Welcome to the 2nd Workshop on
Neuromorphic Organic Devices

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices will be held on October 23-26, 2022. The workshop will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece.

Following the success of the 1st workshop held in Ferrara, Italy on June 2019, the workshop aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars. This will create an interdisciplinary stage to exchange and share knowledge and research results on the topic related to neuromorphic devices with a particular interest on the ones based on organic materials.

The research field of neuromorphic devices is experiencing an exciting growing in the past years as the constant evolution of artificial intelligence — well established at the software level — is pushing the development of devices able to integrate — at the hardware level — the learning capability of biological nervous system. In order to reproduce the functionalities of biological neural networks — based on neurons interconnected through synapses — these systems are mimicked in the form of artificial neural networks (ANNs). Neuromorphic devices serve as building blocks for ANNs, by operating as artificial neurons or synapses, and by emulating high order dynamics.

The workshop will interlay take place in an extraordinary venue: the Minoa Palace resort & SPA a luxury 5 stars beachside hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece.



Click here for downloading the program.

Call for papers

We encourage to contribute to the events sharing your scientific research on the topics related to:

  • organic and hybrid solid-state and hybrid neuromorphic devices;
  • neuromorphic devices operated in electrolytes;
  • materials design for neuromorphic devices and neural networks;
  • neuromorphic logic and artificial neural networks;
  • modelling and simulations;
  • sensors and biosensors;
  • neuromorphic device architectures for the central nervous system;
  • neural implants and prosthetics;
  • brain-machine interfaces;
  • applications to neurosciences.

Abstract submission will open on May 5 with deadline September 15.

Abstract submission is now open.

To submit an abstract, you need to be registered as a user in the abstract system. This is separate from the Conference Registration system.

Once you have registered in the abstract system, an email is immediately sent to the email address supplied, confirming your registration and your chosen password.

Once you are registered you may log into the abstract submission system, in which you are asked to complete the process in steps. You will be asked separately for the title, authors, abstract content, etc.

When you are working online, you can save your entries at any time, leave the system and then re-enter to complete.
Please note one of the conditions of submission is that authors give their permission for the conference office to modify the font or layout of their abstract, if necessary, for printing purposes

Program and Speakers

A welcome reception will take place on the evening of Sunday, October 23. The conference sessions will be held on October 24 – 26, 2022. The social dinner is planned for Tuesday, October 25. The departure is planned for October 26. More details will follow.


Among others, the following outstanding international speakers already confirmed their presence with invited talks:

Sihong Wang, University of Chicago, IL USA
Francesca Santoro, RWTH Aachen University, DE
Tae-Woo Lee, Seoul National University, ROK
Henrique Gomez, University of Coimbra, PT
Sahika Inal, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SAR
Robert Narowcki, Purdue University, IN USA
Dimitra Georgiadou, University of Southampton, UK
Hans Kleeman, Dresden University of Technology, DE
Victor Erohkin, IMEM-CNR, FR
Simone Fabiano, Linköping University, SE
Jennifer Gerasimov, Linkoping University, SE
Karl Leo, Dresden University of Technology, DE
Barbara Salonikidou, University of Cambridge, UK
Gregorio Faria, University of Sao Paulo
Fabien Alibart, Iemn-CNR, FR
Fabio Biscarini, University of Modena, IT
Kamal Asadi, Bath University, UK
Alec Talin, Sandia National Labs, CA USA
Sreetosh Goswami, Indian Institute of Science, IN
Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Lyes Khacef, University of Groningen, NL
Simeon Bamford, IIT Genova, IT


The precise scientific program will be announced by the end of August.


Dr. Paschalis Gkoupidenis

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Mainz DE


Prof. Yoeri van de Burgt

Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven NL


Prof. Emil List-Kratochvil

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin DE


Prof. Sean Shaheen

University of Colorado
Boulder CO USA


Dr. Giovanni Ligorio

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin DE


Venue and Accomodation

MINOA PALACE RESORT & SPA is a luxury 5 stars beachside hotel, built within 35.000 sqm. of maintained gardens. It is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, 12 km west of the picturesque town of Chania and only 30 minute drive from Chania International Airport.
The hotel offers majestic views of its surrounding countryside and the White Mountains. To the north, the hotel enjoys panoramic views of the endless golden beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean beyond. Guests have immediate access to the sandy beach, over the newly built aerial bridge, connecting the two hotel’s sections.
The luxury and comfort, combined with the attention for small detail as well as the relaxed atmosphere, makes all the difference for perfect holidays, events, conferences and business meetings.


Minoa Palace Hotel
Single room 125 €
Double/Twin room 150 €

Above rates include breakfast and dinner (drinks are not included).
Residence tax, which is 4 € per room, per night and is payable by guests at the hotel, is not included in the above rates.

