GDR Biocomp PhD Forum

The goal of the GDR BIOCOMP is to facilitate interdisciplinary exchanges around a common goal: the realisation of bio-inspired hardware systems (including spiking neural networks as well as formal neural networks). We seek to understand the mechanisms at work in biological systems in order to create and exploit systems based on natural computation, in particular neuromorphic, but also vice versa, to build architectures hybridising wetware and hardware as test systems to better understand biology. Realising and exploiting bio-inspired systems is complex and requires advanced skills in all these disciplines. By organising interdisciplinary meetings and conferences, our goal is to bring together different communities so that they can understand each other and work together.

This forum is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their work to a wide community of researchers. The forum aims at the exchange of ideas and experiences of Ph.D. students, whose research interests are mainly related to the area of bio-inspired hardware systems.

PhD students are solicited to submit short papers (up to 2 pages) comprising a summary of their research findings, work in progress and/or planned research.

The Ph.D. Forum will be structured as a series of presentations by the students, followed by a discussion with experienced researchers  in the field to obtain individual feedback and advice. In addition, a poster session will provide an opportunity for more technical, in-depth discussions.

Please submit your short papers by October 29th 2021 by email at

For more information, please contact: Ioana Vatajelu <>