[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Approaching deadline on Thursday, 15th September 2016

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer pierre-yves.oudeyer at inria.fr
Fri Sep 9 06:31:09 PDT 2016


[Apologies for cross-postings]

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COMBINED CALLS

[DUE ON THURSDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER]
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International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

May 14-19, 2017,  Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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IJCNN is the premier international conference in the area of neural network theory, analysis, and applications. Co-sponsored by the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS), over the last three decades this conference and its predecessors has hosted [past, present, and future] leaders of neural network research. IJCNN 2017 will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest.

The 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) will be held at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 14-19, 2017. "... Only in Anchorage can you meet a moose, walk on a glacier and explore a vast, natural park all in a single day. Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with Alaska wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that has the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier. ..."

For the latest updates, follow us on Facebook (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__fb.me_ijcnn2017_&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=ZkzZJXuKW_XMOnt8WgQkUyNm0RsmCQW6J8vhhb070rs&e= ) and Twitter (@ijcnn2017).

##############################Important Dates##############################
* Special Session, Panel Sesion & Competition Proposals	September 15, 2016
* Tutorial and Workshop Proposals 			October 15, 2016
* Paper Submission					November 15, 2016
* Paper Decision Notification				January 20, 2017
* Camera-Ready Submission				February 20, 2017
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##########################Plenary Speakers##########################
* Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, USA

* Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

* Hava Siegelmann, DARPA, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

* Jose Principle, University of Florida, USA
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##########################Call for Competitions##########################
Competition organizers are kindly invited to submit their proposals to IJCNN2017 Competition Chair (TBA) by September 15, 2016. The notifications of acceptance of the competition proposals will be provided by TBA and will be shortly publish in the IJCNN 2017 website. Please note that each accepted competition will be published in a separate web link. 

The competition proposal should contain the following information (please fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or send the required information in the form as a single pdf file to the competition chair [email below])

The aims and objectives of the competition,
The rules of the competition, including which data sets will be used, 
How the competition will serve the neural networks community/society,
How to enter the competitions and how to evaluate them, and
Which competition platform (or result submission and validation method) you will use (e.g. similar to Kaggle).
Summary of performance results directly reported by the competition participants and not verified by the competition organizers are not acceptable.
Please note that you need to select a category for your competition from the following list:

* Category A:
You are planning to organise an associated special session, in which the proposal must be submitted separately to the special session chairs. In addition, you require that each team must submit at least one paper to the special session. 

* Category B:
You are planning to organise an associated special session, whose proposal must be also submitted separately to the special session chairs. However, submission of papers to the special session by competition participants is not mandatory. 

* Category C:
You have no plan to organize an associated special session.

Note:
For categories B and C, please also indicate whether or not conference participation is required for each entry.

Sponsorship
A winning certificate and free registration will be provided to the winner of each competition who attends IJCNN 2017.

For further details, please refer to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_call-2Dfor-2Dcompetition&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=UPqkKaZgYAdaeZcZtuw7P0OWBv9QsQxrZ3OUO1dNbnE&e= . 

If you need any other information, please do not hesitate to contact the IJCNN2017 Competition Chair:

Juyang (John) Weng, Michigan State University. E-mail: weng at cse.msu.edu
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##########################Call for Special Sessions##########################
The IJCNN 2017 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference. Special sessions, to be organized by international recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers focused in special, novel, and challenging topics. Fast-developing themes such as Deep Learning, Big Data, or applications to fields like chemistry, biology, computer games, robotics, etc. are examples.

Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the regular sessions. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit a formal proposal using the on-line form of the Special Sessions webpage. Due to large expected number of submissions, please do not directly email the information to the special session co-chairs Derong Liu, University of Chicago & Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, and Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece.

For further details, please refer to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_call-2Dfor-2Dspecial-2Dsessions&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=OXrrryq-EPWkzBxx0PVUBH4uH5gIrAT1wMjBhWPVgbU&e= 

Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Special Session Chairs:

Derong Liu, University of Chicago, USA. E-mail: derong at uic.edu
Tatiana Tambouriatzis, University of Piraeus, Greece. E-mail: tatianatambouratzis at gmail.com
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##########################Call for Panels##########################
The IJCNN 2017 Program Committee solicits proposals for panel sessions to provide forums for lively, interactive discussions among world-leading experts in specific areas. Panel Session proposals are solicited in a broad range of areas related to NNs, including but not limited to the following: hot topics and challenges in NNS, such as Deep learning, Big Data, Brain-Computer Interfaces, new generation of AI; history of NNs, with special emphasis on the upcoming 30th birthday of INNS; government funding opportunities; outreach to industry and to sister societies, and many more.

