[Comp-neuro] Final Call for Papers: JNNS2011 (Submission Deadline: August 31, 2011)

Junichiro Yoshimoto jun-y at oist.jp
Fri Aug 26 03:50:21 CEST 2011


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We would like to draw your attention to the 21st Annual Conference of 
the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS2011). The deadline of paper 
submission is now approaching; it is the end of this month (August 31, 
2011). Please don't miss it.

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Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS2011)
December 15-17, 2011
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Web Site: http://www.jnns.org/conference/2011

The 21st Annual Conference of the Japanese Neural Network Society 
(JNNS2011) will be held from December 15th to 17th at Okinawa Institute 
of Science and Technology (OIST), an international graduate university 
newly built on a semitropical island 1,600km southwest of Tokyo. 
JNNS2011 aims to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, educators, 
and students to discuss the latest progress and future challenges in the 
field of neural information processing. All presentations will be 
English to promote international participation.

Keynote Speakers:
	Dr. Richard Sutton (University of Alberta)
	Dr. Peter Dayan (University College London)

Call for Papers:
JNNS2011 invites the submission of papers on substantial and original 
research in all aspects of neural information processing. We welcome 
contributions from diverse fields including neurobiology, psychology, 
mathematical modeling and analysis, machine learning, and information 
technology.
The presenting author should be a member of the Japanese Neural Network 
Society (JNNS) or supporting societies except presenters from overseas. 
An author can present only one paper but can be a non-presenting 
co-author of other papers.
Papers should be written in English and is limited to two pages in A4 
format using the LaTeX or Word template provided on the web site. Papers 
should be submitted via the on-line submission site 
(https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/JNNS2011). The deadline is noon UTC 
(9 pm JST) of August 31, 2011.
All submitted papers will go through reviewing for acceptance and 
selection for oral presentation. The result will be notified by October 
20. The presenting authors of accepted papers are asked to register for 
attendance through the web site 
(https://conv.toptour.co.jp/shop/evt/jnns2011_okinawa) by October 31, 
2011; otherwise, the acceptance will be cancelled.

Presentation Format:
All general presentations will be given in poster sessions. Selected 
papers will be presented in single-track oral sessions as well.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2011.
Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2011.
Early registration deadline: October 31, 2011.

Support for students:
Travel support will be available for selected student presenters. The 
support consists of part of traveling fee (up to JPY100,000 for students 
from abroad; or up to JPY50,000 for students within Japan) and free 
lodging in OIST Seaside house. To apply for the support, please select 
the appropriate option in the on-line paper submission system; and the 
application form will be sent from the JNNS2011 secretariat around 
September 15, 2011. The result of selection will be notified together 
with the paper acceptance notice by October 20th, 2011. All the accepted 
applicants are kindly asked to participate the satellite symposium “Fun 
and challenges in combining theoretical and experiments neurosciences,” 
which will be held at OIST on Dec. 14-15, 2011.

JNNS Young Presenter Awards:
JNNS presents Young Presenter Awards for distinguished papers presented 
at JNNS2011. The eligibility for the award is the first and presenting 
author who is a JNNS member at the age of 35 or younger (as of December 
15, 2011) and has never received the award. The applicants for the award 
are asked to fill in the application form, which can be downloaded from 
the JNNS2011 official website, and submit to the JNNS2011 Secretariat 
via an E-mail. The awarding ceremony will be held as a part of the 
closing ceremony of JNNS2011.

Sponsor: Japanese Neural Network Society
Co-Sponsor: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Supported by The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, The 
Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, The 
Japan Neuroscience Society, and The Society of Instrument and Control 
Engineers, Information Processing Society of Japan, Japan Cognitive 
Science Society, The Robotics Society of Japan, Fuzzy Logic Systems 
Institute, Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics.

Organizers:
Executive Chair: Kenji Doya (OIST)
Program Chair: Junichiro Yoshimoto (OIST)

Secretariat:
Neural Computation Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
1919-1 Tancha, Onna, Kunigami, Okinawa 904-0412, Japan
E-mail: jnns2011 at oist.jp

Web Site: http://www.jnns.org/conference/2011
Paper Submission Site: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/JNNS2011
Registration Site: http://www.jnns.org/conference/2011





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