[Comp-neuro] Fw: ISNN2010 Call for Papers (June 6-10, 2010, Shanghai, China)

Dr. Amir Hussain ahu at cs.stir.ac.uk
Tue Nov 10 17:58:23 CET 2009


Dear all: (With advance apologies for any cross-postings!)

Please distribute the Call below to relevant friends and colleagues..

Many thanks,

Amir Hussain, PhD
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK
Email: ahu at cs.stir.ac.uk
http://www.springer.com/12559
http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~ahu/ 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: isnn2010 at sjtu.edu.cn 
To: ahu at cs.stir.ac.uk 
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:34 PM
Subject: ISNN2010 Cor for Papers (Shanghai, China)


CALL FOR PAPERS

7th International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN2010)
June 6-10, 2010; Shanghai, China

Websites: http://isnn2010.sjtu.edu.cn or http://isnn2010.mae.cuhk.edu.hk

Paper submissions: http://isnn2010.sjtu.edu.cn/login.asp

The Seventh International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2010) will be held in Shanghai,following the successes of previous events.  Shanghai is the largest city in China, located in her eastern coast at the outlet of the Yangtze River.  Originally a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew to importance in the 19th century. In 2005 Shanghai became the world's busiest cargo port. The city is an emerging tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Xintiandi, its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as  a cosmopolitan center of culture and design.  Today, Shanghai is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, and has been described as the ??showpiece?? of the world's fastest-growing economy.  In addition, Shanghai is the venue of forthcoming World Expo 2010 to take place from May 1 to October 31 (the symposium registration includes one day tour to the World Expo on June 10). 

ISNN 2010 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of neural network research and applications in related fields. The symposium will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. 

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ISNN 2010. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the symposium are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring togetherresearchers in special focused topics.  Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used  for the contributed papers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to ISNN 2010.  A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names, contact information and brief biographical information on the organizers. 

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers (10 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system.  Potential organizers are also invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted  under review or copyright-protected elsewhere andwill be presented by  an author if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. The ISNN 2010 proceedings will be published by Springer in its series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (EI) and Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing (ISTP). Selected good papers will be included in special issues of several journals such as Neurocomputing, Neural Computation and Applications, Cognitive Neurodynamics, Cognitive Computation, and Mathematics and Computers in Simulation.  In addition The International Neural Network Society (INNS) will offer two best student paper awards (US$250 each with one-year INNS membership). 

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TOPIC AREAS 
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1. Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
Spiking neurons 
Visual and auditory cortex 
Neural encoding and decoding 
Plasticity and adaptation 
Brain imaging 
Learning and memory 
Inference and reasoning 
Perception, emotion and development 
Attractor and associative memory 
Neurodynamics and complex systems 

2. Models, Methods and Inference 
Stability and convergence analysis 
Neural network models 
Supervised learning 
Unsupervised learning 
Embeddings and manifold learning 
Active learning 
Statistical and informationtheoretic methods 
Kernel methods and support vector machines 
Mixture models 
Graphical and causal models 
Bayesian networks 
Topic models 
Gaussian processes 
Model selection 
Matrix/tensor analysis 
Structured and relational data 
Clustering 

3. Vision and Auditory Modelling 
Visual perception and modelling 
Visual selective attention 
Statistical and pattern recognition 
Visual coding and representation 
Object recognition 
Motion and tracking 
Natural scene analysis 
Auditory perception and modelling 
Source separation 
Speech recognition and speech synthesis 
Speaker identification 
Audio and speech retrieval 
Music modelling and analysis 

4. Control, Robotics and Hardware 
Neuromorphic hardware and implementation 
Embedded neural networks 
Fuzzy neural networks 
Cognitive robotics 
Developmental robotics 
Multi-agent systems and game theory 
Reinforcement learning 
Planning and decision making 
Action and motor control 
Visuomotor control 

5. Novel Approaches and Applications 
Brain-like systems 
Adaptive intelligent systems 
Brain-computer interfaces 
Granular computing 
Hybrid intelligent systems 
Neuroinformatics and neuroengineering 
Bioinformatics 
Information retrieval 
Data mining and knowledge discovery 
Natural language processing 

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IMPORTANT DATES 
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Full paper submission deadline: December 1, 2009 
Notification of acceptance: January 1, 2010 
Camera-ready copy and author registration: February 1, 2010 

For inquiries, please contact the secretariat at isnn2010 at sjtu.edu.cn
---Dr. Amir Hussain, PhDReader in Computing ScienceEditor-in-Chief: Cognitive Computation journal (Springer, USA)Chair, IEEE UK & RI Chapter: Industry Applications SocietyUniversity Director: Muscat Franchise ProgrammeUniversity of Stirling, Scotland, UKE-mail: ahu at cs.stir.ac.ukhttp://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~ahu/www.springer.com/12559--
-- 
The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year 2009/2010
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, 
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