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Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Brain-inspired Information Processing October 5-6, 2017

This workshop focuses on data-driven approaches to machine/statistical learning  based on exploiting dynamical systems, sometimes brain-inspired, to perform complex computational and information processing tasks.  Various mathematical connections have already been established between dynamical systems and the classical concept of Turing computability, but it is not clear whether this notion is the most adequate  from a dynamical systems perspective.

This workshop will explore mathematical, algorithmical, neuro-computational, and physical-realization aspects of information processing dynamical systems. The aim is to gather researchers interested in these topics and to seed discussions (and possible future collaborations) between machine/statistical learners,  computational neuroscientists, and microprocessor physicists in Europe.

Contributions to the workshop are invited to cover topics including:

  • nonlinear dynamical systems and phenomena that can be used for information processing and storing
  • reservoir computing approaches
  • novel energy-efficient neuromorphic microchip technologies
  • re-defining "computing" for analog, parallel, unclocked devices
  • the challenge of low-precision and large device mismatch
  • natural neural systems

The workshop is the forth in a series with this name. The first two were held in 2012 and 2015 in Besançon (France), anfd the third one in 2017 in Brussels (Belgium).


Stefan Abel (IBM, Switzerland)

Pau Aceituno (Harvard Medical School, USA & Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MIS), Leipzig, Germany)

Piotr Antonik (CentraleSupélec, France)

Apostolos Argyris (Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Spain)

Stéphane Barland (Institut Non Lineaire de Nice, France)

Andrej Berg (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Peter Bienstmann (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)

Tom Birkoben (Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany)

Hugo Bodory (Universität Sankt Gallen, Switzerland)

Daniel Brunner (FEMTO-ST, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France)

Sen Cheng (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)

Stéphane Chrétien (National Physics Laboratory, GB)

Sara Colella (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Joni Dambre (Ghent University - imec, Belgium)

Laurent Daudet (LightOn & Université Paris Diderot, France)

Florian Denis (CentraleSupélec, France)

Evangelia Dimitriadou (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Lyudmila Grigoryeva (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Claudius Gros (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany)

Sandrine Gümbel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)

Fatemeh Hadaeghi (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)

Xu He (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)

Herbert Jaeger (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)

Yaochu Jin (University of Surrey, UK)

Coralie Joucla (CHRU Besançon, France)

Wosen E. Kassa (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Wahid Khosrawi-Sardroudi (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)

Michael King (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Alexandr Kostrov (Universität Sankt Gallen, Switzerland)

Oleksandra Kukharenko (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Laurent Larger (FEMTO-ST, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France)

Tobias Lemke (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Serge Massar (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Marco Menner (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Fábio Neves (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany)

Juan-Pablo Ortega (Universität Sankt Gallen, Switzerland & CNRS, France)

Jaël Pauwels (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Marie-Cécile Pera (FEMTO-ST, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France)

Luis Pesquera (Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Spain)

Gordon Pipa (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)

Damien Rontani (CentraleSupélec, France)

Jakob Steuer (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Josef Teichmann (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Gustavo Villares (IBM, Switzerland)

Hendrik Wernecke (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

Martin Ziegler (Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany)

Previous Worshop Editions

Venue and Transportation

Workshop will take place:

October 5th: room G227a

October 6th: room K7


  • Traveling Konstanz <--> Zürich Airport:

train Zürich Airport - Konstanz Bahnhof (tickets online available at

taxi services Zürich Airport <--> Konstanz (propose flexible prices for more than 1 passengers in the car, for example

  • Traveling Konstanz <--> Zürich center:

bus Zürich central station (Sihlquai car park)  <--> Konstanz (tickets online available for example at

  • Traveling Konstanz  <--> Basel:

train Basel SBB <--> Konstanz Bahnhof (tickets online available at


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