on site. So we recommend printing it beforehand.
* The single-track 2010 Congress program has four workshops, five high-
profile keynote lectures and two sessions for 98 posters and 24 demos.
In the afternoon on the 3rd day, J-Node Special Symposium will be held.
Date: August 30, 31, September 1, 2010
Venue: Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan
Registration: Last day for online registration is August 25 (5PM, CET)
but it will be possible to register on site (credit card only).
* Program for J-Node Special Symposium with abstracts
* Welcome Reception: featuring the announcement of the INCF Image
Competition winners and Noh theater.
Date & Start Time: August 30, 2010, 19:00
Place: Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cost: Included in the registration fee (make sure to tick the
"Welcome Reception" button in the registration form)
# INCF Image Competition
# Noh performance "Shohjoh"
* Banquet: Dinner Cruise on board the "Luminous Kobe" will be held
on Aug. 31. The "Luminous Kobe" will take us on a loop out of Kobe
Harbor and along the coast. Expect an elegant atmosphere, unique
perspectives of the area's scenery and a look at a busy ocean highway!
Date & Time: August 31, 2010
Buses leave from outside the Convention Center at 18:00.
The ship leaves the harbor at 19:00.
Cost: EUR 90 (make sure to tick the "Dinner Cruise" button in the
* Exhibition booth of INCF Japan-Node is opening in front of the reception
desk during the Congress.
Platforms in Japan-Node will give you demonstrations.
Date: September 2, 3, 4, 2010
Venue: Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan
* INCF Co-hosting Symposium(S1-1-1) on Sep.2nd
"Hierarchical data-oriented neuroscience"
Data-oriented neuroscience is a novel research field which attempts
to integrate high-throughput measurement data at different levels of
neural systems, from molecules to behaviors, to create databases, to
discover new knowledge, and to construct quantitative models.
In this symposium, we discuss possible future directions of
data-oriented neuroscience with invited talks by leading researchers
engaged on developments of large-scale neural databases and
Date & Time: September 2, 2010, 8:30-11:00
Venue: Room 1
Chair: Shiro Usui (RIKEN BSI)
Tadashi Isa (Department of Developmental Physiology, NIPS)
Allan R Jones (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
"Mapping Gene Expression in the CNS: Tools and Data from the
Allen Institute for Brain Science"
Rodney J Douglas (Institute of Neuroinformatics, Univ. Zurich)
"Some Computational Principles derived from Cortical Neuroanatomy"
Sten Grillner (INCF, Karolinska Institute)
"The Computational Logics of Networks in Motion - from Ion
Channels to Behavior"
Gary F Egan (Florey Neuroscience Institute, Univ. Melbourne)
"Multi-modal brain imaging for investigating and modeling
* INCF Japan-Node will give demonstrations at Neuro2010
Exhibition booth of INCF Japan-Node is opening during Neuro2010.
Platforms in Japan-Node will give you demonstrations. Demo schedule
will be noticed later.
Place & Booth No.: Room 1, 1st floor. Booth No.27
4) Registration Open for Digital Atlasing Workshop on Sep.2nd
The day-long Workshop will be held Sept. 2 at the Portopia Hotel and is
open to everyone. Progress of the program towards interoperability
between diverse atlasing efforts will be featured, including Waxholm Space
(WHS) as a spatial standard for the mouse brain and INCF Digital Atlasing
Infrastructure (DAI) which supports this interoperability. Highlights
include demonstrations and hands-on activities with software tools,
transformation services, standards development, and information about how
others might take advantage of this framework. Limited spots are available.
To register, please email DA-Workshop@incf.org.
5) South Korea joins the INCF
INCF is pleased to announce that South Korea has joined the organization
as of July 2010, becoming the 16th member country. The INCF National Node
of South Korea (K-Node) is located at the Brain Science Research Center
(BSRC) of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
The Chair and Coordinator of the K-Node is Dr. Soo-Young Lee, Professor
of Electrical Engineering and Director of the BSRC.
More information: http://www.incf.org/about/nodes/south-korea
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