[Comp-neuro] ICANN 2016 First Announcement
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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)./
*INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS*
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.
*BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE*
- 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.
*CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES*
Early registration fees have been kept particularly low for this
kind of event because ENNS and ICANN aim at full implementation of
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
*CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS*
All scientific communications presented at ICANN 2016 will be
reviewed and scientifically evaluated by a panel of experts. The
feature three categories of communications:
- oral communications (15'+5')
- poster communications (on permanent display and 2 hours presentation)
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.
*WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL SESSIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS,*
*COMPETITION PROPOSALS and TUTORIALS*
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.
*BEST PAPER AWARDS*
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.
Antonio J. Pons Rivero/(UPC Barcelona, Spain)*
/Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo/(UPF Barcelona, Spain), /Paul Verschure/(UPF
*Organising Committee Chairs:*/
Daniel Malagarriga/(UPC Barcelona, Spain), /Lara Escuain/(UPC
Barcelona, Spain), /Caroline Kleinheny/(ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)
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
Rbla. Sant Nebridi, 22
08222 Terrassa, Spain
Secretary of the European Neural Network Society
University of Lausanne
Internef 137k, Quartier UNIL Dorigny
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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