Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop

Apr 23 - May 04, 2019
CapoCaccia 2019

Connecting the Pieces of the Puzzle

We, as a community composed of neuroscientists, neuromorphic engineers, roboticists and theoreticians have been trying to understand neural processing and computation from different perspectives. During the course of our research we try to solve the complex puzzle of the brain by identifying the relevant functions and features of each piece of the puzzle. The boundaries of the computational puzzle pieces, however, remain blurry and the puzzle itself is incomplete.

Instead of highlighting the representational properties of the pieces of the puzzle, as we did last year, the aim of Capo Caccia 2019 is to focus on the computational properties of the puzzle pieces, such as integration or goal-directed behaviour. Our goal is to connect these pieces, by identifying the operational definitions of computation and behaviour. This will sharpen our understanding of the puzzle as a whole and allow us to combine the abstracted computations into a cohesive understanding.

The workshop has open and highly interactive discussion sessions in the morning or the afternoon; hands-on projects, tutorials, and hardware and software jamming sessions during the day; and free-form discussions in the evenings.

The workshop is open to everybody, but since resources are limited, we will accept only a limited number of registrations, on a first-come first-serve basis.

Program Committee

​Chiara Bartolozzi (Italian Institute of Technology, Genova)

​Emre Neftci (Institute for Neural Computation, UC San Diego)

​Florian Engert (Deparment of Molecular and Cellular Biology , Harvard University)

​Gaby Michel (Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH & ETH Zurich)

​Moritz Milde (Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH & ETH Zurich)

​Valerio Mante (Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH & ETH Zurich)

Invited Guests

​Dylan Muir (aiCTX, Zurich)

​Jenny Read (Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University)

​Jonathan Tapson (International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems, Western Sydney University)

​Kevan Martin (Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH and UZH Zurich)

​Maneesh Sahani (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London)

​Theofanis Karayannis (Brain Research Institute, UZH Zurich)

​Valentin Naegerl (Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, Bordeaux)


The workshop registration is closed.