Mechanism of Brain and Mind
Winter workshop 2024

Winter workshop 2024

Date: January 9 (Tue) – 11 (Thur), 2024 
Venue: Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention, Hokkaido, Japan 
*Please note that it will take 2 hours from the New Chitose airport to the venue by shuttle bus, BIguruns.
Registration: The deadline has been extended from December 15, 2023. to at noon, December 27, 2023. Please visit the registration page below.
On-site / Online registration fee: Student Free, Non-student 2,000 JPY 
 *The workshop will be held in a combined format with a mix of on-site and online participation.  

Theme: Brain, mind, and peacefulness
Day 1 Special Session 
17:30- 18:00 Registration 
18:00- 18:10 Opening 
18:10-19:00 Ralph Adolphs (California Institute of Technology) (Online)
19:10-20:00 Hiroshi Yamada (Tsukuba University)
20:10-21:00 Minmin Luo (Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing)
21:00-23:00 Poster Session  
Day 2 Topic Session 
15:30-16:20 Makiko Yamada (National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology) 
16:30-17:20 Tomohisa Asai (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
17:30-18:20 Hiroshi Makino (Nanyang Technological University)
20:00-23:00 Poster Session   
Day 3 Topic Session 
8:50- 9:00  Announcement of Poster presentation awards 
9:00- 9:50  Oliver Tüscher (Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR), the AG Tüscher and Clinical Investigation Center (CIC))
10:00-10:50 Masahiro Fujino (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
11:00-11:50 Katsuhiko Miyazaki (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

Important dates:
On-site registration:12:00 pm on Monday, October 2 to Friday, December 15, 2023. to at noon, Wednesday, December 27, 2023.
Poster application:12:00 pm on Monday, October 2 to Friday, December 15, 2023 Closed
 *Poster presentations are on-site only.
Online registration:12:00 pm on Monday, October 2 to Wednesday, January 3, 2024 
*Only talks of special sessions and topic sessions are available. You will receive the workshop URL on Thursday, January 4.    
JNNS travel support application:12:00 pm on Monday, October 16 to Friday, December 1, 2023

Accommodation・Bigruns shuttle bus:
Please be sure to make your own arrangements for the hotel accommodation and the Bigruns bus (Shuttle bus: New Chitose Airport ⇄ Rusutsu Resort Hotel).
We offer rooms in the log house and the cottage at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel for students and young researchers. Only 2 nights stay, from Tuesday, January 9 to Thursday, January 11 is available.
We offer Log House (Maximum Occupancy: 24 people, 2 houses) ・ Cottage (Maximum Occupancy: 6 people, 1 house) for students and young researchers. If you wish to make a reservation, please apply for the reservation and pay the room charge from the registration page.
Log HouseCottage(Men/women separated and shared rooms up to 60 people)16,500 JPY( One night with breakfast per person)
You will be asked to pay a bathing tax (150 JPY per adult / per day) at the registration desk on the first day.
We won’t accept an extension of the stay or a night stay. For those who booked the Log HouseCottage with us, we offer Bigruns bus 4,000 JPY / one way at a discounted rate as well.
We will stop accepting reservations for Log House ・ Cottage when the number of applicants reaches 60 people.

Poster presentation:
Poster board size: W210cm×H90cm (Height from floor 180cm ). The poster presenter list will be posted on the Winter Workshop 2024 page after the poster submission deadline. 

JNNS travel support
Please visit the Japanese Neural Network Society web page (Only available in Japanese):

Inquiries about the workshop:  Mechanism of Brain and Mind Secretariat