The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN) is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). In 2011, ICANN returns to its roots after 20 years. The very first ICANN in 1991 was organized at Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo, Finland. We invite all neural network researchers worldwide to join us in celebrating this 20th anniversary of ICANN and to see the latest advancements in our fast progressing field.
ICANN 2011 presents research on two major themes, Brain-inspired computing and Machine learning research; Keynote speakers and competitions highlight cross-disciplinary interactions and applications.
ICANN 2011 will be held in the Dipoli Congress Center located on the beautiful campus of Aalto University (former Helsinki University of Technology), in Espoo (8km west from the city centre of Helsinki). The time of the year is particularly suitable for visiting Finland.
ICANN 2011 presents research on two major themes, Brain-inspired computing and Machine learning research, with strong cross- disciplinary interactions and applications. A non-exhaustive list of topics:
- Brain inspired computing: Connectionist cognitive science, Neural and hybrid architectures and learning algorithms, Neural control and planning, Reinforcement learning, Computational neuroscience, Neural dynamics and complex systems, Self-organization, Neuro- cognitive architectures, Recurrent networks
All ICANN participants are also welcome to follow the WSOM 2011 plenary session by Teuvo Kohonen on "Contextually Self-Organized Maps of Chinese Words".
General chair: Erkki Oja Program chairs: Wlodzislaw Duch, Mark Girolami, Timo Honkela, Samuel Kaski Workshop chair: Alexander Ilin Local chair: Amaury Lendasse Publicity chair: Jaakko Peltonen Organizing committee members: Francesco Corona, Krista Lagus, Yoan Miche, Ilari Nieminen, Mari-Sanna Paukkeri, Tapani Raiko, Ricardo Vigario
Peter Auer, Austria Christian Bauckhage, Germany Wray Buntine, Australia Vince Calhoun, USA Antonius Coolen, UK Barbara Hammer, Germany Giulio Jacucci, Finland Kristian Kersting, Germany Mikko Kurimo, Finland Neil Lawrence, UK Te-Won Lee, USA Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Japan Fernando Morgado Dias, Portugal Klaus-Robert Muller, Germany Klaus Obermayer, Germany Cheng Soon Ong, Switzerland Jan Peters, Germany Marios Polycarpou, Cyprus Jose Principe, USA Volker Roth, Switzerland Craig Saunders, UK Alan Stocker, USA Masashi Sugiyama, Japan Ron Sun, USA Peter Tino, UK Alfred Ultsch, Germany Koen Van Leemput, USA Michel Verleysen, Belgium Jean-Philippe Vert, France Ole Winther, Denmark Chang D. Yoo, South Korea
ICANN 2011 features six plenary sessions, a panel discussion on central issues related to neural networks and machine learning research, five workshops, fourteen oral sessions, a poster spotlight session, and a poster session.
ICANN 2011 hosts five workshops: - Computational Intelligence for Quality of Life Environmental Information Services - Validation of Computational Models in Social and Economic Sciences - Beyond Correlations: Developments in Supervised Learning Algorithms for Spiking Neural Networks - Challenge Workshop: Mind Reading Competition on MEG Data - META-NET Workshop: Context in Machine Translation
WSOM 2011, the 8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (13-15 June 2011) will be co-located with ICANN 2011.
Mind reading competition on MEG data: classify from MEG signals which type of video stimulus the subject is viewing such as football match, movie, natural scenery, etc.
META-NET Multimodal Machine Translation Challenge: choose the best translation from translations given by multiple machine translation systems, using additional context information like domain, surrounding text, etc.
In addition to ICANN registration, joint registration to both ICANN 2011 and WSOM 2011 is available. See http://www.cis.hut.fi/icann2011 for the full range of registration options and prices.
A conference price has been arranged at the Sokos Presidentti Hotel, and convenient public transportation to the conference site is available. See http://www.cis.hut.fi/icann2011 for accommodation details.
ICANN 2011 is supported by European Neural Network Society (ENNS), Pattern Recognition Society of Finland and Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society.