The 10th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks, CNNA 2006, will be held in Istanbul from 28-30 August 2006. The series of the CNNA conferences was initiated with the first one held in Budapest in 1990 which was followed by those in Munich (1992), Rome (1994) and Seville (1996), London (1998), Catania (2000), Frankfurt (2002), Budapest (2004) and Taiwan (2005).


CNNA 2006 will provide a forum for the presentation of latest results and exploration of future directions in Cellular Neural/Nonlinear Networks (CNN) and their Applications. CNN is a paradigm for nonlinear spatial-temporal dynamics and the core of the Cellular Active Wave Computer. CNN Technology is based on the CNN Universal Machine, an analogic super computer, mainly for spatio-temporal problems, allowing trillion operations per second in a single chip. Topics of interest include, but not restricted to:

  • Basic theory, cellular nonlinear spatiotemporal  phenomena;

  • Applications including computing, communications and multimedia;

  • Bionics;

  • Learning;

  • Physical implementations (VLSI, Optical, Nanotechnology);

  • CNN Development Systems, Software implementations and Simulators;

  • CNN Chip sets and CNN Computers;

  • Cellular and sparsely connected dynamic processor systems;

  • Biologically relevant models and neuromorphic implementations.

  • Integrated sensing and processing

Paper submissions on all aspects of Cellular Neural Networks are welcome. However, in order to meet new challenges, CNNA 20006 particularly welcomes papers exploring the areas of significant interest, especially providing innovative directions for the development of next generation CNN applications.


  • The new Visual Microprocessors and their mission critical applications.

  • Multimodal sensing processing, including tactile and auditory scene analysis

  • Computational Complexity Theory

  • CNN Universal Chips embedded in Chipsets and Analogic CNN Engine Boards.

  • Biologically faithful neuromorphic CNN models for predicting/explaining/using new discoveries in neuroscience.

  • Analogic CNN algorithms for dynamic spatiotemporal phenomena and innovative real-life, mission critical applications.

  • Live demos, Hands-on-experience

This Conference will also provide the forum for inaugural and keynote lectures exploring new directions and new application areas of CNN Technology.