The First International Whole Brain Architecture Workshop

The First International Whole Brain Architecture Workshop
July 16, 2024, On-line


Welcome to the 1st International Whole Brain Architecture Workshop, held online on July 16, 2024!

Building brain-inspired artificial intelligence is a promising approach to engineering human-like problem-solving abilities. To achieve this, it is essential to understand and mimic the computational functions of the brain. This endeavor requires knowledge from various fields, including neuroscience and cognitive science.

This workshop is the first in a series to promote the disclosure, sharing, and integration of information on BRA data and data papers in standardized data formats. Through expert discussions on the data, the workshop is expected to contribute to the development of this field by clarifying the academic value of the data and deepening the understanding of the applicability of BRA data by gathering researchers from various fields. We look forward to your active submission of BRA data and data papers and your participation in the workshop.

Organizer: The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative

Important Dates

  • Data submission deadline: 10th May 2024
  • Revised data submission deadline:  7th June 2024
  • Paper DOI submission deadline: 21st June 2024
  • Workshop Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 18:00 (JST) (On-line)


1. Keynote Talk

  • Kenji Doya (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

2. General Programs

  • TBD

3. Tutorial

  • TBD

Proceedings & Data

  • TBD

Chairs & Committees

General Co-Chairs

  • Program Chair: Yoshimasa Tawatsuji (The University of Tokyo)
  • Executive Chair: Hiroshi Yamakawa (The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative)


  • Shinichi Asakawa (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)
  • Yuta Ashihara (Nihon University)
  • Naoya Arakawa (The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative)
  • Ryutaro Ichise (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Takashi Omori (Tamagawa University)
  • Koichi Takahashi (RIKEN)
  • Yasuhiro Tanaka (Tamagawa University)
  • Ken Nakae (National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
  • Yoshiko Honda (Tokyo Women’s Medical University)

Call for Data and Papers

The registration for BRA data is closed, and we are accepting submissions of data papers describing the registered BRA data (deadline: June 21, 2024). Data papers should correspond to the accepted BRA data and must be registered on a preprint server before submitting the DOI through the workshop’s submission site. The DOIs of the registered data papers will be published on the workshop’s program page (to be announced later). For more details on submitting data papers, please refer to the Data Submission Call page.
*Submission review site:  BRA Editorial System  (BRAES)

Attendees (Free Admission)

  1.  Please apply using the form below.
    First International WBA Workshop Registration Form
  2. On the day before and the day of the event, you will receive a notification from Connpass with the registration information (URL) for the Zoom meeting.
  3. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email from the host, WBAI (, containing the Zoom link for accessing the workshop on the event day.
  4. If this is your first time participating in a Zoom meeting, please install the desktop application on your device in advance. You can also join from a web browser without using the desktop application.
  5. When the workshop is about to start, please click on the participation URL sent to you after registration and access Zoom.

*Submitters are automatically considered registered for participation.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or troubles.
BRA support team:


  • The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative, a specified non-profit organization
  • Biology of Behavior Change