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    ** Workshop Series In Computational Medicine And Public Health**
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    ** Announces **
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    ** A Workshop On Computational Neurosciences **
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    ** 14-15 May 1993 **
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    ** Austin, Texas **
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    Workshop Director:

    Dr. Matthew Witten
    Associate Director,
    University of Texas System - CHPC
    Balcones Research Center
    10100 Burnet Road, CMS 1.154
    Austin, TX 78758-4497 USA
    Phone: (512) 471-2472 or (800) 262-2472
    Fax : (512) 471-2445

    ***** Peliminary Program *****

    List Of Current Speakers:

    Dr. Peter Fox, Director Research Imaging Center, UT HSC San Antonio

    Dr. Terry Mikiten, Associate Dean, Grad School of Biomedical Sciences, UT HSC
    San Antonio

    Dr. Robert Wyatt, Director, Institute For Theoretical Chemistry, UT Austin

    Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Department of Chemistry, UT Austin

    Dr. George Adomian, Director, General Analytics Corporation, Athens, Georgia

    Dr. George Moore, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of
    Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    Dr. William Softky, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

    Dr. Cathy Wu, Department of Biomathematics and Computer Science, UT Health
    Center, Tyler, TX

    Dr. Dan Levine, Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington,
    Arlington, TX

    Dr. Michael Liebman, Senior Scientist, Amoco Technology Company, Naperville,

    Dr. George Stanford, Learning Abilities Center, UT Austin

    Dr. Tom Oakland, School of Education, UT Austin

    Dr. Matthew Witten, Associate Director, UT System - CHPC

    Objective, Agenda and Participants:

    The 1990's have been declared the Decade of the Mind. Understanding the
    mind requires the understanding of a wide variety of topics in
    the neurosciences.

    This Workshop is part of an ongoing series of workshops being held at
    the UT System Center For High Performance Computing; addressing issues
    of high performance computing and its role in medicine, dentistry,
    allied health disciplines, and public health. Prior workshops have
    covered Computational Chemistry and Molecular Design, and Computational
    Issues in the Life Sciences and Medicine. Upcoming workshops will
    focus on the subject areas of Computational Molecular Biology and Genetics,
    Biomechanics, and Physiological Modeling and Simulation.

    The purpose of this Workshop On Computational Neurosciences
    is to bring together interested scientists
    for the purposes of introducing them to state-of-the-art thinking and
    applications in the domain of neuroscience. Topics to be discussed range
    across the disciplines of neurosimulation, cognitive neuroscience, neural
    nets and their theory/application to a variety of problems, methods for
    solving numerical problems arising in neurology, learning
    abilities and disabilities, and neurological imaging.

    Lectures will be presented in a tutorial fashion, and time for questions
    and answers will be allowed.

    Attendence is open to anyone. A background in the neurosciences is
    not required. The size of the workshop is limited due to
    seating constraints. It is best to register as soon as possible.


    14 May 1993 - Friday

    8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Refreshments
    9:00am - 9:15am Opening Remarks - Dr. James C. Almond, Director,
    UT System CHPC
    9:15am - 10:00am Conference Overview - Dr. Matthew Witten
    10:00am - 11:00am Dr. Peter Fox
    11:00am - 11:30am Coffee Break
    11:30am - 12:30pm Dr. Dan Levine
    12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Dr. Michael Liebman
    2:30pm - 3:30pm Dr. Cathy Wu
    3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break
    4:00pm - 5:00pm Dr. Terry Mikiten

    15 May 1993 - Saturday

    8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Refreshments
    9:00am - 10:00am Dr. George Moore
    10:00am - 11:00am Dr. Robert Wyatt and Dr. Elizabeth Thomas
    11:00am - 11:30am Coffee Break
    11:30am - 12:30pm Dr. George Adomian
    12:30am - 1:30pm Lunch Break
    1:30am - 2:30pm Dr. George Stanford and Dr. Tom Oakland
    2:30am - 3:30pm Dr. William Softky
    3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break
    4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Discussion and Remarks

    Poster Sessions:

    While no poster sessions are planned, if enough conference
    participants indicate a desire to present a poster, we will
    make every attempt to accommodate the requests. If you are interested
    in presenting a poster presentation at this meeting, please contact
    the workshop director.

    Conference Proceedings:

    We will make every attempt to have a publication quality
    conference proceedings. All of the speakers have been asked to
    submit a paper covering the talk material. The proceedings will
    appear as a special issue of the series Advances In Mathematics And
    Computers In Medicine, which is part of the International Journal
    of Computers and Mathematics With Applications (Pergamon Press).
    Individuals wishing to have an appropriate paper included in this
    proceedings should contact the workshop director for manuscript
    details and deadlines.

    Conference Costs and Funding:

    A nominal registration fee of US $50.00 will be charged by 1 April 93, and
    US $60.00 after that date. The conference proceedings will be an additional
    US $10.00 . The conference registration fee includes luncheon and
    refreshments for both days of the workshop.


    There are a number of very reasonable hotels near the UT System CHPC.
    Additional information may be obtained by contacting the workshop coordinator
    at the address below.

    Registration and Information:

    Registration requests and further questions should be directed to:

    Ms. Leslie Bockoven
    Administrative Associate
    Workshop On Computational NeuroSciences
    UT System - CHPC
    Balcones Research Center
    10100 Burnet Road, CMS 1.154
    Austin, TX 78758-4497
    Phone: (512) 471-2472 or (800) 262-2472
    Fax : (512) 471-2445

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