[Comp-neuro] “Self-repairing Hardware Paradigms based on Astrocyte-neuron Models” workshop York, UK, 3-5th September 2018

David Halliday david.halliday at york.ac.uk
Thu Jul 5 15:54:41 CEST 2018

“Self-repairing Hardware Paradigms based on Astrocyte-neuron Models” is an
informal workshop which will be held in the historic city of York from the 3
rd to the 5th of September 2018. The workshop aims to highlight and discuss
emerging trends and future directions in the fields of bio-inspired fault
tolerant systems, particularly self-repairing  spiking neural networks,
with applications to autonomous robotic systems (and beyond). The workshop
will feature invited position papers from world-leading researchers and

The workshop website, which includes information on submission and an
up-to-date list of invited speakers can be found at

We are currently soliciting abstracts from members of the community who are
interested in presenting at this workshop. Abstracts should be no longer
than three page of A4 in standard IEEE conference format, and should focus
upon the potential for future developments within the field of bio-inspired
fault tolerant systems. We welcome contributions that span topics from
biological modelling through to hardware and applications.

Topics include (but are not restricted to):

- Astrocyte-neuron interactions and modelling

- Spiking neural networks – models, algorithms and hardware implementations

- Training, learning and optimisation in spiking neural networks

- Biological models for fault tolerant systems

- Implementation of bio-inspired and fault tolerant systems on FPGA

- Hardware optimisations for bio-inspired systems

- Spiking neural network and bio-inspired controllers for autonomous

- Autonomous swarm robotic systems

- Fault tolerance in robotic systems

- Innovative design techniques for bio-inspired and fault tolerant systems

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 31st July 2018. Please address any
questions and submissions to spanner-workshop at york.ac.uk

Attending the Workshop

We welcome attendees from all areas of the bio-inspired and robotics
communities. Thanks to funding from the EPSRC, registration is free. We
have accommodation for a limited number of places, priority will be given
to authors of accepted contributions.  We also have a number of student
bursaries available, which will provide free accommodation and contribute
towards the travel costs of registered PhD students. If you would like to
attend, please see the website at https://www.york.ac.uk/spanner-workshop
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