2nd Latin-American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience


Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019


September 18-20, 2019
Federal University of São João Del-Rei, São João Del-Rei, Brazil.


Contact: organization@lawcn.com.br


In order to overcome the immense challenge of fully understanding the brain, a very fruitful approach is to gather the best minds from different scientific fields in multi and interdisciplinary scientific endeavors. With this purpose, the Latin-American Workshopon Computational Neuroscience (LAWCN) was born in 2017, putting together students and researchers from the fields of Computational Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroengineering in an enthusiastic atmosphere for sharing ideas, form networks, and foster collaboration. This time, the Workshop leaves the fast-paced life of the big city for a more relaxed take in the countryside of the welcoming state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the three hundred years old colonial city of São João Del-Rei, with its historic buildings and churches, beautiful mountains and cold waterfalls, and exquisite culinary.

We are proud to highlight that we have already secured the presence of four world-class scientists as keynote speakers: Jim Torresen (Norway), Michela Chiappalone (Italy), Sidarta Ribeiro (Brazil), and Diego Hernán (Ecuador). Also, we have confirmed that the best papers related to computer science will be published with Springer.

The LAWCN 2019 Organizing Committee is very proud to invite researchers from Latin-American and around the world to submit their best data and ideas as papers to be presented at LAWCN 2019.


  1. a)Computational Neuroscience; b) Neuroscience; c) Neuroengineering and; d) Artificial Intelligence and related topics


The following information, article templates, and complete guidelines from Springer can also be found on the event website https://www.lawcn.com.br/submissions.html .

  • Prospective authors are invited to contribute to the conference by electronically submitting papers in English, Portuguese or Spanish, according to the model found at the event website;
  • Best papers that are related to Computer Science will be published as a book volume in Springer-Verlag Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS; ISSN 1865-0929) series. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings;
  • Papers that are not related directly to Computer Science will be published online in the II Latin-American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience Proceedings (with ISBN) and can be submitted in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.
  • Papers will be evaluated based on their quality and significance of the theoretical and practical contribution to Computational Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience in general;
  • All papers (Short or Full) must be in PDF format and include abstract, figures, tables and references in the minimum/maximum number of pages (according to the category desired);
  • Papers can be submitted in four categories (see image below):


  • Papers can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish, but only the best articles, in English, and directly related to Computer Science will be published in CCIS;
  • Papers should be submitted exclusively through the conference submission system, linked in the event website;
  • At least one author must register, pay the registration fee, and present the accepted paper orally in order for the manuscript to be included in the workshop proceedings / CCIS volume. If more than one article per the first author is accepted, there will be an extra registration fee.
  • One of the authors must sign and attach the disclosure form if the paper is accepted;
  • It is encouraged that authors own an identification from ORCID to be included in the manuscript main body.


Computational Neuroscience

  • Biophysically realistic models
  • Single-neuron modeling
  • Models of brain networks and circuits
  • Sensory processing
  • Development, axonal patterning, and guidance
  • Memory and synaptic plasticity
  • Consciousness
  • Computational clinical neuroscience
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Related topics


  • Sensory processing
  • Network dynamics
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Motivation and decision making
  • Statistical approaches in neuroscience
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Learning and memory
  • Attention and arousal
  • Sensory-motor integration
  • Learning in networks
  • Educational Issues


  • Large-scale recordings
  • Neural signal processing
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Robotics
  • Humanoid robots
  • Robots in health
  • Robots for elderly people
  • Sensoring in robotics
  • Fusion of sensors
  • Hardware implementations in neuroscience
  • Software implementations in neuroscience
  • Brain Computer Interfaces: design and applications
  • Educational Issues

