Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Commemorating the 1st International Conference of Human Brain Development
The 1st International Conference on Human Brain Development (ICHBD) will be held August 11-13th in Beijing, China. This conference will bring together researchers and students from various fields of computational methodology, developmental psychology, normal human brain development and developmental disorders of human brain function.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience will be hosting a special issue to commemorate the themes emphasized in ICHBD. The Organizing Committee is inviting researchers worldwide to submit papers reporting novel findings relevant to ICHBD topic matter for inclusion in the special issue. Of note, we are interested in papers - regardless of whether or not the authors are direct participants in the conference.
Submitted papers should focus on the themes highlighted at the ICHBD.
The aim of the conference is:
To facilitate communication and exchange of recent research ideas and findings in pediatric imaging, with a particular focus on the connectome.
To identify strategic goals and priority topics for future study in the field of developmental connectomics
To discuss methodologies and analytic frameworks that are promising to accelerate the pace of progress in efforts to map the developing connectome in both typically developing and clinical populations.
Topics of Interest
Characterization of developmental changes and trajectories for brain functional and/or structural connectivity
Identification of neural differences associated with the neurodevelopmental disorders
Development of novel imaging modalities and/or analytic techniques for characterizing developmental phenomena
Experimental designs and studies promising to accelerate the identification of markers of risk
Paper Submission Procedure
Authors should submit a full paper, including figures, tables and references before March 1, 2015. The full paper shall be submitted in accordance with the guidelines of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
The full paper will be peer-reviewed to ensure quality, rigor, and relevance. Authors of accepted papers will have time to submit their final version until September 1, 2015.
Conference Webpage: http://ichbd2014.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1
Scope of the special issue:
The special issue will include a range of articles submitted by authors of papers that commemorate themes from the 1st International Conference on Human Brain Development (ICHBD) - a conference focusing on the application of advanced neuroimaging technologies to understand human brain development. The explicit goal of the ICHBD is to facilitate communication and exchange of research ideas and findings by researchers and students from various fields of computational methodology, developmental psychology, normal human brain development and developmental disorders of human brain function. Submissions are expected to have a particular focus on the development of the human connectome, and disturbances in its development related to neuropsychiatric illness. We anticipate a range of neuroscientific and methodological contributions.
First submission date (in EES): January 1st, 2015
Final submission deadline: March 1st, 2015
Final acceptance deadline: September 1st, 2015
Expected publication: Early 2016
Please select "SI: Imaging Developing Brain" as the article type during EES submission process to ensure that your manuscript is considered for this Special issue.
Xi-Nian Zuo, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor, Institute of Psychology
Deputy Director, MRI Research Center, Institute of Psychology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, 100101, China
Michael Peter Milham, MD, PhD
Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Scholar
Director, Center for the Developing Brain
Child Mind Institute
445 Park Ave, NY, NY 10019
Deputy Director of Human Imaging, Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
140 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Daniel Pine, MD
Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A