The Telluride Neuro­morphic Cognition Engineering Workshop

 

Neuromorphic engineers design and fabricate artificial neural systems whose organizing principles are based on those of biological nervous systems. Over the past 18 years, this research community has focused on the understanding of low-level sensory processing and systems infrastructure; efforts are now expanding to apply this knowledge and infrastructure to addressing higher-level problems in perception, cognition, and learning. In this 3-week intensive workshop and through the Institute for Neuromorphic Engineering (INE), the mission is to promote interaction between senior and junior researchers; to educate new members of the community; to introduce new enabling fields and applications to the community; to promote on-going collaborative activities emerging from the Workshop, and to promote a self-sustaining research field.

Information on past Telluride workshops is available here.

 

The CapoCaccia Cognitive Neuro­morphic Engineering Workshop

 

This is a very unconventional and exciting workshop where we bring together experts in neuroscience, neuromorphic engineering, cognitive sciences and robotics to discuss about the open problems in these fields and attempt to find routes to their resolution. We take as our foundation participants members of a group of already related EU groups that are involved in presently funded projects, a number of persons who have been involved in the Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, and additional colleagues and collaborators. The workshop has open and highly interactive discussion sessions in the morning; hands-on projects, tutorial, and hardware and software jamming sessions in the afternoons; and free-form discussions in the evenings, while overseeing the Mediterranean sea in a beautiful and isolated location.

 

The Frontiers in Neuro­science | Neuro­morphic Engineering Journal

The mission of the Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering journal is to provide a publication medium dedicated exclusively and specifically to our field. Topics covered by this publication include:

  • Analog and hybrid analog/digital electronic circuits for implementing neural processes, such as conductances, neurons, synapses, plasticity mechanisms, photoreceptors, cochleae, etc.
  • Neuromorphic circuits and systems for implementing real-time event-based neural processing architectures.
  • Hardware models of neural and sensorimotor processing systems, such as selective attention systems, coordinate transformation systems, auditory and/or visual processing systems, sensory fusion systems, etc.
  • Implementations of neural computational systems found in insects, birds, mammals, etc.
  • Embedded neuromorphic systems, including actuated or robotic platforms which process sensory signals and interact with the environment using event-based sensors and circuits.

We strongly encourage the participants of the Telluride and CapoCaccia workshops to submit the outcome of the projects done in the workshop to this open-access community driven journal