[Comp-neuro] Extended Deadline for IDEAL2008, Nov. 2-6, Daejeon, Korea

Soo-Young Lee longlifelee at gmail.com
Mon May 19 01:14:34 CEST 2008

(Apologies if you receive multiple copies.)
Extended deadline for paper submission : June 15, 2008 (Sunday)
Proceedings will be published as a Springer LNCS.

IDEAL 2008
9th International Conference on
Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning November 2-5,
2008, Daejeon, Korea www.ideal2008.org

IDEAL is an annual conference dedicated to emerging and challenging
topics in intelligent data analysis and engineering and their
associated learning paradigms.
After successful recent events in Birmingham (2007), Burgos (2006),
Brisbane (2005), Exeter (2004), Hong Kong (2003), and Manchester
(2002), IDEAL 2008 will be held at KAIST, Daejeon, at the geographical
center of South Korea.
IDEAL 2008 will provide a stimulating forum for presenting and
discussing the latest theoretical advances and real-world applications
in Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning.

Topic and Goals
We would like to continue the tradition of previous IDEALs with
stimulating presentations and in-depth discussions on the latest
theoretical advances and technology innovation for real-world
applications in Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning.

The main themes of the conference are (but are not limited to):
-Learning and Information Processing
  Machine learning, Neural Networks, Emergent Systems, Probablistic Learning,
  Clustering & Classification, Feature Selection & Extraction,
Information Fusion,
  Evolutionary Computation, Fuzzy Logic, Applications
- Data Mining & Information Management
  Rule-based Systems, Content-based Retrieval Systems, Text & Web Mining,
  Multivariate Data Visualisation, Internet & Multimedia Databases,
  Knowledge Discovery & Retrieval, Data Warehouse and E-organisations,
  Image/Video Analysis and Retrieval, Speech & Signal Processing,
Medical Diagnosis & Databases -Bioinformatics & Neuroinformatics
  Protein Structural Prediction, Gene Expression Data Analysis,
Metabolomics & Pathway Analysis,
  Bioinformatics Tools & Intelligent Decision Making Systems,
Molecular Data Management,
  Novel Bioinformatics Algorithms, Neuroinformatics, Bio-inspired
Computing Models,
  Cognitive Learning & Memory, Brain-computer Interfaces -Agents &
Distributed Systems
  Multi-agents Systems, Autonomous Agents, Agent Architectures & Protocols,

  Collaborative & Collective Learning, Self-Organising Systems,
Reconfiguration Systems,
  Hybrid Systems & Applications, Fuzzy Neural Systems & Applications,
Swarm Intelligence & Systems -Financial Engineering and Modelling
  Electronic Commerce, Portfolio Management, Risk Analysis & Management,
  Fraud Detection, Modelling & Forecasting, Volatility & Trading Strategies

Important Dates
   June 15, 2008        Deadline for paper submission
   July 13, 2008         Acceptance notification
   August 10, 2008    Final paper uploading and Registration

  Tutorial: November 2, 2008 (Sunday)
  Conference: November 3-5, 2008 (Monday-Wednesday)

International Advisory Committee
 Lei Xu - Chinese University of Hong Kong (Chair)
 Yaser Abu-Mostafa - CALTECH, USA
 Shun-ichi Amari - RIKEN BSI, Japan
 Michael Dempster - University of Cambridge, UK
 Nick Jennings - University of Southampton, UK
 Erkki Oja - Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
 Latit M. Patnaik - Indian Institute of Science, India
 Burkhard Rost - Columbia University, USA Steering Committee
 Hujun Yin - University of Manchester, UK (Co-Chair)
 Laiwan Chan - Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Co-Chair)
 Nigel Allinson - University of Sheffield, UK
 Yiu-ming Cheung - Hong Kong Baptist University
 Marc van Hulle - K. U. Leuven, Belgium
 John Keane - University of Manchester, UK
 Jimmy Lee - Chinese University of Hong Kong
 Malik Magdon-Ismail - Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., USA
 Zheng Rong Yang - University of Exeter, UK
 Ning Zhong - Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Honorary Conference Chair
 Shun-ichi Amari - RIKEN BSI, Japan
Conference Co-Chairs
  Soo-Young Lee - KAIST, Korea
  Hujun Yin - University of Manchester, UK Program Committee Co-Chairs
 Colin Fyfe - University of Paisley, UK
 Dongsup Kim - KAIST, Korea
 Malik Magdon-Ismail - RPI, USA
Organizing Committee Chair
 Kwang-Hyun Cho - KAIST, Korea

Conference Venue
The Conference venue is the CMS Building at Korea Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea.
KAIST is located in Daedeok Science Town, the home to more than 60
government-supported and private research institutes, 4 universities,
and numerous venture businesses.
The Science Town is situated in the northern part of Daejeon, which
has a population of over 1.3 million citizens.

Academic Program
The Conference will go on three full days, from November 3 (Monday) to
5 (Wednesday), 2008, with oral sessions with invited and contributed
presentations, and poster sessions.
Several special sessions will also be invited. Before the Conference,
there will be tutorials on November 2, 2008 (Sunday), for younger

Cultural Program
There will be the Welcoming Reception in the evening of November 2,
2008 (Sunday), and Banquet in the evening of November 4, 2008
Cultural tours may be organized to visit Kyungju city, the old capital
of Shilla dynasty from BC to 9 century, and Puyeo, the old capital of
Backje dynasty from BC to 5 century AD.
The Bulkuksa temple at Kyungju is listed as a world heritage by UNESCO.

Travel Information
Citizens of many developed countries may visit Korea without visa as tourists.
Daejeon city is located at the geographical center, and is reachable
to all major cities in South Korea within 2 hours. Daejeon city is
well connected to Seoul, the capital of South Korea, by express trains
(KTC) in 53 minutes with about US$25 or express buses in 2 hours with
The Cheongju International Airport is the closest international
airport with only 40 minutes distance to Daejeon by car. However, the
most convenient and main gateway of Korea is the Incheon (Seoul)
Internaional Airport (ICN). There is an airport bus service running
directly between the Incheon International Airport and Daejeon. Or,
you may go to Seoul Train Station by buses, and take an express train
(KTX) to Daejeon Station.

There are many hotels and motels within 10 minutes distance. The room
rates vary between US$130 and US$50 per day per room for single or
double occupancy.

Conference Proceedings
Accepted papers will be included in IDEAL'07 Proceedings, to be published
by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
LNCS is listed in EI, ACM Portal, INSPEC, etc.

Soo-Young Lee
Director, Brain Science Research Center, KAIST

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