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REGISTRATION OF INTEREST - AAAI99 WORKSHOP

Victoria Hodge aaai99_workshop at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Apr 1 10:56:19 EST 1999


PLEASE REGISTER INTEREST IN:

	Computation with Neural Systems Workshop
		at the
Sixteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99)
	   July 18-19, 1999, Orlando, Florida

BY E-MAILING THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS

	aaai99_workshop at cs.york.ac.uk

AND INCLUDING A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF YOUR RESEARCH.

The Computation with Neural Systems Workshop has been arranged to take
place at the AAAI Conference. The Workshop outline is given below. If
you would like to come along and listen to the presentations and give
your views you are invited to register your interest (details on
http://www.aaai.org/Workshops/1999/ws99.html).  
Numbers are limited to 60 participants and this information will be used
to select those who wish to come. Details of the presenters will be
given in the next few weeks.


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Current AI methods lack the flexibility and reliability of biological
information processing systems and, although a great deal is known about
the construction of biological systems, this knowledge has had little
impact on main stream AI. If we are to progress toward building machines
with the abilities of the natural computing systems, closer
collaboration between those studying biological information processing
systems and AI and neural computing is essential. This workshop is
specifically designed to bring these two groups together, with the aim
of providing indicators on how the brain may organise and process
information, so that this knowledge may initiate new ways to think about
computation.

The workshop will focus on topics of common interest to neuro-biologists
and those working in neural networks and other approaches to intelligent
systems.  It will focus on the low level mechanisms involved in
biological systems and how these may be exploited by the brain to bring
about intelligent behaviour.

The following list (with full details on
http://thalamus.cs.york.ac.uk/aaai)
expands on the areas of interest in the workshop:
	* Synchronisation of processing.
	* Processing speed.
	* Timing.
	* Robustness to component failure.
	* Modular construction.
	* Information representation.
	* Information transmission.

The Workshop will last one day with the morning session comprising
speakers for half an hour each followed by a discussion/ panel session.
The afternoon session will again comprise speakers for half an hour
each, followed by a further panel session.

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Attendance will be limited to 60 participants. To be invited, please
submit a brief statement (up to two pages) of your interests
in the topic areas and a list of your related publications.

Submissions
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The preferred method for submitting a paper or statement is to e-mail
a postscript file to:

	aaai99_workshop at cs.york.ac.uk

If that is not possible, please submit papers to:

	Victoria Hodge,
	Department of Computer Science,
	University of York,
	Heslington, York
	YO10 5DD
	United Kingdom

	fax: +44 1904 432767

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Workshop Committee:

	Prof. Jim Austin [Chair] - University of York, UK

	Prof. Stefan Wermter [co-Chair] - University of Sunderland, UK
	Dr. Vasant Honavar [co-Chair]  - Iowa State University, USA
	Victoria Hodge [General Organiser]  - University of York, UK

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* For additional workshop information,
	see http://thalamus.cs.york.ac.uk/aaai



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