6th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

 

22–25 February 2022
Medical University Innsbruck, Austria & Online

Hybrid Event


Download the Preliminary Scientific Programme

 

 




FAQ's and all you need to know
 

Registration for on-site participation

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Conference material
  • Coffee & lunch breaks during the conference
  • Admission to social programme

The fee does not include travel and accommodation.
 

Registration for virtual participation

  • Admission to scientific sessions available for virtual participation
  • Admission to workshops available for virtual participation
  • Conference material

     

The conference will start on Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 1:00 PM CET and will end in the afternoon of Friday 25 February 2022. The programme comprises keynote lectures, student sessions, poster sessions, workshops as well as social events.

 

Registration fee waivers are available for a limited number of participants who successfully submit an abstract for presentation. 

To apply for a fee waiver, please send an email to education@humanbrainproject.eu with a short explanation (max. 200 words).

 

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation from the conference organisers can request one by contacting the 6th HBP Student Conference organisers, by email to: education@humanbrainproject.eu. To receive a letter of invitation, delegates must register for the conference first and submit any necessary data, as stated in the online form. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference, the registration, and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the delegate.

The link to our virtual conference platform as well as the online credentials will be sent out to all registered participants a few days prior to the conference.

 

Yes, the virtual platform is accessible to all registered participants.

 

To make this virtual conference an interactive experience, it is important that you have access to a stable internet connection, good audio (with microphone) and ideally (not mandatory) a webcam for video communication.

Also, to have the full conference experience it is important that you have installed the Zoom Desktop Client application (v5.7.0 or higher) and that you access the conference platform via the latest version of Google Chrome

 

Submitters whose abstract have been accepted for a poster presentation can find the virtual poster guidelines  here.

The presenting author of your abstract has received detailed information via email. Make sure to check your spam folder. If you did not receive an email, urgently contact education@humanbrainproject.eu


Important deadlines for presenting authors:

Register for the conference until 21 January 2022 (In case you cannot participate physically, inform the HBP Education Office by 15th January 2022 via email)

Fill in the recording and abstract permission online form until 21 January 2022

Send your final poster to education@humanbrainproject.eu until 7 February 2022

If the Covid-19 situation will not allow us to meet physically, the conference will be moved fully virtually. Participants who registered for on-site participation will receive a refund for the difference of the online participation fee.


 

The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields. The 6th HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among early career researchers working across various scientific fields relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP). Attendees will be exposed to the data-driven and multidisciplinary brain research approach of the HBP and will have the opportunity to use the EBRAINS research infrastructure. The conference will provide space for extensive scientific dialogue (both intra- and interdisciplinary) amongst peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures, workshops & hands-on training sessions and social events. It will take place as a hybrid event, organised and supported by the HBP Education Programme.  

The 4-day conference will be held in a hybrid format from 22–25 February 2022 with most sessions being streamed online. 


Participation in the 6th HBP Student Conference is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the HBP or not. Participants without contributions to the scientific programme are also welcome. We encourage all young scientists to register and aim for an equal representation of all genders.


Registration

As part of the registration process, you can also choose which workshop(s) you would like to attend. Make sure to check out the workshop descriptions before registering.

Registration deadline: 7 February 2022
 

 

Registration information & fees 
 
  Registration for on-site participation Registration for virtual participation
Students* € 100.00  € 30.00
Regular participants € 150.00 € 30.00

* A proof of your student status (student ID) will be required on site, otherwise a surcharge (regular participant fee) has to be paid.


What is covered by the registration fee?

Registration for on-site participation

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Conference material
  • Coffee & lunch breaks during the conference
  • Admission to social programm

The fee does not include travel and accommodation.
 

Registration for virtual participation

  • Admission to scientific sessions available for virtual participation
  • Admission to workshops available for virtual participation
  • Conference material

Please note: Registration for the conference is mandatory!


Payment modalities

Payment of registration fees can be made in EURO in the form of

  • Credit or debit card
  • PayPal
  • Sofort
  • Sepa Direct Debit


Confirmation of registration

After the registration has been completed you will receive an automatically generated notification via email. If you need an invoice, please contact education@humanbrainproject.eu
 

Cancellations and refunds

Notice of cancellation has to be made in writing via email to the HBP Education Programme Office to: education@humanbrainproject.eu. The policy for refunding registration fees is as follows:

Written cancellation received:

before 15 December 2022: 80% refund
before 7 February 2022: 50% refund
from 8 February 2022: no refund.

No refunds will be granted for unattended events or early termination of attendance, in case of cancellation of speakers, lack of space in the conference room, or any other incidents during the conference that are beyond the control of the conference organisers.

If the event due to changing Covid-19 restrictions has to be held fully virtual, participants who registered for on-site participation will receive a refund for the difference of the online participation fee.

