The Brain Simulation Platform - HBP School

Mondello (Palermo), Italy

Sept. 17, 2018 – Sept. 21, 2018

This School will introduce participants to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to train users on how to exploit the possibilities offered by the Platform to implement cellular level computational models, to use High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform systems to configure and run a simulation, and to visualise/analyse the results.

Both short lectures and longer afternoon activities will be delivered at a basic and intermediate level. Through tutorials and hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to interact with the BSP to carry out their own research, to set up and manage a data-driven collaborative project, or to use the BSP to interact with the HBP Neuroinformatics Platform. Participants will be encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest ways to use their original experimental data/techniques to implement/use the multiscale neural model they would like to investigate.

Speakers will be available throughout the week to go into details of concepts, provide deeper insights, answer questions or help with specific group requests. This will help participants to make the most out of the school and set the stage for the formation of collaborative groups of scientists interested in exploring scientific issues of common interest.

Application is open to the whole student community and early career researchers. A maximum of 50 participants will be selected in a competitive application process based on an academic decision by the Scientific Chair and the HBP Education Programme. Participants are required to submit an abstract on their current research, a CV and a motivation letter with their application.


Application from 1 August - 10 September: 450 €
Application after 10 September: 500 €

The fee does not include travel and accommodation. Fees will be collected after participants have been selected

More information and registration details:




Alessia Bonafede, Italian National Research Council (CNR)

Viktoria Tipotsch, Medical University Innsbruck


Scientific Chair

Michele Migliore, Italian National Research Council (CNR)