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Scientific workshop "Experimental reservoir computing"

Presentations are now available ! please see below.

Thank you to all participants who have made valuable contributions and without which this event would not have been such a success.

14th and 15th October, 2013 (Besançon, France)
Experimental reservoir computing: towards hardware for novel computational paradigms

brain computing

 

Following the successful first workshop on “Information processing with recurrent dynamical systems" which took place in September 2012 (as a satellite meeting to ECCS’12, see http://www.ulb.ac.be/polytech/spg/ECCS2012.htm),  the Laboratory of excellence ACTION -of which FEMTO-ST is a founder member- and its international academic partners have the pleasure to organise a second workshop in order to explore this promising research area further.

 

Programme

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The workshop will feature plenary sessions and panel discussions given by internationally acknowledged experts during 2 days:

  
Monday, 14th October 2013

09:00  Registration

09:30  Introduction to Optical reservoir computing
           B. Schrauwen, Ghent Univ., Ghent, Belgium

10:00  Ultra-fast photonic information processing using delayed feedback systems
          I. Fischer, IFISC, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Ultra fast processing, and learning with pulsed neural networks
          S. Thorpe, CERCO, UMR CNRS 5549, Univ. P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France

11:30 Analog input and output layers for optical reservoir computers
          A. Smerieri, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

12:00 Lunch break

13:30  Efficient Time Series Kernels Based on Reservoir Models
          P. Tino, Univ. of Birmingham, U.K.

14:00 Self-organized Reservoir Computing and Real Time Control

        G. Pipa, Univ. Osnabrück, Germany

14:30 Sequential dynamics of oscillatory metastable states in networks with plastic couplings
         V. Nekorkin, Russian Academy of Science,Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 All-optical RC using an array of lasers
         D. Brunner, IFISC, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

16:00 Parallel information processing with several nonlinear nodes subject to delay
         L. Pesquera, Univ. de Cantabria, Spain

16:30 Ultra-fast phase delay dynamics for RC processing million words/s
         M. Jacquot, FEMTO-ST, Univ. Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

17:00 Short talks session (6x15min)

18:30  End of the workshop day

Workshop dinner (subscription is compulsory)

Tuesday, 15th October 2013

9:30  Embedded smart vision system based on RBF neural processor: application to human pose classification
        M. Paindavoine, LEAD, University of Burgundi, France

10:00 Stochastic time series forecasting using time-delay reservoir computers: performance and universality
         L. Grigoryeva, J. Henriques, L. Larger, J.-P. Ortega, LMB, Univ. FC, France

10:30 Coffee break

11:00  Modeling memory and "cognition" with nonlinear dynamical systems
           A. Dmitriev, Inform-Chaos Lab., Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

11:30 Neuroinspired computing with imperfect nanodevices and nanocircuits
         D. Querlioz, IEF, CNRS, Univ. Paris XI, Orsay, France

12:00 Lunch break

Tuesday, 15th October 2013 > Special session 

A special session intented for industrial and external academic organizations willing to understand the concept of RC but also to discover its functionalities and potential market applications.

13:30 Reception

14:00 Introduction to experimental reservoir computing (RC)
          L. Larger, FEMTO-ST, Univ. Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

14:30  DEMO: A discrete-time delay based reservoir computer
           L. Kreuninckx, VUB, Brussels, Belgium

15:00 Towards a PEM Fuel cell prognostic system based on echo state network
         S. Morando, FEMTO-ST, Energie Dept., Belfort, France

15:30 RC in drone fly application
         G. Pipa, Univ. Osnabrück, Germany

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Towards a neuromorphic silicon photonics chip
           P. Bienstman, Ghent Univ., Belgium

17:00 Lab Tour
          Electro-Optic Reservoir Computer with FPGA or all-optical delay line
          DEMO High performance system processing million words/s
          R. Martinenghi, A. Baylon Fuentes, FEMTO-ST


17:30 Small group discussions (about 1 hour)
End of the workshop day

 

Key words: Neuromorphic Computing, Reservoir Computing, Nonlinear Transient Computing, Computing with Complex Dynamical Systems, Complexity in Nonlinear Delay Differential Equations, on-chip integration via nano photonics and photonic crystals, artificial intelligence

 

Organising committee

 

femtoLaurent LARGER,
FEMTO-ST, Université de Besançon, France
(Labex, Manager of DEMO 3 : "Neuromorphic processor")

Serge MASSAR,
Laboratoire d’Information Quantique,
Université libre de Bruxelles

Ingo FISCHER,
Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems,
Universitat de les Illes Balears
university gentBenjamin SCHRAUWEN,
Reservoir Lab, Universiteit Gent

 

 

Venue and accommodations

The Workshop "Experimental reservoir computing" will take place at :

FEMTO-ST (Optics department)
U.F.R. Sciences & Techniques
(Room: Salle des Actes)
16 route de Gray
25030 Besançon cedex, France


Agrandir le plan

 

How to reach Besançon:

- By train, with TGV. There are two TGV stations, connected with free shuttles: Besançon Franche-Comté TGV (most common one, outside the city), and Besançon Gare Viotte (downtown)

- By plane, but no airport directly near Besançon, so you will need additional train connection, or car rental to reach Besançon (for nearly any option, count on 2 additional hours to reach Besançon: Paris CDG -TGV advised-, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg EuroAirport -TGV from Mulhouse station, or car rental-, Lyon Saint-Exupery -car rental advised-, Geneva airport -car rental only-)

 

Hotel suggestions:

- Hotel Florel (~70€, next to Viotte train station, walking distance from the downtown, bus connection to the workshop location)
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Résidence Adagio (~50€, close to the downtown, bus connection to the workshop location)

 

 

Registration (for speakers only and invited attendees)