Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT

Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT

7 - 9 September 2015


  • Fernando Corinto
  • Alessandro Torcini

This workshop offers an unique opportunity to meet researchers working across (and between) disciplines linked to Computational Neuroscience. In particular, computational neuroscientists, neurophysiologists and neural engineers will have the opportunity to present their most recent results to a young audience, constituted mainly by PhD students, and to interact directly among them. The program ranges from nonlinear dynamical approaches to the understanding of neural computation to
physiology, from the simulations of brain circuits to the development of engineering devices and platforms for neuromorphic computation. The speakers will be specifically advised to perform didactic presentations of their results in order to allow the active participation to the discussion of young PhD students from different disciplines as well as to researchers interested in the field of Computational Neuroscience. Specific poster sessions will be organized with the purpose on one side to allow the young participants to present their latest results and on the other side to increase the opportunity of networking among the participants and renonwed experts of the discipline.

This workshop represents the 10th of a series of tutorial workshops annually organized by the Italian Society of Chaos and Complexity (SICC) to explore the emergence of new research fields, where nonlinear dynamics and control theory can play a relevant role. These workshops have been traditionally devoted to an audience mainly constituted by PhD students or young researchers working in complex systems. A poster session will be running during all the event and aimed to let all the participants to present their recent results.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Cristina Becchio (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Ruben Moreno Bote (CIBERSAM - Barcelona, Spain)
  • George Bourianov (Intel/University of Texas, USA)
  • Emilio Carbone (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Steve Furber (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Julius Georgiou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
  • Viktor Jirsa (INSERM - Marseille, France)
  • Luke P. Lee (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Stefano Luccioli (ISC CNR - Florence, Italy)
  • Maurizio Mattia (ISS - Roma, Italy)
  • Benedetto Sacchetti (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Maria Sanchez-Vives (IDIBAPS - Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ronald Tetzlaff (TU Dresden, Germany)

The workshop is kindly supported by the:

SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity, IEEE CASS Outreach 2015 Initiative, CRT Foundation, Marie Curie Initial Training project NETT - Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy)

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