PRNI second call for papers

PRNI second call for papers

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 14:02


4th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI

June 4-6 2014, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany


Multivariate analysis of neuroimaging data has gained ground very rapidly in the community over the past few years, leading to impressive results in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. Pattern recognition and machine learning conferences regularly feature a neuroimaging workshop, while neuroscientific meetings dedicate sessions to new approaches to neural data analysis. Thus, a rich two-way flow has been established between disciplines. It is the goal of the 4th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging to continue facilitating exchange of ideas between scientific communities, with a particular interest in new approaches to the interpretation of neural data driven by new developments in pattern recognition and machine learning.


Paper submission deadline: 7th of March, 2014 **submission website is now open** Acceptance notification: 4th of April, 2014
Workshop: June 4-6, 2014


PRNI welcomes original papers on multivariate analysis of neuroimaging data, using invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities, including but not limited to the following topics:

* Learning from neuroimaging data
- Classification algorithms for brain-state decoding
- Optimisation and regularisation
- Bayesian analysis of neuroimaging data
- Connectivity and causal inference
- Combination of different data modalities
- Efficient algorithms for large-scale data analysis

* Interpretability of models and results
- High-dimensional data visualisation
- Multivariate and multiple hypothesis testing
- Summarisation/presentation of inference results

* Applications
- Disease diagnosis and prognosis
- Real-time decoding of brain states
- Analysis of resting-state and task-based data


John-Dylan Haynes
Klaus-Robert Müller
Russ Poldrack


Authors should prepare full papers with a maximum length of 4 pages (double-column, IEEE style, PDF) for review. Reviews will be double-blind, i.e. submissions have to be anonymized.


Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services in electronic format. They will be submitted for inclusion in IEEExplore and IEEE CS Digital Library online repositories, and submitted for indexing in IET INSPEC, EI Compendex (Elsevier), Thomson ISI, and others.


A small number of papers will be selected for the Best Student Paper Award. To be eligible the paper’s first author must be a student, and the student must agree to present the paper at the workshop. Awardees will receive a travel allowance.


The workshop will be held on the campus of the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, Germany. Tübingen is a picturesque medieval university town, and can easily be reached by public transportation from Stuttgart airport (STR). Accommodation is available on or close to campus. A pre-conference barbecue will be held on June 3, 2014.


General Chair:
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany)

Program Chairs:
Marcel van Gerven (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour,
Netherlands) & Nikolaos Koutsouleris (LMU Munich, Germany)

Steering committee:
Jonas Richiardi, Dimitri Van De Ville, Seong-Whan Lee, Yuki Kamitani, Janaina Mourao- Miranda, Christos Davatsikos, Gaël Varoquaux


PRNI 2014 is an official satellite meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping and an endorsed event of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society.