INCF Nodes Workshop in May 2017

Welcome to the 16th INCF Nodes workshop in Oslo, Norway

Date: May 29-30, 2017
Location: University of Oslo, Norway
Venue: Georg Sverdrups hus, Moltke Moes vei 39 (Directions to venue)

Registration is now closed. Please contact Malin Sandström ( in case of inquiries.

Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo

Georg Sverdrups hus in the middle of Blindern campus, Oslo University


The INCF Nodes Workshop, held each spring in collaboration with one of the INCF Nodes, is the main event bringing the wider community and representatives from each Node together to present their activities, begin and continue collaborations, and inspire the future directions of INCF.

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May 29    
12.30-13.30   Registration
13.30 Jan Bjaalie, Helena Ledmyr Welcome & introduction
13.45-15.15 Session: Tools for teaching & training in neuroinformatics
13:45-14:15 Gaute Einevoll
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Tools for teaching neurophysiology
14:15-14:45 Trygve Leergaard
University of Oslo, Norway
Tools for teaching neuroanatomy
14:45-15:15 Arvind Kumar
KTH, Sweden
Use of challenges to train neuroscientists
15.15-15.45 Mathew Abrams
INCF Secretariat, Sweden
KnowledgeSpace & TrainingSpace
15.45-17.00   Coffee break + posters/demos
17.00-18.00 Session: Global neuroinformatics
17.00-17.30 Samir Das
Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada
INCF Canadian Node presentation
17.30-18.00 Yoko Yamaguchi
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
INCF Japan Node presentation
May 30    
09.00-09.15   Opening remarks
09.15-10.45 Session: Integration of neuroscience data through digital brain atlasing pt1
09.15-09.45 G. Allan Johnson
Duke University, USA
Microscopic MR templates for rodent brain atlases: Basis for Interactive brain libraries in the Cloud
09.45-10.15 Trygve Leergaard
University of Oslo, Norway
Integrating experimental neuroscience data in rodent brain reference atlases
10.15-10.45 James Gee
University of Pennsylvania, USA 
Software for atlasing of the developing and diseased brain
10.45-11.15   Coffee break
11.15-12.45 Session: Integration of neuroscience data through digital brain atlasing pt 2
11.15-11.45 Anna Kreshuk
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Machine learning for image analysis: establishing pipelines for high throughput feature extraction
11.45-12.15 Timo Dicksheid
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Towards a multi-level human brain atlas: A challenge in bridging scales and addressing variability
12.15   Group photo outside venue
12.15-13.45   Lunch + poster/demo session
13.45-15.25 Session: Integration of neuroscience data through digital brain atlasing pt 3
13.45-14.15 Jan Bjaalie
University of Oslo, Norway
Infrastructure for digital brain atlasing: storing, organizing, visualizing and analyzing large quantities of heterogeneous neuroscience research data
14.15-14.45 Maryann Martone
Perspectives: Future of neuroinformatics
14.45-15.15 All panel speakers Panel discussion on infrastructure for brain atlasing
15.15-15.30   Closing remarks
15.30-16.30   Mingle with coffee

Poster and demo sessions
All registered attendees are invited to present a poster or demo

Who should attend

The workshop is open to all interested participants with an interest in neuroscience tools, data management and collaboration. Representatives from INCF's Nodes and governing bodies will also be present.


Registration is now closed. Please contact Malin Sandström ( in case of inquiries.

All who registered latest May 15 will get coffee free of charge during the breaks, and lunch provided on the second day, May 30.

Attendees are advised to book hotels early, since other big events are taking place in the city during the same dates. We have a limited number of rooms blocked at nearby Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion. If you are interested in reserving one of these rooms, please email after registering.


15/3: Deadline for early registration
15/5: Deadline for late registration (for coffee and lunch)