ESANN'96 European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks

Michel Verleysen esann at dice.ucl.ac.be
Mon Nov 6 13:56:24 EST 1995


Dear Colleagues,

You will find below the Announcement and Call for Papers of ESANN'96,
the fourth European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, which 
will be held in Bruges (Belgium), on April 24-26, 1996.

All information concerning this conference is also available on the 
following servers:
   - WWW: http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/neural-nets/ESANN/ESANN'96.html
   - FTP: server: ftp.dice.ucl.ac.be
          directory: /pub/neural-nets/ESANN
          login: anonymous
          password: your e-mail address

Please don't hesitate to connect to these servers, and to contact the
conference secretariat (see address below) for any supplementary 
information.

Looking forward to meeting you during ESANN'96,

Sincerely yours,

Michel Verleysen

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   *                      ESANN96                         *
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   * 4th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks *
   *           Bruges - April 24-25-26, 1996            *
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            First announcement and call for papers
            ______________________________________



Invitation and Scope of the conference
______________________________________

  The fourth European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks will
  be organized in Bruges, Belgium, in April 1996.  The three first 
  successful editions, organized in Brussels, each gathered between 
  90 and 110 scientists, coming from Western and Eastern Europe, but 
  also from USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South America...

  The field of Artificial Neural Networks includes a lot of 
  different disciplines, from mathematics and statistics to robotics 
  and electronics.  For this reason, actual studies concern various 
  aspects of the field, sometimes to the detriment of strong, well 
  established foundations for these researches; it is obvious that a 
  better knowledge of the basic concepts and opportunities of 
  neurocomputing, and more effective comparisons with other 
  computing methods are strongly needed for a profitable long-term 
  use of  neural networks in applications.

  The purpose of the ESANN conferences is to present the latest 
  results in the fundamental aspects of artificial neural networks.  
  Invited and survey talks will also present a comprehensive view of 
  particular topics of the conference.  The program committee of 
  ESANN'96 welcomes papers covering new results or being of tutorial 
  nature, and dealing with theoretical, biological or mathematical 
  aspects of artificial neural networks, or with the relations 
  between neural networks and other fields.  Presentation of results 
  from large research project (ESPRIT,...) is also encouraged.  The 
  following is a non-exhaustive list of topics which will be covered 
  during ESANN'96 :

      + theory
      + models and architectures
      + mathematics
      + learning algorithms
      + biologically plausible artificial networks
      + formal models of biological phenomena
      + neurobiological systems
      + approximation of functions
      + identification of non-linear dynamic systems
      + adaptive behavior
      + adaptive control
      + signal processing
      + statistics
      + self-organization
      + evolutive learning
      

  Invited talks will cover several of the above topics; an invited 
  talk will be given by Prof. Nicolas Franceschini (CNRS Marseilles, 
  France).  Other invited talks are to be announced.


  The conference will be held in Bruges (also called "Venice of the 
  North"), one of the most beautiful towns in Europe.  Bruges can be 
  reached by train from Brussels in less than one hour (frequent 
  trains).  The town of Bruges is worldwide known, and famous both 
  by its architectural style, its canals, and its pleasant 
  atmosphere.



Call for contributions
______________________

  Prospective authors are invited to submit six originals of their
  contribution before December 8, 1995.  Working language of the
  conference (including proceedings) is English.

  Papers should not exceed six A4 pages (including figures and
  references).  Printing area will be 12.2 x 19.3 cm (centered on the
  A4 page); left, right, top and bottom margins will thus
  respectively be 4.4, 4.4, 5.2 and 5.2 cm. 10-point Times font will
  be used for the main text; headings will be in bold characters (but
  not underlined), and will be separated from the main text by two
  blank lines before and one after.  Manuscripts prepared in this
  format will be reproduced in the same size in the book. The first
  page will be typed in the format indicated in the figure file
  ESANN_format.eps that can be found on the anonymous FTP ESANN'96
  server (see below).

  The next pages will be similar, except the heading which will be
  omitted.

  Originals of the figures will be pasted into the manuscript and
  centered between the margins.  The lettering of the figures should
  be in 10-point Times font size.  Figures should be numbered.  The
  legends also should be centered between the margins and be written
  in 9-point Times font size as follows:  Fig. 3. Text follows ...

  The pages of the manuscript will not be numbered (numbering decided
  by the editor).

  A separate page (not included in the manuscript) will indicate:
    + the title of the manuscript + author(s) name(s) 
    + the complete address (including phone & fax numbers and
       E-mail) of the corresponding author 
    + a list of five keywords or topics 
  On the same page, the authors will copy and sign the following
  paragraph:
  "in case of acceptation of the paper for presentation at ESANN 96:
     - at least one of the authors will register to the conference
       and will present the paper 
     - the author(s) give their rights up over the paper to the
       organizers of ESANN 96, for the proceedings and any
       publication that could directly be generated by the conference
     - if the paper does not match the format requirements for
       the proceedings, the author(s) will send a revised version
       within two weeks of the notification of acceptation."

