The meeting will take place on three days in hybrid format. Presentations will be live, with substantial discussion time and recorded for offline (re-)viewing. A choice of contributed abstract will be selected for spotlight presentations.

Posters (online and in presence) are on show all time, questions for online posters can be posted as comments. Discussion time with poster presenters planned on Day 2.

All times in Bethesda, MD time (EST), see time conversion table below for other time zones.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 – Wednesday November 9 2022




Changsong ZHOU (Hong Kong, PRC)
Cost-Efficient Neural Dynamics from Sparse Irregular Spikes to Avalanches: Reconciling Multilevel Spontaneous and Evoked Activity in E-I Balanced Neural Networks at Criticality

Lucilla DE ARCANGELIS (Caserta, Italy)
Alpha Rhythm as a Pacemaker for Network Excitability

Mauro COPELLI (Recife, Brazil)
Criticality and Cortical States


30 min break


Arvind KUMAR (Stockholm, Sweden)
Role of Input Correlations in Shaping the Trial-By-Trial Variability in a Model of Neocortex

Anna LEVINA (Tübingen, Germany)
Maintenance and Selection of Neuronal States Powered by the Self-Organization


60 min break (~Lunch for EST time)


3 spotlight talks
Megan Boucher-Routhier (Ottawa, ON) – Deep Generative Adversarial Networks Capturing Complex Spiral Waves in Disinhibited Cortical Circuits
Marie-Constance Corsi (Paris, France) – Exploiting Brain Critical Dynamics to Inform Brain-Computer Interface Performance
Asem Wardak (Cambdridge, MA) – Extended Anderson Criticality in Heavy-Tailed Neural Networks


Michelle GIRVAN (College Park, MD)
Brain-Inspired Machine Learning and the Advantages of Robust Critical-Like Dynamics

Mac SHINE (Sydney, Australia)
Computational Models Link Cellular Mechanisms of Neuromodulation to Large-Scale Neural Dynamics

Pawel ROMANCZUK (Berlin, Germany)
Self-organization, Criticality and Collective Information Processing in Animal Groups


15 min break


Special lecture
Henrik JENSEN (London, UK)
What Happens in the Vicinity of the Critical Point and How Do You Get There?


Open forum and future plans


End of meeting

quick Time zone conversion

Valid on November 7th-9th 2022

Honolulu, HI (-5h)3:456:009:0011:0013:00
San Diego, CA (-3h)5:458:0011:0013:0015:00
Boulder, CO (-2h)6:459:0012:0014:0016:00
St Louis, MO (-1h)7:4510:0013:0015:0017:00
Bethesda, MD8:4511:0014:0016:0018:00
Buenos Aires (+2h)10:4513:0016:0018:0020:00
London (+5h)13:4516:0019:0021:0023:00
Rome (+6h)14:4517:0020:0022:000:00+1
Hong Kong (+13h)21:450:00+13:00+15:00+17:00+1
Sydney (+16h)0:45+13:00+16:00+18:00+110:00+1