Summer school in 2014

INCF National Node of Finland

2nd Baltic-Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics

(BNNI 2014)



Special theme:

Integration of Multimodal, Multiscale Data into Models



Tampere University of Technology

Tampere, Finland



June 10-13, 2014




Preliminary program


Application form (deadline March 9)



The Summer School is focused on computational modeling of brain functions at the cellular, network, and cognitive levels and on new emerging multiscale modeling techniques. Lectures also contain introductions to tools for multiscale modeling, databases, and sharing of data, as well as examples on how to do computational modeling of cognitive functions and neurological diseases. The course combines lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and question hours. This year special emphasis is put on increasing the time for hands-on exercises.


The target audience is doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in quantitative science (including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, informatics, information technology, and similar), as well as students and researchers in neuroscience with some background in computational and/or informatics and strong motivation for computational neuroscience. Altogether 25 participants will be selected based on letters of application. Last year we had participants from eight countries all over the world!





Bruce Graham, University of Stirling, UK

Arnd Roth, University College London, UK

Gaute Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Gediminas Lukšys, Basel University, Switzerland

Summer School Organizers

and others to be named.





The summer school will be held in Tampere, the third largest city in Finland with over 200,000 inhabitants. Tampere is one of Finland’s fastest growing urban centers and, according to a survey, the most popular city to live and study in. Tampere is located in southern Finland 180 km north of Helsinki.


The Summer school will be held at Tampere University of Technology, which has strong research tradition in natural sciences, engineering, and fields related to industry and business. Leading-edge fields include signal processing, optics and photonics, intelligent machines, biomodelling, and built environment.


Helsinki has an airport with direct flights from all major European cities, operated by major airlines. Tampere can be easily reached from Helsinki, the capital of Finland (1h 15min by train). Tampere has a smaller airport operated by connecting flights from several Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as from other locations in Europe (including low-cost airlines e.g. Ryanair; Wizzair also operates to Turku, another city in southern Finland).



Participation fee:


We will have a participation fee of 100 euros (guarantee of attendance; will be paid one month before the summer school). You may ask for participation fee waiver in your application in case you have no support to attend the summer school. We will also be able to provide free accommodation for all participants outside Tampere area. Each participant is expected to pay their own travel and insurance. Please see application form for more details.





Marja-Leena Linne

    INCF National Node of Finland, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Ausra Saudargienė

    Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Gaute Einevoll

    INCF National Node of Norway, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski

    INCF National Node of Sweden, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Toomas Kirt

    University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Rima Naginienė

    Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania


INCF National Node of Finland, established at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland in 2007, promotes neuroinformatics research and education in Finland and works in close co-operation with the International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (INCF).



Local organizing committee:


Marja-Leena Linne

Susanna Anttila

Riikka Havela

Kaisa Niskanen

Antti Pettinen



Financial and other support:


The organizers are thankful for the financial support provided by

International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility INCF,

Academy of Finland, and

Tampere University of Technology.




Inquiries about the summer school can be sent to:



We are very much looking forward to welcome you at the

2nd Baltic-Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics

in Tampere, Finland!