Spiking neural networks: Applications to computing, algorithmics, and robotics

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series - ICT for non-specialists

18 September 2019 | Technical University of Munich, Germany




You have to expect the following expenses:

  • Registration fee (€ 90.00)
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & dinner

What we cover: 

  • Lunch & coffee breaks
  • Up to 5 fee waivers

Find further information on the application process and support opportunities on the .

In order to get to TUM Munich – Garching Campus you have many possibilities.

If you are coming from Munich Central Station:

  • Subway (U-Bahn)
    You can take the U-Bahn U1 line in the direction of Mangfallplatz or U2 line in the direction Messestadt Ost or U7 line in the direction of Neuperlach Zentrum until next stop, Sendlinger Tor. From here take the U-Bahn line U6 in the direction of Garching-Forschungszentrum, end station.
    Alternatively, every S-Bahn in the direction of Marienplatz or Ostbahnhof, and respectively only until Marienplatz (approx. 3 minutes). As of Marienplatz  U-Bahn U6 line until Garching Forschungszentrum (approx. 30 minutes).
  • S-Bahn
    You can take the S-Bahn S8 until you pass Ismaning. From here take Bus Nr. 230 until you stop at Garching Forschungszentrum. Alternatively: S1 line until Neufahrn, then with the Bus 690, which stops also at Garching Forschungszentrum.
  • Bus
    You can take the Buses Nr. 230 292 or 690 to Garching Forschungszentrum (Bus Nr. 230 only workdays in 40 minute intervals.) Buses wait up to 8 minutes for belated S-Bahn's.

If you are coming from Munich Airport:

  • You can take the S-Bahn S8 line in the direction of Munich Central Station until the third stop, Ismaning (approx. 13 minutes). From here Bus Nr. 230 until Garching Forschungszentrum
    Alternatively: S1 line until Neufahrn, then with the Bus 690.

We strongly recommend that you invest in travel insurance and inform yourself about treatment and reimbursement conditions before travelling to Munich, Germany. If you are a European citizen, you should bring your European Health Insurance Card, which is accepted in combination with an ID.
As health care and social security systems vary between EU countries, please check the details on unforeseen medical treatment abroad
Please note that you might have to contact your health insurer for authorisation before being treated at the hospital. 

Munich has continental climate. Summer is warm with average high temperatures of 23°C (73°F). 

EDUROAM is available at Technical University of Munich.

  • Language:
    The official language in Germany is German. Foreign languages, particularly English, are widely understood and spoken.
  • Time zone:
    Munich is in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1).
  • Electric current:
    Electricity is supplied at 230 volts (alternating current). Type F plugs (CEE 7/4, CEE 7/7) are used.

Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.

Spiking neural networks (SNN) are a special class of artificial neural networks (ANN), in which the information is transmitted by means of pulses (or spikes) rather than by firing rates. As SNNs have shown to be excellent control systems for biological organisms, they have the potential to produce good control systems for autonomous robots. This workshop aims to bring together neuroscientists with roboticists and computational researchers developing biologically-inspired learning algorithms for scientific and industrial applications.

In order to enrich the discussions of SNN and its applications to computing, algorithmics and robotics, we will have a hands-on session on spiking neural networks on the Neurorobotics Platform (HBP SP10).

This workshop will be part of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems


Application deadline: 21 August 2019







The scientific programme will be available soon.


Alois Knoll | TUM

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Sylvia Aßlaber | MUI
Judith Kathrein | MUI
Fabrice Morin | TUM


This face-to-face workshop is based on the content of the HBP Curriculum online lectures.




The university was founded in 1868 to provide the state of Bavaria with a center of learning dedicated to the natural sciences. The university played a vital role in Bavaria's transition from an agricultural to an industrial state – and accelerated the pace of technological advancement across Europe.
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