IEEE Swiss CAS/ED Workshop 2014 on Memristive Devices and Neuromorphic Applications

IEEE Swiss CAS/ED Workshop 2014 on Memristive Devices and Neuromorphic Applications

Many thanks to our speakers, poster presenters, particpants and volunteers for a successful and lively workshop. A special thanks to Kathrin Aguilar and Dave Lawrence of iniforum GmbH for organization of the workshop.

List of memristive workshop posters.

Speaker Biographies


Memristive Devices and Neuromorphic Applications Workshop Photos

Date: Friday 28 Nov, 2014

Place: UZH, Irchel Campus, Room Y35 F51 (morning session)  Y35 F32 (afternoon session), Building 55 Foyer (apero). Closest tram stop is Tram 9/10 at Irchel. See here for University of Zurich map.

Time: 10:00-18:30


At this one day workshop, experts in Memristive Devices and Neuromorphic Applications will present their recent advances in Circuits  and Systems and Electron Devices. The workshop includes a demo and poster session, and a concluding apero.

Resistive memory devices also known as "memristors" are being actively researched to address the widening gap in performance between storage and the rest of the computing system. There is also a potential for such devices to serve simultaneously as both memory and logic, or even as components of a neuromorphic computing hardware based on brain architecture. The investigation of the use of these devices in a host of applications in science and technology are currently being explored. Swiss developers are very active in these fields and the area of neuromorphic computing. This one-day IEEE workshop brings them together with potential research and development partners and end users in industry and academia.

The presentations will cover a range of topics focusing on memristive technology and possible computing applications. A poster session including demonstrations of relevant technologies will also be offered.

All presentations will be in English.


Registration is open to the public but is mandatory.  There will be a registration fee which includes lunch and apero. 

Registration will be closed by 14.11.2014 or when the maximum number of places is reached.  The registration fee has to be paid by 14.11.2014 to guarantee your place. ATTENTION! The registration is now closed and if you are interested in attending, send an email to in case spots open up.

Registration must be cancelled by 21.11.2014 for refund of registration fee.

Posters and Demos registration: We invite demos and posters. Poster or demo presentations must also register for the workshop (see above). Posters or demos must be registered so that we can plan space for them. Please use this demo and registration form to register. 

Confirmed speakers and program

Morning session Room Y35 F51

9:45-10:15 Registration open just outside room

Abu Sebastian, IBM Research - Zurich
Martin Salinga, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
Ronald Tetzlaff, Technische Universitaet, Dresden
Daniele Ielmini, Politecnico Milano, Milan
Lunch (included) 
Julie Grollier, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales
Giacomo Indiveri, Institute of Neuroinfomatics, Zurich
Olivier Bichler, CEA, LIST, Grenoble
Posters, beer and bratwurstli

10.15 - 10.30 Introduction

10.30 - 11.00 Abu Sebastian, IBM Research - Zurich  "Nanoscale Phase Change Devices: Multi-level Storage and Beyond"

11.00 - 11.30 Martin Salinga, RWTH Aachen, Germany "Phase Change Materials for Neuro-Computing"

11.30 - 11.45 Break

11.45 - 12.15 Ronald Tetzlaff, Technische Universitaet, Dresden "Dynamic behaviour of memristor circuits"

12.15 - 12.45 Daniele Ielmini, Politecnico Milano, Milan "Stochastic learning and communication in a 2-transistor/1-resistor synapse based on a HfO2 memristor"

 12.45- 14.00 Lunch (included) 

Afternoon session  Room Y35 F32

14.00- 14.30 Julie Grollier, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, "Purely electronic memristors: Spin Torque and Ferroelectric Synapses"

14.30- 15.00 Giacomo Indiveri, Institute of Neuroinfomatics, Zurich "Integrating memristive devices in neuromorphic architectures"

15.00- 15.30 Break

15.30- 16.00 Olivier Bichler, CEA, LIST, Grenoble "Implementing Deep Neural Networks with Non Volatile Memories"

16.00- 16.30 Jennifer Rupp, ETH Zurich "Materials design in oxide memristors: From defect transport kinetics to new storage and logic devices"

end of presentations

16.30-17.00 Annual meeting of the IEEE Swiss CAS/ED section (with elections)

16.30-18:30, Posters, demos, beer, cipollata, and other apero delights (included),  Building Y55 foyer on Floor G.

Poster: Size of Poster Wall is 180cm x120cm (horizontal x vertical)

List of posters

See top of page for list of posters.



This workshop is sponsored by the IEEE CAS Outreach Initiative, IEEE Swiss CAS/ED Chapter, IBM Research Zurich, and the Institute of Neuroinformatics.


The workshop is organized by the IEEE Swiss chapter of IEEE CAS/ED (Shih-Chii Liu, Tobi Delbruck) and IBM Research Zurich (Evangelos Eleftheriou). Please contact Shih-Chii Liu ( if you have questions about the workshop.