Desde: 23-05-2000
Hasta: 26-05-2000
Lugar:  Berlin, Alemania

ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR PAPERS

Second International ICSC Symposium on
NEURAL COMPUTATION  /  NC'2000
To be held at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany
May 23-26, 2000

http//www.icsc.ab.ca/nc2000.htm



SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
Prof. Hans Heinrich Bothe
  Oerebro University
  Dept. of Technology Science
  Fakultetsgatan 1
  S - 70182 Oerebro, Sweden
  Email    hans.bo...@ton.oru.se
  Phone   +46-19-10-3786
  Fax       +46-19-10-3463

and

  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  Department of Information Technology
  Building 344
  DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark
  Email    h...@it.dtu.dk
  Phone   +45-4525-3632
  Fax       +45-4588-0117


PUBLICATION CHAIR
Prof. Raul Rojas
  Freie Universitdt Berlin
  Institut Informatik / FB Mathematik
  Takustrasse 9
  D - 14195 Berlin / Germany
  Email     ro...@inf.fu-berlin.de
  Fax        +49-30-8387-5109


SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER
ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
  P.O. Box 657
  CH-8055 Zurich / Switzerland
  Phone    +41-878-888-150
  Fax        +41-1-761-9627
  Email      i...@icsc.ch
  WWW    http//www.icsc.ab.ca


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Igor Aleksander, Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, U.K.
Peter G. Anderson, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA
Horst Bischof, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Ruediger W. Brause, J.W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
Juan Lopez Coronado, Universidad Polotecnica de Cartagena, Spain
Ludwig Cromme, Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus, Germany
Chris deSilva, University of Western Australia Crawley, Australia
Georg Dorffner, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
Vienna, Austria
Gunhan Dundar, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Kunihiko Fukushima, The University of  Electro-Communications, Tokyo,
Japan
Wulfram Gerstner, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Stan Gielen, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Marco Gori, University of Siena, Italy
Bruce Graham, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Chris J. Harris, University of Southampton, U.K.
Dorothea Heiss-Czedik, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Michael Heiss, Siemens Vienna, Austria
Lakhmi C. Jain, University of South Australia, The Levels, Australia
Nikola Kasabov, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bart Kosko, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, USA
Rudolf Kruse, University of Magedburg, Germany
Fa-Long Luo, R&D Department, Redwood City, USA
G.Nicolas Marichal, University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain
Giuseppe Martinelli, University of Rome 1, Italy
Fazel Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sankar K. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India
M. Palaniswami, University of Melbourne, Australia
Yoh-Han Pao, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA
Alexander V. Pavlov, Laboratory for Optical Fuzzy Systems, Russia
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Raul Rojas, Freie Universitdt Berlin, Germany
V. David Sanchez A., Falon, Inc., San Diego CA, USA
Bernd Schuermann, Siemens ZFE, Munich, Germany
J.S. Shawe-Taylor, Royal Holloway University of London, U.K.
Peter Sincak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Nigel Steele, Coventry University, U.K.
Rainer Stotzka, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Piotr Szczepaniak, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Csaba Szepesvari, University of Szeged, Hungary
Henning Tolle, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
Shiro Usui, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
Klaus Weber, Technical University of Cottbus, Germany
Andreas Weingessel, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Takeshi Yamakawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan
Andreas Zell, Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany
Jacek M. Zurada, University of Louisville, K.Y., USA
(list incomplete)

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INTRODUCTION

The science of neural computation focusses on mathematical aspects to
solve
complex practical problems, and it also seeks to help neurology, brain
theory and cognitive psychology in the understanding of the functioning
of
the nervous system by means of computational models of neurons, neural
nets
and subcellular processes. NC'2000 aims to become a major point of
contact
for research scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the
world in
the field of Neural Computation. Participants will share the latest
research, developments and ideas in the wide arena of disciplines
encompassed under the heading of NC'2000 as a follow-up of the most
successful NC'98 conference in Vienna, Austria.

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TOPICS

Contributions are sought in areas based on the list below, which is
indicative only. Contributions from new applications areas are welcome.

