ICONS 2020: International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems 2020

Country: USA

City: Chicago

Abstr. due: 31.03.2020

Dates: 27.06.20 — 30.07.20

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences;

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Organizing comittee e-mail: schumancd [at] ornl.gov.

Organizers: Oak Ridge National Laboratory


With the looming end of the “Moore’s Law” era, there is an emerging challenge to “create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain.”

Neuromorphic computing will play a major role in this challenge and has the potential to transform the way we use computers through new materials, new brain-inspired chips, greater understanding of neuroscience, and breakthroughs in machine understanding/intelligence. Neuromorphic computing systems have the potential to mimic the functionality of neural systems in the brain, which we believe will lead to more powerful and efficient computing paradigms. The goal of this conference is to bring together leading researchers in neuromorphic computing to present new research, develop new collaborations, and provide a forum to publish work in this area.


    Architectures, Models, and Emulation
        Network, neuron, and synapse models
        Non-von Neumann computing architectures and models
        Emerging devices and hardware implementations
        Event or spike-based systems
    Machine intelligence algorithms for programming or training neuromorphic devices
        Supervised and unsupervised learning methods
        Biologically-inspired algorithms
        Adaptations to existing algorithms for use on or with neuromorphic systems
    Applications for and use-cases of neuromorphic systems
        Applications where neuromorphic systems have the potential to outperform state-of-the-art techniques
        Suggestions for benchmark tasks for neuromorphic computing
    Supporting software and systems for neuromorphic systems
        Efficient simulation techniques for hardware and large-scale networks
        Compilers and programming frameworks
        Visualization tools

Note: Submissions outside the scope of these areas, including from materials science and neuroscience, will also be considered (especially for lightning talks and posters), although they are not the focus of this conference.

Conference Web-Site: https://icons.ornl.gov/