Special Session on:

Parallel Computing for Neural Systems (PaCNeS)

The special session on Parallel Computing for Neural-based Systems provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in parallel computing techniques, hardware and software tools for speeding-up functioning and training of traditional and bio-inspired neural-based systems. On top of that we are seeking for new type of neural-based computing devices that significantly improve the existing computing capabilities. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Specialized computing hardware, transputers and FPGA-implementations for neuron-based systems
  • Parallel training algorithms for feed-forward, recurrent, RBF, recirculation and other neuron-based systems
  • Parallel supervised and unsupervised training and reinforcement learning algorithms
  • Parallelization of neural network algorithms on many-core systems, clusters, grids and clouds
  • GPU-based implementations of neural networks
  • Coarse-grain parallelization of neuron-based systems
  • Parallel training algorithms for deep-belief networks
  • Parallelization of cognitive neural models
  • Parallel implementations and training algorithms for spiking neuron-based systems
  • Grid-based frameworks for neural networks execution and parallelization
  • Modeling of large-scale neural models using parallel computing techniques
  • Neural simulators in neuroscience using parallel computing
  • Computational neuroscience using parallel architectures
  • Neural network simulation tools and libraries using parallel computing
  • High-performance machine intelligence

Important dates

Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014, 1st Sept. 22nd Sept. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014 2nd Nov. 2014
Camera ready due: 20th Nov 2014
Registration due: 20th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar 2015



Programme Committee:


Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2015) with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.


All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CSDL, and for indexing among others to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.