Conference Announcement, Final Call for Papers

ANNIMAB Society annimab at www.phil.gu.se
Thu Oct 7 20:15:56 EST 1999


Below you can find the most recent information about a new conference of 
interest for researchers in medicine, biology, statistics, AI, artificial
neural networks and cognitive science. (Our apologies if you receive more
than one copy of this message!) For more information about the conference
see:

http://www.phil.gu.se/annimab.html



Second announcement:

ANNIMAB-1

an international conference on

Artificial Neural Networks In Medicine And Biology

Goteborg, Sweden, May 13-16, 2000


CONTENTS

Conference Description
Keynote Speakers
Call for Papers
Schedule of Events
Registration
Accommodation
The Organisers


CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Artificial neural network (ANN) techniques are currently being used for many
data analysis and modelling tasks in clinical medicine as well as in
theoretical biology, and the possible applications of ANNs in these fields
are countless. The ANNIMAB-1 conference will summarise the state of the art,
analyse the relations between ANN techniques and other available methods,
and point to possible future biological and medical uses of ANNs. It will
have three main themes:

1) Medical applications of artificial neural networks: for better diagnoses
and outcome predictions from clinical and laboratory data, in the analysis
of ECG and EEG signals, in medical image analysis, for the handling of
medical databases, etc.

2) Uses of ANNs in biology outside clinical medicine: for example, in models
of ecology and evolution, for data analysis in molecular biology, in
simulations of cell signalling mechanisms, and (of course) in models of
animal and human nervous systems and their capabilities.

3) Theoretical aspects: recent developments in ANN techniques, ANNs in
relation to AI and to traditional statistical procedures, possible roles of
ANNs in the medical decision process, etc. Hybrid systems and integrative
approaches, such as those involving Bayesian belief nets, will receive
special attention.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pierre Baldi, California Institute of Technology
Gail Carpenter, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston
University
Georg Dorffner, Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artifical
Intelligence, University of Vienna
Richard Dybowski, Intensive Care Unit (Division of Medicine), King's
College, London
Wayne Getz, Division of Insect Biology, Department of Environmental
Sciences, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley
Teuvo Kohonen, Neural Networks Research Centre, Helsinki University of
Technology
Anders Lansner, Department of Numerical Analysis and Computing Science
(NADA), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
Paulo Lisboa, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John
Moores University


CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers for oral or poster presentation should be written in English and
submitted in four printed copies. Papers must be received by November 1st,
1999, to be included in the reviewing process. The maximum length of papers,
including tables and pictures, is 6 pages, using one column of 12 pt single
spaced text. Detailed author's instructions will be available at our website
by October 1st.

Attach a letter including the surface and e-mail addresses of the
corresponding author, a number of keywords describing the content of the
paper, preferred session (see Schedule of Events below), and preference for
oral or poster presentation.

Before submitting, please check any final submission instructions at our
website, http://www.phil.gu.se/annimab.html

Send the paper to:

ANNIMAB-S
Dept. of Philosophy
Goteborg University
Box 200
SE-405 30 Goteborg
Sweden

Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by January 15th, 2000.
Final papers must then be delivered in electronic form before February 15th,
2000, to ensure publication in time. At least one of the authors has to be
registered for the conference at that date. Detailed guidelines for the
final submission will be given in connection with the note of acceptance.

All accepted contributions will be printed in the proceedings, which will be
available at the conference.


SCHEDULE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline for full paper submissions: November 1, 1999

Notification of acceptance for publication: January 15, 2000

Deadline for final manuscript submissions: February 15, 2000


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Rod Adams, Faculty of Information Sciences, University of Hertfordshire
Prof. Soren Brunak, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Dept. of
Biotechnology, The Technical University of Denmark
Dr. Bo Cartling, Department of Theoretical Physics, Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm
Prof. Rich Caruana, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh
Dr. Richard Dybowski, Medical Informatics Laboratory, Department of
Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London
Prof. Peter Erdi Department of Biophysics, KFKI Research Institute, Budapest
Prof. Laurene V. Fausett, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of
South Carolina Aiken
Prof. Bernard Fertil, INSERM U494 Imagerie Médicale Quantitative, Paris
Prof. Wulfram Gerstner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
Dr. Roy Goodacre, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Wales
Prof. Stephen Grossberg, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston
University
Prof. Torgny Groth, BMSA, University Hospital, Uppsala
Prof. Juha Karhunen, Laboratory of Computer and Information Science,
Helsinki University of Technology
Prof. Samuel Kaski, Neural Networks Research Centre, Helsinki University of
Technology
Prof. Hans Knutsson Computer Vision Laboratory, Department of Electrical
Engineering, Linkoping University
Prof. Paulo Lisboa, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool
John Moores University
Prof. Giovanni Magenes, Dipartimento di Informatica eSistemistica,
University of Pavia
Dr. Rainer Malaka, European Media Laboratory, Heidelberg
Dr. Hanspeter A. Mallot, Max-Planck-Institut fur biologische Kybernetik,
Tübingen
Prof. Pietro G. Morasso, Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e
Telematica (DIST), Università di Genova
Dr. Ian Nabney, Neural Computing Research Group, Aston University,
Birmingham
Dr. Mattias Ohlsson, Department of Theoretical Physics, Lund University
Dr. Steve Phelps, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gamboa, Panama
Prof. John G Taylor, Department of Mathematics, King's College, London


