Full program details can be found in the NC2016 Conference Book which can be downloaded here.

Below is an excerpt for online use.


preliminary schedule



Only speakers and titles are listed here, full details are given in the conference book.

Single Neuron Math 1 – 29 Aug 9:30 – 10:30

(chair: Moritz Deger)

Marie Levakova - Signal-enhancing effect of spontaneous activity in latency coding

Massimiliano Tamborrino - Neuronal response latency estimation in presence of a background signal

Invertebrates & Xenopus – 29 Aug 11:00 – 13:00

(chair: Peter Kloppenburg)

Jan Clemens - The organization of adaptation in the auditory receptor neurons of Drosophila

Thomas Nowotny - The early olfactory code in bees

Roman Borisyuk - A computational model for decision making and behaviour selection in Xenopus tadpoles

Brian H Smith - Using natural odor ‘scenes’ to help crack the olfactory code [this abstract is only available online]

Vision – 29 Aug 16:00 – 17:30

(chair: Yifat Prut)

Björn Kampa - Specific excitatory connectivity for feature integration in mouse primary visual cortex

Jens Kremkow - Principles underlying sensory map topography in primary visual cortex

Markus Diesmann - Multi-area model of macaque visual cortex at cellular and synaptic resolution

Single Neuron Math 2 – 30 Aug 09:00 – 10:30

(chair: Petr Lansky)

Laura Sacerdote - Integrate and fire like models with stable distribution for the interspike intervals

Luisa Testa - Ito excursion theory: an application to the firing paradigm in stochastic neuronal models

Lubomir Kostal - Neural coding accuracy and stimulus information in variable frames of reference

Network Structure & Plasticity – 30 Aug 11:00 – 13:00

(chair: Ryota Kobayashi)

Gaia Tasovanis - Structural correlates of olfactory conditioning in the mushroom body calyx of adult flies

Wulfram Gerstner - Synaptic plasticity controlled by surprise

Nestor Parga - The dopamine signal under sensory and temporal uncertainty

Kei Ito - Understanding neuronal circuits and their functions using expression driver systems of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Methods – 31 Aug 09:00 – 10:30

(chair: Chris Christodoulou)

Aubin Tchaptchet - Numerical implementation of neural diversity

Michael Stiber - Bringing high performance neural simulation to the desktop with BrainGrid

Taro Tezuka - Neural Decoding by Spike Train Factor Analysis Kernel

Synchrony – 31 Aug 11:00 – 12:30

(chair: Sonja Grün)

Benjamin Lindner - Synchrony coding by neural populations - theory and experiment

Angelo Di Garbo - Nonlinear quantification of inter-hemispheric coupling in neocortical epilepsy in mice

Farzad Farkhooi - Phase transition to stochastic synchrony in the balanced networks

Math Network – 31 Aug 14:00 – 16:30

(chair: Laura Sacerdote)

Ryota Kobayashi - Testing statistical significance of synaptic connectivity

Tilo Schwalger - Stochastic mean-field theory for finite-size populations of spiking neurons

Matthieu Gilson - Correlation coding in noise-diffusion networks: from experimental basis toward a theory of distributed representations

Alessandro Villa - Clique topology and dynamics in neuronal network simulations

Motor – 01 Sep 09:00 – 10:30

(chair: Björn Kampa)

Yifat Prut - Excitation-inhibition interplay controls timing and coordination of motor actions

Alexa Riehle - Variability of motor cortical spiking activity is modulated by the behavioral context

Sonja Grün - Behavioral related synchronous spike patterns in macaque motor cortex during an instructed-delay reach-to-grasp task

Variability – 01 Sep 11:00 – 12:30

(chair: Lubomir Kostal)

Thomas Rost - Variability dynamics in balanced networks with clustered inhibitory and excitatory connectivity

Tomokatsu Onaga - Criticality in the emergence of spontaneous fluctuations
 in spiking neuron networks

Petr Lansky - Variability in neural spike trains

Robotics – 01 Sep 14:00 – 15:30

(chair: Martin Nawrot)

Yuichiro Yada - Goal-directed behavior of a cultured neuron robot through reservoir computing

Nicholas Szczecinski - MantisBot is a robotic model of visually guided motion in the praying mantis

Tim Landgraf - Neural correlates of flying insect navigation: from simulation to electro-physiology on a quadcopter



