[Comp-neuro] ICANN 2012: 22nd Annual Conference - 2nd Call for Papers

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2nd Call for Papers  (Apologies for cross-posting)
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     ICANN 2012: 22nd Annual Conference
             11 - 14 September 2012
             University of Lausanne, Switzerland
             http://icann2012.org/

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The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)
is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network
Society (ENNS). In 2012 the University of Lausanne will organize
the 22nd ICANN Conference from 11th to 14th of September 2012,
Lausanne, Switzerland

ICANN 2012 will have two tracks: Brain-inspired computing
and Machine learning research, with PC chairs from both
areas and a renewed reviewing system aimed at ensuring the highest
quality of the accepted papers.

Full papers will be submitted either via a one-stage submission,
as it used to be in the past, without any opportunity given to the
authors to reply to the reviewers, at a later deadline (March 15,
2012), or with the possibility to interact with the reviewers
under the constraint of an earlier deadline (February 13, 2012).


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Keynote speakers will highlight cross-disciplinary interactions
and applications.


CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

- Prof. Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachussets, USA)
- Prof. Moshe Abeles (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
- Prof. Pierre Magistretti (Brain and Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland)
- Prof. Ichiro Tsuda (Hokkaido University, Japan)
- Prof. Ernst Fehr (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
- Prof. David J.C. MacKay (University of Cambridge, UK) (*)
	(*) To be confirmed


ORGANIZATION:

General Chair:
   Alessandro E.P. Villa (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Program co-Chairs
   Wlodzislaw Duch (Torun, Poland & Singapore, ENNS Past-President)
   Péter Erdi (Budapest, Hungary & Kalamazoo, Mi, USA)
   Timo Honkela (Helsinki, Finland)
   Günther Palm (Ulm, Germany)
Local Organizing Committee Chairs:
   John Antonakis, UNIL
   Marco Tomassini, UNIL
   Lorenz Goette, UNIL
   Michel Bader, CHUV (University Hospital)
Publicity Chair and ICANN 2012 Secretariat
     Daniela Serracca-Fraccalvieri
     <daniela - AT - icann2012.org>


VENUE:

Lausanne is a Swiss city located on the shore of the Lake of
Geneva, 60 km from the international airport of Geneva.
Fast and frequent train connections exist between the airport
and Lausanne. The airport of Geneva is a major hub of low cost
airlines and is connected by direct flights to most important
cities in Europe and several cities in North America, Asia and
North Africa.

The venue of the conference is the building Internef of the UNIL
Campus Dorigny, in front of the stop "UNIL-Dorigny" of the public
metro line 1.



CONFERENCE TOPICS:

ICANN 2012 will feature two main tracks: Brain inspired computing
and Machine learning research, with strong cross-disciplinary
interactions and applications. All research fields dealing with
Neural Networks will be present at the Conference with emphasis on
"Neural Coding", "Decision Making" and "Unsupervised Learning".
A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

Neural network theory & models, Computational neuroscience,
Neuronal automata, Connectionist cognitive science, Pattern
recognition, Neuroeconomics, Neurofinance, Graphical network models,
Brain machine interfaces, Evolutionary neural networks,
Neurodynamics, Complex systems, Neuroinformatics, Neuroengineering,
Hybrid systems, Computational biology, Neural hardware, Bioinspired
embedded systems, Collective intelligence, Self-orgnization,
Embodied robotics, Learning algorithms, Neural data analysis,
Cognitive models



WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS:

ICANN 2012 will also feature pre-Congress tutorials and workshops,
covering fundamental and advanced neural network topics.
A tutorial or workshop proposal should include: title, outline,
expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography.
We invite you to submit proposals to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair:

Lorenz Goette <lorenz.goette - AT - unil.ch>



SPECIAL SESSIONS:

The ICANN 2012 Program Committee solicits also proposals for special
sessions within the technical scopes of the Congress. Special
sessions, to be organized by international recognized experts, aim to
bring together researchers in special focused topics. Papers submitted
for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria
used for the contributed papers. Proposals should include the session
title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, biographic
and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in
organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to
the Special Session Chair: 

Marco Tomassini <Marco.Tomassini - AT - unil.ch>



COMPETITIONS:

ICANN 2012 will host competitions to stimulate research in neural
networks, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. The proposals
for new competitions should include descriptions of the problems
addressed, motivations, expected impact on neural networks and machine
learning, and established baselines, schedules, anticipated number of
participants, and a biography of the main team members. We invite you to
submit proposals to the Competitions Chair: 

Giacomo Indiveri <giacomo - AT - ini.phys.ethz.ch>



PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Details will be available soon on the Conference web site.


CONFERENCE FEE:

Payments shall be made in Swiss Francs (CHF) by credit card via a
secure certified link or onsite. No other currencies shall be accepted.
No cheques or bank transfer can be accepted. Notice that the exchange
rate (December 2011) is 1 CHF is approximately equal to 0.84 EUR

- Graduate Student
     Early     Late(*)    (*) Late registration fee from June 1st, 2012.
     70 CHF    120 CHF

- Master/Ph.D. Student
                              Early     Late(*)
     ENNS Member             130 CHF    180 CHF
     INNS/JNNS/APNNA Member  150 CHF    200 CHF
     Student non-Member      170 CHF    220 CHF

- Regular delegate
                              Early     Late(*)
     ENNS Member             180 CHF    230 CHF
     INNS/JNNS/APNNA Member  210 CHF    260 CHF
     Non-Member              240 CHF    290 CHF

- Extras to be paid onsite:
    Accompanying person for ICANN banquet: 80 CHF
    Graduate Student for ICANN banquet: 80 CHF

The registration fee includes:
     .Access to scientific sessions and plenary talks
     .Coffee breaks during the main conference
     .Welcome Party
     .Gala dinner (not included in the registration of Graduate Student)
     .One copy of the Proceedings
     .One Conference bag


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

There is no separate registration to the Workshops.
Please note that the full registration to the conference also includes
the workshop attendance.


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IMPORTANT DATES:

Workshop and Tutorial proposal:       Jan 30, 2012
Special Session proposal:             Jan 30, 2012
Competition proposal:                 Jan 30, 2012
Submission of full papers
   (with reviewers reply):             Feb 13, 2012
Submission of full papers
   (one stage, as im earlier ICANNs):  Mar 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance:           April 15, 2012
Camera-ready paper and author
      registration:                    April 15, 2012
Advance registration before:          June 1, 2012


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