Supported by the Strukturwandelprojekt NEUROTEC and the Cluster4future NeuroSys

Interdisciplinary event including Neuroscience
& Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Eurogress Aachen, Germany, June 3–6, 2024

Honorary Chair:

Giacomo Indiveri – INI, ETHZ/UHZ

ICNCE 2024 Co-Chairs:

Markus Diesmann – Computational Systems and Neuroscience, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Bastian Leibe – Computer Vision, RWTH Aachen University & AI Center

Max Lemme – Electronic Devices, RWTH Aachen University & AMO GmbH – NEUROTEC

Rainer Waser – Electronic Materials, RWTH Aachen University & Forschungszentrum Jülich – NEUROTEC

Interdisciplinary Event linking

  • Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence (AI) including AI applications in industry, science, society & ethics
  • Neuroscience & Computational Neuroscience, biologically-inspired algorithms, and brain simulation
  • Electrical Engineering & Information Technology (EE & IT), neuromorphic, energy-efficient circuits and architectures, including memristive elements, novel materials and devices

The event aims at motivating and inspiring the next generation. For this reason, the participation of master- and bachelor-students is sponsored (see Registration).

Local Organizing Committee

Ulrich Böttger, Paulina Alejandra Deseano Diaz, Markus Diesmann, Regina Dittmann, David Goyer, Sonja Grün, Alexander Krüger, Bastian Leibe, Max Lemme, Julia Mann, Abigail Morrison, Emre Neftci, John Paul Strachan, Jan van den Hurk, Rainer Waser, Carolin Wintel, Dirk Wouters

Program

(Will come soon)

Tentative List of Invited Speakers

  • Kwabena Boahen, Stanford Univ.

    Scaling knowledge processing: 2D chips versus 3D brains

  • Gert Cauwenberghs, UC San Diego

    Silicon and Memristive Integrated Neuromorphic Systems for Engineered Natural Intelligence

  • Elisabetta Chicca, Univ. Groningen

    Finding the pathway: neuromorphic navigation and obstacle avoidance

  • Robin Degraeve, IMEC Leuven

    (t.b.d.)

  • Brent Doiron, Univ. Chicago

    How biological heterogeneity enhances cortical codes

  • Evangelos Eleftheriou, AXELERA AI

    Quantizing Large Language Models (LLMs) for Efficient Inference.

  • Tobias Gemmeke, RWTH Aachen

    Accelerated Simulation of Biological Neuronal Processing

  • Barbara Hammer, Univ. Bielefeld

    Explaining neural networks - deep and shallow

  • Jochen Hanebeck, CEO Infineon, Munich

    Semiconductor trends and in particular the significance of artificial intelligence

  • Peter Robin Hiesinger, FU Berlin

    Self-organization in brain development

  • Holger Hoos, RWTH Aachen

    How and why AI will shape the future of science and engineering

  • Daniele Ielmini, Politecnico Milano

    Neuromorphic computing with volatile memristors and memtransistors

  • Giacomo Indiveri, ETH Zurich

    Bridging Natural Intelligence and Artificial intelligence (AI) with neuromorphic technologies

  • Holger Kenn, Microsoft

    (t.b.d.)

  • Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt

    Probabilistic Circuits: From distributions, over time series predictions, to causality

  • Katharina von Knop, Digital Trust & Trustworthy AI, Berlin

    Developing a Trust Label for AI

  • Robert Legenstein, TU Graz

    Extending the capabilities of Spiking Neural Networks

  • Anna Levina, Univ. Tübingen

    Timescales: their inference, diversity, and importance for computations

  • Ming Liu, IMECAS, Shanghai

    Integrated Circuit: The Foundation of Modern Society

  • Wei Lu, Univ. Michigan

    Compute-in-memory architectures for neuromorphic computing and AI acceleration

  • Paul Lukowicz, DFKI & Univ. Kaiserslautern

    Leveraging Foundational Models for Multimodal Perception and Situation Awareness

  • Panayiota Poirazi, IMBB / FORTH Heraklion

    How dendrites can help advance machine learning and neuromorphic engineering

  • Abu Sebastian, IBM Research Zurich

    Revolutionizing Deep Learning through In-Memory Computing: An Overview and Future Prospects

  • Sen Song, Tsinghua University Peking

    Building Brain Inspired Multiscale Model Toward Artificial General Intelligence

  • Max Welling, Univ. Amsterdam

    Waves in artificial brains: the next wave in neuromorphic computing

  • Stanley Williams, Texas A & M Univ.

    Experimental Emulation of Artificial Neurons for Computing and Engineering

  • Katharina Wilmes, Univ. Bern

    Neural mechanisms underlying predictive processing in uncertainty

  • Philip Wong, Stanford Univ.

    Compute with Memory

  • Qiangfei Xia, UMass Amherst

    Memristive crossbar arrays for brain-inspired computing

  • Jianhua Joshua Yang, USC

    Memristive Analog Computing with High Precision

  • Martin Ziegler, TU Ilmenau

    Bio-Inspired Information Pathways

Author Information

A limited number of posters and oral contributions can be accepted at the conference. Please submit an abstract on one of the topics of this conference by March 1, 2024 (extended to Mach 15). You will be notified about the acceptance by April 1, 2024.

