NEST User Workshop 2016 at the FZI


The FZI Research Center for Information Technology is glad to announce that it hosts this year's NEST User Workshop on 3 and 4 November in collaboration with the Human Brain Project and Forschungszentrum Jülich. The workshop is supported by the Human Brain Project Education Office.

NEST is a simulator for spiking neural network models that focuses on the dynamics, size and structure of neural systems rather than on the exact morphology of individual neurons. The development of NEST is coordinated by the NEST Initiative. NEST is ideal for networks of spiking neurons of any size, for example: Models of information processing e.g. in the visual or auditory cortex of mammals, Models of network activity dynamics, e.g. laminar cortical networks or balanced random networks, Models of learning and plasticity.

We are excited to invite all NEST users and developers to the second annual NEST User Workshop. The Workshop provides an opportunity for the NEST Community to meet, exchange success stories, swap advice, learn about current developments in and around NEST and spiking network simulation and application. This year, the workshop will focus on the use of spiking networks in Neurorobotics. 

In addition, we would like to introduce this exciting research field to the students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and everybody interested and invite them to participate.

More information about the registration can be found here.

Kontakt: Dr.-Ing. Stefan Ulbrich, Prof. Hans Ekkehard Plesser