November 25-28, 2008, Auckland, NZ
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
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
Local Organising Committee: Peter Hwang, Simei Wysoski, Vishal Jain, Anju Verma, Boris Bacic, Snjezana Soltic, Raphael Hu, Stefan Schliebs, Peter Wang, Harya Widiputra
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.
Please visit its official website at http://nnn08.kedri.info