2020 International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience - Digital Edition (6th-7th of July 2020)

The International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS) is an
inter-disciplinary conference series, bringing together theoretical neuroscientists and mathematicians. The conferences are aimed at scientists interested in using or developing mathematical techniques for neuroscience problems.

ICMNS was launched in 2015 and has been organised 5 times to date.
Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, the 6th edition will be held online on the 6th-7th of July 2020 at 14:00-19:00 (GMT+2). Note that this time may change slightly, and will be finalised in due course.


Complete the form below to register to the conference. Registration is mandatory if you want to take part to the event. Talks will be recorded. By registering you give the Organising Committee your consent to upload the recording on a public server.

Plenary speakers

Conference sessions

  • Cellular and sub-cellular dynamics, co-organised with Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Dynamics of structured networks, co-organised with Krešimir Josić (University of Houston, USA)
  • Inferring models from data, co-organised with Jean-Pascal Pfister (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Mean-field methods, co-organised with Eva Löcherbach (Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, France)
  • Neural fields and spatio-temporal dynamics, co-organised with Áine Byrne (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Neural coding, co-organised with Vladimir Itskov (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Numerical methods, co-organised with Evelyn Buckwar (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
  • Mathematical theory of deep learning, co-organised with Andrew Saxe (Oxford University, UK)

Virtual poster presentations

We solicit submissions of virtual posters from presenters at all career stages. The submission deadline is the 21st of June at 23:59 (GMT+2).

Virtual posters use computer projection rather than paper as the primary display medium. A virtual poster's goal is the same as a printed poster: providing text and visual content that explains your work. Like the printed version, a virtual poster should be attractive, concise, and should stand on its own: a reader should gain a basic understanding of your work while you are absent.

Be creative in preparing the virtual poster! You may use the traditional single-page poster layout, or a few slides, or any other content that supports your presentation and can be stored in a PDF file.

Virtual posters will have a dedicated session at ICMNS 2020 Digital. The virtual poster session will take place on Monday the 6th of July (precise times and instructions will be circulated in due course). Presenters are required to have a Zoom account and to host a Zoom meeting. Links to the Zoom meetings and virtual posters will be made available to all conference participants. You will be able to interact and exchange ideas with your guests via the Zoom meeting, using screen sharing to present your virtual poster (see these instructions). In our experience, this works best if cameras are switched on.

The best poster submissions will be awarded the ICMNS Virtual Poster Prize. If you want to be considered for the prize, you must submit a 3-minute video presentation. Submission of the video is optional and is required only to enter the prize competition. Recording a video using Zoom is simple (see these instructions), but you can record videos in any way you like. Videos and virtual posters will be evaluated by our committees. The prize winners will receive an opportunity to present a 15-minutes talk in a special plenary session on Tuesday the 7th of July. The winners will be notified at least one week before the conference, allowing for sufficient time to prepare the talks.

Submit your virtual poster following this link.


  • Day 1, Monday the 6th of July 14:00-20:00 (GMT+2)
  • Day 2, Tuesday the 7th of July 14:00-20:00 (GMT+2)

Each day will include: 1 keynote talk, 4 parallel sessions, and poster presentations

Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

Advisory Board

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