Vision, Recognition, Action

CAS/CNS cas-cns at cns.bu.edu
Fri Dec 13 01:03:51 EST 1996


***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

International Conference on
VISION, RECOGNITION, ACTION: NEURAL MODELS OF MIND AND MACHINE 
May 28--31, 1997
Sponsored by the Center for Adaptive Systems 
and 
the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems 
Boston University
with financial support from DARPA and ONR

This conference will include a day of tutorials (May 28) 
followed by 3 days of 21 invited lectures and contributed 
lectures and posters by experts on the biology and technology 
of how the brain and other intelligent systems see, understand, 
and act upon a changing world. The meeting program and updates 
can be found at http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/. Hotel and 
restaurant information can be found there.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1997: TUTORIALS 

Stephen Grossberg, "Vision, Brain, and Technology"
(3 hours in two 1-1/2 hour lectures).

Gail Carpenter, "Self-Organizing Neural Networks for Learning, 
Recognition, and Prediction: ART Architectures and Applications"
(2 hours). 

Eric Schwartz, "Algorithms and Hardware for the Application of 
Space-Variant Active Vision to High Performance Machine Vision" 
(2 hours). 


THURSDAY, MAY 29---SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1997: 
CONFIRMED INVITED LECTURERS 

Andreas Andreou, Stuart Anstis, Terrance Boult, Rodney Brooks, 
Gail Carpenter, Patrick Cavanagh, Robert Desimone, Patricia 
Goldman-Rakic, Stephen Grossberg, Michael Jordan, John Kalaska, 
Takeo Kanade, Ennio Mingolla, Lance Optican, Alex Pentland, 
Tomaso Poggio, Eric Schwartz, Robert Shapley, George Sperling, 
Larry Squire, and Allen Waxman.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 
Contributed abstracts for talks or posters must be received, 
in English, by January 31, 1997. Notification of acceptance 
will be given by February 28, 1997. A meeting registration 
fee must accompany each Abstract. See Registration Information 
below for details. The fee will be returned if the Abstract is 
not accepted for presentation and publication in the meeting 
proceedings. Each Abstract should fit on one 8" x 11" white page 
with 1" margins on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, 
Times Roman or similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one 
side of the page only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract 
title, author name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) 
should begin each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: 
Full title of Abstract, corresponding author and presenting author name, 
address, telephone, fax, and email address. Preference for oral or poster
presentation should be noted. Abstracts which do not meet these requirements
or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be returned. The
original and 3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: CNS Meeting,
c/o Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, Department of Cognitive and
Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
To register, please fill out the enclosed registration form. Student 
registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a 
department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by 
an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the CNS Meeting address. If 
paying by credit card, mail to the CNS Meeting address, or fax to 
(617) 353-7755.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: 
Some fellowships for PhD students and postdocs are available to defray 
travel and living costs. The deadline for applying for fellowship support 
is January 31, 1997. Applicants will be notified by February 28, 1997. 
Each application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing 
address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD research 
advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses and other 
educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter from the listed
faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional stationery should
accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may benefit
from the meeting. Students who also submit an Abstract need to include
the registration fee with their Abstract.

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REGISTRATION FORM
(Please Type or Print)

Vision, Recognition, Action: Neural Models of Mind and Machine
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Tutorials: May 28, 1997
Meeting: May 29--31, 1997

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof:

Name:

Affiliation:

Address:

City, State, Postal Code:

Phone and Fax:

Email: 


The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
reception, six coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings. Two 
coffee breaks and a book of tutorial viewgraph copies will be 
covered by the tutorial registration fee.

CHECK ONE:

[   ]  $55 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular) 

[   ]  $40 Conference plus Tutorial (Student) 

[   ]  $35 Conference Only (Regular) 

[   ]  $25 Conference Only (Student) 

[   ]  $30 Tutorial Only (Regular)  

[   ]  $25 Tutorial Only (Student) 


METHOD OF PAYMENT:

[   ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University". 
      Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by 
      a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible 
      for any and all bank charges.

[   ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, 
      or Discover Card only).

Type of card:

Name as it appears on the card:

Account number: 

Expiration date: 

Signature and date:

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