Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development
Special Issue on Computational Modeling of Neural and Brain
Objective and Scope
Neural and brain development include mitosis, cell differentiation,
neuron migration, axon and dendrite growth and guidance, spine growth,
synapse maintenance, role determination, neuro-modulation and various
levels of plasticity, synaptic, neuronal, circuit and system. These
processes are shaped by underpinning principles of genome functions
and activities. These principles are essential for the brain to
display capabilities in perception, cognition, behaviors and emotion.
Perceptual, cognitive, behavioral and emotional models tend to have
major flaws and are computationally less efficient, less plastic and
less systematic if they are not informed by such underpinning principles.
Research efforts devoted to the computational modeling of neural and
system development have been made already at the beginning of 1990s.
Recently, new findings are quickly growing in neuroscience,
psychology, genetics and systems biology, which provides new impetus
for research on understanding neural and brain development using
This special issue aims at presenting research efforts that reflect
the state-of-the-art in computational modeling of neural and brain
development. The results reported in this special issue papers are
expected to be of great relevance and importance to all the readers
who are interested in autonomous development of mental capabilities,
such as perception, cognition, emotion, motivation and behaviors.
The topics of this special issue include but are not limited to:
- Genetic, biochemical and cellular mechanisms in neural development
- Model of neural, circuit, system and brain plasticity
- Neuro-modulation and its roles
- Bio-inspired learning rules and methods
- Structure, connectivity and neural dynamics
- Cellular mechanisms for perceptual, cognitive, behavioral and emotional development
- Age dependent neurogenesis and death
- Computational neuro-genetic modeling: Methods and applications
- Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2010
- Decision of the first round of review: December 31, 2010
- Final decision: February 15th, 2011
- Expected publication date: April 2011 (online), June 2011 (print)
Two kinds of submissions are possible:
Regular papers, up to 15 double column pages; Correspondence papers
either presenting a "perspective" that includes insights into issues
of wider scope than a regular paper but without being highly
computational in style or presenting concise description of recent
technical results, up to 8 double column pages. Instructions for authors:
We are accepting submissions through Manuscript Central at:
Please select "Computational Modeling" as the submission type.
When submitting your manuscript, please also cc to yaochu.jin #at# surrey.ac.uk.
Last updated in June, 2010.