ICANNGA 2005 - 7th International Conference on Adaptive and Natural Computing Algorithms

Jorge Tavares jast at dei.uc.pt
Sun Jul 25 23:28:34 EST 2004

ICANNGA 2005 - 7th International Conference on Adaptive and Natural
Computing Algorithms

to be held at University of Coimbra,
Portugal, March 21st to 23rd, 2005
ICANNGA05 Web page: http://icannga05.dei.uc.pt/

C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S

The focus of ICANNGA is on both the theoretical aspects and also on the
practical applications of computational paradigms inspired by adaptive
and natural processes, with special emphasis on adaptive and machine
learning systems, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy
systems, support vector machines, biological computation and quantum
It is expected that the conference will be preceded by a day of
tutorials on 20th March 2005.


Contributions are sought in the following  topic areas list, which is
not exhaustive:
- Neural Networks: architectures, algorithms, learning theory,
approximation, complexity, biological foundations,computational
neuroscience, neurodynamics, associative memory, cognitive science,
neurocognition, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, kernel
learning, support vector machines, independent component analysis

- Evolutionary Computation: genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
biological computation, classifier systems, artificial life, artificial
immune systems, particle swarm intelligence, evolution strategies, ant
colony optimization, swarm intelligence, evolvable hardware

- Soft Computing: fuzzy systems, fuzzy dynamical systems, uncertain
systems, hybrid systems, neuro-fuzzy controllers, genetic learning of
neural networks, embedded computing for intelligent systems, real-time
computational intelligence, probabilistic computing, chaotic computing,
machine learning

- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: molecular computing, DNA
computing, bioinformatics databases, computational genomics,
computational proteomics, clustering, mapping gene expression and micro
arrays, gene identification and anotation, molecular evolution,
molecular sequence analysis, protein structure

- Quantum Computing: quantum control, supercomputing, autonomic
computing, data mining of scientific data, grid computing, advanced

- Applications: medicine, prediction of atmospheric pollution and
weather forecasting, quantitative socio-dynamics, pattern recognition,
signal processing, control, simulation, robotics, transport, defence,
security, environment, finance and business, data mining and Intelligent
databases, speech recognition and natural language, intelligence image
processing and computer vision

The official conference language is English.
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag (Vienna)
following the tradition of its predecessors.


Contributed papers, invited sessions and tutorial proposals are
solicited. Authors should submit a full paper of their proposed
contribution before 15th September 2004. Contributed papers and papers
for invited sessions must comply with the Springer-Verlag conference
format (http://icannga05.dei.uc.pt/authors)and should not exceed 4
two-column pages. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers
in PDF or Postscript format through the conference Web site.
For instructions on how to submit a proposal for an invited session, see
the conference Web site.


-  Submission of tutorials and invited session proposals: 30th July 2004
-  Submission of draft papers: 15th September 2004
-  Notification of acceptance: 15th November 2004
-  Delivery of camera-ready papers: 15th December 2004
-  Conference dates: 21st, 22nd and 23rd, March 2005


For further information please contact:

Paula Mano (Secretariat)
Department of Informatics Engineering
University of Coimbra, Polo II
3030-290 Coimbra - Portugal

Fax: (+351) 239 701266
Email: icannga05 at dei.uc.pt
Web site: http://icannga05.dei.uc.pt/


