[Comp-neuro] 16th ICCNS conference: Call for Abstracts

Brian Bowlby bowlby at bu.edu
Fri Oct 7 15:12:56 CEST 2011


 
SIXTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS
 
May 30 – June 1, 2012
 
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
http://cns.bu.edu/cns-meeting/conference.html
 
Sponsored by the Boston University
Center for Adaptive Systems,
Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNet),
and
Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science,
and Technology (CELEST)
with financial support from the National Science Foundation
 
 
This interdisciplinary conference is attended each year by approximately 300 people from 30 countries around the world. As in previous years, the conference will focus on solutions to the questions:
 
HOW DOES THE BRAIN CONTROL BEHAVIOR?
 
HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY EMULATE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE?
 
The conference is aimed at researchers and students of computational neuroscience, cognitive science, neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial intelligence. It includes invited lectures and contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a changing world. The conference is particularly interested in exploring how the brain and biologically-inspired algorithms and systems in engineering and technology can learn.  Single-track oral and poster sessions enable all presented work to be highly visible. Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held on two of the conference days. Posters will be up all day, and can also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 
Session Topics:
* vision
* image understanding        
* audition                   
* speech and language
* unsupervised learning       
* supervised learning
* reinforcement and emotion
* sensory-motor control
* cognition, planning, and attention
* spatial mapping and navigation                                       
* object recognition
* neural circuit models
* neural system models
* mathematics of neural systems
* robotics
* hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
* neuromorphic VLSI
* industrial applications
* other
 
 
Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31, 2012. Email notification of acceptance will be provided by February 29, 2012.  A meeting registration fee must accompany each abstract. The fee will be refunded if the abstract is not accepted for presentation. Fees of accepted abstracts will be returned upon written request only until April 13, 2012.
 
Abstracts must not exceed one 8.5"x11" page in length, with 1" margins on top, bottom, and both sides in a single-column format with a font of 10 points or larger. The title, authors, affiliations, surface, and email addresses should begin each abstract. A separate cover letter should include the abstract title; name and contact information for corresponding and presenting authors; requested preference for oral or poster presentation; and a first and second choice from the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work [Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B)].
 
Contributed talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be displayed for a full day. Overhead and computer projector facilities will be available for talks. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No extended paper will be required.
 
Abstracts should be submitted electronically as Word files to cindy at bu.edu using the phrase “16th ICCNS abstract submission” in the subject line or as paper hard copy (four copies of the abstract with one copy of the cover letter and the registration form) to Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, 677 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02215 USA. Fax submissions of the abstract will not be accepted.
 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended using the registration form below. Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor.
 
 

 
REGISTRATION FORM
Sixteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems
May 30 – June 1, 2012
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
Fax: +1 617 353 7755
 
Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof:_____________________________________________________
 
Affiliation:_________________________________________________________
 
Address:__________________________________________________________
 
City, State, Postal Code:______________________________________________
 
Phone and Fax:_____________________________________________________
 
Email:____________________________________________________________
 
 
The registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings volume, a reception on Friday night, and 3 coffee breaks each day.
 
CHECK ONE:
(  ) $135 Conference (Regular)                  
(  )   $85 Conference (Student)       
 
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
[   ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University"
Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible for any and all bank charges.
 
[   ] I wish to pay by credit card
      (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only)
 
Name as it appears on the card:___________________________________________
 
Type of card: _____________________________ Expiration date:________________
 
Account number: _______________________________________________________
 
Signature:____________________________________________________________
 
 
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