[Comp-neuro] [meetings] ICANN 2014 - Final Program and Call for Participation

Stefan Wermter wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Thu Jul 31 13:52:08 CEST 2014


            Call for Participation and Conference Program

   ICANN 2014: 24th Annual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
     15 - 19 September 2014, University of Hamburg, Germany


We invite you to attend the 2014 International Conference on
Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN), which is the annual flagship
conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). In 2014
the University of Hamburg will organize the 24th ICANN Conference
from 15th to 19th September 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.


The main conference program is now available. The program includes
72 oral presentations, 33 posters and 2 live Demonstrations.



The ICANN 2014 registration is open. The full registration costs
490 €   and 390 € for students. ENNS members pay a reduced rate of
440 €, and 340 € for students. The registration includes access to
scientific sessions and plenary talks, coffee breaks during the
main conference, welcome event, conference dinner, one copy of the
proceedings (USB), one conference bag. Additional tickets for the
conference dinner can be purchased for 70 €.



Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, home to over 1.8
million people. Situated at the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is
the second-largest port in Europe. The University of Hamburg is
the largest institution for research and education in the north of

The venue of the conference is the ESA building of the University
of Hamburg, situated at Edmund-Siemers-Allee near the city centre
and easily reachable from Dammtor Railway Station. Hamburg Airport
can be reached easily via public transport.


For the accomodation we arranged guaranteed rates for a couple of
hotels in Hamburg for ICANN 2014.



General Chair:
     Stefan Wermter (Hamburg, Germany)

Program co-Chairs
     Alessandro E.P. Villa (Lausanne, Switzerland, ENNS President)
     Wlodzislaw Duch (Torun, Poland, ENNS Past-President)
     Timo Honkela (Helsinki, Finland)
     Petia Koprinkova-Hristova (Sofia, Bulgaria)
     Günther Palm (Ulm, Germany)
     Cornelius Weber (Hamburg, Germany)

Local Organizing Committee Chairs:
     Sven Magg, Johannes Bauer, Jorge Chacon, Stefan Heinrich,
     Doreen Jirak, Katja Koesters, Erik Strahl


     Christopher M. Bishop  (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
     Jun Tani  (KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea)
     Paul Verschure  (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
     Yann LeCun  (New York University, NY, USA)
     Barbara Hammer  (Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany)
     Kevin Gurney   (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)


ICANN 2014 will feature the 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. A
non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

Brain Inspired Computing: Cognitive models, Computational
Neuroscience, Self-organization, Reinforcement Learning, Neural
Control and Planning, Hybrid Neural-Symbolic Architectures,
Neural Dynamics, Recurrent Networks, Deep Learning.

Machine Learning: Neural Network Theory, Neural Network Models,
Graphical Models, Bayesian Networks, Kernel Methods, Generative
Models, Information Theoretic Learning, Reinforcement Learning,
Relational Learning, Dynamical Models.

Neural Applications for: Intelligent Robotics, Neurorobotics,
Language Processing, Image Processing, Sensor Fusion, Pattern
Recognition, Data Mining, Neural Agents, Brain-Computer
Interaction, Neural Hardware, Evolutionary Neural Networks.



Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Chair of Knowledge Technology
Department of Computer Science
University of Hamburg
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany


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