The 11th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience will be a three-day conference hosted at Sydney University from 27th-29th November, 2018.

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International Speakers

Sophie Deneve: Learning, plasticity, and neural coding.
Jianfeng Feng: Systems neuroscience and cognition.
Alain Destexhe: Cortical microcircuit models.
Gustavo Deco: Large-scale brain modeling.

Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract submission will close on 21st September. Abstracts selected for an oral presentation will be notified early in October, with preference given to speakers who have pre-registered.

Early-bird registration (until 21st September): $250 + GST (students), $450 + GST (general).

General registration (closes 26th October): $300 + GST (students), $540 + GST (general).




November 27: Day 1

This first day, themed New Directions in Brain Modeling and Analysis: Dynamics, Structure, and Function aims to present new and general methods for quantitative neuroscience. Presentations will introduce new tools and techniques and may include interactive software demonstrations.

Session 1: Neural field theory and modeling
Session 2: Dynamics and function of cortical spatiotemporal patterns
Session 3: Information theory and methods for large-scale datasets
Session 4: Sleep dynamics

November 28: Day 2

Session 1: Large-scale brain modeling

Session 2: Models of cortical microcircuits

  • Alain Destexhe, Unite de Neurosciences, Information & Complexite (UNIC) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
  • Anthony Burkitt, University of Melbourne.

Session 3: Neuroscience-inspired AI and Neuroengineering

Conference Dinner, Grandstand Function Center.

November 29: Day 3

Session 1: Learning, plasticity, and neural coding

  • Sophie Deneve, Institute of Cognitive Studies, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
  • Tatiana Kameneva, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.

Session 2: Systems neuroscience and cognition


Budget Options

Being just a week away from the end of residential contracts, there will be many rooms available in college accomodation on campus, at affordable rates. You may contact Sydney University accomodation services to inquire directly via email. You may also investigate options through University Stays

There are many hotels and Airbnb options around Sydney.


We have negotiated discount rates for the following two hotels:

Mercure Sydney (4 star)
818-820 George Street, Chippendale.
Tel. +61 2 9217 6666
1.6km from conference venue (20 min walk or 12 min by bus)
Rate for conference delegates: $230/night (optional: +$25 breakfast)

Ibis World Square (3.5 star)
382–384 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Tel.  +61 2 8627 3111
2.5km from conference venue (31 min walk or 18 min by bus)
Rate for conference delegates: $200/night (optional: +$25 breakfast)

You can access these reduced rates by setting your DESTINATION as either "MERCURE SYDNEY" or "IBIS SYDNEY WORLD SQUARE" when you book here

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