Panel proposals should include the information listed below. Please email the following information in a single file to the Panel Chair (contact information below). 

* Topic of the panel
* Name of proposer(s)
* Email of main contact person
* Brief bio of proposers
* Brief description of the panel and why the panel format is appropriate for the topic.
* List of potential panelists

Researchers interested in organizing panels are invited to submit a formal proposal. Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Panel Chair:

Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA. Email: rkozma at memphis.edu
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##########################Call for Workshops##########################
Post-conference workshops offer a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions of specific topics in neural networks and computational intelligence. The workshops should be moderated by scientists or professionals who has significant expertise and /or whose recent work has had a significant impact within their field. IJCNN 2017 will emphasize emerging and growing areas of computational intelligence.

Each workshop has a duration of 3 or 6 hours. The format of each workshop will be up to the moderator, and can include interactive presentations as well as panel discussions among participants. These interactions should highlight exciting new developments and current research trends to facilitate a discussion of ideas that will drive the field forward in the coming years. Workshop organizers can prepare various materials including handouts or electronic resources that can be made available for distribution before or after the meeting.

Researchers interested in organizing workshops are invited to submit a formal proposal including the following information as a single file (pdf, doc, etc.) to the workshop chair:

* Title
* Organizers and their short bio
* Brief description of the scope and impact of the workshop
* Timeliness of the topic
* Confirmed and/or potential speakers
* Half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) 
* Link to organizer's web page and/or workshop web site (optional)

For further details, please refer https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_call-2Dfor-2Dworkshops&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=BrwR17GNt68wUgtn9aoqlx-ACgimXppKJ8aEag5m0Bk&e= . 

Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Workshop Chair:

Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. E-mail: liliadis at fmenr.duth.gr
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##########################Call for Tutorials##########################
IJCNN 2017 will feature pre-conference tutorials addressing fundamental and advanced topics in computational intelligence. Tutorial proposals should be emailed to the Tutorial Chair (see below). A tutorial proposal should include the

* Title
* Presenter/organizer name(s) and affiliations
* Expected enrollment
* Abstract (less than 300 words)
* Additional outline if needed
* Presenter/organizer biography
* Links to the presenter/organizer web page or the tutorial page (optional)
* The proposal should not exceed two pages in 1.5 space, Times 12 point font. The tutorial format (preliminary) is 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 10-minute break.

Researchers interested in organizing workshops are invited to submit a formal proposal. For further details, please refer to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_call-2Dfor-2Dtutorials&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=kosstPPOpJCWIwsOPNPvh0MyOtawOjpAZWijINoRUuM&e= . 

Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Tutorials Chair:

Asim Roy, Arizona State University, USA. E-mail: ASIM.ROY at asu.edu
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##########################Call for Sponsors##########################
You are invited to support the 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017), organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS).

This is an ideal way to demonstrate your organization's commitment to the field of artificial intelligence ñ including neural networks, biomorphic systems, computational neuroscience, neuroengineering, and many other areas at the frontier of technological innovation ñ and to publicize this support to many leaders and students in the field.

Corporate support is typically used to permit a greater number of students to attend IJCNN at reduced fees without increasing the general registration, and to allow student volunteers to receive complimentary registration. Exhibits by sponsors also help inform researchers ñ especially students and postdocs ñ about relevant applications and opportunities. Corporate support can be targeted to a particular event or activity at the Conference.

IJCNN 2017 has four sponsorship levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Your support is very important to the conference, and the conference committee ensures that these contributions are well recognized. We list the benefits and costs below.

* PLATINUM
(US$10,000 or greater contribution) 

You will get 4 free registrations to the main conference and tutorials and workshops, 4 banquet tickets, 3 exhibition tables.
You will also get second choice at naming events at the conference. For example, there are generally two receptions, several lunches and coffee breaks, plus a student reception. Naming of events will be decided based on the amount of the contribution and the order received.

