Friday, May 18, 2012

Call for papers: INNS-WC 2012

INNS-WC2012 – 2012 International Neural Network Society Winter Conference

Bangkok, Thailand, October 3-5, 2012

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:                May 31, 2012
Notification of acceptance:                June 30, 2012
Camera-ready paper:                        July 31, 2012

The 3rd International Neural Network Society Winter Conference (INNS-WC2012) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 3-5, 2012. INNS-WC2012 aims to bring together scientists, practitioners, and students worldwide, to discuss the past, present, and future challenges and trends in the area of natural and machine intelligence. This event has been a bi-annual conference of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) to provide a forum for international researchers to exchange latest ideas and advances on neural networks and related discipline. INNS-WC2012 solicits contributions to the following tracks in natural and machine intelligence and related areas:

  • INNS-WC general track: Trends in Natural and Machine Intelligence
  • INNS Symposium on Nature Inspired Creativity (SoNIC2012)
  • INNS Symposium on Vision and Image Processing (SoVIP2012)
  • INNS Symposium on Data Analytics and Competitions (SoDAC2012)

Prospective authors are invited to submit original, high quality manuscripts of up to twelve (12) pages electronically. Short papers of 4-6 pages will also be considered. The submission must conform to the Elsevier Procedia Computer Science format. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of INNS-WC2012 as anElsevier Procedia Computer Science open access volume (indexed by EI, Scopus and Conference Proceedings Citation Index - formerly ISI Proceedings). Extended version of selected papers may be invited for publication in special issues of international journals after the conference. All submissions will be checked by VeriGuide for originality.

The range of topics for the general conference track on

"Trends in Natural and Machine Intelligence" includes but is not limited to

  • Autonomous machine learning
  • Neural network theory & models
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cognitive models
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Embodied robotics
  • Evolutionary neural systems
  • Neurodynamics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neural hardware
  • Neural network applications
  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine vision
  • Speech science and technology
  • Collective intelligence
  • Hybrid systems
  • Self-aware systems
  • Data mining
  • Sensor networks
  • Agent-based systems
  • Computational biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Artificial life


The range of topics for the INNS Symposium on Nature Inspired Creativity (SoNIC2012) includes but is not limited to

  • Application of Nature Inspired Computing in Creative Industries:
    • Creative computing for digital media
    • Computer aided design
    • Computer generated special effects for film
    • Cartoon animation
    • Games
    • Music
    • Edutainment, etc.
  • Art and Cognition:
    • Art and the Brain
    • Creative process
    • Emotion and meaning in paintings, music, sculptures, poetry, etc.
  • Generative Art:
    • Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, graphic designs, musical pieces, sound-fonts, sound effects, film music, etc.
  • Aesthetic evaluation:
    • Aesthetic analysis of film, image, music, sound, sculpture, etc.


The range of topics for the INNS Symposium on Vision and Image Processing (SoVIP2012) includes but is not limited to:

  • Low-level image processing
  • Feature extraction and image description
  • Image classification and clustering
  • 3D sensing and depth measuring systems
  • 3D object modeling and reconstruction
  • Tracking and surveillance
  • Motion estimation
  • Human gesture recognition
  • Human motion analysis
  • Human face detection and tracking
  • Human-robot interactions
  • Robot intelligence
  • Humanoid and mobile robotics
  • Video indexing and retrieval
  • Intelligent compression of massive imaging data
  • Bio-medical imaging applications
  • Bio-robotics
  • Biometrics


The range of topics for the INNS Symposium on Data Analytics and Competitions (SoDAC2012) includes but is not limited to:

  • Business intelligence
  • Air quality and environmental issues
  • Chemo-informatics
  • Social networks and analytics
  • Speech prosody
  • Geo-informatics
  • Neuro-informatics
  • Internet and web analytics
  • Data visualization techniques
  • Data quality analysis
  • Decision support and analytics
  • Knowledge management and discovery
  • Advanced database analytics
  • Content and information retrieval
  • Modeling and simulation of complex systems
  • Optimization techniques
  • Bio-data analysis
  • Complex scheduling problems
  • Scalability of data analysis 
  • Data competitions

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