The workshop takes place as part of the NIPS workshop series at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler, BC, Canada, on December 12th, 2009.

Location: Westin Nordic


07.30 am - 07.45 am: Opening remarks
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup & Uta Noppeney
MPI for biological Cybernetics
07.45 am - 08.15 am: Keynote address
Stochastic Dynamic Causal Modelling
(sponsored by PASCAL2)
Jean Daunizeau
University of Zurich & University College London
08.15 am - 08.45 am: Efficient sequential inference in DBNs:
steps towards joint MEG/fMRI connectivity analysis
Sergey M. Plis
University of New Mexico
08.45 am - 09.15 am: Full stochastic differential models for fMRI, with efficient
particle smoothing for state and connectivity estimation
Amos Storkey
University of Edinburgh
09.15 am - 09.30 am: Coffee break
09.30 am - 10.00 am: Causal neural cascades during cognitive tasks
Joseph D. Ramsey
Carnegie Mellon University
10.00 am - 03.00 pm: Poster session and recreational activities
03.00 pm - 03.30 pm: The detection of partially directed functional networks
from fMRI meta-analysis data
Jane Neumann
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
03.30 pm - 04.00 pm: Keynote address
The identification of causal networks from fMRI data:
possibilities, limitations and subtle aspects

(sponsored by PASCAL2)
Alard Roebroeck
Maastricht University
04.00 pm - 04.30 pm: Identifying quasi-neural level task related
connectivity in simultaneous EEG/fMRI using
a single non-stationary dynamic system
Jason F. Smith
National Institutes of Health
04.30 pm - 05.00 pm: Keynote address
Imaging human agency: mobile brain/body imaging
of cooperative dynamics
(sponsored by Brain Products)
Scott Makeig
University of California, San Diego
05.00 pm - 05.15 pm: Coffee break
05.15 pm - 05.45 pm: Supervised tract segmentation with diffusion
and functional fMRI data
Emanuele Olivetti
Fondazione Bruno Kessler & University of Trento
05.45 pm - 06.30 pm: Plenary discussion
06.30 pm - open end: Continuing poster session

Poster session

A Bayesian approach for inferring neuronal connectivity from calcium fluorescent imaging data
Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University

A functional geometry of fMRI BOLD signal interactions
Georg Langs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Changes in functional interactions during anaesthesia-induced loss of consciousness
Jessica Schrouff, University of Liege

Comparison of condition-specific functional connectivity networks
Svetlana V. Shinkareva, University of South Carolina

Detecting functional connectivity in networks of phase-coupled neural oscillators
Charles F. Cadieu, University of California, Berkeley

Difference-based causal models: bridging the gap between Granger causality and DCMs
Mark Voortman, University of Pittsburgh

Hierarchical mixture of classification experts uncovers interactions between brain regions
Bangpeng Yao, Stanford University

Latent causal modelling of neuroimaging data
Morten Morup, Technical University of Denmark

Learning brain fMRI structure through sparseness and local constancy
Jean Honorio, Stony Brook University

Multivariate dynamical systems method for estimating causal interactions in fMRI data
Srikanth Ryali, Stanford University

Predictive network models of schizophrenia
Irina Rish, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Quantifying neuronal synchrony using copulas
Satish G. Iyengar, Syracuse University