[Neuroinfo] Call for participation and contributions - COGNITIVE COMPUTING: MERGING CONCEPTS WITH HARDWARE - December 18-20, 2018, Hannover, Germany

Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa gpipa at uos.de
Tue Jun 19 14:23:06 CEST 2018

Call for participation and contributions:


December 18-20, 2018, Hannover, Germany


** An interdisciplinary networking event / scientific conference ** 

We would like to draw your attention to an upcoming scientific community
event. The aim of this conference is to work towards a general, productive,
and rigorous theory of “computing” in non-digital, nonlinear physical
substrates. Biological brains and unconventional computing machines would
become understandable as different instantiations of the same underlying

Three scientific communities, namely

- cognitive and computational neurosciences, 
- theory of computation, and
- nonlinear materials, devices and systems

have since long been exploring diverse facets of such principles of
non-digital computing. But differences in terminology, discipline-specific
objectives and a scattered spectrum of formal methods have handicapped
cross-fertilization. Everything in this conference is geared toward
stimulating linkages between these fields: 

- single-track with few but rather long oral presentations, 
- long break and poster session times for person-to-person
 - keynote and plenary speakers with interdisciplinary renown, 
- a limited (200) number of participants, 
- a splendid setting in the Castle of Herrenhausen, a heritage 
of the Kings of Hannover, with adjoining hectares of 
classical French gardening. 

Invited and confirmed speakers:

- Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University 
- Joanna J. Bryson, Univ. of Bath and Princeton University
- Chris Eliasmith, University of Waterloo 
- Edward A. Lee, UC Berkeley 
- Demetri Psaltis, EPFL Lausanne
- Pieter Roelfsema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Netherlands Institute for
- Susan Stepney, University of York
- Ipke Wachsmuth, University of Bielefeld
- David Wolpert, Santa Fe Institute 

We solicit the submission of 2-page abstracts, with themes oriented toward
our five topical sessions:

- applications of unconventional computing systems,
- theoretical concepts and mathematical foundations,
- neuromorphic hardware,
- novel physical substrates,
- guides from neuroscience for computing technologies.

In addition to latest specific achievements, we specifically encourage
survey / introductory / didactic contributions. Detailed information can be
found on http://www.cognitive-comp.org/ and in the Call for Abstracts that
is posted there. Timelines: 

- Abstract submission: July 31
- Notification of acceptance: September 30
- Final abstract for online publication: October 31

Registration fees:

- Students (incl. PhD students): 150 Euro
- Others (academic): 300 Euro
- Industry: 900 Euro

Contributors of accepted oral presentations will be exempted from fees and
will receive travel refunding. The event was made possible by the generous
support from the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany’s largest private
organization for the advancement of scientific research.

The organizers: 

- Daniel Brunner (photonics, neuromorphic architectures; CNRS / University
of Burgundy - Franche-Comté) 
- Herbert Jaeger (machine learning, nonlinear dynamics; Jacobs University
- Stuart Parkin (nano systems, quantum electronic materials;
Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle) 
- Gordon Pipa (neuroinformatics and cognitive computing;  University of


Professor and Chair of the Neuroinformatics Department

Dr. rer. nat. Gordon Pipa

Institute of Cognitive Science, Room 50/218

University of Osnabrueck

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