COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a pan-European intergovernmental framework. Its mission is to enable break-through scientific and technological developments leading to new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthening Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
It allows researchers, engineers and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries.
COST is based on Actions, which are networks of coordinated national research projects in fields of interest to participants coming from different COST and non-COST countries. The Actions are defined by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Governments of the COST states wishing to participate in the Action. In COST Actions, the initiative comes from the scientists and technical experts and from those with a direct interest in furthering international collaboration. Due to this "bottom-up" approach, joining COST is very easy.
COST IC1401 (MemoCIS) is the Action on "Memristors - Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems and Applications". The main objective of the Action is to form a European-wide scientific and technology knowledge platform, in order to instigate interdisciplinary interaction for the development of innovative memristor technology and methods, which are required for future self-learning hardware systems.
The Action is guided by the Management Committee, which is formed by not more than two representatives of each country that signed the MoU.
Join us, as we are exploring the world of Memristors. This is an exciting area of research with direct benefits to the social and economic welfare of people worldwide. A diverse network of researchers in various domains has come together in this Action, forming probably the largest team in the world working on Memristor and their Applications! Our web site will be continuously updated to inform colleagues and the general public of research achievements, meetings, and workshops related to this upcoming field.