Abstract Submission

Please submit a PDF of your abstract according to the submission guidelines below as an attachment to e-mail abstracts@icnce-2024.de.

Submission guidelines: Text size must be 12 pt single spacing in Times New Roman font and must be justified. All margins (top, bottom, left and right) must be 2 cm.

The title of the abstract should be written in 14 pt in bold, authors 12 pt and affiliations 10 pt, all in Times New Roman. No graphs, figures and tables are allowed. The format of the reference should be “Authors, Abbreviated Journal title, Volume(Issue), Page(s), Year”. The article title is not required. References with more than two authors should use “First Author et al.” as author field. The font size should be 10 pt. The abstract must not exceed one page (DIN A4 or US 8.5” x 11”) in length in total. Only electronic submission of Abstracts in PDF format to abstracts@icnce-2024.de will be accepted. Other submissions will not be considered.

See sampel abstract   PDF   WORD

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Registration

The registration is handled by AC Convention
www.aachen-tourismus.de/icnce2024

The registration fee includes the participation in the sessions, lunches and refreshments during the coffee breaks. The conference dinner must be booked separately. All prices include VAT.

  • Regular 320 € (420 € after Apr. 15)
  • PhD students 220 € (320 € after Apr. 15)
  • Master-/Bachelor-Students free*
  • Conference dinner 90 €
  • Accompanying person 120 € (incl. conference dinner, excl. conference)

The dinner will be at the coronation hall (Krönungssaal) of the medieval town hall (Rathaus) preceded by an organ concert in the cathedral (Dom).

Scholarships for Students

All scholarships have currently been awarded. There is only a waiting list in case scholarships become available again.

* A limited number of scholarships for students are awarded. Preference will be given to master- and bachelor-students, and handling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. For your registration and further information, please contact student@icnce-2024.de.

Cancellation

If a written cancellation (e-mail to info@icnce-2024.de) is received before May 15, 2024, the conference fee will be refunded minus a cancellation fee of € 40. If a cancellation is received between May 15 and June 3, 2024, 50% of the appropriate fees will be refunded. Thereafter no refunds are possible. All refunds will be made after the Conference.

Exhibition and Sponsoring

Our ICNCE-2024 will host a trade exhibition with organisations, major projects, manufacturers and service providers of all types of neuromorphic hardware and architecture, neuromorphic algorithms and software, as well as partners who offer AI solutions and those who use them. You as a manufacturer and/or service provider are invited to present your latest developments and demonstrate new application possibilities. The exhibition at the Eurogress Centre will be an integral part of the conference and will help to make our ICNCE-2024 a comprehensive source of information for all those interested in neuromorphic computing, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. In addition, sponsoring will be offered. Sponsors and exhibitors will be displayed during the conference. Please contact our exhibition coordinator for details:

AMO GmbH
Mrs. Maike Meyer-Amjadi
Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 25
D-52074 Aachen
Germany
amjadi@amo.de


Exhibtion space prices:
RED area: 320 €/m2
GREEN area: 280 €/m2
BLUE area: 240 €/m2

Included: Free registration of one company representative of the rented exhibition space. Access to all scientific and technical sessions, welcome reception and closing ceremony. A copy of the conference documents.

You can rent the standard stand at a price of 120 €/m2 or you can bring your own stand.

Please submit the stand plans for review to our exhibition partner Mplus Messebau prior to the exhibition. For additional equipment and services a separate order form will be sent to you by our exhibition partner Mplus Messebau.

Mplus Messebau GmbH
Hans Jürgen Pauler
Haus-Heyden-Straße 13
52134 Herzogenrath
+49 152 541 024 37
hjp@mplus-messebau.de


Sponsoring: The ICNCE-2024 offers a range of sponsoring opportunities:
Gold Sponsor: 5000 €
Silver Sponsor: 3000 €
Bronze Sponsor: 1000 €
The sponsors will be presented on posters and during the breaks in the lecture halls. The price includes the free registration of a company representative of the sponsor. Sponsors please contact amjadi@amo.de

Venue

The Conference will be held at the Eurogress Conference Center of Aachen, located in Lousberg park area, 10 min walk from the historical city center of Aachen.

Travel

By air: Aachen can be reached from four international airports (Düsseldorf, 60 min by shuttle bus; Cologne/Bonn, 90 min by airport bus and train; Brussels, 1,5 hrs by high speed train; Frankfurt, 2 hrs by high speed train). Please consider a climate compensation (e.g. by www.atmosfair.de)

By train: Aachen is connected to the European high speed train system between Cologne, Brussels and Paris.

By car: There are excellent motorway connections from all directions. If possible use an electric vehicle.

Accommodation

Hotels of different categories are available close to the Eurogress. The hotel registration is handled by AC Convention. Please use the link
www.aachen-tourismus.de/icnce-hotels

Important Dates

November 15, 2023: Abstract submission and registration open
March 1, 2024
(extended to Mach 15):
Abstract submission deadline
April 1, 2024: Acceptance notification deadline
April 15, 2024: Early registration deadline
May 30, 2024: Final registration deadline
June 03-06, 2024: Dates of the Conference

Contact

info@icnce-2024.de