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                      BOSTON UNIVERSITY

     A World Leader In Neural Network Research and Technology
          Presents Two Major Events on the Cutting Edge


NEURAL NETWORKS: FROM FOUNDATIONS TO APPLICATIONS, MAY 5-10, 1991
 
     A self-contained systematic course by leading neural architects. 

NEURAL NETWORKS FOR VISION AND IMAGE PROCESSING, MAY 10-12, 1991

     An international research conference presenting INVITED and
     CONTRIBUTED papers, herewith solicited, on one of the most 
     active research topics in science and technology today. 

     Special student registration rates are available.  

     Sponsored by: Boston University's Wang Institute, Center for
Adaptive Systems, and Graduate Program in Cognitive and Neural Systems, 
with partial support from the Air Force Office of Scientific
Research. 

         NEURAL NETWORKS: FROM FOUNDATIONS TO APPLICATIONS

                       MAY 5-10, 1991

This self-contained systematic five-day course is based on the
graduate curriculum in the technology, computation, mathematics, and
biology of neural networks developed at the Center for Adaptive Systems 
(CAS) and the graduate program in Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS) of 
Boston University. The curriculum refines and updates the successful 
course held at the Wang Institute in May, 1990. The course will be 
taught by CAS/CNS faculty, as well as by distinguished guest lecturers 
at the beautiful and superbly equipped campus of the Wang Institute. 
An extraordinary range and depth of models, methods, and applications will 
be presented with ample opportunity for interaction with the lecturers 
and other participants at the daily discussion sections, meals, receptions,
and breaks that are included with registration. At the 1990 Course,
participants came from 20 countries and 35 states of the U.S.

Boston University tutors are STEPHEN GROSSBERG, GAIL CARPENTER, ENNIO
MINGOLLA, MICHAEL COHEN, DAN BULLOCK, AND JOHN MERRILL.

Guest tutors are FEDERICO FAGGIN, ROBERT HECHT-NIELSEN, MICHAEL JORDAN, 
ANDY BARTO, AND ALEX WAIBEL.

               DAY 1 COURSE SCHEDULE (May 6, 1991)                             

PROFESSOR GROSSBERG: Historical Overview, Cooperation and Competition, 
Content Addressable Memory, and Associative Learning. 

PROFESSORS CARPENTER, GROSSBERG, AND MINGOLLA: Associative Learning Continued,
Neocognitron, Perceptrons, and Introduction to Back Propagation. 

PROFESSOR JORDAN: Recent Developments of Back Propagation.

Evening Discussions with Tutors and Informal Presentations.

               DAY 2 COURSE SCHEDULE (May 7, 1991)

PROFESSORS GROSSBERG AND MINGOLLA: Adaptive Pattern Recognition.

PROFESSORS CARPENTER AND GROSSBERG: Introduction to Adaptive Resonance,
Theory and Analysis of ART 1.

PROFESSOR CARPENTER: Analysis of ART 2, ART 3, Predictive ART, and 
Self-Organization of Invariant Pattern Recognition codes.

Evening Discussions with Tutors and Informal Presentations.

               DAY 3 COURSE SCHEDULE (May 8, 1991)

PROFESSORS GROSSBERG AND MINGOLLA: Vision and Image Processing.

PROFESSORS BULLOCK AND GROSSBERG: Adaptive Sensory-Motor Planning 
and Control. 

Evening Discussions with Tutors and Informal Presentations.

               DAY 4 COURSE SCHEDULE (May 9, 1991)

PROFESSORS COHEN, GROSSBERG, AND WAIBEL: Speech Perception and 
Production. 

PROFESSORS BARTO, GROSSBERG, AND MERRILL: Reinforcement Learning and
Prediction.

DR. HECHT-NIELSEN: Recent Developments in the Neurocomputer Industry.

Evening Discussions with Tutors and Informal Presentations.

              DAY 5 COURSE SCHEDULE (May 10, 1991)

DR. FAGGIN: VLSI Implementation of Neural Networks.

                   END OF COURSE (at 1:30 PM).

 

                     RESEARCH CONFERENCE 
         
         NEURAL NETWORKS FOR VISION AND IMAGE PROCESSING

                      MAY 10-12, 1991

This international research conference on a topic at the cutting
edge of science and technology will bring together leading experts
in academe, government, and industry to present their results on
vision and image processing in INVITED LECTURES and CONTRIBUTED
POSTERS. Topics range from visual neurobiology and psychophysics
through computational modelling to technological applications.

CALL FOR PAPERS - VIP POSTER SESSION: A featured 3-hour poster session 
on neural network research related to vision and image processing will
be held on May 11, 1991.  Attendees who wish to present a poster
should submit three copies of an abstract (one single-spaced page),
postmarked by March 1, 1991, for refereeing. Include with the abstract 
the name, address, and telephone number of the corresponding author.  
Mail to: Poster Session, Neural Networks Conference, Wang Institute 
of Boston University, 72 Tyng Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879.  Authors 
will be informed of abstract acceptance by March 31, 1991.  


       DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM (May 10, 1991, 5:00-7:30 PM)

                          
PROFESSOR JOHN DAUGMAN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: "High-Confidence 
Personal Identification System Built from Quadrature Neural Filter"

PROFESSOR DAVID CASASENT, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: "CMU Hybrid Optical/
Digital Neural Net for Scene Analysis"

DR. ROBERT HECHT-NIELSEN, HNC,: "Neurocomputers for Image Analysis"

                DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM (May 11, 1991)

PROFESSOR V.S. RAMACHANDRAN, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO: 
"Interactions Between `Channels' Concerned with the Perception of Motion, 
Depth, Color, and Form"

PROFESSOR STEPHEN GROSSBERG, BOSTON UNIVERSITY: "A Neural Network 
Architecture for 3-D Vision and Figure-Ground Separation"

PROFESSOR ENNIO MINGOLLA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY: "A Neural Network Architecture 
for Visual Motion Segmentation"

PROFESSOR GEORGE SPERLING, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: "Two Systems of Visual
Processing"

DR. ROBERT DESIMONE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH: "Attentional 
Control of Visual Perception: Cortical and Subcortical Mechanisms"

PROFESSOR GAIL CARPENTER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY: "Neural Network Architectures 
for Attentive Learning, Recognition, and Prediction"

DR. RALPH LINSKER, IBM T.J. WATSON RESEARCH CENTER: "New Approaches to 
Network Learning and Optimization"

PROFESSOR STUART ANSTIS, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: "My Recent Research on 
Motion Perception"
               
                           POSTER SESSION
                                      
                DAY 3 CONFERENCE PROGRAM (May 12, 1991)

PROFESSOR JACOB BECK, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON: "Preattentive Visual Processing"

PROFESSOR JAMES TODD, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY: "Neural Analysis of Motion"

DR. ALLEN M. WAXMAN, MIT LINCOLN LAB: "Extraction"

PROFESSOR ERIC SCHWARTZ, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: "Biologically Motivated 
Machine Vision"

PROFESSOR ALEX PENTLAND, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: "The 
Optimal Observer: Design of a Dynamically-Responding Visual System"

                              DISCUSSION

                 END OF RESEARCH CONFERENCE (at 1 PM)

CNS FELLOWSHIP FUND: Net revenues from the course will endow
fellowships for Ph.D. candidates in the CNS Graduate Program. 
Corporate and individual gifts to endow CNS Fellowships are also
welcome.  Please write:  Cognitive and Neural Systems Fellowship
Fund, Center for Adaptive Systems, Boston University, 111 Cummington
Street, Boston, MA 02215.

STUDENT REGISTRATION: A limited number of spaces at the course and
conference have been reserved at a subsidized rate for full time
students.  These spaces will be assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis.  Completed registration form and payment for
students who wish to be considered for the reduced student rate must
be received by April 15, 1991.


YOUR REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

COURSE							CONFERENCE

Five days of tutorials			   Admission to all invited lectures
Course notebooks for all tutorials	   Admission to poster session
All guest lectures                    One reception
Sunday evening reception              Two continental breakfasts
Five continental breakfasts           One lunch
Five lunches                          One dinner
Four dinners                          Daily morning/afternoon
Daily morning/afternoon coffee          coffee service 
  service                               
Evening discussion sessions with 
  leading neural architects


CANCELLATION POLICY:  Course fee, less $100, and the research
conference fee, less $60, will be refunded upon receipt of a written
request postmarked before March 31, 1991.  After this date no refund
will be made.  Registrants who do not attend and who do not cancel
in writing before March 31, 1991 are liable for the full amount of
the registration fee. You must obtain a cancellation number from our
registrar in order to make the cancellation valid.  

HOW TO REGISTER:

ADVANCE REGISTRATION:  To register by telephone, call (508) 649-9731
with VISA or Mastercard between 8:00-5:00 PM (EST).  To register by
fax, complete and fax back the Registration Form to (508) 649-6926. 
To register by mail, complete the registration form and mail it with
your full form of payment as directed.  Make check payable in U.S.
dollars to Boston University. 

ON-SITE REGISTRATION:  Those who wish to register for the course and
the research conference on-site may do so on a space-available
basis.  

SITE: The Wang Institute of Boston University possesses excellent
conference facilities in a beautiful 220-acre setting.  It is easily
reached from Boston's Logan Airport and Route 128.  

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Sheraton Tara, Nashua, NH (603) 888-9970; Red
Roof Inn, Nashua, NH (603) 888-1893; or Stonehedge Inn, Tyngsboro,
MA, (508) 649-4342.  The special conference rate applies only if you
mention the name and dates of the meeting when making the
reservation.  The hotels in Nashua are located approximately five
miles from the Wang Institute.  Shuttle bus service will be
provided.  


REGISTRATION FORM:

COURSE - NEURAL NETWORKS: FROM FOUNDATIONS TO APPLICATIONS, 
May 5-10, 1991

RESEARCH CONFERENCE - NEURAL NETWORKS FOR VISION AND IMAGE PROCESSING,
May 10-12, 1991


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Course:                            Research Conference:

( ) regular attendee $985          ( ) regular attendee $95
( ) full-time student $275*        ( ) Full-time student $75*

*limited number of spaces.  Student registrations must be received
by April 15, 1991.  

Total payment enclosed: ____________________________________________

Form of payment:

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    University).
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