 

Letter of invitation

Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation from the conference organisers can request one by contacting the 6th HBP Student Conference organisers, by email to: education@humanbrainproject.eu. To receive a letter of invitation, delegates must register for the conference first and submit any necessary data, as stated in the online form. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference, the registration, and the attendance are the sole responsibility of the delegate.

 

Modification of the programme

The conference organisers reserve the right to modify the programme. No refunds can be granted in case of cancellation of speakers, lack of space in the conference room, or any other incidents during the conference that are beyond the control of the conference organisers.

 

Cancellation of the conference

In the event that the conference cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the conference organisers (force majeure) or due to events that are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the conference organisers, the conference organisers cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses, etc.
 

 
Logistics


Travel information

Innsbruck is easy to reach from all directions by car, train, coach or plane. Detailed information can be found on the “Innsbruck Info” website. Austrian COVID-19 Entry Regulation: For all types of entry into the country, evidence of a vaccination, a current test, or recovery from COVID-19 is required. Please check before entry if your country is subject to further restrictions via the website of Austria’s digital government agency.
 

  1. Innsbruck by plane

    Innsbruck has a regional airport that connects the city to international destinations such as Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Manchester. The flight schedule can be found under this link: https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/passengers-visitors/flying/timetable/

    The closest international airport is Munich Airport. From Munich, Innsbruck can be reached by coach or train within two hours.

     
  2. Innsbruck by train

    The main train station in Innsbruck is just a short walk away from the city centre.

    SparSchiene tickets
    The ÖBBs SparSchiene tickets (prices starting from only € 9.90) provide great connections from various cities, e.g. from Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf or Zurich. Detailed information about offers and prices can be found on the ÖBB Austrian Federal Railways website: https://www.oebb.at/

     
  3. Innsbruck by coach

    FlixBus provides comfortable long-distance bus trips to Innsbruck from all over Europe. The buses operate several times a day and follow direct routes. FlixBus is ideal for getting from Munich Airport to Innsbruck. In Innsbruck, the bus stop is located at "Südbahnstraße" road. More information about FlixBus is available here: https://global.flixbus.com/

     
  4. Innsbruck by car

    Innsbruck is located along many major traffic routes, which makes the region easily accessible by car.
  • From Vienna: A12 motorway.
  • From Switzerland: A12 motorway. Through the Arlberg Road Tunnel or toll-free via the Arlberg region.
  • From Italy: A13 (Brenner motorway); tolls apply from the exit Innsbruck-Süd.

    Further information about traveling to Innsbruck and other useful information can be found on the “Innsbruck Info” website.



Innsbruck impressions
 



Venue Information

Medical University Innsbruck
Fritz-Pregl Straße 3
6020 Innsbruck
Austria


Covid-19 measures

In order to enter the venue, you will be required to show a COVID certificate (proof of vaccination or recovery or a valid negative PCR test not older than 72 hours). Any additional measures or changes in Covid-19 restrictions will be communicated to registered participants via email.

Applicable Covid-19 measures for Austria can also be found here: https://www.innsbruck.info/en/destinations/covid-19.html


Accommodation

Affordable lodging: https://www.hostelworld.com/s?q=Innsbruck,%20Austria&city=Innsbruck&country=Austria

Hotels and other accommodation: https://www.innsbruck.info/en/destinations/accommodation.html

 

Practical information


Language

The official language spoken in Austria is German. Innsbruck is the capital of the federal state Tyrol. The most common foreign languages are English and Italian.


Currency, credit cards, banking

The official currency in Austria is the EURO (EUR, €). The most common international credit cards (such as Mastercard or Visa) as well as debit cards (Maestro) are generally accepted. ATMs are available throughout the city.

Tipping is common in restaurants. If you receive good service, you can leave a gratuity of around 5%, or round-up the bill – the same applies for bars and cafés. Give the tip as you are paying the bill. For instance, if the bill is 18.50, you can simply give the waiter/waitress 20 and say “danke” (thank you) or “Stimmt so” (roughly:”Keep the change”). However, don’t say “danke” if you want to receive your change! Also don’t leave the money sitting on the table.


Weather

Winter in Innsbruck is rather cold. The average temperature in February is between -4 and 6 °C. Snowfalls are quite frequent. On average, 110 cm (43.3 inches) of snow fall per year.

Innsbruck and the surrounding region are well-known winter sport destinations, so you will find it full of skiers and snowboarders during the long winter months.


Time zone

Innsbruck is located in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT+1).


Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.

 


Preliminary Scientific Programme

This programme will be updated regularly and is subject to change. 