  Contributions must be sent to the conference secretariat.  Examples
  of camera-ready contributions can be obtained by writing to the
  same address.



Registration fees
_________________

                registration before     registration after
                February 1st, 1996      February 1st, 1996
  Universities  BEF 15500               BEF 16500
  Industries    BEF 19500               BEF 20500

  An "advanced registration form" is available by writing to the
  conference secretariat (see reply form below).  Please ask for this
  form in order to benefit from the reduced registration fee before
  February 1st, 1996.



Deadlines
_________

  Submission of papers          December 8, 1995
  Notification of acceptance    January 31, 1996
  Symposium                     April 24-261, 1996



Grants
______

  We regret that no grants are available this year, because of a 
  lack of funding from the European Community.



Conference secretariat
______________________

        Dr. Michel Verleysen            
        D facto conference services     
        45 rue Masui                            
        B - 1210 Brussels (Belgium)     
 
        phone: + 32 2 245 43 63
        Fax: + 32 2 245 46 94
        E-mail: esann at dice.ucl.ac.be

  Information is also available through WWW and anonymous FTP on 
  the following sites:

  URL:  http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/neural-nets/ESANN/ESANN96.html
  FTP:  ftp.dice.ucl.ac.be, directory /pub/neural-nets/ESANN



Steering committee
__________________

  Francois Blayo          - Univ. Paris I (F)
  Marie Cottrell          - Univ. Paris I (F)
  Jeanny Herault          - INPG Grenoble (F)
  Joos Vandewalle         - KUL Leuven (B)
  Michel Verleysen        - UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)



Scientific committee
____________________
(to be confirmed)

  Agnes Babloyantz        - Univ. Libre Bruxelles (Belgium)
  Herve Bourlard          - ICSI Berkeley (USA)
  Joan Cabestany          - Univ. Polit. de Catalunya (E)
  Dave Cliff              - University of Sussex (UK)
  Pierre Comon            - Thomson-Sintra Sophia Antipolis (F)
  Holk Cruse              - Universitat Bielefeld (D)
  Dante Del Corso         - Politecnico di Torino (I)
  Wlodek Duch             - Nicholas Copernicus Univ. (PL)
  Marc Duranton           - Philips / LEP (F)
  Jean-Claude Fort        - Universite Nancy I (F)
  Bernd Fritzke           - Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (D)
  Karl Goser              - Universitat Dortmund (D)
  Manuel Grana            - UPV San Sebastian (E)
  Martin Hasler           - EPFL Lausanne (CH)
  Kurt Hornik             - Techische Univ. Wien (A)
  Christian Jutten        - INPG Grenoble (F)
  Vera Kurkova            - Acad. of Science of the Czech Rep. (CZ)
  Petr Lansky             - Acad. of Science of the Czech Rep. (CZ)
  Jean-Didier Legat       - UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)
  Hans-Peter Mallot       - Max-Planck Institut (D)
  Eddy Mayoraz            - IDIAP Martigny (CH)
  Jean Arcady Meyer       - Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (F)
  Jose Mira-Mira          - UNED (E)
  Pietro Morasso          - Univ. of Genoa (I)
  Jean-Pierre Nadal       - Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (F)
  Erkki Oja               - Helsinky University of Technology (FIN)
  Gilles Pages            - Universite Paris VI (F)
  Helene Paugam-Moisy     - Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon (F)
  Alberto Prieto          - Universitad de Granada (E)
  Pierre Puget            - LETI Grenoble (F)
  Ronan Reilly            - University College Dublin (IRE)
  Tamas Roska             - Hungarian Academy of Science (H)
  Jean-Pierre Rospars     - INRA Versailles (F)
  Jean-Pierre Royet       - Universite Lyon 1 (F)
  John Stonham            - Brunel University (UK)
  John Taylor             - King's College London (UK)
  Vincent Torre           - Universita di Genova (I)
  Claude Touzet           - IUSPIM Marseilles (F)
  Marc Van Hulle          - KUL Leuven (B)
  Christian Wellekens     - Eurecom Sophia-Antipolis (F)



Reply form 
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  If you wish to receive the final program of ESANN'96, for any
  address change, or to add one of your colleagues in our database,
  please send this form to the conference secretariat:

        D facto conference services     
        45 rue Masui                            
        B - 1210 Brussels (Belgium)     
        phone: + 32 2 245 43 63
        Fax: + 32 2 245 46 94
        E-mail: esann at dice.ucl.ac.be

  Please indicate if you wish to receive the advanced registration
  form.

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