1st DAISY / FACETS joint workshop at ETH Zürich: Cortical circuitry

Audience: People from DAISY and FACETS project.

Aim of the meeting was to 'break the ice' between the two projects and to have a mutual exchange of ideas among them.

The format has been short talks with discussions (20 min + 10 min) plus "communication breaks" (coffee served).

(FACETS internal meeting info)


Wednesday, 28 November 2007
8:30 - 8:40Welcome / Opening remarks
8:40-9:00The DAISY projectHenry Kennedy
9:00-9:20The FACETS projectKarlheinz Meier
Session "Cortical circuitry"Chair: Kevan Martin/Zoltan Kisvarday
  • Tom Binzegger: The architecture of a daisy. Solutions from quantitative structural analysis.
  • Yves Fregnac: Functional complexity and multiscale analysis in V1: Reading out cortical state dynamics from synaptic echoes
  • Amiram Grinvald: The dynamics of a daisy. The view from optical imaging in vivo.
11:00-11:30Coffee break
  • Zoltan Kisvarday: Versatility of excitatory connections in V1: implications for processing complex visual scenes.
  • Henry Kennedy: Inter-areal connectivity in the cerebral cortex. A basic description.
  • Guillaume Masson: Dynamics of spatial integration of motion in behaving monkeys: from ocular responses to population activity in V1.
Session "Candidate models of cortical processing"Chair: Rodney Douglas / Alain Destexhe
14:30 - 16:00
  • Wulfram Gerstner: Single-cell and synapse models in FACETS
  • Matthew Cook: Relational processors
  • Alain Destexhe: From single-cell to network models of cortical circuits in FACETS
16:00-16:30Coffee break
  • Philipp Wolfrum: Dynamic link architectures
  • Anders Lansner: Network models of V1 in FACETS
  • Shimon Ullman: Factor graphs
19:30 - ...Common dinner
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Session "Silicon models of the cerebral cortex: a top-down approach"Chair: Giacomo Indiveri / Sylvie Renaud
8:30-10:00Talks (15min + 10 min questions):
  • Johannes Partzsch: Multiple wafer neural systems
  • Shih-Chii Liu: Communication in hardware neural systems
  • Johannes Schemmel: Wafer-scale integration of accelerated neurons
10:00-10:30Coffee break
  • Toby Delbruck: Sensors for silicon neural systems
  • Jean Tomas: Real-time Conductance-based neurons
  • Giacomo Indiveri: Synaptic plasticity in silicon
Discussion SessionChair: Henry Kennedy
13:30 -Discussion topics will be selected during the workshop
Remarks by Andreas Andreou
Remarks by Ralph Dum
16:00End of the joint Workshop


  • from DAISY
    • Henry Kennedy
    • Kevan Martin
  • from FACETS
    • Sylvie Renaud
    • Alain Destexhe
    • Zoltan Kisvarday


19 Feb 2010