Workshop - Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: From Physics and Biology to ICT, 7 - 9 September 2015, Italy

Publish Date: Jul 29, 2015

Deadline: Aug 01, 2015

Event Dates: from Sep 07, 2015 12:00 to Sep 09, 2015 12:00

About the Workshop 

Neuroscience aims to address how the human brain works and how it gives rise to the human behavior, these represent some of the most ambitious challenges of the next centuries. Their relevance is testified from the enourmous economical investments performed by several nations in this research field. In this context Computational Neuroscience is a new emerging discipline devoted to the study of brain functions in terms of the information processing properties of the structures forming the nervous system. Computational Neuroscience is inherently interdisciplinary since it bridges different fields ranging from Neuroscience to Physics, from Psychology to Neural Engineering, from Cognitive Science to Applied Mathematics.

The workshop “Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT” offers an unique opportunity to meet researchers working across (and between) disciplines linked to Computational Neuroscience. In particular, computational neuroscients, neurophysiologists and neural engineers will have the opportunity to present their most recent results to a young audience, constituted mainly by PhD students, and to interact directly among them. The program ranges from nonlinear dynamical approaches to the understanding of neural computation to physiology, from the simulations of brain circuits to the development of engineering devices and platforms for neuromorphic computation. The speakers will be specifically advised to perform didactic presentations of their results in order to allow the active participation to the discussion of young PhD students from different disciplines as well as to researchers interested in the field of Computational Neuroscience. Specific poster sessions will be organized with the purpose on one side to allow the young participants to present their latest results and on the other side to increase the opportunity of networking among the participants and renowed experts of the discipline.

This workshop represents the 10th of a series of tutorial workshops annually organized by the Italian Society of Chaos and Complexity (SICC) to explore the emergence of new research fields, where nonlinear dynamics and control theory can play a relevant role. These workshops have been traditionally devoted to an audience mainly constituted by PhD students or young researchers working in complex systems.

The workshop is kindly supported by the:

  • SICC - Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society - IEEE CASS Outreach 2015 Initiative
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • MemoCIS -- Memristors-Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems and Applications, COST Action IC 1401
  • NETT -- Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies, Marie Curie Initial Training project
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy)
  • CRT Foundation

Organizing Committee

This workshop “Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT” is organized by Alessandro Torcini (ISC CNR - Florence, Italy) andFernando Corinto (Politecnico di Torino) in collaboration with the SICC.


The 10th SICC International Tutorial Workshop "Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT" is organized in lectures and a poster session.

Confirmed keynote speakers include

  • Cristina Becchio (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Ruben Moreno Bote (CIBERSAM - Barcelona, Spain)
  • George Bourianov (Intel/University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Emilio Carbone (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Steve Furber (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Julius Georgiou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
  • Viktor Jirsa (INSERM - Marseille, France)
  • Luke P. Lee (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Stefano Luccioli (ISC CNR - Florence, Italy)
  • Maurizio Mattia (ISS - Roma, Italy)
  • Benedetto Sacchetti (University of Turin, Italy)
  • Maria Sanchez-Vives (IDIBAPS - Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ronald Tetzlaff (TU Dresden, Germany)
  • Santo Banerjee (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Kyeong-Sik Min (Kookmin Univ, Korea)

The final program of the lectures will be available by the end of July, 2015.

Participants interested in presenting a poster (A1 poster size) are kindly invited to send a two-page abstract (see Call for submission) to SICC secretary (mail: no later than August 1, 2015.

Call for submission ( POSTER download )

Researchers and PhD students are invited to submit a short abstract for the Poster Session. Poster Session presentations allow authors to present projects/works that are at early stages of development, and benefit from the interactive critique, suggestions, and encouragement from colleagues working in similar areas. This fertile cross-disciplinary meeting will set the stage for the next generation of advances in this field.

Topics List:

  • Emergent Neurodynamics
  • Neurophysiology and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Advanced Modelling and Mechanisms
  • Neural Systems and Applications
  • Nonlinear Circuits and Systems for Information Processing

Submission guidelines: Please send to the abstract not to exceed two pages (A4, font 12pt, Times New Roman) including the title, the contact information and any co-authors.

The contributing author will be assumed to be the individual who will attend the workshop to present the poster. All attendees must register and pay the workshop fee.


  • The registration fee is 250 Euro, for members of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC), for members of the Marie Curie Initial Training project NETT -- Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies and for affiliated (as a professor, post-doc, students) to Politecnico di Torino.
  • The registration fee is 300 Euro, for participants from any institution different from the cases above (it includes four-year membership to SICC).

Participants are kindly invited to fill in and mail the registration form (see below) to SICC secretary (mail:

The application is mandatory for all participants. Only 100 seats are available (on a first come, first serve basis).

The fee must be paid exclusively by bank transfer to the following account no later thanSeptember 1, 2015:

Società Italiana Caos e Complessità - account n. 100000119119

Banca Prossima, PIAZZA PAOLO FERRARI 10, 20121 Milano, Italy

IBAN code: IT 36 A 03359 01600 100000119119


Bank transfer costs must entirely be covered by the participant. In the bank order, please specify: Torino2015 - Name of the participant. A copy of the bank transfer receipt must be sent via e-mail to SICC (mail: that will then reply with a message of final acceptance.

In case of renunciation, the reimbursement of the admission fee can be requested no later than September 1, 2015, by sending an e-mail renunciation message to SICC (mail:

Registration form

Submit your request of participation as soon as possible:

  • Cut and paste the form below in your mail program.
  • Fill in the form with all the required information.
  • Write “Torino2015 – Application” as the subject of the mail message.
  • Mail the form to SICC (mail:
  • Mail copy of the bank transfer receipt to SICC (mail:


Application Form

Workshop on “Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience”

Torino, Italy, September 07-09, 2015

Salone d'Onore - Castello del Valentino




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Upon registration, you will soon receive an e-mail message of provisional acceptance. The admission fee must then be paid within ten days, otherwise the registration will be cancelled.

Conference Information

The organisers of the workshop cannot take care of travel and accommodation of the participants. Many hotels are available near the conference site Salone d’onore c/o Castello del Valentino, viale Mattioli 39 - Torino (SEE MAP) .


Hotels near or close to Politecnico di Torino and the conference venue are listed below.The first hotel in the list is the closest to the conference venue.
Prices are indicative, please contact your chosen accomodation first.

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