Courses and Conference on Neural Networks, May 1992, Boston University

Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems announce at
Fri Nov 8 12:32:18 EST 1991

                          BOSTON UNIVERSITY 

                            NEURAL NETWORK
                        COURSES AND CONFERENCE

                          May 9 - 12, 1992
         A systematic introductory course on neural networks.

                          May 12 - 14, 1992
        Eight tutorials on current research and applications.

                         MAY 14 - 16, 1992

    An international research conference presenting INVITED and
                        CONTRIBUTED papers.

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

May 9 - 14, 1992

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 Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
(CNS) at Boston University.  This year's curriculum refines and
updates the successful course held at the Wang Institute of Boston
University in May 1990 and 1991.  A new two-course format permits
both beginners and researchers to participate.  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.  Interaction with the lecturers and
other participants will continue at the daily discussion sessions,
meals, receptions, and coffee breaks that are included with
registration.  At the 1990 and 1991 courses, participants came from
many countries and from all parts of the United States.  

Course Faculty from Boston University are Stephen Grossberg, Gail
Carpenter, Ennio Mingolla, and Daniel Bullock.  Course guest
lecturers are John Daugman, Federico Faggin, Michael I. Jordan, Eric
Schwartz, Alex Waibel, and Allen Waxman.  


4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Registration 
5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Reception

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 1992

Professor Grossberg: Historical Overview, Cooperation and 	   
Competition, Content Addressable Memory, and Associative Learning. 
Professors Carpenter and Mingolla: Neocognitron, Perceptrons, and   
   Introduction to Back Propagation. 
Professor Grossberg and Mingolla: Adaptive Pattern Recognition.  

MONDAY, MAY 11, 1992

Professor Grossberg: Introduction to Adaptive Resonance Theory. 
Professor Carpenter: ART 1, ART 2, and ART 3. 
Professors Grossberg and Mingolla: Vision and Image Processing.  
Professors Bullock and Grossberg: Adaptive Sensory-Motor Control and

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1992

Professor Bullock and Grossberg: Adaptive Sensory-Motor Control and
	Robotics, continued.  
Professor Grossberg: Speech Perception and Production, Reinforcement
	Learning and Prediction. 

End of Course 1 (12:30 P.M.)


TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1992
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Registration

Professor Carpenter: Fuzzy Artmap. 
Dr. Waxman: Learning 3-D Objects from Temporal Sequences. 


Professor Jordan: Recent Developments in Supervised Learning.  
Professor Waibel: Speech Recognition and Understanding.  
Professor Grossberg: Vision, Space, and Action. 
Professor Daugman: Signal Processing in Neural Networks.  

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1992

Professor Schwartz: Active Vision.  
Dr. Faggin: Practical Implementation of Neural Networks.

End of Course 2 (12:30 P.M.)

                       RESEARCH CONFERENCE


                         MAY 14-16, 1992

This international research conference on topics of fundamental
importance in science and technology will bring together leading
experts from universities, government, and industry to present their
results on learning, recognition, and control, in invited lectures
and contributed posters.  Topics range from cognitive science and
neurobiology through computational modeling to technological

CALL FOR PAPERS:  A featured poster session on neural network
research related to learning, recognition, and control will be held
on May 15, 1992.  Attendees who wish to present a poster should
submit three copies of an abstract (one single-spaced page),
postmarked by March 1, 1992, for refereeing.  Include a cover letter
giving 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, 1992. 
A book of lecture and poster abstracts will be given to attendees at
the conference.  


THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1992
2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Registration
3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Reception

Professor Richard Shiffrin, Indiana University: "The Relationship
	between Composition/Distribution and Forgetting"
Professor Roger Ratcliff, Northwestern University: "Evaluating 
   Memory Models"
Professor David Rumelhart, Stanford University: "Learning and
   Generalization in a Connectionist Network" 

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1992

Dr. Mortimer Mishkin, National Institute of Mental Health: "Two 
   Cerebral Memory Systems"
Professor Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego: "Brain
   Systems and the Structure of Memory"  
Professor Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, "Neural Dynamics of
   Adaptively Timed Learning and Memory"
Professor Theodore Berger, University of Pittsburgh: "A Biological
	Neural Model for Learning and Memory" 
Professor Mark Bear, Brown University: "Mechanisms for Experience-
	Dependent Modification of Visual Cortex"
Professor Gail Carpenter, Boston University: "Supervised Learning by
	Adaptive Resonance Networks"
Dr. Allen Waxman, MIT Lincoln Laboratory: "Neural Networks for 
   Mobile Robot Visual Navigation and Conditioning"
Dr. Thomas Caudell, Boeing Company: "The Industrial Application of
	Neural Networks to Information Retrieval and Object Recognition 
   at the Boeing Company"

POSTER SESSION (Three hours)  

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1992  

Professor George Cybenko, University of Illinois: "The Impact of 
   Memory Technology on Neurocomputing"  
Professor Eduardo Sontag, Rutgers University: "Some Mathematical 
   Results on Feedforward Nets: Recognition and Control"  
Professor Roger Brockett, Harvard University: "A General Framework 
   for Learning via Steepest Descent"
Professor Barry Peterson, Northwestern University Medical School: 
	"Approaches to Modeling a Plastic Vestibulo-ocular Reflex"  
Professor Daniel Bullock, Boston University: "Spino-Cerebellar
	Cooperation for Skilled Movement Execution"  
Dr. James Albus, National Institute of Standards and Technology: "A
	System Architecture for Learning, Recognition, and Control"
Professor Kumpati Narendra, Yale University: "Adaptive Control of
	Nonlinear Systems Using Neural Networks"
Dr. Robert Pap, Accurate Automation Company: "Neural Network Control
	 of the NASA Space Shuttle Robot Arm"  


End of Research Conference (5:30 P.M.)


...To register by telephone, call (508) 649-9731 (x 255)
	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 below and   
   mail it with your payment as directed.   

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

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.  

MAY 9-16, 1992

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                    Regular Attendee        Full-time Student       

Course 1            (  ) $650                       N/A

Course 2            (  ) $650                       N/A          

Courses 1 and 2     (  ) $985                    (  )$275*

Conference          (  ) $110                    (  ) $75*

* Limited number of spaces.  Student registrations must be received
by April 15, 1992.  

Total payment:______________________________________________________

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Lectures			             Lectures
Course notebooks                    Poster session
Evening discussion sessions         Book of lecture & poster
Saturday reception                     abstracts
Continental breakfasts              Thursday reception
Lunches                             Two continental breakfasts
Dinners                             Two lunches
Coffee breaks                       One dinner              
                                    Coffee breaks

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, 1992.  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 the
registrar in order to make the cancellation valid.  


...Sheraton Tara, Nashua, NH (603) 888-9970, $60/night, plus tax   
   (single or double).
...Best Western, Nashua, NH (603) 888-1200, $44/night, single, plus 
   tax, $49/night, double, plus tax. 
...Stonehedge Inn, Tyngsboro, MA, (508) 649-4342, $84/night, plus   
   tax (single or double).

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 to them.    


American Airlines is the official airline for Neural Networks. 
Receive 45% off full fare with at least seven days advance purchase
or 5% off discount fares.  A 35% discount applies on full fare
flights from Canada with an advance purchase of at least seven days.

Call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at (800) 433-1790 and
be sure to reference STAR#SO252AM.  Some restrictions apply.  


A limited number of spaces at the courses 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 rates must be received by April 15, 1992.  

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