Download the Preliminary Scientific Programme

Detailed workshop descriptions

12:00 – 14:00
Registration & Get to know
 
14:00 – 14:30
Welcome
 
14:30 – 15:30
Keynote I - The power of the mind: No-nonsense meditation for brain scientists
Steven Laureys | University of Liège
 
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
 
16:00 – 17:00
Student Session I
 
17:00 – 18:00
Keynote II - Neuromorphic Computing
Mike Davies | Intel
 
18:00 – 19:00
Networking Session (Hybrid)
 
19:00
End of day
 

 

10:00 – 11:30
Parallel Workshops:
 

Establishing interdisciplinary collaborations in the EBRAINS Community
Lars Klüver, Sara Christina Martinez, Aske Palsberg, Natalie Roosta | Danish Board of Technology
- on-site -

 

Introducing the Arbor simulator: what’s new and hands-on tutorial
Brent F.B. Huisman | Forschungszentrum Jülich
- virtual -

 

Let’s explore EBRAINS! – And discover how your scientific use case can be realized
Claudia Bachmann, Marissa Diaz
 | Forschungszentrum Jülich
- on-site -

 

Now you see it! Visualization and modeling tools for neuroscience on EBRAINS
Óscar David Robles Sánchez, Susana Mata Fernández | Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Sandra Diaz | Forschungszentrum Jülich

- virtual -

 

The Brain Scaffold Builder: a new framework for realistic brain modelling (the cerebellar use case)
Claudia Casellato, Alice Geminiani, Robin De Schepper | University of Pavia
- virtual -
 

Detailed workshop descriptions
 

11:30 – 11:45
Coffee break
 
11:45 – 12:45
Keynote III - The strategic alliance between neuroscience and robotics
Silvia Tolu | Technical University of Denmark
 
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch break
 
13:45 – 14:45
Round table discussion
 
14:45 – 15:15
Coffee break
 
15:15 – 16:15
Student Session II
 
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee break
 
16:30 – 18:00
Poster Session I
 
18:00
End of day
 

 

10:00 – 11:30


Parallel Workshops:
 

Bio-inspired deep learning with Norse and PyTorch
Christian Pehle | Heidelberg University
Jens E. Pedersen | KTH Stockholm

- hybrid -

 

Brain Research for Good: Addressing dual use of concern & misuse issues
 Inga Ulnicane | De Montfort University
Manuel Guerrero | Uppsala University

- virtual -

 

How the EBRAINS data sharing service can be used to promote your science
Ingrid Reiten, Ulrike Schlegel | University of Oslo

- hybrid -

 

Inclusive Success! How to develop your career by successfully networking within - and across - university structures and procedures
Karin Grasenick, Julia Trattnig | convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh

- on-site -

 

The EBRAINS Collaboratory
Marc Morgan | EBRAINS
- virtual -

 

Detailed workshop descriptions
 

11:30 – 11:45
Coffee break
 
11:45 – 12:45
Keynote IV - Brain Anatomy and Connectivity
Svenja Caspers | Forschungszentrum Jülich

 
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch break
 
13:45 – 14:45
Keynote V - Multi-scale modelling of resting-state activity in human and non-human primate cortices
Sacha von Albada | Forschungszentrum Jülich
 
14:45 – 15:15
Coffee break
 
15:15 – 16:15
Student Session III
 
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee break
 
16:30 – 18:00
Networking Session
 
18:00
End of day
 

 

10:00 – 11:30
Poster Session II
 
11:30 – 11:45
Coffee break
 
11:45 – 12:45
Keynote VI - The brain and its mind - The need for philosophy
Georg Northoff | The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa
 
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch break
 
13:45 – 14:45
Student Session IV
 
14:45 – 15:15
Closing and Awards
 
15:15 
End of Conference
 

 


Confirmed Keynote Speakers: 
 

Svenja Caspers | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Mike Davies | Intel
Steven Laureys | University of Liège
Georg Northoff | The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa
Silvia Tolu | Technical University of Denmark
Sacha van Albada | Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

Confirmed Workshop Tutors: 
 

Claudia Bachmann | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Claudia Casellato | University of Pavia
Robin de Schepper | University of Pavia
Sandra Diaz | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
Grasenick Karin | convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh
Manuel Guerrero | Uppsala University
Brent Huisman | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Lars Klüver | Danish Board of Technology
Sara Martinez | Danish Board of Technology
Susana Marta Fernández | Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Marc Morgan | EPFL
Aske Palsberg | Danish Board of Technology
Jens Egholm Pedersen | KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Christian Pehle | University of Heidelberg
Ingrid Reiten | University of Oslo
Óscar David Robles-Sánchez  | Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Natalie Roosta | Danish Board of Technology
Schlegel Ulrike | University of Oslo
Julia Trattnig | convelop
Inga Ulnicane | De Montfort University

 

 

 


 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
Tabea Kirchner | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Paschal Ochang | De Montfort University


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Joana Covelo | August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute 
Sandra Diaz | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Carmen Lupascu | Italian National Research Council
Taylan Özden | Technical University Darmstadt
Jens Egholm Pedersen | KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Ingrid Reiten | University of Oslo
Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

ORGANISER

HBP Education Programme | Medical University Innsbruck
 

CONTACT

education@humanbrainproject.eu


VENUE

Lehr- und Lerngebäude 
Medical University Innsbruck
Fritz-Pregl-Straße 3 
6020 Innsbruck
Austria