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.
RESEARCH PAPERS ARE REQUESTED FOR TOPICS ON NEUROMORPHIC COMPUTING, SPECIFICALLY IN FOUR FOCUS AREAS:
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.
WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN THE FOLLOWING FORMATS:
All accepted papers will prepare a pre-recorded presentation for the ICONS virtual conference. There are several options for recording your video, including utilizing any meeting software (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Skype, etc.). You may also record a voice-over in PowerPoint and convert to mp4, or do a screen capture with voiceover with tools such as QuickTime. To convert your video to the appropriate format or bitrate, we recommend ffmpeg.
Papers accepted as full presentations should prepare videos no longer than 20 minutes and papers accepted as lightning talks should prepare videos no longer than 10 minutes.
Instructions for submitting the videos have been sent to the authors via email. Presentation video submission is due on July 7, 2021.