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RIKEN Symposia: 5th INCF Japan Node International Workshop Advances in Neuroinformatics(AINI) 2017

Date November 20-21, 2017
Time November 20, 9:30-18:50
November 21, 9:00-17:00
Target Researchers
Location RIKEN Okochi Hall
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Language English
Host Organization Neuroinformatics Japan Center
Co-sponsored The Japan Neuroscience Society, Japanese Neural Network Society, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Support The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Neuroinformatics has been recognized as a research field of information or data science, operating on the data obtained in neuroscience. Recently, as the scale of data being produced in neuroscience has increased, there is an emerging need for a highly trained workforce. Several efforts, including INCF's, have been initiated for educating neuroinformaticians.

They are required to become somewhat conversant in both neuroscience and computer science and have the skills to manage the big data produced in neuroscience. All of these efforts are important and valuable, however, neuroinformatics as a discipline should not stay as one field of information or data science. It is expected that a transdisciplinary approach between information science and neuroscience will create a new paradigm for the understanding of brain function. The neuroinformatician should not just wait for the data from traditional neuroscience, but should join the process of data acquisition; what kind of data should be measured, how to acquire it and how to analyze it. And they should reconsider whether the approaches for big-data in other fields can be applicable or not to neuroscience.

Since 1970 we have some experience concerning these matters at Osaka University, where we have established the department of biophysical engineering for undergraduate students, aiming to develop new types of scientists and engineers. The curriculum was designed so that they can learn quantitative literacy, hands-on research experience, and become somewhat conversant in neuroscience, physics and engineering. However, how to organize a transdisciplinary approach that will create a new research paradigm for understanding brain function is still an essential issue for us. We are expecting this workshop will provide us advancement toward the solution of the above-mentioned issue.

AINI2017Workshop Chairs

Lecturers and their affiliation:

Takeru HONDA : Research scientist, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
Hidetoshi IKENO : University of Hyogo, School of Human Science and Environment
Shin ISHII : Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Sunao IWAKI : Deputy Director, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Victor JIRSA : Director, INS Aix-Marseille University
Mitsuo KAWATO : Director, ATR Fellow ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group University of California, San Diego)
Tomoki KAZAWA : Project researcher, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
Hidenori KIYOSAWA : Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology, Department of Life Science
Shinji KONDO : Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Joint-Support Center for Data Science Research
Mitsuru KIKUCHI : Professor, Research Center for Child Mental Development, Kanazawa University
Keiichi KITAJO : Unit Leader, RIKEN BSI-Toyota Collaboration Center
Toshiharu NAKAI : Director, NeuroImaging & Informatics, National Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology
Takao NAMIKI : Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University
Masato NIKAIDO : Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS)
Yasuhiro OKADA : Emeritus Professor, Kobe University
Yuko Okamura-OHO : Professor, Jissen Women's University
Jean-Baptiste POLINE : Chair of INCF Training and Education Committee, University of California, Berkeley; McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute
Maximilian SCHMIDT : Research scientist, Laboratory for Neural Circuit Theory, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Shunji SATOH : Associate professor, Graduate school of informatics and engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
Ichiro TSUDA : Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences
Tadashi YAMAZAKI : The University of Electro-Communications
Ryo YOSHIDA : Associate Professor, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics

Workshop Day 1, Monday, November 20, 2017

9:30-9:40
Opening Remarks
Ryoji SUZUKI, Shun'ichi AMARI

9:40-10:20
Keynote Lecture Ⅰ
Chairperson: Shiro USUI
Mitsuko KAWATO "Decoded neurofeedback as a causal and computational tool for neuroscience"

10:20-11:00
Keynote Lecture Ⅱ
Chairperson: Shiro USUI
Jean-Baptiste POLINE "Responses to the (life) science reproducibility crisis: evolution of training and publishing in neuroinformatics for a more efficient research"

11:00-11:20
BREAK

11:20-12:20
Organized Session I-A
The future of neuroinformatics education
Chairperson: Tomoyuki HIGUCHI
Organizers: Tomoyuki HIGUCHI, Takeru HONDA, Yukiko NOTA and Junichiro YOSHIMOTO

11:20-11:50
Yasuhiro OKADA
"The future of neuroinformatics education indicated by history of neuroscience"

11:50-12:20
Ryo YOSHIDA
"Data Science for Materials Discovery: Extrapolative Prediction and Discovery"

12:20-12:30
Group Photo

12:30-13:40
Lunch Break and Poster Session

13:40-14:10
Poster Session Core Time I (Odd Number)

14:10-14:40
Poster Session Core Time II (Even Number)

14:40-14:50
BREAK

14:50-16:10
Organized Session Ⅱ Selected papers
Chairperson: Yoshimi KAMIYAMA

14:50-15:02
Hidetoshi IKENO
"Development of a hypertext tutorial for construction of a standard brain"

