9th Baltic-Nordic Summer School
on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2022)

Understanding neurons, cognition and behavior through neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence

Kraków, Poland, July 4-8, 2022

Place: The Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Jagiellonian University Revival, Faculty of Management and Social Communication / Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Krakow, Poland
Time: July 4-8, 2022

We invite advanced master students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the BNNI 2022 to be held at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The course is interdisciplinary and covers modeling at different levels of organization of the brain. The course combines lectures, tutorials and computer exercises for computational modeling and analysis of brain functions at multiple physiological and anatomical scales. The summer school will follow the series of the Baltic-Nordic Courses on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2013 in Kaunas, BNNI 2014 in Tampere, BNNI 2015 in Tartu, BNNI 2016 in Warsaw, BNNI 2017 in Kaunas, BNNI 2018 in Ventspils, BNNI 2019 in Frankfurt, BNNI 2021 online).

The target audience of the course will be advanced master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in natural science, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, informatics and information technology, and similar who would like to get an introduction to neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience. Advanced master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in neuroscience and psychology with strong interest in computer science, data analysis and mathematics, and some educational and/or research background in quantitative science will also be encouraged to apply. The school will be in hybrid format with up to 40 in-person places.

Important information

Registration fee
In person attendance - 100 EUR; covers lunches, coffee breaks and special dinner during the school.
Online attendance - 10 EUR; covers transmission costs.

Available support
We will award scholarships to 20 in-person participants from outside of Poland. The scholarship (over 4000 PLN before tax) comes with a fee waiver and should be enough to cover travel and lodging during the school.

Location

The workshop will be held at Jagiellonian University (the Faculty of Management and Social Communication and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science). Both faculties are located at the The Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Jagiellonian University Revival encompassing a number of university departments and research institutes. To get some idea of what's going on in Kraków you can start with the official Kraków pages. The map below shows the location of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication (red pin) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (blue pin), the suggested hotels, and several restaurants and stores close to the institute.

How to get here

By Air

The Kraków Airport (IATA code: KRK). Known as the Balice International Airport or John Paul II International Airport (in Polish: Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II or simply Lotnisko w Balicach) is situated ca. 17 km from the campus.

  • SKA1 Train goes directly to the Main Train Station (in Polish: Kraków Główny)
    • The ride takes ca. 15 min
    • A one-way ticket costs 12 PLN and can be bought on the train from a ticket machine (you can pay with a debit/credit card or a smartphone with the paypass/NFC function on) or from the conductor (cash only) who passes through the train and punches the tickets during the journey.
  • Uber/Bolt
  • Taxi

By Train

The Main Train Station (in Polish: Dworzec Główny Kraków or simply Kraków Główny) is located in the immediate vicinity of the Main Coach Station and both are located close to the Old Town (ca. 1.5 km = within walking distance).

By Bus

The Main Coach Station (in Polish: Małopolski Dworzec Autobusowy or simply Dworzec Autobusowy) is located in the immediate vicinity of the Main Train Station and both are located close to the Old Town (ca. 1.5 km = within walking distance).

Public transport

Public transportation in Kraków (buses, trams and river trams – all operating under the city-owned MPK company) are generally reliable

  • The tickets can be bought from ticket machines: at the airport  and main connection hubs as well as in ticket machines inside buses and trams.
  • Punch the ticket as soon as you board the bus or tram.
  • The tram number 52 goes directly from the  Main Train Station (tram stop name: Teatr Slowackiego) to the Campus (stop name: Norymberska)

Accommodation

Information about accommodation will be provided soon.

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If you have any questions please write to:

Ada Sawilska neuroinflab@nencki.edu.pl

Organizers:

the Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland