Deadline for late submission: 20th of October 2008
Paper acceptance announcement delayed to 7th of October 2008
Registration fax number has been changed to +64 9 921 9543
15th International Conference on Neural Information Processing of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly, APNNA
Theme: “Solving Challenging Problems of the 21st Century”
Technical co-sponsorship: AUT, APNNA, INNS, JNNS, ENNS, IEEE CIS, SOFT, BMFSA
Preceded by the INNS 2008 Symposia on “New Directions in Neural Networks” (INNS-NNN), 24-25 Nov. '08
Venue: Auckland, the City of Sails. The Auckland region is an antipasto of environments laid out on a huge platter to make one amazing city, boasting three harbours, two mountain ranges, 48 volcanic cones and more than 50 islands. Auckland is by far the largest and most vibrant city of New Zealand. The main conference will be held at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland (24-27th Nov) and Workshops will be held on 28th November (Friday) in both Auckland at Auckland University of Technology, Massey University and Dunedin at the University of Otago.
General Chair: Nikola Kasabov, (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kedri.info)
Program Co-Chairs: Mario Koeppen, George Coghill, Masumi Ishikawa
Publicity Chairs: Shiro Usui, Bill Howel, Ajit Narayanan, Suash Deb
Plenary and Invited Talks Chairs: Takeshi Yamakawa, Andreas Koenig, Tom Gedeon
Panels Chairs: Robert Kozma, Mario Fedrizzi, M.Tsukada, Stephen MacDonell
Tutorial Chairs: Sung-Bae Cho, Martin McGinnity, L.Benuskova
Special Session Chairs: Soo-Young Lee, Richard Duro, Shaoning Pang, Daisuke Inoue
Poster Session Chairs: Bernadette Ribeiro, Qun Song, Frances Joseph
Workshop Chairs: Mike Paulin, Irwin King, Kaori Yoshida, Napoleon H. Reyes
Demonstrations Chairs: Sue Worner, Russel Pears, Michael Defoin-Platel
Local Organising Chair: Mrs Joyce D’Mello, email@example.com
Technical Support Chair : Peter Hwang
Objectives: Neuro-Information Processing is an area of science concerned with the development, implementation, realisation and application of computational models that mimic the brain in its main functions of adaptive learning, predictive generalisation, knowledge discovery, creative thinking. Applications span across all disciplines, e.g.: neuroinformatics, brain study, cognitive engineering, bioinformatics, biomedical applications, biometric and security, agriculture, environment, decision support, business and finance, speech-, image- and multimodal information processing, process control, arts and design. The conference will include tutorials (25th Nov morning), plenary and invited talks (25th, 26th, 27th Nov), ordinary and specials sessions (25, 26, 27th Nov), poster presentations and demonstrations (25, 26, 27th Nov) workshops (28th Nov). One Workshop on “Perception and Control of Movement” will be held in Dunedin (in the South Island). Transportation from Auckland to Dunedin must be organised individually. The conference will be preceded by two INNS-NNN 2008 Symposia on “Development and Learning” and “Computational neurogenetic modelling (24 and 25th Nov).
Understanding, modelling and curing the brain; Cognition and cognitive modelling; Novel neurocomputing methods; Neuro-informatics; Mathematics of the brain; Brain ontologies; Bioinformatics; Molecular computing; Quantum information processing; Novel methods of soft computing for adaptive modelling and knowledge discovery; Hybrid NN-, fuzzy-, evolutionary- algorithms; Methods of evolving intelligence (EI); Novel methods for Hybrid intelligent systems (HIS); Cellular automata; Artificial Life systems; Evolving molecular processes and their modelling; Evolving processes in the brain and their modelling; Evolving language and cognition; Quantum inspired computational intelligence; Adaptive speech, image and multimodal processing; Adaptive decision support systems; Dynamic time-series modelling; Adaptive control; Adaptive intelligent systems on the WWW; Applications in: Medicine, Health, Information Technologies, Horticulture, Agriculture, Bio-security, Business and finance, Process and robot control, Arts and Design; Adaptive integrated/embedded systems; Agent based systems.
Paper submissions and publications: General stream conference papers of maximum 8 pages each should be submitted on-line following the Springer LNCS format. Papers for the special sessions and for the Workshops are submitted in same way as ordinary papers in the targeted session. Papers will be published post conference by the LNCS Springer series. Selected and extended papers will be published in special issues of journals after the conference. Posters are expected to be in A1 size to fit our boards. Posters larger than A1 may not be displayed in poster session. Please ensure the figures and fonts are large enough for viewing at 2 meters distance.
Deadline for late submission: 20th of October 2008, reviews to be received by end of October 2008. (Late registratoin fee applicable)
(See registration page for details)
Fees: The fee to attend ICONIP (incl. Tutorials, Ordinary and Special Sessions and Workshops) is 500 USD and for students it is 300 USD. The fee to attend both the ICONIP08 and the INNS/NNN08 is 800 USD and for students it is 350 USD.
Members of co-sponsorship organisations will be charged a discounted registration fee of 680 USD for attending both conferences.
Either late paper submission (after 15 September 2008) or late registration (after 20 October) will incur an additional fee of 100 usd.