CALL FOR PAPERS
Neural Information Processing Systems
-Natural and Synthetic-
Monday, November 29 - Thursday, December 2, 1993
This is the seventh meeting of an inter-disciplinary conference
which brings together neuroscientists, engineers, computer scien-
tists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and mathematicians in-
terested in all aspects of neural processing and computation.
There will be an afternoon of tutorial presentations (Nov 29)
preceding the regular session and two days of focused workshops
will follow at a nearby ski area (Dec 3-4).
Major categories and examples of subcategories for paper submis-
sions are the following:
Neuroscience: Studies and Analyses of Neurobiological Systems,
Inhibition in cortical circuits, Signals and noise in neural
computation, Computational and Theoretical Neurobiology, Neu-
Theory: Computational Learning Theory, Complexity Theory,
Dynamical Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Probability and
Statistics, Approximation Theory.
Implementation and Simulation: VLSI, Optical, Software Simula-
tors, Implementation Languages, Parallel Processor Design and
Algorithms and Architectures: Learning Algorithms, Construc-
tive and Pruning Algorithms, Localized Basis Functions, Tree
Structured Networks, Performance Comparisons, Recurrent Net-
works, Combinatorial Optimization, Genetic Algorithms.
Cognitive Science & AI: Natural Language, Human Learning and
Memory, Perception and Psychophysics, Symbolic Reasoning.
Visual Processing: Stereopsis, Visual Motion, Recognition, Im-
age Coding and Classification.
Speech and Signal Processing: Speech Recognition, Coding, and
Synthesis, Text-to-Speech, Adaptive Equalization, Nonlinear
Control, Navigation, and Planning: Navigation and Planning,
Learning Internal Models of the World, Trajectory Planning,
Robotic Motor Control, Process Control.
Applications: Medical Diagnosis or Data Analysis, Financial
and Economic Analysis, Timeseries Prediction, Protein Struc-
ture Prediction, Music Processing, Expert Systems.
Technical Program: Plenary, contributed and poster sessions will
be held. There will be no parallel sessions. The full text of
presented papers will be published.
Submission Procedures: Original research contributions are soli-
cited, and will be carefully refereed. Authors must submit six
copies of both a 1000-word (or less) summary and six copies of a
separate single-page 50-100 word abstract clearly stating their
results postmarked by May 22, 1993 (express mail is not neces-
sary). Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference
program. Summaries are for program committee use only. At the
bottom of each abstract page and on the first summary page indi-
cate preference for oral or poster presentation and specify one
of the above nine broad categories and, if appropriate, sub-
categories (For example: Poster, Applications-Expert Systems;
Oral, Implementation-Analog VLSI). Include addresses of all au-
thors at the front of the summary and the abstract and indicate
to which author correspondence should be addressed. Submissions
will not be considered that lack category information, separate
abstract sheets, the required six copies, author addresses, or
Mail Submissions To:
NIPS*93 Program Chair
The Salk Institute, CNL
10010 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mail For Registration Material To:
PO Box 60035
Pasadena, CA 91116-6035
All submitting authors will be sent registration material au-
tomatically. Program committee decisions will be sent to the
correspondence author only.
NIPS*93 Organizing Committee: General Chair, Jack Cowan, Univer-
sity of Chicago; Publications Chair, Joshua Alspector, Bellcore;
Publicity Chair, Bartlett Mel, CalTech; Program Chair, Gerry
Tesauro, IBM/Salk Institute; Treasurer, Rodney Goodman, CalTech;
Local Arrangements, Chuck Anderson, Colorado State Universi-
ty; Tutorials Chair, Dave Touretzky, Carnegie-Mellon, Workshop
Chair, Mike Mozer, University of Colorado; Program Co-Chairs:
Larry Abbott, Brandeis Univ, Chris Atkeson, MIT; A. B. Bonds,
Vanderbilt Univ; Gary Cottrell, UCSD; Scott Fahlman, CMU; Rod
Goodman, Caltech; John Hertz, NORDITA/NIH; John Lazzaro, UC
Berkeley; Todd Leen, OGI; Jay McClelland, CMU; Nelson
Morgan,ICSI; Steve Nowlan, Salk Inst./Synaptics; Misha Pavel,
NASA/OGI; Sandy Pentland, MIT; Tom Petsche, Siemens. Domestic
Liasons: IEEE Liaison, Terrence Fine, Cornell; Government & Cor-
porate Liaison, Lee Giles, NEC Research Institute Inc.; Overseas
Liasons: Mitsuo Kawato, ATR; Marwan Jabri, University of Sydney;
Gerard Dreyfus, Ecole Superieure, Paris; Alan Murray, University
of Edinburgh; Andreas Meier, Simon Bolivar U.
DEADLINE FOR SUMMARIES & ABSTRACTS IS MAY 22, 1993 (POSTMARKED)
Division of Biology
Pasadena, CA 91125