[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Speakers: The 11th BGU Computational Motor Control Workshop in memory of Prof. Amir Karniel

Ilana Nisky nisky at bgu.ac.il
Wed Oct 29 23:22:52 PDT 2014

*Call for Speakers*


The 11th BGU Computational Motor Control Workshop in memory of Prof. Amir

*June 17-18, 2015     *


Dear colleagues and friends,

This is a call for speakers for the 11th Annual Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev Computational Motor Control Workshop in memory of Prof. Amir
Karniel (http://www.bgu.ac.il/cmcw) which will take place during June
17-18, 2015.   We are pleased to announce that this year's opening keynote
will be delivered by *Prof. Jose Carmena* (Berkeley University) and that *Prof.
Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi *(Northwestern University) has also already confirmed
his participation.

At this point we are issuing a call for speakers.  If you are interested,
please send us an e-mail to cmcw at bgu.ac.il, by November 30, 2014, letting
us know what topic you would like to address in a few paragraphs as well as
one short paragraph introducing yourself in a third voice (your education,
current position, research interest and key previous appointment or key
achievements). If accepted, this short paragraph may form the basis of your
introduction before your talk.

The criteria for selecting speakers will be: (1) scientific merit of the
topic (2) scientific achievement and standing of the speaker amongst peers
(3) coverage and match between the speakers to encourage fruitful
discussion.  Priority will be provided to those who did not speak in the
last two workshops.

*More about the workshop:  *
Our workshop (now in its 11th year) revolves around a review of the state
of the art with an intense day (or day and a half) of short lectures and
poster sessions (a separate call for abstracts for the poster sessions will
be posted).  As you can see from our schedule in previous years, the list
of speakers is always strong (http://www.bgu.ac.il/cmcw).  We take a very
broad view of the term 'computational'. We encourage submissions not only
from those whose research into motor systems involves computational aspects
in the experimental design, data collection and data analysis but also
those who feel their work might be interesting to computational researchers
and have an interest in developing the computational component of their

*The location*
Beer Sheva is one of the oldest cities in the world, a gateway to the
stunning scenery of the Negev desert and a convenient base for visiting the
Dead Sea and Masada nearby or for a trip down to the beaches and coral
reefs of Eilat.  Ben-Gurion University is an up and coming institution
which has been doing significant hiring in the neurosciences and robotics.
It currently has a significant and vibrant motor control community which is
tightly connected with the very powerful group of motor control scientists
working in different institutions in Israel. It has also a new ABC Robotics
Initiative (Agricultutal, Biological, Cognitive)

*Scientific committee:*
Prof. Opher Donchin, Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Dr. Lior Shmuelof, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ben-Gurion University,
Dr. Ilana Nisky, Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Prof. Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University,

Ilana Nisky, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Head, Biomedical Robotics Lab
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, Israel
Office: 63/207
Phone: +97286479637
Cell: +972544743140

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