Welcome to the online proceedings of the second french conference on Computational Neuroscience, "Neurocomp08", which took place in Marseille from the 8th to the 11th of October, 2008. Computational Neuroscience is the study of the mechanisms governing the processing of information in the nervous system. This integrative, interdisciplinary approach needs the constructive input from various fields such as neuroscience, information science, statistical physics or robotics.

This conference has been made possible with financial support from the CNRS, the French Society of Neuroscience, the regional council of Provence and of Bouches-du-Rhône, the city of Marseille, the university of Provence, the IFR "Sciences du Cerveau et de la Cognition" and the INRIA. It was kindly hosted by the Marseille medicine faculty and the University of the Mediterranean. We are grateful to all these supporting organizations for helping us gathering the computational neuroscience community in Marseille.

• Additionally, the original PDF of the printed proceedings may be found on-line.
• ## Citing NeuroComp08 papers

To cite a paper in this book using BibTex, use for instance:

@InProceedings{MyName08,

 Title = {The title of my communication},

 Author = {My Name and Another Name},

 Booktitle = {Proceedings of the second french conference on Computational Neuroscience, Marseille},

 Editor = {Laurent U. Perrinet and Emmanuel Dauc{\'e}},

 Isbn = {978-2-9532965-0-1},

 Url = {http://2008.neurocomp.fr},

 Month ={October},

 Year = {2008}}