[Comp-neuro] ICANN 2016 First Announcement

antonio a.pons at upc.edu
Wed Nov 18 11:17:56 CET 2015

    1st Call for Papers

    1st Call for special sessions, workshops, demonstrations


*ICANN 2016 *

    25th Annual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks

           BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
           6 - 9 September 2016*
           Special event*: ENNS 25th Anniversary


    /The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)
    is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network
    Society (ENNS). In 2016 the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    (BarcelonaTech) will organize the 25th ICANN Conference from //the
    //6th to //the //9th //of //September 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, in
    collaboration with the Universit//at//Pompeu Fabra (UPF)./


    1. *Wlodek Duch *(Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
    2. *Erkki Oja *(Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
    3. *Joaquin Fuster *(University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
    4. *Murray Shanahan* (Imperial College London, UK)
    5. *Günther Palm*(University of Ulm, Germany)
    6. *Stephen Coombes *(University of Nottingham, UK)
    7. *Etienne Koechlin*( Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)


    /Special session / workshop proposals: /15 January 2016
    /Proposals for competitions and tutorials:/31 January 2016
    /Submission of abstracts and papers: /1 March 2016
    /Submission of //d//emonstration proposals: /1 March 2016
    /Notification of acceptance:/8 May 2016
    /Camera-ready paper and registration: /15 May 2016

    /Conference dates:/6-9 September 2016


    ICANN 2016 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. 


    - To bring together researchers from two worlds: Information
    Sciences and Neurosciences

    - To keep a wide scope, ranging from Machine Learning Algorithms to
    models of real nervous systems

    - To facilitate discussions and interactions in the effort towards
    developing more intelligent computational systems and increasing our
    understanding of neural and cognitive processes in the brain.

    - To help researchers to meet, mingle and network with colleagues
    from all over the world.

    - To be the meeting point between research and business.

    - To be a global interdisciplinary meeting encompassing Machine
    Learning and Neural Computation.


    - A solid cutting-edge scientific programme including talks from the
    world experts in the field of artificial neural networks.

    - A conference schedule tailored to encourage interaction between
    the attendees, with time for networking and discussion.

    - The publication of all accepted contributions in the peer-reviewed
    book of conference proceedings, in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes
    in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

    - The opportunity to vote and to be considered for the best paper
    awards, presented during the final ceremony of ICANN.

    - A top-level conference in the field with a reasonable registration
    fee, thanks to the not-for-profit policy of the ENNS organisation.
    Students can apply for ENNS funded travel grants to attend.

    - An overly attractive conference location in the beautiful
    Barcelona, Spain, and social events letting you explore the area.

    - The participation in a special event to celebrate the 25th
    Anniversary of ICANN for all the ENNS members.


    Early registration fees have been kept particularly low for this
    kind of event because ENNS and ICANN aim at full implementation of
    the academic
    not-for-profit policy.

    Undergraduate students (Bachelor and Master level): 90 EUR
    PhD Students: 200 EUR
    Regular delegates: 250 EUR

    *ENNS members have a reduction of 40 EUR*

    Students can apply for ENNS funded travel grants to attend (see the
    conference website).


    All scientific communications presented at ICANN 2016 will be
    reviewed and scientifically evaluated by a panel of experts. The
    conference will
    feature three categories of communications:

    - oral communications (15'+5')
    - poster communications (on permanent display and 2 hours presentation)
    - demonstrations

    Authors willing to present original contributions for any category
    must submit a manuscript of maximum 8 pages length that will be
    refereed to international standards by at least three referees.
    Accepted papers of contributing authors will be published in
    Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
    Selected papers will be invited after the conference for a full
    journal paper submission. 

    Authors willing to present a contribution for oral communications
    and posters without submitting an full manuscript must submit a
    1-page abstract that will also be refereed by at least three
    referees. The abstracts will be published all together in a
    proceedings section without an author index. 

    In case of program constraints the priority will be given to
    original contributions accompanied by a full paper submission.

    Submission of communications will be online. More details are
    available on the conference website.



    ICANN 2016 invites proposals for workshops, special sessions,
    demonstrations, competitions and tutorials to be held during the

    For more information, please refer to the website.


    ENNS will sponsor a maximum of four best paper awards, two in the
    Brain Inspired Computing track (one poster and one oral
    communication) and two
    in the Machine Learning research track. All awardees will be
    presented during the final ceremony.


    General Chair:*/
    Antonio J. Pons Rivero/(UPC Barcelona, Spain)*

    /Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo/(UPF Barcelona, Spain), /Paul Verschure/(UPF
    Barcelona, Spain)

    *Organising Committee Chairs:*/
    Daniel Malagarriga/(UPC Barcelona, Spain), /Lara Escuain/(UPC
    Barcelona, Spain), /Caroline Kleinheny/(ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)

    *Communication* *Chair:*/
    Paolo Masulli/(ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)


    Antonio J. Pons Rivero
    General Chair of ICANN 2016
    Terrassa School of Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering (ETSEIAT)
    Nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear optics and lasers Group
    BarcelonaTech (UPC)
    Edifici GAIA
    Rbla. Sant Nebridi, 22
    08222 Terrassa, Spain

    Caroline Kleinheny
    Secretary of the European Neural Network Society
    University of Lausanne
    Internef 137k, Quartier UNIL Dorigny
    1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

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