Wolfgang Maass

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In the preceding chapter a number of mathematical models for spiking neurons were introduced. Spiking neurons differ in essential aspects from the familiar computational units of common neural network models, such as McCulloch-Pitts neurons or sigmoidal gates. Therefore the question arises how one can compute with spiking neurons, or with related(More)
We review methods for estimating the computational capability of a complex dynamical system. The main examples that we discuss are models for cortical neural microcircuits with varying degrees of biological accuracy, in the context of online computations on complex input streams. We address in particular the question to what extent earlier results about the(More)
Smart products are hybrids that merge tangible products with mobile information technologies. This opens up unprecedented opportunities for product designers and marketing manager for implementing adaptive and situation-aware product interfaces that generate dynamic communication behavior with customers during the whole life-cycle of a product. The(More)
A frightening thought for a computer scientist is that there might be completely different ways of designing computing machinery, that we may miss by focusing on incremental improvements of current designs. In fact, we know that there exist much better design strategies, since the human brain has information processing capabilities that are in many aspects(More)
Business models on the basis of digital content require sophisticated descriptions of that content, as well as service-oriented carrier architectures that allow to negotiate and enforce contract and license schemes in heterogeneous digital application environments. We describe Knowledge Content Objects (KCO), that provide expressive semantic descriptions of(More)
By embedding information technologies into tangible products a new class of products is created that we call smart products. Smart products use product information in product-centered communication with users. Communication of smart products is handled by dynamic product interfaces. We present a model for QA-based dynamic product interfaces and its(More)
Biomedical research is set to greatly benefit from the use of semantic web technologies in the design of computational infrastructure. However, beyond well defined research initiatives, substantial issues of data heterogeneity, source distribution, and privacy currently stand in the way towards the personalization of Medicine. A computational framework for(More)
The overall objective of the INKASS ("Intelligent Knowledge Asset Sharing and Trading") project is to develop an intelligent Internet-based marketplace of knowledge assets. More specifically, the project aims: • To develop and validate intelligent agent-based and ontology-enabled knowledge trading tools for facilitating automatic transactions in the(More)