1. Call for Papers

  2. Welcome message

  3. Invited speakers/Plenary sessions

  4. Technical program

  5. Committees


February 3-5


Berkeley, California

Since its inception in 1990, this biannual international workshop series has witnessed tremendous developments in cellular array computing, from the study and application of Cellular nonlinear neural networks (CNN), to the development of the CNN Universal Machine, to the current development of Cellular Wave Computers defined as Universal Machines on Flows, bringing forth a new kind of computer science where the spatial aspects of processors play an important role. Concurrently, practical applications of the first successful cellular visual microprocessors and other cellular vision related technologies with different types of multi-processor chips (e.g. FPGA, multicore processors, and optical chips) enjoy success in the marketplace. 

Today, several trends in computing are emerging that are poised to transform the computer industry. First, the difficulty and cost in making smaller transistors will drive innovation in computer architecture in order to stay on course with Moore’s Law. Second, the prohibitive design cost of adding more transistors to a complex microprocessor design will lead to reuse of homogeneous components. Third, power requirements necessitates processors to run at slower speed.

This “perfect storm” drives the development of massively multicore and multithreaded processors, and will impact software development in all types of applications. This development makes CNN architecture and its implementations in both analog and digital technology an important emerging computer architecture, in particular since CNN applications are now commercially available with performance surpassing those with conventional solutions in specific applications.

All these developments set the stage for the 2010 CNN workshop.  To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CNNA workshop first started in Budapest, Hungary, in 1990, it is fitting that the CNNA workshop in 2010 be held from the 3rd to the 5th of February in the birthplace of CNNs: Berkeley, California.

  1. Nanoscale cells and devices for arrays

  2. Cellular architectures and algorithms

  3. Theoretical advances

  4. Sensory integration

  5. New spatial-temporal dynamic effects and algorithms 

Conference topics

The conference will host papers and demonstrations in the following areas: 


  1. Kilo-processor chips (1D, 2D, 3D) and development systems

  2. Biological relevance of CNN

  3. Applications on FPGAs and GPUs

  4. Emerging new technologies

  1. Keynote addresses from five leading companies – IBM, HP, Xilinx, Eutecus, and AnaFocus – discussing the past, present and future of CNN technology

  2. Interactive demo and exhibit sessions where the latest advances in research and commercial applications will be showcased

  3. Special sessions on theoretical challenges and outstanding applications

  4. Panel discussion with experts from industry to discuss the future of this vibrant technology

  5. Travel grants and Best student paper awards to promote the participation of young researchers

  6. Applications and Demos in avionics, security and surveillance, automotive, high energy physics, and bionics