Special Events

In addition to talks and posters, CCN 2018 will involve three exciting special events:

Mind Matching

Meet the people most important to you! CCN 2018 will feature a computer-assisted networking event. Participants will meet and engage in conversation with a new scientist every 10 minutes. An algorithm will determine who meets whom and where. (90 min)

Challenges and Controversies

What it would mean to succeed at understanding how cognition is implemented in the brain? Three invited scientists with very different perspectives will challenge each other’s definitions of success. Speakers will present 15-min challenge talks and then engage each other and the audience in lively debate. (90 min)

Cross-collaboration Breakouts

Gather in smaller groups to discuss specific challenges related to cross collaboration between the disciplines. Invited discussion leaders will kick-start the conversation with short presentations. (90 min)


Schedule

 

Wednesday, September 5


13:00 - 17:00

Tutorial T-A: Computational Neuroscience - "How neurons may represent and compute with uncertainty", by Maneesh Sahani, University College London
Tutorial T-B: Cognitive Science - "Structure learning in brains, minds and machines", by Sam Gershman, Harvard University; Anne Collins, University of California, Berkeley
Tutorial T-C: Artificial Intelligence, by Danilo Rezende, DeepMind

15:00 - 15:30

Break

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception
 

Thursday, September 6


08:30 - 09:00

Opening Ceremony / Remarks

09:00 - 09:50

Keynote KN-1: Alison Gopnik

10:00 - 10:20

Morning Break

10:20 - 11:10

Keynote KN-2: Ryan Adams

11:10 - 12:00

GS-1: Contributed Talks I

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch [on your own]

13:00 - 13:40

GS-2: Contributed Talks II

13:50 - 14:30

GS-3: Contributed Talks III

14:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:30

Special Event SE-MM: Mind Matching

16:30 - 18:20

PS-1A: Poster Session 1A

18:20 - 18:50

Poster Session Break

18:50 - 20:40

PS-1B: Poster Session 1B
 

Friday, September 7


09:00 - 09:50

Keynote KN-3: Josh McDermott

09:50 - 10:30

GS-4: Contributed Talks IV

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

GS-5: Contributed Talks V

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch [on your own]

13:00 - 13:50

Keynote KN-4: Tim Lillicrap

13:50 - 15:20

Special Event SE-CC: Challenges and Controversies Panel

15:20 - 15:40

Afternoon Break

15:45 - 17:15

Special Event SE-BK1: Cross-collaboration Breakout: How can we share cognitive and control tasks between humans, animals, and models?
Special Event SE-BK2: Cross-collaboration Breakout: How can we best combine insights about vision gained with animal models, computational models, and humans?
Special Event SE-BK3: Cross-collaboration Breakout: How can we incorporate connectivity data into neural network models?

17:15 - 19:00

PS-2A: Poster Session 2A

19:00 - 19:30

Poster Session Break

19:30 - 21:15

PS-2B: Poster Session 2B
 

Saturday, September 8


09:00 - 09:50

Keynote KN-5: Marlene Cohen

09:50 - 10:30

GS-6: Contributed Talks VI

10:30 - 10:45

Morning Break

10:50 - 11:40

Keynote KN-6: Eero Simoncelli

11:40 - 12:20

GS-7: Contributed Talks VII

12:20 - 13:10

Lunch [on your own]

13:10 - 14:40

Special Event SE-BK4: Cross-collaboration Breakout: What can we learn about neural circuit implementation of computations using large- and small-scale brain data?
Special Event SE-BK5: Cross-collaboration Breakout: How can we bring neuroscientific insights into neural network models?
Special Event SE-BK6: Cross-collaboration Breakout: How can we relate the architectures of high-level vision between humans, monkeys and models?
Special Event SE-BK7: Cross-collaboration Breakout: What is systems consolidation for? Examining the potential utility of memory transformation for humans and artificial intelligence

14:40 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 15:50

Keynote KN-7: Danielle Bassett

15:50 - 16:20

Final Words

16:30 - 17:30

Closing Mixer