Your company or institution (with logo and URL) will be listed in all conference announcements, on the advance program, and on the conference web pages, at www.ijcnn.org
We will specially acknowledge your company's contribution and offer thanks at the opening and closing sessions of the conference
You will have the opportunity to include material and giveaways with the conference material for each attendee 
You will get early notification direct from the Corporate Support Chair of conference news 

* GOLD SPONSORSHIP
(US$5,000 or greater contribution)

You will get 3 free registrations to the main conference or tutorials and workshops, 3 banquet tickets, 2 exhibition tables.
You will also get third choice at naming events at the conference (after the Platinum). For example, there are generally two receptions, several lunches and coffee breaks, plus a student reception. Naming of events will be decided based on the amount of the contribution and the order received.

Your company or institution (with logo and URL) will be listed in all conference announcements, on the advance program, and on the conference web pages, at www.ijcnn.org
We will acknowledge your company's contribution and offer thanks at the opening and closing sessions of the conference
You will have the opportunity to include material and giveaways with the conference material for each attendee
You will get early notification direct from the Corporate Support Chair of conference news

* SILVER SPONSORSHIP
(US$3,000 or greater contribution)

You will get 2 free registrations to the main conference or tutorials and workshops, 2 banquet tickets, 1 exhibition table.
We will name an event after your company, if there are events left after those named for Platinum and Gold

Your company or institution (with logo and URL) will be listed in the advance program, and on the conference web pages, at www.ijcnn.org
We will acknowledge your company's contribution and offer thanks at the opening and closing sessions of the conference
You will get early notification direct from the Corporate Support Chair of conference news

* BRONZE SPONSORSHIP
(US$1,500 or greater contribution)

You will get 1 free registration to the main conference or tutorials and workshops and 1 banquet ticket.

Your company or institution (with logo and URL) will be listed in the advance program, and on the conference web pages, at www.ijcnn.org

We will acknowledge your company's contribution and offer thanks at the opening and closing sessions of the conference
You will get early notification direct from the Corporate Support Chair of conference news

Sponsorships at lower levels will be considered, with benefits negotiated between the IJCNN 2017 Sponsorship Chair and the Sponsor.

For further details, please refer to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_call-2Dfor-2Dsponsors&d=DQIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rYhPPN668GuE9cU_bX92aQBIXhtu1EZJbCK_ZfS9LbQ&s=U5fSEGr-tThQDeiVPtu2eKPAIUM46Q3FljgkQi9CUTo&e= 

Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Sponsor Chair:

Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. E-mail: elpwang at ntu.edu.sg
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############Paper Submission and Publication############
* Regular paper can have up to 8 pages in double-column IEEE Conference format

* All papers are to be prepared using IEEE-compliant Latex or Word templates on paper of U.S. letter size.

* All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism through the IEEE CrossCheck system. 

* Papers with significant overlap with the authors own papers or other papers will be rejected without review.
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##################Topics and Areas of Interest##################
This conference solicits papers addressing original works in topics and areas of interest including, but are not limited to:

NEURAL NETWORK MODELS
* Feedforward neural networks
* Recurrent neural networks
* Self-organizing maps
* Radial basis function networks
* Attractor neural networks and associative memory
* Modular networks
* Fuzzy neural networks
* Spiking neural networks
* Reservoir networks (echo-state networks, liquid-state machines, etc.)
* Large-scale neural networks
* Other topics in artificial neural networks

MACHINE LEARNING
* Supervised learning
* Unsupervised learning and clustering, (including PCA, and ICA)
* Reinforcement learning
* Probabilistic and information-theoretic methods
* Support vector machines and kernel methods
* EM algorithms
* Mixture models, ensemble learning, and other meta-learning or committee algorithms
* Bayesian, belief, causal, and semantic networks
* Statistical and pattern recognition algorithms
* Visualization of data
* Feature selection, extraction, and aggregation
* Evolutionary learning
* Hybrid learning methods
* Computational power of neural networks
* Deep learning
* Other topics in machine learning

NEURODYNAMICS
* Dynamical models of spiking neurons
* Synchronization and temporal correlation in neural networks
* Dynamics of neural systems
* Chaotic neural networks
* Dynamics of analog networks
* Neural oscillators and oscillator networks
* Dynamics of attractor networks
* Other topics in neurodynamics

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
* Connectomics
* Models of large-scale networks in the nervous system
* Models of neurons and local circuits
* Models of synaptic learning and synaptic dynamics
* Models of neuromodulation
* Brain imaging
* Analysis of neurophysiological and neuroanatomical data
* Cognitive neuroscience
* Models of neural development
* Models of neurochemical processes
* Neuroinformatics
* Other topics in computational neuroscience 

