Annoucement! Biomedical track in the Workshop on Environmental and Energy Applications of Neural Networks

Paul E. Keller pe_keller at pnl.gov
Fri Mar 3 13:40:20 EST 1995


  WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS OF NEURAL NETWORKS

                   Pacific Northwest Laboratory
                     Richland, Washington, USA
                          30-31 March 1995

You'll find the workshop announcement and a list of presentations below. 
As you can see, there are several biomedical applications.  Please forward
this message onto those you know who would be interested in attending 
the workshop.  For more information, contact Sherif Hashem (workshop
chairman) or myself  (Paul Keller) at:
	Tel:	(509) 375-6995
	Fax:	(509) 375-6631
	E-Mail:	s_hashem at pnl.gov or pe_keller at pnl.gov
Also see the workshop's homepage on the World Wide Web at URL:
   http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/docs/cie/neural/workshop2/
And FTP directory at:
  ftp://ftp.pnl.gov/pub/incoming/neural/     (<--- currently)
  ftp://ftp.pnl.gov/pub/neural/   (<--- after 8 March 1995)

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The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Energy Technology
Development Initiative, Medical Technology and Systems Initiative, Applied
Physics Center, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL); and the Richland Section
of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are
sponsoring a workshop to bring together scientists and engineers interested
in investigating environmental and energy applications of artificial neural
networks (ANNs).



Objectives:
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The main objectives of this workshop are:

  * to provide a forum for presenting and discussing environmental
    and energy applications of neural networks.
  * to serve as a means for investigating the potential uses of
    neural networks in the U.S. Department of Energy's environmental
    cleanup efforts and energy programs.
  * to promote collaboration between researchers in national
    laboratories, academia, and industry to solve real-world problems.

Dates:
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The workshop will be held on 30-31 March 1995 at the Battelle Auditorium,
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
An introductory tutorial on neural networks will be offered on 29 March
1995, and is recommended for participants who are new to neural networks.

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               LIST OF PRESENTATIONS (Preliminary)
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Biomedical Applications
=======================

* The Importance of Artificial Neural Networks in Biomedicine (Invited paper)
  H.B. Burke, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA.
* (Invited paper).  R.L. Watrous, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, 
  New Jersey, USA.
* Adaptive Logic Networks in Rehabilitation (invited paper).  W.W. Armstrong,
  Dendronic Decisions Ltd and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
* Diagnostic System for Detection and Analysis of Auditory Evoked Potentials.
  Y. Orlov, I.G. Persiantsev, and S.P. Rebrik, A.A. Deviatov, J.S. Shugai,
  and A.V. Kurganskij, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
* Recognizing Patterns in EEG Signals Using Neural Networks Implemented on a
  Parallel Computer. C.W. Anderson, Colorado State University, Fort
  Collins, Colorado, USA.
* Cardiovascular Modeling and Diagnostics. L.J. Kangas, P.E. Keller,
  S. Hashem, R.T. Kouzes, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington, 
  USA, and P.A. Allen, Life Link, Richland, Washington, USA.
* Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease with a Backpropagation Neural Network:
  Lessons Learned. D.D. Turner, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland,
  Washington, USA, and E.R. Holmes, III, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 
  Spokane, Washington, USA.
* Reduction of a Network of Voltage Gated Conductance Equations to a
  One-dimensional Map. T. LoFaro, Washington State University, Pullman,
  Washington, USA.

Environmental Applications
==========================

* Neural Network Analysis for Hazardous Waste Characterization (invited
  paper). M. Misra, L.Y. Pratt, C. Farris, and R.O. Hansen,
  Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA.
* A Hybrid Neural Network Structure for Application to Nondestructive
  TRU Waste Assay. G. Becker, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory,
  Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA.
* Fluorescent Diagnostics of Organic Pollution in Natural Waters:
  a Neural Network Approach. Y. Orlov, I.G. Persiantsev, and S.P. Rebrik,
  Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, and S.M. Babichenko, Institute of
  Ecology, Estonia.
* Reliability and Risk Analysis Using Artificial Neural Networks.
  D. Robinson, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
* Neural Networks for Nuclear Spectroscopy. P.E. Keller, L.J. Kangas,
  G.L. Troyer (*), S. Hashem, and R.T. Kouzes, Pacific Northwest Laboratory,
  and (*) Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, Washington, USA.
* Application of Neural Networks to Determine Moisture Content on Humidity-
  Attenuated NIR Spectra. T. Lopez and B. Philipp, Westinghouse Hanford
  Company, Richland, Washington, USA.
* Artificial Noses and Their Applications. S. Hashem and P.E. Keller,
  Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA.

Environmental/Energy Applications
=================================

* Neural Network Models: Insights and Prescriptions from Practical
  Applications (invited paper). T. Samad, Honeywell Technology Center,
  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
* Application of Computational Neural Networks in Predicting Pollutant Levels
  due to Fossil-fired Electric Power Generation (invited paper).
  F. El-Hawary, BH Engineering Systems and Technical University of Nova
  Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
* NOx and CO Prediction in Fossil Fuel Plants by Neural Networks. T. Adali
  and B. Bakal, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland,
  USA.