Presenter Authors Title No. 
Presented  in Session
Alexander Vidybida Alexander Vidybida Fast Cl-type inhibitory neuron with delayed feedback has non-Markov output statistics 2 1
Kseniia Kravchuk / Alexander Vidybida Kseniia Kravchuk First passage time of leaky integrate-and-fire neuron driven by a jump process 4 1
Brian Smith Thiago Mosqueiro, Martin Strube-Bloss, Brian Smith, Ramon Huerta Accelerated information transmission with stable sparse code in strongly divergent-convergent feedforward networks 6 1
Michael von Papen Michael von Papen, Esther Florin, Lars Timmermann, Joachim Saur Nonparametric Granger causality of parkinsonian tremor 8 1
Vezha Boboeva Vezha Boboeva, Alessandro Treves Beyond random correlations to learning structured correlations among concepts of a semantic cortical network 10 1
Silvia Daun-Gruhn N. Rosjat, S. Popovych, L. Liu, B. Wang, T. Tóth, C. Grefkes, G. R. Fink, S. Daun-Gruhn Differences in movement-related, inter-regional phase-locking in young and elderly healthy subjects 12 1
Christina Zavou Christina Zavou, Achilleas Koutsou, Chris Christodoulou Correlating pre-synaptic synchrony with experimentally recorded intracellular membrane potential 14 1
Rosanna Migliore Rosanna Migliore, Xavier Leinekugel, Michele Migliore Effects of electric fields on cognitive functions 16 1
Hubert Löffler Hubert Löffler Subthreshold oscillations facilitate memory of precise temporal spike trains: A computational approach 18 1
Hannes Rapp Hannes Rapp, Martin Nawrot, Moritz Deger Modeling of EEG time-series by conditional probability neural networks 20 1
Masahiro Furukawa Masahiro Furukawa, Shigeru Shinomoto Spectral analysis of local field potential 22 1
Aaradhita Upadhyay Aaradhita Upadhyay, Svenja Schneider, Anna Kaczmarek, Laura Torres Benito, Vanessa Grysko, Min Jeong Kye, Markus Riessland, Natalia Kononenko, Brunhilde Wirth MOD2, potential SMA modifier and much beyond? 24 1
Olha Shchur Alexander Vidybida, Olha Shchur Role of neuronal firing in reduction of dynamical states set inreverberating neuronal network 26 1
Shinsuke Koyama Shinsuke Koyama Approximate methods for the inference of stochastic reaction networks 28 1
Martin Nawrot Rinaldo Betkiewicz, Benjamin Lindner, Martin Nawrot Odor representations in a spiking model of the insect olfactory system are optimized by lateral inhibition and cellular adaptation 30 1
Susanne Hindennach Susanne Hindennach, Debora Fusca, Martin Nawrot, Peter Kloppenburg Dynamical processing of olfactory input in different types of antennal lobe neurons of the american cockroach 1 2
Alessandra Lintas Takeshi Abe, Yoshiyuki Asai, Alessandro E.P. Villa, Alessandra Lintas Neural dynamics in the mouse basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuit 3 2
Irina Sinakevitch Irina Sinakevitch, George R Bjorklund, Jason Newbern, Brian H Smith Comparative study of chemical neuroanatomy of the olfactory neuropil in mouse, honey bee and human 5 2
Tzai-Wen Chiu Tzai-Wen Chiu, I-Chieh Huang, Paul Wai-Fung Poon, John F. Brugge, Hiroyuki Oya, Richard A. Reale, Hiroto Kawasaki, Kirill Nourski, Haiming Chen, Matthew A. Howard III Variations of single-trial sound-evoked responses over the human temporal cortex 7 2
Sidney Lehky Sidney R. Lehky, Ahn Huy Phan, Andrzej Cichocki, Keiji Tanaka Coding of Faces by Tensor Components 9 2
Ondrej Pokora Ondrej Pokora, Jan Kolacek, T. W. Chiu Functional data analysis of the recordings of auditory evoked potentials 11 2
Fioralba Ajazi Tatyana Turova, George M. Napolitano, Fioralba Ajazi Random distance graphs on torus 13 2
Joscha Schmitz Joscha Schmitz, Matthias Gruhn, Ansgar Büschges Adaptive motor control: task-specificity of movement feedback processing during the generation of steps in a curve walking insect 15 2
Petr Marsalek Petr Marsalek Quantitative description of neural computations in the auditory brainstem using the ergodic hypothesis 17 2
Iulia-Alexandra Lungu Iulia-Alexandra Lungu, Alexa Riehle, Martin Nawrot, Michael Schmuker Predicting arm movement direction with spiking neural networks and neuromorphic hardware 19 2
Maria Francesca Carfora Maria Francesca Carfora, Enrica Pirozzi A stochastic model for the firing activity of neurons in a network 21 2
Christina Zavou / Chris Christodoulou Antria Kkoushi, Achilleas Koutsou, Chris Christodoulou Synchrony measure for a neuron driven by excitatory and inhibitory inputs 23 2
Aubin Tchaptchet Hans A. Braun, Aubin Tchaptchet Connecting mathematical modeling with electrophysiological experiments: The virtual laboratories SimNerv and SimNeuron 25 2
Enrica Pirozzi Enrica Pirozzi Towards modeling of stochastic
correlated inputs and adaptation
in neuronal firing
27 2
Abdulraheem Nashef Abdulraheem Nashef, Oren Cohen, Yifat Prut Thalamocortical mechanisms controlling motor timing in behaving primates 29 2