Big Data Neuroscience 2018 Workshop: Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)

Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2018: Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)

September 6 - 7, 2018
Case Wistern Reserve University
Cleveland, OH


What An Interactive Workshop for Big Data Analytics in Neuroscience
Where The George S. Dively Building
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA
Dates Thursday, September 6, 2018 – Friday, September 7, 2018
Accommodation TBD
See the Lodging and Travel section
Travel Scholarships Scholarships for trainees may be offered on a competitive basis.
Check back for more details.
Working Groups Official working group themes may be announced before the conference.
Participants are also encouraged to self-organize working groups, such as those that focus on specific Big Neuroscience Data challenges, resources, translational education activities, and collaborative opportunities.


Organizers: A team of transdisciplinary investigators from the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN), including:

Objectives: The ACNN 2018 workshop will continue our work on the development of common practices and standardization to make it easier for neuroscience researchers to annotate and process data; to share data, tools and protocols, and to work with distributed high-performance computing environments. The workshop will bring together members of the Midwest, national, and the global neuroscience research community to promote data reuse, aggregation, result validation and new discoveries in neuroscience.


Big Data Neurosciences Workshop 2018

Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network and supported by the National Science Foundation

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

TBD TBD Arrivals and check-ins

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Friday, September 7, 2018


Saturday, September 8, 2018

TBD TBD Departures

Keynote Speakers


Contributed Talks





Sharable Resources

A web form will be provided soon to submit items for inclusion in the sharable resources. Examples (not an exclusive list) of appropriate resources that may be suggested includes:

  • Highly scalable APIs
  • Relevant publications
  • Cloud-services
  • Computational Resources
  • Algorithms, methods, techniques
  • Education and Training Opportunities

Lodging and Travel

List of Nearby Accommodations

There are many hotel options on CWRU’s campus, and there are many more options in downtown Cleveland and surrounding suburbs that are a short drive away. CWRU provides a list of preferred hotels (

Driving to CWRU

We suggest that you consult MapQuest or Google Maps for the best directions to Cleveland and return or use GPS to guide you. Driving time from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to camps is approximately 30 minutes.

Air Travel to CWRU

Most attendees who elect to fly to the workshop will fly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Airport Symbol: CLE

Location: 20 miles Southwest of CWRU

Ground Transportation from Hopkins Airport to Campus and Return

Rapid Transit Light Rail

Cost: $2.50

Take the RTA Red Line train from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the Little Italy–University Circle stop (16 stops, approximately 43 minutes). Trains only travel eastbound from the airport, which is the correct direction towards campus.

  • Head west on Mayfield Road toward Euclid Avenue
  • Turn right on Euclid Avenue


Approximate cost: $30

Reserve with SuperShuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at

Limousine Service


Car Rental

Most major car rental companies provide service at the airport. Car Rental companies are located in the Ground Transportation Center on the lower level of the terminal, outside Baggage Claim.

Bus, Taxis





In order to plan for your arrival, we encourage you to register early.

Dates & Deadlines

Registration Opens TBD
Deadline for cancelling registration: TBD
On-line registration closes TBD

Approximate Registration Fees

Faculty $60.00
Academic Staff $60.00
Industry Staff $60.00
Post Doc $40.00
Graduate Student $25.00
Undergraduate $25.00

Registration Fees include

  • All workshop materials
  • Attendance at sessions
  • Continental breakfast (Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7th)
  • Morning and afternoon beverage breaks

Registration Check-in

Time: beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Location: The George S. Dively Building
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Ohio

Cancellation of Registration

A refund, less a $10.00 administrative charge, will be accepted if received by midnight Monday, August 8th. Refunds will be made in the same form that you submitted payment. Refunds will not be issued after August 28th, but you may substitute another delegate.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and either emailed or faxed to the Conference Registrar


If you have questions about how to register or how to cancel your registration, contact the Conference Registrar.