24-25 November 2008, Auckland, NZ
associated with ICONIP 2008 (25-28 November 2008)
Late submission deadline: 20th of October 2008
Registration fax number has been changed to +64 9 921 9543
"Modelling the Brain and Nervous Systems"
General Chair:John Weng (email@example.com)
Program Chair: Nikola Kasabov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Publicity Chair: Ming Xie (email@example.com)
Local Organising Chair: Joyce D'Mello (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technical support Chair: Peter Hwang (email@example.com)
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.
Topics: Biologically inspired models, mental architectures, cell models, plasticity, adaptation, self-organization, attention, reasoning, association, vision, audition, touch, motor, development, motivational system, learning modes (including supervised, reinforcement and communicative modes) and applications.
Invited speakers (preliminary list): Mriganka Sur, MIT; Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Neural Science Institute, La Jolla, USA; Steven Levinson, University of Illinois; Mike Merzenich, UCSF; John Weng, Michigan State University. Hiroshi Kojima, Tamagawa University. Gary Marcus, New York 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, KEDRI/AUT, NZ; Nikola Kasabov, KEDRI/AUT, NZ; Hiroshi Kojima, U.Tamagawa, Japan, Dr. Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute Europe. James J. Wright, University of Auckland, NZ
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 late submission: 20th of October 2008, reviews to be received by end of October 2008. (Late registratoin fee applicable)
(See registration page for details)
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$350 (US$ 150 for students). A fee to attend both the INNS/NNN08 and ICONIP08 is US$800 and US$350 for students.
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) or late registration (after 20 October) will incur an additional fee of 100 usd.