[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers: INNS-NNN Symposia (New directions in Neural Networks)

Ming Xie ming.xie at robotics.sg
Tue Sep 23 18:27:30 PDT 2008

Third, Updated Call for Papers
INNS-NNN Symposia (New directions in Neural Networks) 
24-25 November 2008, Auckland, NZ
associated with ICONIP 2008 (25-28 November 2008) http://www.aut.ac.nz/nnn08/index.htm
Paper deadline: Oct 20, 2008.
"Modelling the Brain and Nervous Systems"
General Chair:John Weng (weng at cse.msu.edu) Program Chair: Nikola Kasabov (nkasabov at aut.ac.nz) Publicity Chair: Ming Xie (mmxie at ntu.edu.sg) Local Organising Chair: Joyce D'Mello (jdmello at aut.ac.nz) Technical support Chair: Peter Hwang (phwang at aut.ac.nz
The symposia will provide a forum for researchers to exchange latest new ideas and present new research advances in the general areas related to computational modelling of the brain and nervous systems, including development and learning in animals and artificial systems/robots, computational neurogenetic modelling, and applications of related techniques.
Symposium 1: Development and Learning
Co-Chairs: John Weng, Jeffrey L. Krichmar and Hiroaki Wagatsuma
Topics: Brain inspired models, neural networks, mental architectures, cell models, plasticity, adaptation, self-organization, attention, reasoning, association, vision, audition, touch, motor, motivational system, learning modes (including supervised, reinforcement and communicative modes) and applications.
Invited speakers (preliminary list): Mriganka Sur, MIT; Jeffrey L. Krichmar, University of California, Irvine USA; Steven Levinson, University of Illinois; Mike Merzenich, UCSF; John Weng, Michigan State University.
Symposium 2: Computational Neurogenetic Modelling
Co-Chairs: Lubica Benuskova, Alessandro E. P. Villa, Nikola Kasabov 
Topics: The role of genes in brain processes and functions like neural oscillations, language, learning & memory, etc. Genetic and neuronal mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. New advances in modelling and theoretical understanding of the brain and the nervous system.
Invited speakers (preliminary list): Gary F. Marcus, University of New York; Alessandro E. P. Villa, University of Lausanne; Cliff Abraham, University of Otago, NZ; Lubica Benuskova, University of Otago, NZ; Nikola Kasabov, KEDRI/AUT, NZ; Hiroshi Kojima, U.Tamagawa, Japan, Dr. Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute Europe.
Papers submission: Papers are to be submitted to the on-line system. Papers of maximum 8 pages should be prepared in the LNCS Springer format.
Deadline for paper submissions: 31st August 2008.  (People who need early visa arrangements must send their papers by end of May 2008. They will be reviewed and a letter sent by end of June).
Publications: All accepted papers will be published in Springer LNCS after the conference. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of a journal and an edited volume.
Fees: US (US for students). A fee to attend both the
INNS/NNN08 and ICONIP08 is US and US for students. Members of co-sponsorship organisations will be charged a registration fee of 680 USD only for attending both conferences.

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