ISSA Summer School 2017

The Initiative for a Synthesis in Studies of Awareness, ISSA for short, is a group of scientists and scholars advocating an integrative approach to the study of awareness. 

ISSA Summer School 2017

ISSA organized a two-week Summer School, with plenary lectures in the morning and parallel sessions in the afternoon, in which the lecturers lead study groups that are aimed at producing original research of publishable quality. The lectures covered topics in various aspects of neuroscience, experimental as well as computational; theoretical physics; logic and philosophy; and various other fields in cognitive science and the study of complex systems, including artificial intelligence, artificial life, and robotics.

Date: May 22nd – June 2nd, 2017

Venue: Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)
           Osaka University, Suita, Japan

First week: Fundamental lecturers and group discussions

Second week: Special topics and hands-on exercises


We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the summer school. Organizers will provide lodging for all accepted students and travel support for selected students. The applications was open till December 25, 2016 at this web site. The result of selection, based on the research interest, educational background, and the balance of gender and geographic origins, was notified by February 2017.  




Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
ncus (at)