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

Brian Bowlby bowlby at bu.edu
Fri Apr 13 14:44:03 CEST 2012


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.

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS
Martin Banks (University of California, Berkeley)
Combining depth information from disparity and blur
Helen Barbas (Boston University) [Plenary Speaker]
Prefrontal pathways and flexible behavior
Nathaniel Daw (New York University)
Reinforcement learning: Beyond reinforcement
Paul Glimcher (New York University) 
The emerging standard model of human decision-making
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University) [Plenary Speaker] 
Social cognition: How do children learn to follow gaze, share joint attention, imitate their teachers, and use tools during social interactions?
Lori Holt (Carnegie Mellon University) 
Using speech to listen in on auditory processing
Margaret Livingstone (Harvard Medical School)
Why do we have category specific domains and what good are they?
Zhong-Lin Lu (Ohio State University) 
Functions and mechanisms of perceptual learning
Christopher Pack (McGill University)
Short-term plasticity of receptive fields and functional connectivity in primate visual cortex
Max Riesenhuber (Georgetown University)
Object recognition in cortex: From pipelines to flying crossbodies
Veit Stuphorn (Johns Hopkins University)
The role of the Supplementary Eye Field in value-based decision-making
Jeffrey Taube (Dartmouth College) 
Learning and memory in the head direction cell circuit
 
 
 
CELEST WORKSHOP ON “BUILDING AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS”
Gary Bradski (Willow Garage)
Perception tools and systems for autonomous robots
Stefano Fusi (Columbia University)
Constructing efficient neural representations for both biological and neuromorphic artificial systems 
Jeff Krichmar (University of California, Irvine)
Neuromorphic and brain-based robots  
Greg Snider (Hewlett Packard Labs)
Robot brains from dynamic fields
Max Versace (Boston University)
Intelligent robots or bust
 
 
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
 
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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:
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