ICONIP'02 Final Call for Papers: Submissions due June 30

ICONIP'02 iconip02 at ntu.edu.sg
Sun Jun 2 20:39:21 EST 2002

    9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing 
                         (ICONIP 2002)
                    November 18 - 22, 2002
                Orchid Country Club, Singapore

        *** (NEW!) Submission Deadline: June 30, 2002 ***

         Home Page: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/iconip02
       Mirrow Page: http://www.cic.unb.br/~weigang/iconip02  

                        Sponsored by:
             NTU, Singapore Neuroscience Association
              Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly

                    In Co-Operation with:
             International Neural Network Society 
               SPIE, IEEE Neural Network Society
                European Neural Network Society  

                        Supported by:
                       Lee Foundation
                      US AOARD, ARO-FE
            Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau 
                  Novartis Pharmaceuticals


The annual International Conference on Neural Information Processing
(ICONIP 2002), is one of the premier international conferences in the
area. It covers all topics in natural and artificial neural systems, 
including (but not limited to):

   NATURAL NEURAL SYSTEMS - Neuroscience, Neuro-informatics, Neuro-
       biology, Neurophysiology, Brain imaging, Learning and memory
   ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MODELS - Computational neuroscience, Models and 
       architectures, Neurodynamics
   COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Perception, emotion, and cognition, Selective 
       attention, Vision and auditory models
   HARDWARD IMPLEMENTATION - Artificial retina & cochlear chips
   APPLICATIONS - Bioinformatics, Computer vision, Knowledge discovery

The conference promotes inter-disciplinary interactions and collabora-
tions between researchers in neurosciences, computer science, 
engineering, mathematics, and physics. 

About Singapore
Located at one of the most important crossroads of the world, 
Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together. Here you 
will find Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities living together, 
their long established cultures forming a unique backdrop to a clean 
and modern garden city. English is spoken everywhere and is the common 
business language of all. Few places on earth promise such a delight 
for the palate, with gourmet cuisine from over 30 countries. Exotic 
resorts in neighboring countries are only a short bus/ferry ride away.

Orchid Country Club (OCC)
The venue for this year's conference is at one of Singapore's 
premier country clubs, a 25-minute bus ride from the city. Away from 
the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore, the tranquil setting of 
the resort is ideal for serious technical discussions with an 
accommodating space and ambience for relaxation. Not to miss out on 
the splendor of downtown Singapore, the organizer has also secured 
good quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of the city 
with pre-arranged transport to/from the OCC. For golf enthusiasts, 
OCC is equipped with the largest computerized driving range in South 
East Asia and boasts of a 27-hole golf course with facilities for 
night golfing, ideal for relaxation after each day of technical 
discussions. Visit the OCC website at http://www.orchidclub.com

Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island 
It is said that a visit to Singapore is not complete without making 
a trip to two of the Republic's famous attractions. The only one of 
its kind in the world, the Night Safari provides a setting for 
visitors to experience what it is like to observe animals in their 
nocturnal habitat. The island of Sentosa offers some unique 
attractions and a visit there will also provide a glimpse and 
imagery of Singapore's past and present. Visits to these two 
attractions will be included as recreation for the conference.
(Websites: http://www.zoo.com.sg/safari/, http://www.sentosa.com.sg)

Special Sessions
The conferences will feature special sessions on specialized topics 
to encourage in-depth discussions. To propose a special session, 
please follow the instructions on the conference web page.  

Sponsorship / Exhibition
The conferences will offer product vendors a sponsorship package 
and/or an opportunity to interact with conference participants. 
Product demonstration and exhibition can also be arranged. For more 
information, please visit the conference web page.  

Keynote Speakers 
Shun-ichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Mitsuo Kawato, ATR, Japan

The registration fee for regular participants before August 15, 2002
is S$680 (approximately US$370 as at February 6, 2002), which includes
the proceedings, lunches, banquet, and tours to two of the major attr-
actions in Singapore, i.e., Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island.

Submission of Papers 
Authors are invited to submit abstracts or electronic files (post-
script, pdf or Word format) of full papers through the conference
home page. Full papers should be double-column and use 10 pt Times 
Roman or similar fonts. A selected number of accepted papers will be 
expanded and revised for possible inclusion in edited books and peer-
reviewed journals.

Important Dates
	Paper/Summary Deadline     :   April 30, 2002
	Notification of Acceptance :   July 15, 2002
	Final Paper/ Registration  :   August 15, 2002

Honorary Conference Chair
	Shun-ichi Amari, Japan

	Alex C. Kot, Singapore

General Chair
	Lipo Wang, Singapore

Program Co-Chairs
	Kunihiko Fukushima, Japan
	Soo-Young Lee, Korea
	Jagath C. Rajapakse, Singapore

Special Sessions
	Xin Yao, UK

Finance Chair
	Charoensak Charayaphan, Singapore

Local Arrangement Chair
	Meng Hiot Lim, Singapore

Proceedings Chair
	Farook Sattar, Singapore

Publicity Co-Chairs
	Hepu Deng, Australia
	Chunru Wan, Singapore
	Li Weigang, Brazil
	Zili Zhang, Australia

Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair
	Tong Seng Quah, Singapore

Tutorial Chair
	P. N. Suganthan, Singapore

Support Team Leader
	Sophia Kuo, Singapore

Conference Secretariat 
	ICONIP 2002 Secretariat
	Conference Management Center/CCE, NTU
	Administration Annex Building #04-06
	42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815
	Phone: +65 6790 6372
	Fax:   +65 6793 0997

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