NEURAL MODELS OF PERCEPTION, COGNITION AND ACTION
* Neurocognitive networks
* Cognitive architectures
* Models of conditioning, reward and behavior
* Cognitive models of decision-making
* Embodied cognition
* Cognitive agents
* Multi-agent models of group cognition
* Developmental and evolutionary models of cognition
* Visual system
* Auditory system
* Olfactory system
* Other sensory systems
* Attention
* Learning and memory
* Spatial cognition, representation and navigation
* Semantic cognition and language
* Neural models of symbolic processing
* Reasoning and problem-solving
* Working memory and cognitive control
* Emotion and motivation
* Motor control and action
* Dynamical models of coordination and behavior
* Consciousness and awareness
* Models of sleep and diurnal rhythms
* Mental disorders
* Other topics in neural models of perception, cognition and action

NEUROENGINEERING
* Brain-machine interfaces
* Neural prostheses 
* Neuromorphic hardware
* Embedded neural systems
* Other topics in neuroengineering

BIO-INSPIRED AND BIOMORPHIC SYSTEMS
* Brain-inspired cognitive architectures
* Embodied robotics
* Evolutionary robotics
* Developmental robotics
* Computational models of development
* Collective intelligence
* Swarms
* Autonomous complex systems
* Self-configuring systems
* Self-healing systems
* Self-aware systems
* Emotional computation
* Artificial life
* Other topics in bio-inspired and biomorphic systems

APPLICATIONS 
* Bioinformatics
* Biomedical engineering
* Data analysis and pattern recognition 
* Speech recognition and speech production 
* Robotics
* Neurocontrol
* Approximate dynamic programming, adaptive critics, and Markov decision processes
* Neural network approaches to optimization
* Signal processing, image processing, and multi-media 
* Temporal data analysis, prediction, and forecasting; time series analysis 
* Communications and computer networks 
* Data mining and knowledge discovery 
* Power system applications 
* Financial engineering applications 
* Applications in multi-agent systems and social computing 
* Manufacturing and industrial applications 
* Expert systems 
* Clinical applications 
* Big data applications 
* Smart grid applications
* Other applications 

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TOPICS 
* Hybrid intelligent systems 
* Swarm intelligence 
* Sensor networks 
* Quantum computation 
* Computational biology 
* Molecular and DNA computation 
* Computation in tissues and cells 
* Artificial immune systems 
* Other cross-disciplinary topics 
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##########################Organizing Committee##########################
General Chair
* Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A and M University, USA

Program Chair 
* Christina Jayne, Robert Gordon University, UK

Technical Co-Chairs
* Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
* Barbara Hammer, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Plenary Chair
* Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Special Session Co-Chairs
* Derong Liu, University of Chicago, USA
* Tatiana Tambouriatzis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Tutorial Chair
* Asim Roy, Arizona State University, USA 

Workshop Chair
* Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Poster Session Chair
* Richard Duro, Universidad Coruna, Spain

Competition Chair
* Juyang (John) Weng, Michigan State University, USA

Panels Chair
* Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA

Awards Chair
* Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, Australia

Web Reviews Chair
* Tomasz Cholewo, Lexmark International Inc., USA

Sponsors & Exhibits Chair
* Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Publication Chair
* Bill Howell, Natural Resources Canada (retired), Canada

International Liaison
* Teresa Ludermir, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil 

European Liaison
* Danilo P. Mandic, Imperial College, UK

Asia-Pacific Liaison
* Minho Lee, Kyungpook National University, Korea

Neuroscience Liaison
* PÈter …rdi, Kalamazoo College, USA

Robotics Liaison
* Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, INRIA, France

Industry Liaison
* Sven F. Crone, Lancaster University, UK

Publicity Co-Chairs
* Giacomo Boracchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
* Simone Scardapane, Sapienza University, Italy
* Teck-Hou Teng, Singapore Management University, Singapore 

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
* Frank W. Moore, University of Alaska, USA
* Kenrick Mock, University of Alaska, USA

Registration Chair
* Jaerock Kwon, Kettering University, USA

Webmaster
* Jaewook Yoo, Texas A & M University, USA
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##################Sponsoring Organizations##################
* INNS - International Neural Network Society
* IEEE - Computational Intelligence Society
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