Organized by Markus Diesmann & Jessica Mitchell

Collaborative research among scientists requires the use of increasingly interconnected software and tool chains. In neuroscience, several software frameworks for simulation technology, visualisation, and analysis aim to operate within the digitized workflow of researchers and integrate with each other. To ensure researchers can effectively carry out their work within these increasingly complex software frameworks, these software must provide the right user-level documentation. Additionally, concepts for an effective user-level documentation need to be developed as part of the European Human Brain Project as we approach the completion of an ICT infrastructure for neuroscience. Researchers therefore need to understand weather HBP’s current ideas are suitable to create a worthwhile user-level experience that can disseminate the required knowledge to the community.

At this EITN workshop, current and prospective users of the simulation engines NEST, SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS will have the opportunity to share their experience with the software, and provide feedback and ideas regarding user-level documentation. The aim is to integrate the larger user community into the development process of the documentation and better understand user perspectives and usage of neuroscientific software and tools.

The workshop will include talks and a sequence of interactive sessions. The result will be a report guiding the future work of the development teams.

The registration is free however mandatory due to a limited number of seats.


Markus Diesmann (FZ-Juelich)
Akos Kungl (University of Heidelberg)
Jessica Mitchell (FZ Juelich)
Andrew Rowley (University of Manchester)

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