WSOM 2011 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of self-organizing systems, with a particular emphasis on the self-organizing maps. It will highlight key advances in these and closely related fields. WSOM 2011 is the eighth conference in a series of bi-annual international conferences started with WSOM'97 in Helsinki.
The event will be co-located with the ICANN 2011 conference that will be organized from 14th to 17th of June, 2011. Conference programmes, registrations and fees will be coordinated.
WSOM 2011 will take place at the Aalto University School of Science (former Helsinki University of Technology) and Dipoli Conference Center. They are located in Espoo, in the close vicinity of the Helsinki capital area. The area is one of the ICT research and development hot spots in Europe as well as known for its beautiful and easily accessible nature. The time of the year is particularly suitable for visiting Finland.
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University: Topographic Mapping of Dissimilarity Data
Teuvo Kohonen, Academy of Finland: Contextually Self-Organized Maps of Chinese Words
* Honorary chair Teuvo KOHONEN Academy of Finland * General chair Timo HONKELA Aalto University School of Science * Program chair Jorma LAAKSONEN Aalto University School of Science * Local chair Olli SIMULA Aalto University School of Science * Publicity chair Jaakko PELTONEN Aalto University School of Science
* Teuvo KOHONEN * Marie COTTRELL * Pablo ESTEVEZ * Timo HONKELA * Erkki OJA * Jose PRINCIPE * Helge RITTER * Takeshi YAMAKAWA * Hujun YIN
* Guilherme BARRETO * Yoonsuck CHOE * Jean-Claude FORT * Tetsuo FURUKAWA * Colin FYFE * Barbara HAMMER * Samuel KASKI * Krista LAGUS * Amaury LENDASSE * Ping LI * Thomas MARTINETZ * Risto MIIKKULAINEN * Klaus OBERMAYER * Jaakko PELTONEN * Marina RESTA * Udo SEIFFERT * Olli SIMULA * Kadim TASDEMIR * Heizo TOKUTAKA * Carme TORRAS * Alfred ULTSCH * Marc VAN HULLE * Michel VERLEYSEN * Thomas VILLMANN * Lei XU