ESANN 98 - call for papers

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Tue Sep 16 05:25:59 EST 1997


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     |             6th  European Symposium             |
     |          on Artificial Neural Networks          |
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     |                    ESANN 98                     |
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     |         Bruges - April 22-23-24, 1998           |
     |                                                 |
     |     First announcement and call for papers      |
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The call for papers for the ESANN 98 conference is now available on the Web:
       http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/esann
=46or those of you who maintain WWW pages including lists of related ANN
sites: we would appreciate if you could add the above URL to your list;
thank you very much!

We try as much as possible to avoid multiple sendings of this call for
papers; however please apologize if you receive this e-mail twice, despite
our precautions.

You will find below a short version of this call for papers, without the
instructions to authors (available on the Web).  If you have difficulties
to connect to the Web please send an e-mail to
        esann at dice.ucl.ac.be
and we will send you a full version of the call for papers.


Scope and topics
----------------

Since its first edition in 1993, the European Symposium on Artificial
Neural Networks has become the reference for researchers on fundamentals
and theoretical aspects of artificial neural networks. Each year, around
100 specialists from all parts of the world attend ESANN, in order to
present their latest results and comprehensive surveys, and to discuss the
future developments in this field.

The ESANN 98 conference will focus on fundamental aspects of ANNs: theory,
models, learning algorithms, mathematical aspects, approximation of
functions, classification, control, time-series prediction, statistics,
signal processing, vision, self-organization, vector quantization,
evolutive learning, psychological computations, biological plausibility,...
Papers on links and comparisons between ANNs and other domains of
research, such as statistics, data analysis, signal processing, biology,
psychology, evolutive learning, bio-inspired systems,...) are also
encouraged.

Papers will be presented orally (no parallel sessions). If the number of
high-quality accepted papers is too high, some poster sessions could be
organized. All posters will be complemented by a short oral presentation
during a plenary session. It is important to mention that it is the topics
of the paper which will decide if it better fits into an oral or a poster
session, not its quality. The quality of posters will be the same as the
quality of oral presentations, and both will be printed in the same way in
the proceedings. Nevertheless, authors have the choice to indicate on the
author submission form that they only accept to present their paper orally.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics which will be covered
during ESANN'98:
* theory
* models and architectures
* mathematics
* learning algorithms
* vector quantization
* self-organization
* RBF networks
* Bayesian classification
* recurrent networks
* approximation of functions
* time series forecasting
* adaptive control
* statistical data analysis
* independent component analysis
* signal processing
* natural and artificial vision
* cellular neural networks
* fuzzy neural networks
* hybrid networks
* identification of non-linear dynamic systems
* biologically plausible artificial networks
* bio-inspired systems
* formal models of biological phenomena
* neurobiological systems
* cognitive psychology
* adaptive behavior
* evolutive learning

The ESANN'98 conference is organized with the support of the IEEE Region 8,
the IEEE Benelux Section, and the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL,
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).

Special session
---------------

6 special sessions will be organized by renowned scientists in their
respective fields. Papers submitted to these sessions are reviewed
according to the same rules as any other submission. Authors who submit
papers to one of these sessions are invited to mention it on the author
submission form; nevertheless, submissions to the special sessions must
follow the same format, instructions and deadlines as any other submission,
and must be sent to the same address.

The special sessions organized during ESANN 98 are:
*       Self-organizing maps for data analysis
        Marie Cottrell (Univ. Paris 1 Sorbonne, France) & Eric de Bodt
(U.C. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
*       ANN for the processing of facial information
        Manuel Grana (UPV San Sebastian, Spain)
*       Radial basis networks
        Leonardo Reyneri (Polit. di Torino, Italy)
*       Cellular neural networks (CNN) technology - theory and application *
        Tamas Roska (Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)
*       Neural networks for control
        Joos Vandewalle & Johan Suykens (K.U. Leuven, Belgium)
*       ANN for speech processing
        Christian Wellekens (Eurecom Sophia-Antipolis, France)

* The ESANN'98 conference is organized the week after CNNA'98, the 5th IEEE
International Workshop of Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications,
in London (UK).  For details, see
        http://www.sbu.ac.uk/eeie/CNNA98

Location
--------

The conference will be held in Bruges (also called "Venice of the North"),
one of the most beautiful medieval 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 for its architectural style, its
canals, and its pleasant atmosphere.

The conference will be organized in an hotel located near the center
(walking distance) of the town. There is no obligation for the participants
to stay in this hotel. Hotels of all level of comfort and price are
available in Bruges; there is a possibility to book a room in the hotel of
the conference, or in another one (50 m. from the first one) at a
preferential rate through the conference secretariat. A list of other
smaller hotels is also available.

The conference will be held at the Novotel hotel, Katelijnestraat 65B, 8000
Brugge, Belgium.

Deadlines
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Submission of papers            December 1, 1997
Notification of acceptance      January 31, 1998
Symposium                       April 22-23-24, 1998

Conference secretariat
----------------------
   Michel Verleysen
   D facto conference services     phone: + 32 2 203 43 63
   45 rue Masui                    Fax: + 32 2 203 42 94
   B - 1000 Brussels (Belgium)     E-mail: esann at dice.ucl.ac.be
   http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/esann

Reply form
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If you wish to receive the final program of ESANN'98, for any address
change, or to add one of your colleagues in our database, please send this
form to the conference secretariat.

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Please send this form to :
   D facto conference services
   45 rue Masui
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   e-mail: esann at dice.ucl.ac.be


Steering and local committee (to be confirmed)
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=46ran=E7ois Blayo          Univ. Paris I (F)
Marie Cottrell          Univ. Paris I (F)
Jeanny Herault          INPG Grenoble (F)
Henri Leich             Fac. Polytech. Mons (B)
Bernard Manderick       Vrije Univ. Brussel (B)
Eric Noldus             Univ. Gent (B)
Jean-Pierre Peters      FUNDP Namur (B)
Joos Vandewalle         KUL Leuven (B)
Michel Verleysen        UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)

Scientific committee (to be confirmed)
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Edoardo Amaldi          Cornell Univ. (USA)
Agnes Babloyantz        Univ. Libre Bruxelles (B)
Herve Bourlard          FPMS Mons (B)
Joan Cabestany          Univ. Polit. de Catalunya (E)
Holk Cruse              Universitat Bielefeld (D)
Eric de Bodt            UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)
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)
Stan Gielen             Univ. of Nijmegen (NL)
Karl Goser              Universitat Dortmund (D)
Manuel Grana            UPV San Sebastian (E)
Anne Guerin-Dugue       INPG Grenoble (F)
Martin Hasler           EPFL Lausanne (CH)
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)
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)
Ronan Reilly            University College Dublin (IRE)
Tamas Roska             Hungarian Academy of Science (H)
Jean-Pierre Rospars     INRA Versailles (F)
John Stonham            Brunel University (UK)
John Taylor             King's College London (UK)
Claude Touzet           IUSPIM Marseilles (F)
Marc Van Hulle          KUL Leuven (B)
Christian Wellekens     Eurecom Sophia-Antipolis (F)

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D facto publications -          Michel Verleysen
        conference services     Univ. Cath. de Louvain - DICE
45 rue Masui                    3, pl. du Levant
1000 Brussels                   B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium                         Belgium
tel: +32 2 203 43 63            tel: +32 10 47 25 51
fax: +32 2 203 42 94            fax: +32 10 47 25 98
esann at dice.ucl.ac.be            verleysen at dice.ucl.ac.be
              http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/esann
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