Participants wishing to reserve accommodation should already be registered for the conference.

On-line hotel reservation

We have secured special rates, mentioned above, at the Minoa Palace Resort & Spa for our participants with strict deadlines. Reservations will be guaranteed if received by the deadline of 5/10/2022.

October is a very busy and tourist month in Crete, therefore, participants are kindly advised to make their travel plans and hotel reservations as early as possible.

Please follow the link below in order to proceed with your reservation at Minoa Palace Resort & Spa: https://mitosminoa.bookwize.com/v2/?page=1&ci=2022-10-21&co=2022-10-27
If you encounter any difficulties with your room reservation, please contact Mrs. Antzela RITTA by e-mail at: meetings@minoapalace.gr 


Registration is required for all attendees including Speakers and Presenters. The registration deadline is on October, 1st.



Early Registration
until 1 August, 2022 

Late Registration
after 1 August, 2022


conference entrance, conference material,
coffee breaks, welcome reception and gala dinner

305€ 350€
Accompanying person

welcome reception and gala dinner

100€ 100€


Registration Instructions

New User

If you have not already created an account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Please read the instructions carefully before  clicking here to registered.
  2. Fill in the “new user registration” form.
  3. Once you have completed the form, press submit button.
  4. Click on the icon “congress”.
  5. Go to the “2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices” banner and select the “Book Now” button.
  6. Choose the registration status that applies to you and then proceed.
  7. Select the “terms & conditions” and “click” confirm. Continue with payment.

Existing User

If you have already created an account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Please continue to read the instructions before clicking here to log in .
  2. Log in by clicking on the “sign in” at the top right hand side of the page and add your username and password.
  3. Click on the icon “congress”.
  4. Go to the “2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices” banner and select the “Book Now” button.
  5. Choose the registration status that applies to you and then proceed.
  6. Select the “terms & conditions” and “click” confirm. Continue with payment.

Payment Information

Panasoft online booking system is linked to the Piraeus Bank “paycenter” online system.
Payment can be made with credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).
If you prefer to pay by bank transfer; register online and transfer the total amount to the bank details below.

Bank: Piraeus Bank
Branch: Science & Technology Park of Crete
Account Holder: Mitos S.A.
Account Number: 5751 015 322 326
IBAN: GR 880172 7510 0057 5101 5322 326
VAT: EL 094237076

Please don’t forget to state your online registration number, surname and “2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices” on the bank transaction receipt.

For further information, please contact:

MITOS S.A. Conferences & Meetings

Efi Galanaki
Science & Technology Park of Crete
N. Plastiras 100
Voutes, 70013
Crete, Greece

Tel: + 30 2810 391913
Fax: + 30 2810 391915

E-mail: efi@mitos.com.gr
Website: www.mitos.com.gr
Conference website: https://neuromorphic.mitos.com.gr/


Visa Issues

All visitors from non EU countries must have passports or equivalent travel documents valid for at least 6 months. Please check with your local Greek Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements. Through the conference secretariat there is a possibility to issue a VISA letter provided you have completed your registration.

Any visa invitation letter issued is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support. Organisers may NOT contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the meeting.

Visas for Foreigners travelling to Greece

How to get there

There are two international airports on Crete.  Heraklion Airport (Kazantzakis International Airport) and Chania Airport (Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport).
We strongly advise that participants to arrive at Chania Airport for this conference.

Chania Airport is located 13 Km East of Chania City, on the north west of Crete and is directly connected to Athens International Airport with daily domestic flights run by Aegean Airlines and Sky airlines. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries. Ryanair offer charter flights from many UK airports direct to Chania. Other flight companies are Transavia, Easy Jet, TUI and Condor. You can travel to Chania, Crete from anywhere in the world via Athens, the capital of Greece.

The distance from Athens is about 307 km and air time from Athens to Chania is about 40 minutes.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Chania with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connection is offered by ANEK Lines and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

General Information

Banks & Currency

The currency used all over Greece and on the island of Crete is the Euro (€). Credit & cash cards are accepted in shops and restaurants throughout the island. Visa & Master are generally accepted but rarely Amex &  Dinners credit cards. Banks are open from Monday to Friday at 08:00 – 14:30 hrs.


The island of Crete enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate with a very little variation in Crete weather. During summer months the average high climbs to mid thirties while in winter it drops but is still enjoyable for Northern Europeans. Snowfall is not uncommon in Crete during the winter season. The island receives a great level of sunshine all year round. In the mountainous regions of Crete the weather is always cooler. The weather in Crete during June, July & August is what we call full summer. No rain and temperatures should be expected to reach 35 degrees celsius (or 95 degrees farhrenheit). You should pack strong sun protection and plan to stay out of the sun during the peak hours (12pm to 3pm). During night, temperature may well stay above 30° C and sometimes some degrees below. Winds on the islands, such as Crete, well contribute to the temperature. Some days late in the afternoon there might be a cooling breeze.


