1st European Workshop on Neuromorphic Systems

29-31 August 1997


Location: Pathfoot Building , University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

Friday August 29

0900-1015: Registration and Coffee

1015-1030: Introductory Remarks

Session 1: Neural and Neuromorphic Hardware

1030-1110: Professor Rodney Douglas: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETHZ/University of Zurich, Switzerland: Computational Principles in the Microcircuits of the Brain

1110-1140: Ph. Haefliger and Misha Mahowald: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETHZ/University of Zurich, Switzerland: Weight Vector Normalization in an Analog VLSI Artificial Neuron using a Backpropagating Action Potential

1140-1210: Miklos Olah, P. Masa, A. Lorincz: Department of Chemical Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; CSEM, Neuchatel, Switzerland; Department of Electron Devices, T.U. Budapest, Hungary: A Mixed-mode VLSI Implementation of Grassfire Transformation

1210-1330: Lunch

Session 2: Spiking Neurons

1330-1400: Wolfgang Maass, Thomas Natschlaeger: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, T.U. Graz, Austria: Associative Memory with Networks of Spiking Neurons in Temporal Coding

1400-1430: Wayne C Westerman, David P.M. Northmore, John G. Elias: Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, USA: Hebbian Learning with Antidromic Spikes in Artificial Dendritic Tree Neuromorphs

1430-1500: Thomas Natschlaeger, Berthold Ruf: Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, T.U. Graz, Austria: Online Clustering with Spiking Neurons Using Radial Basis Functions

1500-1530: Tea

Session 3: Olfaction and Vision

1530-1600: Tim C. Pearce, M. Elshaw: School of Engineering, University of Derby: Application of Computational Neuroscience Models of the Biological Olfactory Pathway to Machine Odour-sensing

1600-1630: Giacomo Indiveri: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETHZ/University of Zurich: Analog VLSI Model of Locust DCMD Neuron for Computation of Object Approach

1915 Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday August 30

Session 4: Audition 1

0900-0930: S.C. Lim, A.R. Temple, S.R. Jones: Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, England: Digital Hardware Implementation of Neuromorphic Pitch Extraction System

1930-1000: T.P. Zahn, R. Izak, K.Trott, P.Paschke: Dept of Neuroinformatics, T.U. Ilmenau, Germany:A Paced Silicon Model of Auditory Attention

1000-1030: Amir Hussain, Douglas R. Campbell: Dept of Elecronic Engineering and Physics, University of Paisley, Scotland:A multi-microphone sub-band adaptive speech enhancement system employing artificial neural network based non-linear filters

1030-1100: Coffee

Session 5: Neuromorphic Hardware

1100-1140: Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Jan Van der Spiegel, Paul Mueller: Dept of Electrical Engineering, Southern IIlinois University, USA: Neuromorphic and Digital Hybrid Systems

1140-1210: C. Rasche, R.J. Douglas, M.Mahowald: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETHZ/University of Zurich, Switzerland: Characterization of a Pyrimidal Silicon Neuron

1210-1240: Jordi Cosp, Jordi Madrenas, Juan M. Moreno, Joan Cabasteny: Department d'Enginyeria Electronica, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain: Analog VLSI Implementation of a Relaxation Oscillator for Neuromorphic Networks

1240-1340: Lunch

Session 6: Neuromorphic Hardware 2

1340-1410: Ralf Moeller, Joerg Tomes, Alexander Mojaev: Inst. Computer Science, Univ of Zurich, Switzerland: A Strong Winner-take-all Neural Network in Analogue Hardware

1410-1440: Catherine Collin, Robin Woodburn: Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland: Neuromorphism or Pragmatism?: a Formal Approach

1440-1510: Peter Paschke, Ralf Moeller: Dept of Neuroinformatics, T.U. Ilmenau; Inst. Computer Science Univ of Zurich, Switzerland: Simulation of Sparse Random Networks on a CNAPS SIMD Neurocomputer

1510-1540: Tea

Session 7: Discussion

1540-1700: What is the role of neuromorphic systems? How should neuromorphic systems be implemented? In software or hardware? As dedicated VLSI devices? In analogue or digital hardware? In analogue VLSI in the weak or strong inversion regions?

1915: Bus leaves for the Conference Dinner: Roman Camp Hotel, Callander. Returns about 23.00

Sunday 31 August

Session 8: Audition 2

09:30-1000: Paul Shields, Mark Girolami, Douglas Campbell, Colin Fyfe: Dept of Elecronic Engineering and Physics, Dept of Computing and Information Systems, University of Paisley, Scotland: Adaptive Processing Schemes Inspired by Binaural Unmasking for Enhancement of Speech Corrupted with Noise and Reverberation

1000-1030: Mark A. Glover, Alister Hamilton, Leslie S. Smith: Dept of Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh; Dept of Computer Science University of Stirling, Scotland: Analogue VLSI Integrate and Fire Neural Networks for Clustering Onset and Offset Signals in a Sound Segmentation System

1030-1100: Coffee

Session 9: Sensorimotor Systems

1100-1130: D. Keating, K. Dautenhahn, P.McOwan, K. Warwick: Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading, England: Robot Neuroscience: A Cybernetics Approach

1130-1200: Marinus Maris, Misha Mahowald: AI Lab, Department of Computer Science, Univ of Zurich, Switzerland: Neuromorphic Sensory-motor Mobile Robot Controller with Attention Mechanism

1200-1230: Susanne Still, Mark W. Tilden: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: A Controller for a Four Legged Walking Machine

1230-1330: Lunch

Session 10

1330-1345: Best Paper Award An award in memory of the late Misha Mahowald will be made for the the best presentation.

1345-1445: Towards the 2nd European Workshop on Neuromorphic Systems

1500: Close of Conference

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