Energy Applications
===================

* Twin Signal Signature Sensing: Application to Shorted Winding Monitoring,
  Detection and Localization (invited paper). R.J. Marks II,
  M.A. El-Sharkawi, R.J. Streifel, and I. Kerszenbaum, University of
  Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
* Investigation of Neural-Net Based Control Strategies for Improved Power
  System Dynamic Performance (invited paper). D. Sobajic, Electric Power
  Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA.
* Feasibility of using Adaptive Logic Networks to Predict Compressor Unit
  Failure. W.W. Armstrong, Dendronic Decisions Ltd and University of Alberta,
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
* Near and Long-Term Load Prediction Using Radial Basis Function Networks.
  M.F. Hancock, CSI Corporation and Rollins College, Melborne, Florida,
  USA.
* Design of a Hybrid Wind Power Storage and Generation System for a Remote
  Community. S.S. Devgan and D.R. Walker, Jr., Tennessee State University,
  Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
* The Hybrid-paradigm Conception of Ongoing or Outlined Sequel Projects to
  FUELCON: A Concentric Attack on the Nuclear-fuel On-line Management
  Problem. A. Galperin, E. Nissan (*), and H. Siegelmann,
  Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, and (*) The University of 
  Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.
* Reinforcement Learning for Control: How to Decrease Learning Time.
  C.W. Anderson, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
* Distribution Short-Term Load Forecasting. R.C. Stratton and K.L. Gaustad,
  Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA.

Commercial Applications
=======================

* Estimating Dollar-value Outcomes of Workman's Compensation Claims Using
  Radial Basis Function Networks. M.F. Hancock, CSI Corporation and
  Rollins College, Melborne, Florida, USA.
* Stochastic Modelling Hints for Neural Network Prediction. R. Drossu and
  Z. Obradovic, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA.


For More Information, Contact:
------------------------------
Dr. Sherif Hashem
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, M/S K1-87
Richland, WA  99352, USA
Telephone:  509-375-6995
Fax.:       509-375-6631
Internet:   s_hashem at pnl.gov
World Wide Web URL:
     http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/people/bionames/hashem_s.html

Also see the workshop's homepage on the World Wide Web at URL:
     http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/docs/cie/neural/workshop2/homepage.html


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Registration:
-------------
The registration fee is $120 ($75 for students and postdoctoral fellows).
Early registration by 15 March 1995, is $100 ($50 for students and
postdoctoral fellows).

____________________________________________________________________________

                           REGISTRATION FORM


Name:        _______________________________________________
Title:       _______________________________________________
Affiliation: _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
Address:     _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
Telephone:   _______________________________________________
Fax:         _______________________________________________
E-mail:      _______________________________________________
WWW:         _______________________________________________


[   ]   I am interested in attending the neural network tutorial
        (no additional fee is required).

Registration Fee:
-----------------
Regular:                 $100    ($120 after 15 March 1995).
Student and Postdocs:    $50     ($75 after  15 March 1995).

Please make your check payable to Battelle (in US funds).


Mail the completed form and check to:

Janice Gunter
WEEANN Registration
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, M/S K1-87
Richland, WA 99352, USA

*****************************************************************************
 
The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory
operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Battelle Memorial
Institute.  To provide the basic research needed to meet environmental cleanup,
the Environmental Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is being constructed at PNL.
The prime mission of the EMSL and its associated research programs is to
advance scientific knowledge in support of the long-term mission of the U.S.
Department of Energy in environmental restoration and waste management.

*****************************************************************************

For More Information, Contact:
------------------------------
Dr. Sherif Hashem
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, M/S K1-87
Richland, WA  99352, USA
Telephone:  509-375-6995
Fax.:       509-375-6631
Internet:   s_hashem at pnl.gov
World Wide Web URL:
     http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/people/bionames/hashem_s.html

Also see the workshop's homepage on the World Wide Web at URL:
     http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/docs/cie/neural/workshop2/homepage.html
And FTP directory at:
  ftp://ftp.pnl.gov/pub/incoming/neural/     (<--- currently)
  ftp://ftp.pnl.gov/pub/neural/   (<--- after 8 March 1995)


============================================================================

Registration:
-------------
The registration fee is $120 ($75 for students and postdoctoral fellows).
Early registration by 15 March 1995, is $100 ($50 for students and
postdoctoral fellows).

____________________________________________________________________________

                           REGISTRATION FORM


Name:        _______________________________________________
Title:       _______________________________________________
Affiliation: _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
Address:     _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
             _______________________________________________
Telephone:   _______________________________________________
Fax:         _______________________________________________
E-mail:      _______________________________________________
WWW:         _______________________________________________


[   ]   I am interested in attending the neural network tutorial
        (no additional fee is required).
[   ]   I am interested in a bus tour of the Hanford Site (a Department
	of Energy site located north of Richland, Washington).

Registration Fee:
-----------------
Regular:                 $100    ($120 after 15 March 1995).
Student and Postdocs:    $50     ($75 after  15 March 1995).

Please make your check payable to Battelle (in US funds).


Mail the completed form and check to:

Janice Gunter
WEEANN Registration
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, M/S K1-87
Richland, WA 99352, USA

*****************************************************************************

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is a multiprogram national laboratory
operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Battelle Memorial
Institute.  To provide the basic research needed to meet environmental cleanup,
the Environmental Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) is being constructed at PNL.
The prime mission of the EMSL and its associated research programs is to
advance scientific knowledge in support of the long-term mission of the U.S.
Department of Energy in environmental restoration and waste management.

*****************************************************************************


-- 
_____________________.______________________________._____________________.
Paul E. Keller, Ph.D | Pacific Northwest Laboratory | pe_keller at pnl.gov   |
Research Scientist   | P.O. Box 999, M/S K1-87      | Tel: (509) 375-2254 |
                     | Richland, WA  99352, USA     | Fax: (509) 375-6631 |




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