Voltage: 220 V / Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets/Outlets: 2 pin + earth/ground “Suku” or 2 pin lighting type.

The voltage is 220 V and you will need a two pin adapter to use your own equipment. If you live in a country with 110 V electricity, your electric accessories would not work in Greece where 220 V (50 Hz) electrical outlets are standard. Just purchase an electrical adaptor to make sure all your equipment will work. An adaptor would allow your plug to physically fit into the Greek power outlets.

Keep in mind that you will need more than one, unless you want to charge your equipment one at a time. An adaptor simply allows your plugs to fit into the Greek electrical outlets; it does not ensure that your appliance would work in the 220 V current of the wall outlets in Greece.


You are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and the organising committee of the conference accept no liability for personal accidents or damaged property while in the conference area.

You should take out comprehensive travel insurance covering you for private medical treatment, as well as for loss or theft of belongings and expenses incurred due to delayed or cancelled flights. Make sure your policy will pay for medical and hospital fees direct and that it covers you for holiday activities such as trekking, scuba diving, riding, and motorcycling, as well as for personal liability in the event of damage to rented cars or motorcycles


Cretan markets are busiest and best early in the morning, opening at about 08:00 from Monday to Saturday, and busiest of all on Saturday mornings. Markets, and all other shops, close around midday, reopening around 17:00 and staying open until at least 21:00. In resort areas, many shops are open until around 23:00 in summer.

In summer, bars and taverns are open all day; usually close late into the night, and in winter there is very little in the way of entertainment as the majority are closed.

In all the big towns of the island and in many picturesque mountainous villages visitors will find a wide range of shops selling local products such as the excellent Cretan honey, the famous Cretan Wines and the tasty local cheeses (which are known all over Greece). Shops selling leather goods of high quality can also be found as well as shops proposing copper, bronze, terracotta and wooden items. Local embroideries and hand wooden articles can also be found in various shops.


The Greek government originally passed the no smoking law to take effect from January 2010, but then moved the start date forward in order to ‘ease’ the population into this new smoke-free world. In summer everyone lives, eats and drinks outdoors, so a July ban will have little effect on the social habits of Greece’s smokers.

Bar and restaurant employers must create separate smoking sections. Ask the employers to show you the Non Smoking areas.


In restaurant bills there is a service charge of between 10-15 % already built in. However it is usual to leave a small tip for the waiters. Tips are most welcome and it is usual to tip taxi drivers, hairdressers, porters and chambermaids.

Usually add 10–12 % to your restaurant bill in change – if you use a card, the staff won’t reap the benefit.

Dress Code


Shorts and sandals are forbidden in most hotel restaurants during the evening meals. During the conference and your stay at the Orthodox Academy of Crete please dress accordingly and respectfully.


As casually as the Greeks may like to dress in the daytime, when they go to church they put great emphasis on decent attire, moral codes are tightly observed. For anyone visiting churches, sleeveless blouses, shorts and beach clothes are definitely out. In many monasteries and churches, you will not be allowed entrance if you are not ‘properly’ dressed. It is advisable, at least, to wear long trousers; a pullover or a wrap to cover the shoulders if you are on a sightseeing tour which will take in visits to churches.

Code of Conduct

The organizers of the conference are committed to creating an environment that is safe, professional and of mutual trust where diversity and inclusion are valued, and where everyone is entitled to be treated with courtesy and respect. Harassment of participants in any form we will not be tolerated.

All conference participants are expected to follow these guidelines:

  1. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to individual characteristics, for example: age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or religion.
  2. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.
  3. Be respectful and do not insult or put down other attendees or facilitators of the event. Critique ideas not people.
  4. Should a participant witness events of bullying, harassment or aggression, we recommend that they approach the affected person to show support and check how they are. The witness may also wish to suggest that the person report the inappropriate behavior. However, it is up to the affected person alone whether or not they wish to report it.
  5. If participants wish to share photos of a speaker on social media, should be aware that such activity requires to first obtaining the speaker’s permission. Participants may also share the contents of talks/slides via social media unless speakers have asked that specific details/slides not be shared.

Members of the Local Organising Committee have been designated as the contact points for all matters related to this code. Participants can report any violation of these guidelines to these designates in confidence.

Thank you for helping to make our conference welcoming for all.

P.S. The above Code of Conduct has been based on the one provided by ESO and is available here.

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Contact us for your participation in ``2nd Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices`` today!

Contact us:

+30 (2810) 391910

Efi Galanaki, Workshop Secretary, efi@mitos.com.gr

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