The 2019 Riken International Workshop on Neuromorphic Computing

Workshop Overview

R-WoNC’19 is the first international workshop for neuromorphic computing and their applications. We foresee neuromorphic computing to be one of the important computing principles in the forthcoming Post-Moore era. The R-WoNC’19 is a full-2-day event with invited talks and a panel session as an opportunity for us to learn, share, and discuss the cutting-edge researches, issues, and possible future work with experts from the international neuromorphic community. In conjunction with R-WoNC’19, we also have an all-day tutorial on the 3rd day (Mar 13), which is on Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic platform and SDK. Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab will support this tutorial, which is open to all registered workshop attendees.


March 11, 2019 (Mon) – March 13, 2019(Wed)

Registration & Payment

Required in advance (due: Feb. 8 2019)
Registration fee: Free
Reception fee: 5000JPY (pay onsite, only cash acceptable)

Online Registration

Program Overview

March 11, 2019: Keynotes, Invited talks, K-computer tour, Reception
March 12, 2019:  Keynotes, Invited talks, Panel session
March 13, 2019: Intel Loihi Tutorial (Mike Davies and Dave Florey (Intel))

Program (Tentative)

Invited Speakers (TBC)

Giacomo Indiveri, ETH
Sander Bohté, University of Amsterdam
Wolfgang Maass, Technische Universitaet Graz
Oliver Rhodes, The University of Manchester (SpiNNaker)
Elisabetta Chicca, Bielefeld University
Markus Diesmann, Jülich Research Centre and JARA Institute I Jülich (NEST)
Mike Davies, Intel
Catherine D. Schuman, ORNL
Kazuyuki Aihara, The University of Tokyo
Tadashi Yamazaki, The University of Electro-Communications
Jun Igarashi, RIKEN
Masato Motomura, Hokkaido University
Hiroyuki Akinaga, AIST
Atsuya Okazaki, IBM


RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)
7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan (Google map)
TEL:+81-78-940-5555  FAX:+81-78-304-4956


Sponsor: RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)
In Participation with: RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)

Organizing Committee

General chair
Kentaro Sano (R-CCS, PI)

Vice chair
Mitsuhisa Sato (R-CCS, Deputy director)

Program co-chairs
Toshiyuki Imamura (R-CCS, PI)
Taro Toyoizumi (CBS, PI)

Finance and Local chair
Hiroya Matsuba (R-CCS, PI)

Publicity co-chairs
Masaaki Kondo (R-CCS, PI)
Kento Sato (R-CCS, PI)


R-WoNC 2019 Organizing Committee