[robotics-worldwide] WSOM07 - 2nd Call for Papers

Robert Haschke info at wsom07.org
Wed Feb 28 00:27:00 PST 2007

              2nd  C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

    6th Int. Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM 2007)
        September 3rd - 6th 2007, Bielefeld, Germany

The conference website is open for submissions.

-- Important Dates --

    Manuscript Submission     15th April 2007
    Acceptance Notification    8th June  2007
    Camera Ready Submission    1st July  2007
    Early Registration        15th July  2007
    Conference           3rd - 6th Sep   2007

-- About The Workshop --

The 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps will bring
together researchers and practicioners in the field of self-organizing
systems, with a particular emphasis on neural networks and
self-organizing maps. It will highlight key advances in these and
related fields. It is the sixth conference in a series of bi-annual
international conferences started with WSOM'97 in Helsinki.
The programme committee cordially invites you to attend WSOM 2007 and
submit papers on all aspects of self-organizing systems including:

     * Self-organization
     * Unsupervised learning
       (including PCA/NLPCA, ICA/NLICA, Principal Curves/Surfaces)
     * Signal processing, image processing and vision
     * Robotics and Intelligent Systems
     * Data visualization, mining and sonification
     * Bioinformatics
     * Text and document analysis
     * Financial analysis
     * Time-series analysis
     * Theory and extensions
     * Optimization
     * Hardware and architecture

Papers will be peer reviewed by an international program committee
according to the criteria pertinence, scientific quality, impact,
generality, and innovation. High-quality submissions will be selected
for oral or poster presentation during the conference.

The conference programme will include invited talks as well as oral and
poster presentations of selected papers. It will be enriched by official
workshops to allow practitioners and scientists to discuss focussed
topics in an atmosphere that fosters the exchange of ideas.

Besides the scientific goals of the conference, the organisers strive to
provide an accessible meeting by keeping expenses for participants
affordable, particularly for young researchers.

-- Programme Committee --

Prof. Nigel Allinson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Prof. Marie Cottrell (Samos-Matisse Paris, France)
Prof. Erkki Oja (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Prof. Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Prof. Takeshi Yamakawa (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Hujun Yin (UMIST Manchester, UK)

Dr. Barreto, Guilherme (Federal University of Ceara, Brazil)
Prof. Estevez, Pablo (University of Chile, Santiago)
Dr. Flanagan, Adrian (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
Prof. Furukawa, Tetsuo (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Fyfe, Colin (University of Paisley, UK)
Prof. Hammer, Barbara (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Prof. van Hulle, Marc (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Prof. Ishikawa, Masumi (Kyushu Inst. of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Kaski, Samuel (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Prof. Lampinen, Jouko (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Prof. Martinetz, Thomas (University of Lübeck, Germany)
Prof. Miikkulainen, Risto (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Prof. Pagès, Gilles (University of Paris, France)
Dr. Polani, Daniel (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Prof. Simula, Olli (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Prof. Torras, Carme (University of Catalonia, Spain)
Prof. Ultsch, Alfred (University of Marburg, Germany)
Prof. Verleysen, Michel (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Dr. Villmann, Thomas (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Prof. Wermter, Stefan (University of Sunderland, UK)

-- Special Issue --

The best papers of the conference will be selected for a reviewed
special issue of a renowned scientific journal. More specific
information will be provided soon. Please watch our website.

-- Workshops --

The WSOM07 conference committee cordially invites members of the
community to submit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction
with the main conference. Workshops should facilitate a lively
discussion about emerging topics or specific aspects in the area of
self-organizing systems. If you have any questions regarding workshop
topics or organisation, please feel free to contact the conference
office via email at info at wsom07.org or have a look at the conference
website for further information.

-- Instructions for Authors --

Prior to the submission deadline, please connect to the conference web
server to enter the title, author names and addresses, abstract and
keyword. The paper will then be assigned a paper identification number.
Full papers must be submitted according to the style guidelines
published on the conference website.

For further and updated information, please visit the conference website

-- Organizing Committee --

Honorary Conference Chair
   Prof. Teuvo Kohonen (Helsinki University of Technology)

General Conference Chair
   Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University, Germany)

Steering Committee
   Nigel Allinson (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
   Marie Cottrell (SAMOS-MATISSE, Paris 1, France)
   Erkki Oja (Helsinki Univ. of Tech., Finland)
   Helge Ritter (Bielefeld University, Germany)
   Takeshi Yamakawa (Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Japan)
   Hujun Yin (UMIST, Manchester, UK)

Local Chair
   Robert Haschke (Bielefeld University, Germany)

-- Enquiry and Information --

WSOM 2007 Conference Secretariat
  Neuroinformatics Group
  Bielefeld University, Germany

  Email: info at wsom07.org

Int. Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps         3rd-6th September 2007
http://www.wsom07.org                           Bielefeld, Germany
Robert Haschke, Bielefeld University, Germany

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