Prof. B. Ribeiro (Chair), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. G. Andrejkova, P.J. Safarik University, Kosice , Slovakia
Prof. B. Beliczynski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Prof.  L. Borges de Almeida, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Krzysztof Cios, University of Colorado, USA
Dr. H. Bischof, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision,Graz,Austria
Prof. W. Brauer, Technische Universitaet München, Germany
Prof. P. Carvalho, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. E. Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. A. Dobnikar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. M. Dorigo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Prof. A. Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. G. Dray, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France
Dr. E. Gaura, Coventry University, UK
Dr. C. Giraud-Carrier, ELCA Informatique SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. K. Hlavackova-Schindler,Inst.Comp.Aided Automation,Vienna,Austria
Prof. J. Henriques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. O. Hoshino, Oita University, Japan
Prof. P.C. Kainen, Georgetown University, USA
Dr. H. Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. T. Tambouratzis, Nat.Centre Scient.Research "Demokritos",Greece
Dr. M. Karny, Inst. of Information Theory and Automation,Czech Republic
Dr. V. Kurkova, Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic
Prof. P. Larranaga, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Prof. F. Silva Leite, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. A. Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. T. Martinez, Brigham Young University, USA
Prof. F. Masulli, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof. L. Mokhnache, University of Batna, Algeria
Dr. R. Neruda, Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic
Prof. N. Oliveira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. D. W. Pearson, University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
Prof. N. Pavesic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. E. Pelikan, Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic
Prof. A. Pinkus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Prof. J  Principe, University of Florida, USA
Prof. V. Rayward-Smith, University of East Anglia, UK
Prof. C. Reeves, Coventry University, UK
Prof. S. Ribaric, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. A. Rosa, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. A.  Ruano, University of Algarve, Portugal
Dr. M. Sanguineti, University of Genoa, Italy
Prof. H. Saxen Abo Akademi, Finland
Dr. J. Sima, Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic
Prof. C. Silva, Polythecnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Prof. K. Smith, Monash University, Australia
Prof. N. Steele, Coventry University, UK
Prof. A. Sung, New Mexico Tech, USA
Prof. P. Zufiria, University Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Prof. K. Warwick, University of Reading, UK

International Advisory Committee

- Prof. R. Albrecht, University of Innsbruck, Austria
   - Prof. A. Dobnikar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
     - Dr. V. Kurkova, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
       - Prof. D. Pearson, University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
         - Prof. B. Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
           - Prof. N. Steele, Coventry University, UK


The ICANNGA series of Conferences has been organised since 1993 and has
a long history of promoting the principles and understanding of
computational intelligence paradigms within the scientific community.
Starting in Innsbruck, in Austria (1993), thence to Ales in France
(1995),  Norwich in England (1997), Porto  Roz in Slovenia (1999),
Prague in Czech Republic (2001) and finally Roanne, in France (2003),
the ICANNGA series has established itself for established workers in the
fields. The series has also been of value to young researchers wishing
both to extend their knowledge and experience and also meet established
workers in their fields.


The 2005 Conference, the seventh in the ICANNGA series, will take place
at Coimbra University in Portugal, drawing on the experience of previous
events, and following the same general model, combining technical
sessions, including plenary lectures by renowned scientists, with
tutorials and workshop panels.

Coimbra University is the oldest University in Portugal and one of the
oldest in Europe (with a history in excess of 700 years) and has always
been ready to embrace new challenges over the years. It thus offers a
perfect environment to discuss the most important computing paradigms of
modern informatics. In a rapidly advancing world, where technology and
engineering change dramatically, new challenges in modern informatics
compel us to broaden the Conference themes in order to take into account
new developments. Nevertheless we have kept the acronym ICANNGA, which
now stands for "International Conference on Adaptive and Natural
ComputiNG Algorithms".

Coimbra is an old city, dating from before to the arrival of the Romans
in Lusitania. It is located on the border line between the highlands and
lowlands in the Central Region of Portugal, boasting some of the finest
architectural examples in the country.

The oldest Portuguese University, with a history spanning seven
centuries and with a large spectrum of expertise, is its most precious
asset. Traditional and new areas of Engineering are taught and
investigated at the Faculty of Science and Technology in comfortable and
attractive surroundings.
The town is about 200 kms north of Lisbon, and 100 kms south of Oporto,
both cities with major airport. Coimbra is easily accessible from these
international airports and railway stations at both cities, using the
regular local train service between Lisbon or Oporto and Coimbra.
Travel and hotel information for conference delegates will
bedisseminated via the conference web site.


1. March 21st, 19:00 - Organ Concert at the University Chapel.
2. March 21st, 20:00 - Welcome Reception in the cloisters of Se Velha
(11th century Cathedral, located at 5 minutes walking distance from the
Conference Center).
3. March 22nd, 20:20 - Banquet Dinner, in the Sao Marcos's Palace
(former summer royal residence).
4. March 24th, 09:00 - 19:00, Post-conference Tour: Full-day tour to
Alcobaca, Obidos, Nazare and Batalha.

Social Program For Accompanying Persons
1. March 22nd, 9:00 - 17:30, Full-day tour to Coimbra.
2. March 23rd, 9:00 - 18:00, Full-day tour to Conimbriga, Bucaco, and
Luso (Thermal Springs).

Tours Pre-Registration
Tours will take place with a minimum of 25 persons. In order to help
planning the tours please fill and send the Pre-Registration Form (PDF
format or Microsoft Word format) until 15th of March.

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