[Comp-neuro] Final Announcement NN2012 - Summer School on Neural Networks in Classification, Regression and Data Mining, Porto, Portugal

Jorge M. Santos jms at isep.ipp.pt
Fri Apr 27 02:51:50 CEST 2012

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We appreciate if you can forward this Announcement to potential candidates. 


July 2-6, 2012, Porto, Portugal

 <http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn> http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn   email:
<mailto:nn-2012 at isep.ipp.pt> nn-2012 at isep.ipp.pt 



The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by the
Engineering Biomedical Institute (INEB) and the School of Engineering,
Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP), with the collaboration of LEMA and GECAD.

This year's edition also includes a POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION providing a
discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their



• Colin Campbell (Reader, Merchant Venturer's School of Engineering,
Bristol, UK)

• Craig Saunders (Research Scientist, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)

• Hans-Georg Zimmermann (Senior Principal Research Scientist, Siemens AG,
Corporate Technology Dpt., Munich, Germany)

• Igor Aizenberg (Department Chair and Professor, Department of Computer and
Information Sciences, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA)

• Joaquim Marques de Sá (Full Professor, University of Porto and INEB,

• Jorge M. Santos (Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and INEB
Porto, Portugal)

• José Carlos Príncipe (Distinguished Professor of ECE, BellSouth Professor,
Director Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, Florida, USA)

• Luis Silva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro and INEB, Portugal)

• Mark Embrechts (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, New York, U.S.A.)

• Markus Hofmann (Lecturer in Informatics, Institute of Technology
Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland)

• Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain)

• Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal)



Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in classification and
regression tasks. The applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the
engineering, economy and biology areas. The Summer School on NN is dedicated
to explain relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer perceptrons (MLP),
radial basis function networks (RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used
for classification and regression tasks, illustrated with applications to
real data. Specific topics are also presented, namely Deep Neural Networks,
Recurrent Neural Networks, Functional Networks, Multi-Valued and UB Neurons,
Entropic Neural Networks Criteria and Data Mining using NN. 

Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools. The
trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught concepts and
become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and applications.

A special poster session will also provide a discussion forum where the
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects



A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
available at the school webpage (  <http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn>
http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn ) 



Early Registration: 20 May 2012

Poster Submission: 15 June 2012

Hotel booking : 15 June 2012

Summer School: 2-6 July 2012 

All participants are required to register prior to the start of the School -
until the June 15 - even if you choose to pay the late registration fee at
the registration desk. 
Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted. 



In order to attend the School you must fill in the registration form,
available at the School web page. Please note that if you have any guests
who would like to take part in the social programme, you must register them
as well, by filling in the corresponding field in the registration form. 



The registration fee for participants amounts to: 

- Early registration fee (paid until May 20th) 

        * 370 Euro (students or ISEP/INEB/ENNS members) 

        * 420 Euro (all other participants) 

- Late registration fee (paid after May 20th) 

        * 420 Euro (students, ISEP/INEB/ENNS members) 

        * 470 Euro (all other participants) 

The registration fee includes: 

* school package (manuscripts, lecture's notes, CD) 
* coffee breaks 
* daily lunch 
* welcome reception 
* school banquet 

NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions amounts
to 30/35 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks.
Please, contact the LOC  for further details.



• Alexandra Oliveira - Assistant Professor, ESTSP, IPP, Portugal

• Chen Ning - Researcher, ISEP(GECAD), Portugal

• Jorge M. Santos - Assistant Professor, ISEP(LEMA) and INEB, Portugal

• Luís Silva, Assistant Professor, INEB, Portugal

• Rui Chibante - Assistant Professor, ISEP(LEMA), Portugal

• Vânia Lopes - Research Technician, INESC, Portugal



Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2012

A/C Jorge M. Santos

Departamento de Matemática

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431

Email:  <mailto:nn-2012 at isep.ipp.pt> nn-2012 at isep.ipp.pt 


NN2012 Secretariat

Ms. Ana Costa 
Email:  <mailto:amac at isep.ipp.pt> amac at isep.ipp.pt 


Programme Chair:
Prof. Jorge M. Santos
Tel. +351 228340500 ext. 1571 - Email:  <mailto:jms at isep.ipp.pt>
jms at isep.ipp.pt 




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