2020 Korea-Canada Symposium and International Workshop on Multiplex Brain Networks


Welcome to the 2020 Korea-Canada Cooperative Development Symposium and International Workshop on Multiplex Brain Networks (May 27-31, 2020, Calgary & Banff, CANADA)! 

The International Symposium will be held from May 27-28, 2020, at the main campus of the University of Calgary (Legacy Suite, Dinning Center), Calgary, CANADA. The Banff International Research Station will host the "Multiplex Brain Networks" workshop in Banff from May 29, 2020, to May 31, 2020.

This workshop aims to bring together diverse groups of world-leading experts in complexity sciences/statistical physics and neuroscience in order to bridge the gap and increase communication between them. The goal of the workshop is to review the state-of-the-art and especially initiate new cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts with a particular focus on joint projects between Korean and Canadian partners.

For additional information on logistics, please contact Dr. Seung-Woo Son (e-mail:


* Confirmed Invited Speakers

    • Yong-Yeol Ahn (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
    • Alex Arenas (University Rovira, Spain)
    • Signe Bray (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Michael Colicos (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Nils Forkert (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Kwang-Il Goh (Korea University, Korea)
    • Claudia Gomes da Rocha (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Joaquin Goñi (Purdue University, USA)
    • Aaron Gruber (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Meesoon Ha (Chosun University, Korea)
    • Hawoong Jeong (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
    • Byungnam Kahng (Seoul National University, Korea)
    • Klaus Lehnertz (University of Bonn, Germany)
    • Inmaculada Leyva (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
    • Naoki Masuda (University at Buffalo, USA)
    • Bratislav Misic (McGill University, Canada)
    • Majid Mohajerani (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
    • Wilten Nicola (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Jae Dong Noh (University of Seoul, Korea)
    • Hyunggyu Park (Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea)
    • Irene Sendiña Nadal (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
    • Jordi Soriano (University of Barcelona, Spain)
    • Michal Zochowski (University of Michigan, USA)

* Organizers

    • Jörn Davidsen (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Seung-Woo Son (Hanyang University, Korea)
    • Javier G. Orlandi (RIKEN, Japan)

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* 2019 Korea-Canada Workshop -
* 2018 Korea-Canada Workshop -

* Sponsors

  • National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
  • Banff International Research Station