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, May 13

10.00-17.00 Registration Desk Open

12.00 Welcome Address and Opening Lecture: Introduction to ANN in biology
and medicine. Helge Malmgren (Goteborg University)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Overview and Update: Medical applications of ANNs. Richard Dybowski
(King's College, London)

15.30 Overview and Update: Biological applications of ANNs. Pierre Baldi
(California Institute of Technology)

17.00 Keynote Speech: Teuvo Kohonen (Helsinki University of Technology)

19.00 Welcome Party


Sunday, May 14

8.30-9.30 Registration Desk Open

9.00-12.30 AM Session. Keynote Speech: Georg Dorffner (University of Vienna)
Oral Sessions: a) Medical image and signal analysis
b) Biomolecular applications

13.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Registration desk open

15.00-18.30 PM Session. Keynote Speech: Anders Lansner (Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm). Oral Session: Computational neuroscience

19.00 Poster Session with Buffet Dinner


Monday, May 15

8.30-9.30 Registration Desk Open

9.00-12.30 AM Session. Keynote Speech: Gail Carpenter (Boston University).
Oral Session: Learning methods

13.00 Lunch

14.00-17.30 PM Session. Keynote Speech: Wayne Getz (University of
California, Berkeley). Oral Sessions: a) Clinical diagnosis and medical
decision support
b) Biological systems modelling and analysis

18.00 Boat trip to Marstrand with Conference Dinner


Tuesday, May 16

9.00-12.00 AM Session. Keynote Speech: Pierre Baldi (California Institute of
Technology). Oral Session: Hybrid algorithms

12.15 - 13.00 Summing up: Paulo Lisboa (Liverpool John Moores University)

13.00 Lunch, Closing Remarks


SOCIAL PROGRAM

The social program includes a welcome party on Saturday, a buffet dinner in
connection with the poster session on Sunday, and finally on Monday, a trip
with the steamer Bohuslan to the old coastal town of Marstrand where a
conference dinner is served. (Informal dress is appropriate for all these
occasions.)


REGISTRATION

The size of the conference will be limited to 225 participants. Registration
may be done in advance or, if places are available, on-site.

The regular registration fee is SEK 3250 (before March 15, 2000) or SEK 3750
(after March 15). For student discounts and prices for accompanying persons,
please go to our website.

The registration fee includes access to all lectures and demonstrations, the
welcome party (Saturday), buffet dinner (Sunday), boat trip and dinner
(Monday), lunches and coffee, refreshments and snacks during breaks, a 4-day
public transportation ticket, and the conference proceedings.

For accompanying persons there is a subsidised package including lunches,
Sunday buffet dinner, and the public transportation pass. Extra tickets can
also be reserved for the boat trip with dinner (Monday).

To get the registration form, please go to the following address:

http://www.phil.gu.se/ann/registration.htm



ACCOMMODATION

The conference takes place at Quality Hotel 11, which is beautifully
situated at the northern bank of Gota River in Goteborg. Conference
participants can
stay at Quality Hotel 11 at a special price. We also recommend the hotel
Novotel at the south bank of the river, with fast ferry transfer to the
conference. For other lodging alternatives, please go to our website.


THE ORGANISERS

The ANNIMAB-1 conference is arranged by the ANNIMAB Society (ANNIMAB-S),
which is based at Goteborg University (GU) and is associated with several
other groups working with biological or medical applications of neural
networks. For further information about the conference and the Society,
write to:

ANNIMAB-S
Dept. of Philosophy
Goteborg University
Box 200
SE-405 30 Goteborg
Sweden

Phone: (+46) 31 773 5573
Fax: (+46) 31 773 5159
E-mail: annimab at www.phil.gu.se
http://www.phil.gu.se/annimab.html





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