Telluride, Colorado, June 26-July 16, 2011 

Topic areas for this summer's Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, will be chosen from proposals submitted to the organizers.

Topic area leaders will receive housing for themselves and their invitees and limited travel funding.
 Topic leaders help to define the field of neuromorphic cognition. They shape their topic by selecting invited speakers and project leaders and by suggesting topic area projects. Topic area leaders will also be involved in the selection of workshop applicants.

Topic areas can span a large field; we are looking for leadership in planning activities and inviting good people in a field.  Although past topic areas have tended to be very broad and discipline-oriented (e.g., cognition, audition, vision, robotics, neural interfacing, neuromorphic VLSI, etc.), new application-oriented topic areas (e.g., sensor fusion, game-playing robot, etc.) are also desirable. Topics that incorporate neuromorphic cognition are especially welcome.

Teams of two organizers are required. One of the organizers should be an attendee of a previous Telluride Workshop (in any capacity) for at least one week. 

The maximum 2-page proposals should include:

1. Title of topic area.
2. Two topic leaders and their affiliation and contact information.
3. A paragraph explaining the focus and goals of the topic area.
4. A list of possible specific topic area projects.
5. A list of example invitees (up to six names and institutions). No commitments necessary.
6. Any other material that fits within the two-page limit that will help us make a smart choice.

Send your topic area proposal in pdf or text format to with subject line containing "topic area proposal". 

Proposals must be received by Monday, 10 January 2011; proposals received after that deadline may still be considered if space is available.

Resources limit the workshop to roughly 4 topic areas, each with 5 invitees. If your proposal for the topic area is not accepted, we will work with you to see if there is a natural way to include your ideas (and you) into the accepted topic areas. We hope to have significant turn-over each year in the topic areas and leaders to ensure fresh new ideas and participants.

See the Institute of Neuromorphic Engineering ( for background information on the workshop and for past workshop wikis.

We look forward to your topic proposals!

The Workshop Directors:
Ralph Etienne-Cummings (Johns Hopkins Univ.) Timmer Horiuchi (Univ. of Maryland) Tobi Delbruck (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich)