(Agenda as of 2021/01/24-04:07 CET)
Monday, 16 March 2020

NICE 2020 in Heidelberg
19:30

Tuesday, 17 March 2020
08:45
NICE 2020, workshop day I -- NOTE: NICE will be POSTPONED!
09:00
 Welcome to NICE 2020
09:15
 Organizer Round
09:45
 Keynote IMike Davies (Intel)
10:30
 Luping Shi (Tsinghua University)
11:00
 Coffee break
11:30
 Evaluating complexity and resilience trade-offs in emerging memory inference machines
11:55
 Johannes Schemmel (Heidelberg University)
12:20
 Lightning talk: From clean room to machine room: towards accelerated cortical simulations on the BrainScaleS wafer-scale systemSebastian Schmitt (Heidelberg University)
12:35
 Poster Lightning Talksall Poster Presenters
13:00
 Lunch, poster setup, demonstrators setup
14:30
 Group photo at NICE
14:45
 Why is Neuromorphic Event-based Engineering the future of AI?
15:10
 Neuromorphic and AI research at BCAI (Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)Thomas Pfeil
15:35
 Mapping Deep Neural Networks on SpiNNaker2Florian Kelber et al.
16:00
 Coffee break
16:30
 Closed-loop experiments on the BrainScaleS-2 architectureKorbinian Schreiber et al.
16:55
 Lightning talk: Adaptive control for hindlimb locomotion in a simulated mouse through temporal cerebellar learningThomas Passer Jensen (Technical University of Denmark)
17:10
 Open mic / discussions
19:00
 Poster dinner

Wednesday, 18 March 2020
08:45
NICE 2020, workshpo day II -- NOTE: NICE will be postponed!
09:00
 Welcome / overview
09:15
 KeynoteWolfgang Maass
10:00
 On the computational power and complexity of Spiking Neural Networks(Nils Donselaar)
10:25
 The speed of sequence processing in biological neuronal networksYounes Bouhadjar et. al
11:00
 Coffee brek
11:30
 Walter Senn (Universität Bern)
11:55
 Conductance-based dendrites perform reliability-weighted opinion poolingJakob Jordan et al.
12:20
 Lightning talk: Natural gradient learning for spiking neuronsElena Kreutzer et al.
12:35
 Lightning talk: The Computational Capacity of Mem-LRC ReservoirsForrest Sheldon et al.
13:00
 Lunch
14:00
 Making spiking neurons more succinct with multi-compartment modelsJohannes Leugering
14:25
 Evolutionary Optimization for Neuromorphic SystemsCatherine Schuman et al.
14:50
 Lightning talk: Implementing Backpropagation for Learning on Neuromorphic Spiking HardwareAndrew Sornborger et al.
15:05
 Lightning talk: Spike Latency Reduction generates Efficient Predictive CodingPau Vilimelis Aceituno et al.
15:20
 Special coffee break: EINC & BrainScaleS 1
16:10
 Real-time Mapping on a Neuromorphic Processor(Konstantinos Michmizos )
16:35
 Inductive bias transfer between brains and machinesFabian Sinz
17:00
 Open mic / discussion
18:00
 Conference dinner

Thursday, 19 March 2020
08:45
NICE 2020, workshop day III -- NOTE: NICE will be postponed!
09:00
 Welcome / overview
09:15
 Keynote: Bottom-up and top-down neuromorphic processor design: Unveiling roads to embedded cognitionCharlotte Frenkel
10:00
 A Neuromorphic Future for Classic Computing TasksBrad Aimone
10:25
 Lightning talk: Benchmarking of Neuromorphic Hardware SystemsChristoph Ostrau et al.
10:40
 Lightning talk: Evolving Spiking Neural Networks for Robot Sensory-motor Decision Tasks of Varying Difficulty(J David Schaffer)
11:00
 Coffee break
11:30
 Natural density cortical models as benchmarks for universal neuromorphic computersMarkus Diesmann
11:55
 Platform-Agnostic Neural Algorithm Composition using FuguWilliam Severa
12:20
 Programming neuromorphic computers: PyNN and beyondAndrew Davison
12:45
 Lightning talk: Caspian: A Neuromorphic Development Platform(John (Parker) Mitchell)
13:00
 Lunch
14:00
 BrainScaleS: Development Methodologies and Operating SystemEric Müller
14:25
 Lightning talk: Cognitive Domain Ontologies: HPCs to Ultra Low Power Neuromorphic PlatformsTarek Taha et al.
14:40
 Lightning talk: Comparing Neural Accelerators & Neuromorphic Architectures The False Idol of OperationsCraig Vineyard et al.
14:55
 Lightning talk: Subspace Locally Competitive AlgorithmsDylan Paiton et al.
15:10
 Lightning talk: Fast and deep neuromorphic learning with first-spike codingJulian Göltz et al.
15:25
 Lightning talk: Neuromorphic Graph Algorithms: Extracting Longest ShortestPaths and Minimum Spanning Trees
15:40
 Lightning talk: Neuromorphic Computing for Spacecraft’s Terrain Relative Navigation: A Case of Event-Based Crater Classification TaskKazuki Kariya et al.
15:55
 Coffee break
16:25
 Beyond Backprop: Different Approaches to Credit Assignment in Neural Nets
16:50
 Batch << 1: Why Neuromorphic Computing Architectures Suit Real-Time Workloads Jonathan Tapson (GrAI Matter Labs)
17:15
 Relational Neurogenesis for Lifelong Learning AgentsTej Pandit et al.
17:40
 open mic / discussions
18:20
 Wrap-up / adjourn
18:30
End of NICE 2020 for non-tutorial attendants
19:00
 Dinner (only for tutorial attendants)

Friday, 20 March 2020
09:00
NICE 2020, Tutorials day: NOTE: NICE will be POSTPONED!
09:00
 Tutorial (and coffee)
11:30
 Lunch (only for tutorial participants)
12:30
 Tutorial (and coffee)
15:00
End of the NICE 2020 tutorial day
Contact: bjoern.kindler@kip.uni-heidelberg.de