[Bioforum] NN2006 - Summer School on Neural Networks in Classification Regression and Data Mining

Jorge M. Santos jms at isep.ipp.pt
Mon Mar 20 23:49:46 EST 2006


> Apologies for multiple copies.
> We appreciate if you can forward this Announcement to potential
> candidates. 
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> SUMMER SCHOOL NN2006
> NEURAL NETWORKS in CLASSIFICATION, REGRESSION and DATA MINING 
> July 3-7, 2006, ISEP - Porto, Portugal
> ============================================================= 
> http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt  <http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt>  email:
> nn-2006 at isep.ipp.pt 
> 
> GENERAL INFORMATION 
> The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by
> the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) and the Faculty of
> Engineering, Porto University (FEUP). 
> Following last year experience, this year's edition also includes a
> WORKSHOP SESSION providing a discussion forum where the participants can
> obtain peer guidance for their projects.
> 
> PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (PROVISIONAL) 
> • Carlos Soares (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economy, University of
> Porto, Portugal) 
> 
> • Christopher Bishop (Professor, Assistant Director, Microsoft Research,
> Cambridge, U.K.) 
> 
> • Danilo Mandic (Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic
> Engineering, Imperial College, U.K.) 
> 
> • Fernando Sereno (Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Porto
> Polythecnic Institute, Portugal) 
> 
> • Joaquim Marques de Sá (Associate Professor, Dept. Electr. and Comp.
> Engineering, Fac. of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal) 
> 
> • Luís Alexandre (Assistant Professor, Beira Interior University,
> Portugal) 
> 
> • Mark Embrecht (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
> RPI Troy, New York, U.S.A.) 
> 
> • Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain) 
> 
> • Paulo Cortez (Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal) 
> 
> • Robert Legenstein (Assistant Professor, Institute for Theoretical
> Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Austria) 
> 
> • Steve Gunn (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science,
> University of Southampton, U.K.)
> 
> 
> COURSE CONTENTS 
> Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in classification
> and regression tasks. The applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the
> engineering, economy and biology areas. The Summer School on NN is
> dedicated to explain relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer perceptrons
> (MLP), radial basis function networks (RBF) and support vector machines
> (SVM) used for classification and regression tasks, illustrated with
> applications to real data. Specific topics are also presented, namely
> Spiking Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Modular Neural
> Networks and Data Mining using NN.
> Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools. The
> trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught concepts and
> become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and applications. A
> special workshop session will provide a discussion forum where the
> participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects. Official
> language is English. 
> 
> PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME 
> A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
> available at the school webpage (http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt) 
> 
> IMPORTANT DEADLINES 
> Early Registration: 15 May 2006 
> Hotel booking: 15 June 2006 
> Summer School: 3-7 July 2006 
> All participants are required to register prior to the start of the School
> - until the June 15 - even if you choose to pay the late registration fee
> at the registration desk. 
> Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted. 
> 
> REGISTRATION 
> In order to attend the School you must fill in the registration form,
> available at the School web page. Please note that if you have any guests
> who would like to take part in the social programme, you must register
> them as well, by filling in the corresponding field in the registration
> form. 
> 
> SCHOOL FEES 
> The registration fee for participants amounts to: 
> - Early registration fee (paid before the 15th of May) 
>         * 330 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) 
>         * 380 Euro (all other participants) 
> - Late registration fee (paid after the 15th of May) 
>         * 380 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) 
>         * 430 Euro (all other participants) 
> The registration fee includes: 
> * school package (manuscripts, CD) 
> * coffee breaks 
> * daily lunch 
> * welcome reception 
> * school banquet 
> NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions
> amounts to 25/30 euro per lecture and includes the school package and
> coffee-breaks. Please, contact the LOC  for further details. 
> 
> LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC) 
> - Ana Cristina Meira - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 
> - Jorge M. Santos - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 
> - Rui Chibante - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 
> 
> CONTACT ADDRESS 
> Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2006 
> Departamento de Matemática 
> Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto 
> Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431 
> 4200-072 PORTO / PORTUGAL 
> Email: nn-2006 at isep.ipp.pt 
> 
> NN2006 Secretariat
> Ms. Gabriela Afonso 
> Email: gafonso at fe.up.pt 
> 
> Programme Chair: 
> Prof. Joaquim Marques de Sá 
> Tel. 225081828 - Email: jmsa at fe.up.pt 
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