Computational models, algorithms, applications, and implementations



CetraroItaly, July 8-11, 2013


Main Aim



The international workshop on Brain-inspired Computing aims to bring together researchers involved in various aspects of this area: computational modelling of brain functions, computer algorithms, practical applications, implementations on general purpose computers and special purpose computing devices, as well as its relation to pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and visualisation.


There will be two days of lectures (July 8-9) and two days with free informal discussions (July 10-11). The lectures are meant to provide an overview of the state of the art and seeds for the subsequent discussions. The discussions will be conducted in small dynamically changing groups. They aim at facilitating new ideas, collaborations and plans, building of new research networks, producing a comprehensive list of groups and individual researchers working in this area, and finding points of encounter with the EU flagship project Human Brain.


Programme Committee



Thomas Lippert, Chair


Nicolai Petkov, Chair

(The Netherlands)

Lucio Grandinetti


Jack Dongarra







So far the following scientists have confirmed their participation:


  • Mehiddin Al Baali (Sultan Qaboos University)
  • Katrin Amunts (Jülich Research Centre)
  • Frank Baetke (HP Global HPC Marketing)
  • Antonio Bandera Rubio (University of Malaga)
  • Ulrik Beierholm (University of Birmingham)
  • Gyan Bhanot (Rutgers University)
  • Michael Biehl (University of Groningen)
  • Youssry Botros (Intel)
  • Patrizio Campisi (University of Rome III)
  • Alessandro Curioni (IBM Zürich)
  • Marcus Diesmann (Jülich Research Centre)
  • Hugo Falter (ParTec Cluster Competence Centre GmbH)
  • Andreas Frommer (University of Wuppertal)
  • Lucio Grandinetti (University of Calabria)
  • Sonja Grün (Jülich Research Centre)
  • Bart ter Haar Romeny (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Gerhard Joubert (Technical University Clausthal)
  • Torsten Kuhlen (RWTH Aachen)
  • Jesus Labarta (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)
  • Ales Leonardis (University of Birmingham)
  • Thomas Lippert (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)
  • Rebeca Marfil Rubio (University of Malaga)
  • Henry Markram (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
  • Vicente Martin (Centro de Supercomputacion y Visualizacion de Madrid)
  • Karlheinz Meier (University of Heidelberg)
  • Abigail Morrison (Jülich Research Centre)
  • Murat Okandan (Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Boris Orth (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)
  • Luis Pastor (Polytechnical University of Madrid)
  • Nicolai Petkov (University of Groningen)
  • Nick Ramsey (University of Utrecht)
  • Antonio Rodriguez Sanchez (University of Innsbruck)
  • Christos Schizas (University of Cyprus)
  • Thomas Schulthess (CSCS Lugano and ETH Zürich)
  • Felix Schürmann (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
  • Thomas Sterling (Indiana University)
  • Mario Vento (University of Salerno)
  • Ramesh Visvanathan (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)






All contributions to the Workshop are invited original research papers not previously published. Revised papers presented at the Workshop will be published by Springer as a Post-Proceedings Volume in the series “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (Home Page














ParTec Cluster Competence Centre






University of Calabria, Italy


Workshop venue, address and logistics



The workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel San Michele, a charming Hotel on the Tyrrhenian coast of Southern Italy with surrounding green park, golf facilities and private beach.

The Hotel is very close to a seaside fisherman village named Cetraro, near Cosenza, a city of Southern Italy (for more, see the next title “How to Reach Cetraro”).

Information as well as accommodation and other local arrangements will be handled by the workshop Secretariat supervised by:

Dr. Maria Teresa Guaglianone

Università della Calabria

87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy

guaglianone @

lugran @


Logistic information


How to reach Cetraro


Local sightseeing



Local arrangements



Information as well as accommodation, local transportation and other local arrangements will be handled by the workshop Secretariat supervised by:

Dr. Maria Teresa Guaglianone

Università della Calabria

87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy

guaglianone @






Two accommodation types are available at the workshop’s hotel:


1.      Rooms in the main hotel building


Type of Accommodation

Price in Euros

Single room


Double room (double occupancy)

140,00 p.p.

Double room (used as single)


Suite (multiple occupancy)

190,00 p.p.



All prices are intended PER PERSON, PER DAY.


They include accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).


The single rooms are currently sold out; for  the invited participants already registered a double room used as a single can be booked.

People not yet registered who want to participate will BE VERY WELCOME to register; however they will be put in a waiting list for accomodation in case of cancellations occurring before the workshop or they will be accomodated in a nearby hotel


2.      Rooms in the Hotel annex buildings “maisonnettes

The “Maisonnettes” are Hotel annex buildings, located within a green park, at a walking distance from the main building and the congress center.

The “Maisonnettes” can accommodate one/two/three/four persons.

This type of accommodation is particularly suitable for small groups or families.

The price is 110 Euro for single occupancy and 90 Euro for multiple occupancy.

The price is per person, per day, covering both accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

The price per person in a double room (main Hotel building) or in a multiple occupancy (“Maisonnettes”) refers to workshop participants.

The case of special arrangements (e.g. children accommodation, suite accommodation, etc.) is handled by the Workshop Secretariat.








Hotel reservations will be managed by the Workshop Secretariat (lugran @





to specify the accommodation required.


Local transportation



A pick up service will be provided, free of charge, to those who will fill in the