EXTENDED DEADLINE – CFP: ICANN 2011 – Machine learning re-inspired by brain and cognition

Third Call for Papers: ICANN 2011

The Twentieth Anniversary ICANN is back at its roots:
Machine learning re-inspired by brain and cognition

International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
14 – 17 June 2011, Espoo, Finland

IMPORTANT DATES: Submission deadline extended!

Submission of full papers: February 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2011
Camera-ready paper
and author registration: April 15, 2011
Advance registration before: April 15, 2011


The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)
is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network
Society (ENNS). In 2011, ICANN returns to its roots after 20 years.
The very first ICANN in 1991 was organized at Helsinki University
of Technology in Espoo, Finland. We invite all neural network
researchers worldwide to join us in celebrating this 20th
anniversary of ICANN and to see the latest advancements in our fast
progressing field.

ICANN 2011 will have two tracks: Brain-inspired computing and
Machine learning research, with PC chairs from both worlds and a
renewed reviewing system. Keynote speakers and competitions will
highlight cross-disciplinary interactions and applications.


Riitta Hari, Aalto University, http://ltl.tkk.fi/wiki/Riitta_Hari

Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto, http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~hinton/

Aapo Hyvarinen, University of Helsinki, http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/ahyvarin/


General chair: Erkki Oja
Program co-chairs: Wlodzislaw Duch, Mark Girolami,
Timo Honkela, Samuel Kaski
Local chair: Amaury Lendasse
Publicity chair: Jaakko Peltonen
Organizing committee members: Francesco Corona, Krista Lagus,
Yoan Miche, Ilari Nieminen,
Mari-Sanna Paukkeri, Tapani Raiko,
Ricardo Vigario


ICANN 2011 will be held in the Dipoli Congress Center located on
the beautiful campus of Aalto University (former Helsinki
University of Technology), in Espoo (8km west from the city centre
of Helsinki).


ICANN 2011 will feature two main tracks: Brain inspired computing
and Machine learning research, with strong cross-disciplinary
interactions and applications. A non-exhaustive list of topics:

– Brain inspired computing: Connectionist cognitive science, Neural
and hybrid architectures and learning algorithms, Neural control
and planning, Reinforcement learning, Computational neuroscience,
Neural dynamics and complex systems, Self-organization, Neuro-
cognitive architectures

– Machine learning research: Graphical models, Bayesian networks,
Kernel methods, Generative models, Relational learning, Online
learning, Dynamical models, Reinforcement learning

– Applications and cross-disciplinary connections: Data analysis,
Pattern recognition, Signal and time series processing, Blind
source separation, Hardware implementations and embedded systems,
Intelligent multimedia, Knowledge management, Multimodal
interfaces, Vision and image processing, Speech and language
processing, Robotics applications, Intelligent control,
Neuroinformatics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical applications, Brain-
computer interfaces, Critical infrastructure systems, Complex


A call for workshops will be opened in October.

WSOM 2011, the 8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (13-15 June
2011) will be co-located with ICANN 2011.


Mind reading competition on MEG data

META-NET Multimodal Machine Translation Challenge


Details will be available soon on the web site.

ICANN 2011 is supported by ENNS.

====== See http://www.cis.hut.fi/icann2011 for more details! ======