First European School on Neuroengineering "Massimo Grattarola"

From: Corsini Filippo (
Date: Wed Apr 02 2003 - 18:06:07 CEST

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First European School on Neuroengineering "Massimo Grattarola"
Venice 16-20 June 2003
Telecom Italia Learning Services (TILS), and the University of Genoa (DIBE, DIST, Bioengineering course) are currently organizing the first edition of an European Summer School on Neuroengineering. The school will be entitled to Massimo Grattarola.
The first edition , which will last for five days, will be held from June 16 to June 20, 2003 at Telecom Italia's Future Center in Venice.
The School will cover the following main themes:
1. Neural code and plasticity
o Development and implementation of methods to identify, represent and analyze hierarchical and self-organizing systems
o Cortical computational paradigms for perception and action
2. Brain-like adaptive information processing systems
o Development and implementation of methods to identify, represent and analyze hierarchical and self-organizing systems
o Models of learning, representation and adaptability based on knowledge of the nervous system.
o Exploration of the capabilities of natural neurobiological systems as flexible computational devices.
o Use of information from nervous systems to engineer new control techniques and new artificial systems.
o Development of highly innovative Artificial Neural Networks capable of reproducing the functioning of vertebrate nervous systems.
3. Bio-artificial systems
o Development of novel brain-computer interfaces
o Development of new techniques for neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-prostheses
o Hybrid silicon/biological systems
In response to current reforms in training, at the Italian and European levels, the Summer School on Neuroengineering is certified to grant credits.
These include:
ECM (Educazione Continua in Medicina) credits recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits recognized by all European Universities
More information and application forms can be obtained from: <>
Scientific Board:
Sun -ichi Amari
RIKKEN, Brain Science Institute Laboratory for Mathematical Neuroscience, Japan
Fabrizio Davide
Telecom Italia Learning Services, Italy
Walter J. Freeman
University of Berkeley, USA
Stephen Grossberg
University of Boston, USA
Milena Koudelka-Hep
IMT, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Gwendal Le Masson
INSERM, French Institute of Health and Medical Research, France
Sergio Martinoia
DIBE, Unversity of Genoa, Italy
Pietro Morasso
DIST, University of Genoa, Italy
Sylvie Renaud-Le Masson
ENSEIRB - IXL Bordeaux, France
Wim Rutten
University of Twente, Netherlands
Jaap Van Pelt
Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Netherlands
Confirmed Lecturers:
Abbruzzese G.
Non-invasive exploration of human cerebral cortex by transcranial magnetic stimulation
Benfenati F.
Molecular dissection of neurotransmitter release mechanisms: a key to understand short-term memory processes
Torre V., Ruaro M. E., Bonifazi P.
Towards the neurocomputer: image processing and learning with neuronal cultures
Aleksander I.
Digital Neuromodelling Based on the Architecture of the Brain: Basics and Applications
Destexhe A.
The stochastic integrative properties of neocortical neurons in vivo
Gielen S.
Quantitative models to explain the degree-of-freedom problem in motor control
Le Masson G.
Cyborgs : from fiction to science
Rutten W.
Neuro-electronic interface engineering and neuronal network learning
Van Pelt J.
Computational and experimental approaches in neuronal morphogenesis and network formation
Mussa-Ivaldi F.
The Engineering of motor learning and adaptive control
Sandini G.
Cognitive Development in Robot Cubs
Morasso P.
Motor control of unstable tasks
Knoll A.
Neuro-IT - an overview of network scope and activities
Orban G.
Investigating the primate brain at different levels of organisation: linking single cell recording and fMRI in the awake monkey
Pearce T.
Olfactory machines on the move
 Engel A.
Synchrony as an integrative principle for cognitive architectures
Two Practical Laboratory:
Davide F., Stillo G, Morabito F.
Chosen exempla of neuronal signals decoding, analysis and features extractions
Renaud-Le Masson
Bioengineering: on-silicon solutions for biologically realistic artificial neural networks (state-of-the-art and development perspectives for integrated ANN
Registration Fee*:
Undergraduate and graduate: 100 EUR
PhD students and young researcher: 250 EUR
Business and medical professional: 500 EUR
* The School registration fee includes the meeting program, reception, two coffee breaks and a lunch each day, and meeting proceedings.
For informations you can contact: Filippo Corsini <>
For informations about hotel in Venice: <> and <>
Dr. Filippo Corsini
Telecom Italia- Learning Services S.p.A.
Business Development
Viale Parco de' Medici, 61, 00148 Roma Italy
tel: +39.06.368.72379
fax: +39.06.368.80101
e-mail: <>
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