Co-organized by Alain Destexhe (CNRS UNIC), Olivier Faugeras (INRIA), Marc de Kamps (U Leeds), Viktor Jirsa (AMU) and Gustavo Deco (UPF).


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The goal of the workshop is to discuss the different modeling approaches at the population level, and which are relevant to model in vivo activity states, such as balanced networks exhibiting asynchronous irregular or oscillatory states.

We will discuss these models in relation to future population-level modeling approaches to be developed in the HBP. 

To keep time for discussions, we ask all presenters to keep their talk to 15min, and with 15 min discussion.


Day I, February 10th

9:30 Welcome, and coffee-croissants

10:00 - 12:00 Session 1: Mean-field techniques (Olivier Faugeras)

- Olivier Faugeras (INRIA, Nice): "A few comments on why is meanfield more difficult in neuroscience than in physics"
- Eric Lucon (Paris Descartes U.): "Mean-field limits and anomalous scaling for interacting neurons in singular interactions"
- Denis Talay (INRIA, Nice)
- Alex Roxin (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica): "Exact mean-field models for networks of quadratic integrate-and-fire neurons"

12:00 - 13:00 : Lunch at the institute

13:00 - 16:00 Session 2: Mean-field models of spiking neurons (Alain Destexhe)

- Alain Destexhe (CNRS UNIC, Gif sur Yvette)
- Jack Cowan (U. Chicago): "Traveling waves in neocortical tissue: a mathematical model"
- Srdjan Ostojic (ENS, Paris): "Intrinsically generated fluctuations in excitatory-inhibitory networks"
- Vincent Hakim (ENS, Paris): "Synchronization of neural rhythms in spatially-structured networks"
- Stefan Rotter (Freiburg U): "Network Microstructure and Population Dynamics"
- Jonathan Touboul (College de France, Paris)

16:00 - 17:00 Coffee and general discussion

Day II, February 11th

9:30 - 12:00 Session 3: Population density models (Marc de Kamps)

- Marc de Kamps (U Leeds): "Computational geometry for modelling neural populations"
- Ingo Bojak (U. Reading): "Neural population models - neuroimaging, brain connectivity & anaesthesia"
- Nicholas Cain (Allen Brain Institute, Seattle): DiPDE: Population density modeling in python.
- Yulia Sandamirskaya (U. of Zurich): "Dynamic Neural Field Models of Cognition and their Neuromorphic Implementation"
- Tilo Schwalger (EPFL, Lausanne): "Stochastic mean-field dynamics for finite-size populations of spiking neurons"

12:00 - 13:00 : Lunch at the Institute

13:00 - 15:30 Session 4: Large scale models up to the human brain (Gustavo Deco and Viktor Jirsa)

- Gustavo Deco (UPF Barcelona): "Large-scale mean field models of resting state fluctuations"
- Marisa Saggio (U. Aix Marseille): "Epileptic seizures in the unfolding of a codimension 3 singularity"
- Axel Hutt (INRIA, Nancy): "Extra-synaptic receptors in neural mass models and their effect on EEG in general anaesthesia"
- Hans Ekkehard Plesser (NMBU, Aas): "Firing-rate models for neurons with a broad repertoire of spiking behaviors"
- Moritz Helias (Julich Research Center): "Mean-field approaches for multi-area models at cellular resolution"

15:30 - 17:00: Coffee and general discussion

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