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Welcome to the spring newsletter!

As the snow begins to thaw in Stockholm, the Secretariat is preparing for spring-summer events. The INCF spring Nodes workshop will be hosted by the Polish Node in Warsaw April 16-17. The workshop comprises a full day scientific program with contributions from across all Nodes, and a Nodes strategic session. Thanks to the Polish Node for hosting what promises to be a lively and interesting event!

We were delighted that INCF was accepted again this year as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code program; our community has submitted 27 project proposals, a record number!

Look out for INCF’s booth and co-sponsored hackathon at OHBM in June. We look forward to hosting the annual Neuroinformatics Congress in Cairns, Australia in August. This tropical environment will be a wonderful setting for international scientific interactions of the highest calibre. Neuroinformatics 2015 is a satellite meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry’s meeting, co- located with meetings of the Australasian Neuroscience Society and Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry. 

Linda Lanyon, INCF Executive Director

INCF Nodes Workshop in Warsaw, April 16-17

The INCF Nodes Workshop, held each spring, is the main event bringing representatives from each Node country together to present their activities, begin and continue collaborations, and inspire the future directions of INCF. The next workshop will spotlight Polish neuroinformatics research in areas from molecular neuroscience to brain-computer interfaces and supercomputing. It will be held at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw, and is open to the wider scientific community. Registration is free. Please register latest March 16.
bit.ly/incf2015spring
Save the date! INCF is sponsoring the 3rd Annual OHBM Hackathon, which will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu, June 12-14, just before the main conference. The first two days will focus on collaborative and open neuroscience projects in data analysis and methods development, and the third and final day of the event will feature a free morning course on “Brain Hacking 101” where participants will be introduced to brain imaging as a data science. Registration will open soon. Project ideas can be submitted to www.brainhack.org.

Courses and conferences


Power-laws and multiple scales in neural systems
March 12 - 13, 2015
Paris, France
eitnconf-120315.sciencesconf.org/

INCF short course on information processing in neural systems
May 1 - 11, 2015
Osnabrück, Germany
Registration deadline: March 7, 2015
www.incf.ni.uos.de/

5th international workshop on pattern recognition in neuroimaging
June 10 - 12, 2015
Stanford, United States
Paper submission: March 4, 2015
sites.google.com/site/prni2015/

CAMP@Bangalore
Summer School in Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity
June 27 - July 12, 2015
Bangalore, India
Registration deadline: March 1, 2015
camp.ncbs.res.in/

Summer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data
July 6 - 17, 2015
Berkeley, CA, USA
Application deadline: April 6, 2015
http://crcns.org/course 

Advanced scientific programming in Python
August 31 - September 5, 2015
Munich, Germany
Application deadline: March 31, 2015
python.g-node.org

 
Submit your event to the INCF calendar: incf.org/community/events
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Publications in brief


The Scalable Brain Atlas
This paper describes the SBA, an INCF-supported collection of web services built around a set of brain atlas templates for different species.
bit.ly/1AFRNmB

The connectomics of brain disorders
This review details how connectomics can be used to describe and track progression of brain disease.
bit.ly/1EM6DsH

A long journey into reproducible computational neuroscience
In this commentary, a group of French computational neuroscientists argue that the field urgently needs better practices to make modelling reproducible
bit.ly/17Nwup4

A spectrum of sharing
This review summarizes challenges and possible solutions in sharing neuroimaging data.
bit.ly/1vmF21w

BrainBrowser
This article describes a JavaScript library for visualization of remote datasets in web browsers, without requiring plugins. 
bit.ly/17tLW9T

Scalable neuroinformatics data flow
A scalabledata flow for electrophysiological signals using MapReduce (applied to epilepsy data)
bit.ly/1BsfGS7
Welcome to Neuroinformatics 2015 in Cairns, Australia!
We are joining the 2015 Google Summer of Code as a mentoring organization, with 27 projects suggested by mentors from our community. See them all here: 
incf.org/gsoc/2015/proposals
Meet us at the Brain Forum in Lausanne, March 30 - April 1.
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