CALL FOR PROPOSALS
NIPS*93 Post-Conference Workshops
December 3 and 4, 1993
Following the regular program of the Neural Information
Processing Systems 1993 conference, workshops on current topics
in neural information processing will be held on December 3 and
4, 1993, in Vail, Colorado. Proposals by qualified individuals
interested in chairing one of these workshops are solicited.
Past topics have included: active learning and control;
architectural issues; attention; bayesian analysis; benchmarking
neural network applications; computational complexity issues;
computational neuroscience; fast training techniques; genetic
algorithms; music; neural network dynamics; optimization;
recurrent nets; rules and connectionist models; self-
organization; sensory biophysics; speech; time series prediction;
vision; and VLSI and optical implementations.
The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for
researchers to discuss important issues of current interest.
Sessions will meet in the morning and in the afternoon of both
days, with free time in between for ongoing individual exchange
or outdoor activities. Concrete open and/or controversial issues
are encouraged and preferred as workshop topics. Individuals
proposing to chair a workshop will have responsibilities
including: arranging short informal presentations by experts
working on the topic, moderating or leading the discussion and
reporting its high points, findings, and conclusions to the group
during evening plenary sessions (the "gong show"), and writing a
brief (2 page) summary.
Submission Procedure: Interested parties should submit a short
proposal for a workshop of interest postmarked by May 22, 1993.
(Express mail is *not* necessary. Submissions by electronic mail
will also be accepted.) Proposals should include a title, a
description of what the workshop is to address and accomplish,
and the proposed length of the workshop (one day or two days).
It should motivate why the topic is of interest or controversial,
why it should be discussed and what the targeted group of
participants is. In addition, please send a brief resume of the
prospective workshop chair, a list of publications and evidence
of scholarship in the field of interest.
Mail submissions to:
NIPS*93 Workshops Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
(e-mail: mozer at cs.colorado.edu)
Name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail net
address should be on all submissions.
PROPOSALS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 22, 1993
Division of Biology
Pasadena, CA 91125