COMPUTATIONAL NEURAL NETWORK MODELS
- Artificial neural network paradigms
- Knowledge representation
- Learing and generalization
- Probabilistic neural networks
- Information theoretic approaches
- Time-coded neural networks
- Pulse-coded neural networks
- Self-organization
- Cellular automata
- Hybrid systems (e.g. neuro-fuzzy, GA, evolutionary strategies)
- Chaos in neural networks
- Statistical and numerical aspects

NEUROPHYSIOLOGICALLY INSPRIED MODELS
- Neurophysiological foundations
- Spiking neuron models and neuron assemblies
- Models of brain centers and sensory pathways
- Sensormotor integration
- Sensation, Perception and Attention
- Spatio-temporal Orientation
- Reactive Behavior

SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATIONS
- Simulation and Graphical Programming Tools
- Distributed Systems
- Neuro-chips, -controllers and -computers
- Analog and Digital Electronic Implementations
- Optic, Holographic Implementations

NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS
- Pre-processing and Feature Extraction
- Sound, Speech and Image Processing
- Pattern Recognition and System Identification
- Computer Vision, Feature Binding and Image Understanding
- Autonomous Sensor Systems, Multivariate Sensor Fusion
- Robotics and Control
- Behavior based Exploration and Planning
- Power Systems
- Environmental Systems
- Decision Support Systems
- Medical Applications
- Operational Research and Logistics

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

NC'2000 will include invited plenary talks, contributed sessions,
invited
sessions, workhops and tutorials.

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INVITED SESSIONS

The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective
organizers
are requested to send a session proposal (consisting of 4-5 invited
papers,
the recommended session-chair and co-chair, as well as a short statement
describing the title and the purpose of the session to the Symposium
Chairman or the Symposium Organizer. Invited sessions should preferably
start with a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the session
organizer
will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers register to the
conference.

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POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer
feedback and practical examples of applied research are particularly
welcome. Poster sessions will allow the presentation and discussion of
respective papers, which will also be included in the conference
proceedings.

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WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to the Symposium
Chairman
or the Symposium Organizer.

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SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Prospective authors are requested to either send a draft paper (maximum
7
pages) or an extended abstract for review by the International Program
Committee. All papers must be written in English, starting with a
succinct
statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a
comparison with previous work.

Submissions must be received by October 31, 1999. Regular papers, as
well as
poster presentations, tutorial papers and invited sessions are
encouraged.

The submission should also include
- Title of conference (NC'2000)
- Type of paper (regular, poster, tutorial or invited)
- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax # of contact author
- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords)
- Short CV of authors (recommended)

Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and having
experience in the topics of this conference as well as from academics.
The
conference language is English.

It is strongly recommended to submit abstracts by electronic mail to

  i...@icsc.ch

or else by fax or mail (2 copies) to the following address

  ICSC Switzerland
  P.O. Box 657
  CH-8055 Zurich
  Switzerland
  Fax +41-1-761-9627

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BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS

The best oral and poster presentations will be honored with best
presentation awards.


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PUBLICATIONS

Conference proceedings (including all accepted papers) will be published
by
ICSC Academic Press and be available for the delegates at the symposium
in
printed form or on CD-ROM.

Authors of a selected number of innovative papers will be invited to
submit
extended manuscripts for publication in prestigious international
journals.

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IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission Deadline            October 31, 1999
- Notification of Acceptance     December 31, 1999
- Delivery of full papers            February 15, 2000
- Tutorials and Workshops      May 23, 2000
- NC'2000 Symposium            May 24-26, 2000

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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at reasonable rates will be available at nearby hotels.
Full
details will follow with the letters of acceptance.

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SOCIAL AND TOURIST ACTIVITIES

A social program will be organized and also be available for
accompanying
persons.

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THE FASCINATING CITY OF BERLIN

The old and new capital of Germany is a mecca for scientists and
cultural
enthusiasts, for day workers and night owls. Charming with its several
opera
houses, concert halls, cabarets, and beer gardens, Berlin is full of
spontaneous cultural events or happenings. As an urban building site for
the
future, it is at the same time a living contradiction and a casual place
with relaxation areas and large parks right in the city center. The fine
nature, pine tree forests, and 1001 lakes around the city supply
Berlin
with its very specific sparkling air in spring time. No other city in
Germany has during the last 100 years played such a prominent role in
history and in the imagination of the people social and industrial
revolution, world war I and later manifestation of the first German
republic, the 'Golden Twenties', nazis dictatorship and world war II,
splitting by the Berlin Wall, 'economic miracle' in the west and
socialistic
showpiece city in the east, '68 student and alternative lifestyle
movement
in the west and peace movement in the east, and finally, the fall of the
Wall. Berlin tempts with its many research facilities, and it is
Germany's
largest industrial city with headquarters or dependences of most major
companies. At present, approximately 3.5 million inhabitants live in the
reunified city, among which more than 120.000 students, who study in
three
universities and twelve colleges or schools of arts.
Berlin ist eine Reise wert.
Welcome!

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Fully updated information is available from

http//www.icsc.ab.ca/nc2000.htm

You may also contact

- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
  P.O. Box 657, CH-8055 Zurich, Switzerland
  Email   i...@icsc.ch
  Phone  +41-878-888-150
  Fax      +41-1-761-9627

or, for specific scientific requests, the symposium chairman.
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