CRCNS 2020 - Canceled

CRCNS 2020 PI meeting

Due to Coronavirus outbreak CRCNS 2020 is canceled

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud to host the CRCNS 2020 PI meeting. CRCNS (Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience, is a research program dedicated to the support of computational neuroscience, and is managed by an international consortium of funding agencies, including US (NSF and NIH), France (ANR), Germany (BMBF), Israel (BSF), Spain (AEI/ISCIII), and Japan (NICT).

This year’s CRCNS conference will be hosted by ELSC at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The meeting will take place over two full days at the Goodman building, the new research building hosting ELSC. The conference will bring together researchers in computational neuroscience, as well as the funder program officers.

Call for Abstracts - CRCNS 2020

The CRCNS 2020 organizing committee invites researchers in computational neuroscience to submit abstracts for presentation during the annual CRCNS 2020 PI Meeting. The conference is open to anyone interested in computational neuroscience, and is not limited to CRCNS program participants. Presentations will be accepted as either contributed talks or posters. Notification of acceptance and the form of the presentation will be sent as soon as possible following the submission deadline.


The CRCNS 2020 PI meeting will take place 29-30 June 2020.


Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building
Edmond J. Safra Campus, The Hebrew UniversityJerusalem


The program will be updated soon. As usual, the single-track meeting will include keynote presentations, contributed talks, and poster sessions.

Abstract submission

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April, 2020.

Abstracts are to be submitted through online form(form not accepting requests). Abstract length should not be more than 4000 characters. If absolutely necessary PDFs of any charts, images or text formatting that are essential for the review process may be sent via email to you have first completed the online submission.

If you have trouble submitting your abstract through the online form, or have any questions about the submission requirements or process, please contact us by email at


To register to CRCNS 2020, please complete and submit this form.

The following fees apply:

Faculty and government employees: $185; early registration discount: $160
Students and postdoctoral researchers: $60; early registration discount: $50 

Early registration deadline: 30 April, 2020.

Refreshments and lunch on both conference days are included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for their own evening meals, travel and accommodation costs. 
Payment is to be made by credit card. 
To request a formal confirmation of your registration, please email
If you have any questions regarding registering or fees for attending CRCNS 2020, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: 

Hotel Accommodation

The CRCNS 2020 attendees are welcome to reserve rooms at any of the listed hotels at special rates.

Transportation to Jerusalem from Ben Gurion Airport

You can reach Jerusalem from Ben Gurion Airport in various ways:

  • Train'Israel Railways' runs all train services in Israel. Ben Gurion Airport station is located near the arrivals/departures hall of Terminal 3. It is just one stop (26 min) to the 'Yitzhak Navon' station at the center of Jerusalem, and the ticket costs 17NIS. Trains leave Ben Gurion Airport station twice every hour, on the hour and half hour. The first train of the day leaves at 06:29, and the last train at 21:29. Please note: no train service is available during the night and during Shabbat (Friday afternoon until Saturday evening). If you plan to arrive in Israel on a Friday, we recommend checking on the 'Israel Railways' website schedule for the day. Also, on the website, you can plan your trip back to Ben Gurion Airport from Jerusalem.
  • Shuttle bus – A convenient shuttle bus (number 485) links Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem. The shuttle bus station is located near the exit of the arrivals/departures hall of Terminal 3, and a ticket costs 16NIS per person. The shuttle runs every hour, 24 hours a day, six days a week (excluding Shabbat). The last service of the week leaves the airport at 14:00 on Friday and the first service on Saturday starts at around 19:00. This bus is operated by the company Afikim.   
  • Car rental - All Israel's major car rental companies are represented at the airport. They have reservation desks above the arrivals hall, and car pick-up is a bus ride away. When returning a car, follow road signs to the drop-off point, and a bus service will take you to the main airport terminal.
  • Taxi - Taxis to Ben Gurion Airport can be ordered from any taxi service in the country. From the airport, taxis should be picked up from outside the arrivals hall, where a dispatcher is on hand to assist. Fares from the airport are legally fixed and fall into two categories, depending on the time of day. Drivers may charge extra for luggage.  We strongly suggest setting the payment method with the driver before departure - You can use a fixed price as specified at the Israel Airport Authority website, or alternatively ask the driver to use the meter. Both methods end up being pretty much the same if you intend to reach the hotels in the center of Jerusalem.
    For your information, Uber services are not available in Israel; we recommend using the 'Gett' app to call a taxi.
  • Shared Taxi (NESHER) – Travel by shared 'sherut taxi' is very common in Israel. This minibus, which takes about ten passengers either to the main bus station in the destination city or direct to the passengers' destination, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be found on Level G outside the arrivals hall. On your return journey, you may book a sherut taxi to pick you up from your front door and take you to the airport. Because the leave the airport only when full, and because they deposit passengers at their homes, the trip may be take longer than when using the other options.


The CRCNS 2020 organizing committee: 

Prof. Israel Nelken (Hebrew University), Prof. Jackie Schiller (Technion), Prof. Tatyana Sharpee (Salk Institute), and Dr. David Omer (Hebrew University)



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