[Comp-neuro] Special Session Call for Papers: Computationally Intelligent Techniques in Processing Neural Information at ICONIP2012.

Mufti Mahmud muftimahmud at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 15:26:19 CEST 2012

Dear Colleagues:

In the upcoming 19th International Conference on Neural Information
Processing 2012 (ICONIP2012, http://www.iconip2012.org) to be held in
Qatar, from 12-15 November 2012, there will be a special session on
'Computationally Intelligent Techniques in Processing Neural
Information'. I invite the fellow neuroinformatitians to submit their
research paper(s) to the session. Selected papers from the session
will be requested to extend for possible special issues in Cognitive
Computation or Neural Computing and Applications or Neurocomputing. I
thank you for your attention and look forward for possible
contributions to make the special session a success.

Cal for Papers

Important dates:

Submission deadline for regular and special session papers: June 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 1, 2012
Camera-ready final paper submission: September 1, 2012

Special Session on:

Computationally Intelligent Techniques in Processing Neural Information

The brain as a part of the central nervous system (CNS) is specialized
to process information simultaneously coming from many different
sources. The neurons work as basic information processing units in the
brain and interconnect to each other to form hierarchical and/or
parallel pathways. These pathways are mainly involved in transforming
information originated from one or more sources into either action (as
in motor movements) or specialized information understood by the brain
itself (as in cognitive functions).
To have a detailed and complete understanding of these biological
phenomena two approaches have been practiced by the research community
– experimental and theoretical studies. Also, some theoretical studies
are inspired by the nature itself which reframes earlier computational
techniques to suggest research on biophysical basis of brain research
and its information processing capabilities.
 The focus of this invited session is to address the recent advances
in computationally intelligent techniques in processing neural
information. There has been a significance increase in research
activities in these areas in diverse specialties including
neuroengineering, computer, electrical and biomedical engineering.
Developing computationally intelligent methods capable of deciphering
brain’s information processing capability is one the biggest
challenges in these fields. The objective of this special session is
to provide updated information and a forum for the scientists and
researchers who are looking for more relevant information in decoding
brain functions using expert and computationally intelligent systems.
 This special session is expected to attract papers on recent research
progress in the area of intelligent computational methods in
processing neural signals. The focus areas include the following:
-	Computationally Intelligent Techniques for Neuroscience Applications
-	Neural Systems Engineering and Technology
-	Brain Computer Interface and Neural Pathway
-	Neural Signal Processing and Modeling
-	Biologically Inspired Methods for Neuronal Network Analysis
-	Biologically Inspired Methods for Pattern Analysis in Neuronal Signals
-	Machine Learning Methods in Application to Brain Research
-	Measurement Methods with Application to Cognition Research


Mufti Mahmud, PhD
NeuroChip Laboratory, University of Padova, 35131 – Padova, Italy &
Institute of Information Technology, Jahangirnagar University, 1342 –
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Email: Mahmud at dei.unipd.it, website: http://www.muftimahmud.co.nr/
Amir Hussain, PhD
Centre for Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience, University of
Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
Email: ahu at ahu@cs.stir.ac.uk, website: http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~ahu/

Looking forward to see you at Qatar.

Best regards,


Mufti Mahmud, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
NeuroChip Laboratory
University of Padova
via f. Marzolo 3
35131 - Padova, Italy.
Lab: +39 049 827 5308
Fax: +39 049 827 5301
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Institute of Information Technology
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, 1342 - Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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