15:02-15:14
Tomoki KAZAWA
"The experimental-data-driven construction of neural circuit simulation of insect brain using estimations on a single neuron and circuit level"

15:14-15:26
Maximilian SCHMIDT
"NEST: A mature simulation tool for spiking neuronal networks"

15:26-15:38
Takeru HONDA
"Quantitative Evaluation of Motor Control in Smooth Pursuit Arm Movement on Kinect v2 Sensor"

15:38-15:50
Shunji SATOH
"Visiome data for computational study on the receptive fields of the primary visual cortex"

15:50-16:02
Toshiharu NAKAI
"The INCF Neuroinformatics for Aging Special Interest Group - Cooperation in neuroinformatics to accelerate validation of aging interventions"

16:02-16:10
Q&A and Disucussion

16:10-16:20
BREAK

16:20-17:50
Organized Session Ⅲ
Dynamics of genes expressed in neurons and brain, their associated phenotypes and potential links to neuroinformatics
Chairperson: Shinji KONDO
Organizers: Shinji KONDO, Akira SATO and Keizo TAKAO

16:20-16:40
Masato NIKAIDO
"Evolution of V1R pheromone receptor genes in vertebrates: its diversity and generality"

16:40-17:00
Yuko Okamura-OHO
"Differential and tissue-specific gene expression in the mouse brain"

17:00-17:20
Hidenori KIYOSAWA
"Transcriptome dynamics during in vitro neuronal differentiation with allelic distinction"

17:20-17:40
Shinji KONDO
"Transcriptional dynamics of monoallelically expressed genes during neuronal development of F1-hybrid mice"

17:40-17:50
Summary

17:50-18:00
BREAK

18:00-18:50
Organized Session I-B
The future of neuroinformatics education
Chairperson: Junichiro YOSHIMOTO
Organizers: Tomoyuki HIGUCHI, Takeru HONDA, Yukiko NOTA and Junichiro YOSHIMOTO

18:00-18:30
Shin ISHII
"Neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence"

18:30-18:50
Panel Disucussion Chairperson: Shiro USUI
Panelist: Yasuhiro OKADA, Ryo YOSHIDA, Shin ISHII, Mitsuo KAWATO, Jean-Baptiste POLINE and Shun'ichi AMARI

19:00-20:30
Social Gathering

Workshop Day 2, Tuesday, November 21, 2017

9:00-9:40
Keynote Lecture Ⅲ Chairperson: Shinya KURIKI
Ichiro TSUDA
"A computational theory for constrained self-organization in neural systems and its applications"

9:40-10:20
Keynote Lecture Ⅳ Chairperson: Shinya KURIKI
Viktor JIRSA
"Translational Neuroscience: from bifurcations to personalized medicine"

10:20-10:40
BREAK

10:40-12:10
Organized Session Ⅳ Brain signal: Measurement, data analysis and modeling
Chairperson: Yoshihide TAMORI Organizers: Shinya KURIKI, Yoshihide TAMORI and Ichiro TSUDA

10:40-11:00
Keiichi KITAJO
"Unraveling Individual Differences in Human Brain Dynamics"

11:00-11:20
Sunao IWAKI
"MEG-fMRI multimodal integration to investigate neural dynamics while perceiving 3-D object shape from motion"

11:20-11:40
Mitsuru KIKUCHI "Challenge to the brain functional measurement during parent-child interaction."

11:40-12:00
Takao NAMIKI
"Mathematical Structures in the Brain Dynamics of Epilepsy"

12:00-12:10
Q&A and Disucussion

12:10-12:20
Closing Remarks Shun'ichi AMARI or Yukiko GODA

13:10-17:00
Tutorial Session Organizer: Jun IGARASHI, Hidetoshi IKENO, Yoshimi KAMIYAMA, Ryohei KANZAKI, Tomoki KAZAWA, Daisuke MIYAMOTO and Tadashi YAMAZAKI

Session 1.
Tadashi YAMAZAKI
Introduction of High-Performance Computing for Neuroinformatics

Session 2
Jean-Baptiste POLINE / Hidetoshi IKENO
Introduction to statistical data analysis in python

[Contact]
AINI 2017 Secretariat
Neuroinformatics Japan Center (NIJC) RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI)
2-1 Hirosawa Wako Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
Email: aini2017[at]nijc.brain.riken.jp

[Participation Registration]
Participation fee is free. On-site registration is welcome, while your on-line registration is helpful for the workshop office.

[Social Gathering]
Participants in the social gathering (including food and drinks) held in the evening of November 20 are required to register on-line, and pay on-site. [Regular 3,000 JPY, Students 2,000 JPY].

*This Workshop is a part of the RIKEN Symposium Series