[Computational-biology] Second Announcement Summer School NN2010, Porto, Portugal, 12-16 July 2010 - Early registration date May 15

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Early registration date, May 15!

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SUMMER SCHOOL NN2010

NEURAL NETWORKS in CLASSIFICATION, REGRESSION and DATA MINING 

July 12-16, 2010, Porto, Portugal
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http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn   email:  <mailto:nn-2010 from isep.ipp.pt>
nn-2010 from isep.ipp.pt 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by the
Engineering Biomedical Institute (INEB) and the Polytechnic School of
Engineering of Porto (ISEP), with the collaboration of GECAD (Knowledge
Engineering and Decision Support Research Center).

This year's edition also includes a POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION providing a
discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their
projects.

 

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

• Craig Saunders (Research Scientist, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)

• David Stork (Chief Scientist, Ricoh Innovations, California, USA)

• Hans-Georg Zimmermann(Principal Research Scientist, Siemens AG, Corporate
Technology Dpt., Berlin, Germany)

• Igor Aizenberg (Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and
Information Sciences, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA)

• Joaquim Marques de Sá (Full Professor, Dept. Electr. and Comp.
Engineering, Fac. of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal) 

• Jorge Santos (Assistant Professor, Polythecnic School of Engineering,
Porto, Portugal) 

• Luis Silva (Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal) 

• Mark Embrechts (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI
Troy, New York, USA) 

• Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain) 

• Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

 

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 Recurrent Neural
Networks, Functional Networks, Multi-Valued and UB Neurons, Pattern
Classification, MLP's with Entropic Criteria 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 poster session will also provide a discussion forum where the
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME 

A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
available at the school webpage ( http://www.isep.ipp.pt/nn ) 

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES 

Early Registration: 15 May 2010

Poster Submission: 15 June 2010

Hotel booking : 15 June 2010

Summer School: 12-16 July 2010 

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 (you can apply for an ENNS
grant) : 

- Early registration fee (paid until May 15th) 

        * 370 Euro (students or ISEP/INEB/ENNS members) 

        * 420 Euro (all other participants) 

- Late registration fee (paid after May 15th) 

        * 420 Euro (students, ISEP/INEB/ENNS members) 

        * 470 Euro (all other participants) 

The registration fee includes: 

* school package (manuscripts, lecture's notes, CD) 
* coffee breaks 
* daily lunch 
* welcome reception 
* school banquet 

NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions amounts
to 30/35 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks.
Please, contact the LOC  for further details. 

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC) 

• Chen Ning - Researcher, GECAD, ISEP, Portugal 

• Jorge M. Santos - Assistant Professor, ISEP, Portugal 

• Luis Silva - Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal 

• Rui Chibante - Assistant Professor, ISEP, Portugal 

• Tânia Fontes - Research Technician, INEB, Portugal 

• Vânia Lopes - Research Technician, INEB, Portugal

 

CONTACT ADDRESS 

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2010

A/C Jorge M. Santos

Departamento de Matemática

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431

4200-072 PORTO / PORTUGAL
Email: nn-2010 from isep.ipp.pt 

 

NN2010 Secretariat

Ms. Gabriela Afonso 
Email: gafonso from fe.up.pt 

 

Programme Chairs:

Prof. Joaquim Marques de Sá, and
Prof. Jorge M. Santos 
Tel. +351 228340500 ext. 1571 - Email: jms from isep.ipp.pt 

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