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 (closed)
Registration fee: Free
Reception fee: 5000JPY (pay onsite, only cash acceptable)

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))


Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers
Giacomo Indiveri, ETH
Kazuyuki Aihara, The University of Tokyo
Markus Diesmann, Jülich Research Centre and JARA Institute I Jülich (NEST)

Invited Speakers (3/11)
Mike Davies, Intel
Tadashi Yamazaki, The University of Electro-Communications
Catherine D. Schuman, ORNL
Atsuya Okazaki, IBM
Masato Motomura, Hokkaido University
Sander Bohté, University of Amsterdam
Naoya Onizawa, Tohoku University

Invited Speakers (3/12)
Oliver Rhodes, The University of Manchester (SpiNNaker)
Wolfgang Maass, Technische Universitaet Graz
Jun Igarashi, RIKEN
Elisabetta Chicca, Bielefeld University
Hiroyuki Akinaga, AIST


RIKEN Center for Computational Science(R-CCS)
7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan (Google map)


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