Artificial Intelligence and related topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Techniques in neuroscience
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clustering and applications
  • Computer vision, cognitive and humanoid vision
  • Databases, Data Mining, Intelligent Data Analysis, Knowledge-based Systems and Linguistic Tools
  • Data visualization and applications
  • Deep Learning
  • Statistical pattern recognition / Document Processing and Recognition
  • Fuzzy and hybrid techniques
  • Geometric algebra application in perception action
  • High performance computing for pattern recognition
  • Image coding, processing and analysis
  • Kernel machines
  • Mathematical theory of Computational Neuroscience
  • Natural language processing and recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Parallel and distributed applications for Computational Neuroscience
  • Robotics and humanoids shape and texture analysis
  • Signal processing and analysis
  • Spatiotemporal analysis
  • Educational Issues


30th April 2019: Submission deadline for papers

* 31st May 2019: Notification of acceptance

* 29th July 2019: Camera-ready papers due for oral presentations

18 – 20th September 2019: Workshop, UFSJ – São João Del-Rei, Brazil.


  • Laboratory of Neuroengineering and Neuroscience (LINNce)
  • Federal University of São João Del-Rei (UFSJ)

Conference chair

  • Vinícius Rosa Cota                   Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil

Conference co-chair

  • Dante Augusto Barone              Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Organizing Committee

  • Álvaro César de Oliveira Penoni              Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Christian Puhlmann Brackmann              Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Farroupilha, Brazil
  • Dárlinton Carvalho                    Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Diego Roberto Colombo Dias    Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil 
  • Eduardo Teles                          Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Bahia, Brazil
  • Erika L. Fonseca Costa de Alvarenga    Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Erivelton Nepomuceno              Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Guillermo Cecchi                      IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Jaime Andres Riascos Salas     Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil 
  • Jasiara Carla de Oliveira           Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Jim Jones da Silveira Marciano Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil 
  • Laila Damázio                           Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Leonardo Rocha                       Federal University of São João Del-Rei, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Sierra Ordoñez             University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Sen Cheng                               Ruhr University Bochum            , Germany

Program Committee

  • Alan Talevi                               Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina
  • Antônio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho      Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Carlos Dias Maciel,                   Universidade de São Paulo em São Carlos, Brazil
  • Carlos Madrigal                        Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
  • César Collazos                         Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
  • Cleiton Lopes Aguiar                 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Cleo Zanella Billa                      Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Cristiane Queixa Tilelli               Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
  • Daniel de Castro Medeiros        Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Daniel Margulies                       Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • Diego Hernán Peluffo-Ordóñez Universidad Yachay Tech, Ecuador
  • Dimitris Kugiumtzis                   Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Eduardo Mazoni Andrade Marçal Mendes         Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Erivelton Geraldo Nepomuceno Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
  • Flávio Afonso Gonçalves Mourão                      Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Fransciso Sotres Bayón            Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Gabriel Mindlin                         Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Gloria Mercedes Diaz Cabrera   Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
  • Guillermo Cecchi                      IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Hu Danqing                              Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Ives Cavalcante Passos                       Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Jaime Andres Riascos Salas     Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Jasiara Carla de Oliveira           Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
  • Jean Faber Ferreira de Abreu    Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP, Brazil
  • Jim Torresen                             University of Oslo, Norway
  • Jose Donoso                            Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Juan David Martinez Vargas      Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
  • Juan Verdejo-Román                Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Juliana Valencia                       Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
  • Laila Cristina Moreira Damázio  Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
  • Leonardo Bonato Félix              Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
  • Leonardo Duque                       Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Colombia
  • Lubomir Kostal                         Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
  • Marcelo Pias                            Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
  • Márcio Falcão Santos Barros    Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
  • Márcio Flávio Dutra Moraes       Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Michela Chiappalone                Central Research Lab Genova, Instituto Italiano de Tecnologia, Italy
  • Patricio Orio                             Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Patrick Forcelli                          Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
  • Pedro Almeida                          Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Premsyl Jiruska                        The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Radek Janca                            Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Reinhold Scherer                      University of Essex, UK
  • Rodrigo Alejandro Sierra Ordoñez                     University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Salvador Dura-Bernal                SUNY Downstate, USA
  • Sen Cheng                               Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Sidarta Ribeiro                         Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Stiliyan Kalitzin                         Foundation Epilepsy Institute in The Netherlands (SEIN), Netherlands
  • Thomas Walther                       Ruhr University Bochum, Germany