Monday, 4 July 2011

Call for Participations: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2011)

San Jose, California, July 31 - August 5, 2011

The 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks will be held at the Doubletree Hotel
in San Jose, California, July 31-August 5, 2011. It is sponsored jointly by the International Neural
Network Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The final program for the 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks is now available at

To register, please go to:
This link also provides information on how to request letters of invitation for visa applications.

Hotel reservations at the special conference rate can be made though the following link:
Please make your reservations as soon as possible to get the special rate.

The conference will feature oral and poster presentations, panels, tutorials and workshops on many
topic, including the following:
* Neural network theory & models.
* Collective intelligence.
* Computational neuroscience.
* Pattern recognition.
* Cognitive models.
* Machine vision.
* Brain-machine interfaces.
* Hybrid systems.
* Embodied robotics.
* Self-aware systems.
* Evolutionary neural systems.
* Data mining.
* Neurodynamics.
* Sensor networks.
* Neuroinformatics.
* Agent-based systems.
* Neuroengineering.
* Computational biology.
* Neural hardware.
* Bioinformatics
* Neural network applications.
* Artificial life.

The program includes several special sessions on topics of current prominence, with special tracks
on autonomous learning systems, neuromorphic hardware & memristors, and smart grid applications.

In addition to these, IJCNN 2011 will feature the following special events:
Plenary talks by:
Michael Arbib University of Southern California
Leon Glass McGill University
Dharmendra Modha IBM Almaden Research Center
Andrew Ng Stanford University
Stefan Schaal University of Southern California
Juergen Schmidhuber IDSIA, Switzerland

David Rumelhart Memorial Session
On Wednesday, August 3, IJCNN 2011 will feature a special plenary session honoring the life and work of the
late David Rumelhart.
Speaker: Michael I. Jordan (University of California, Berkeley)

Featured Plenary Session: The Emergence of Mind
On Thursday, August 4, IJCNN 2011 will feature a special plenary session focusing on how higher mental functions
emerge from the neural substrate of the brain.
Speakers: Bernard J. Baars (The Neurosciences Institute)
Walter J. Freeman (University of California, Berkeley)
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
Details at:

NSF-Sponsored Special Symposium: From Brains to Machines
On Tuesday, August 2, IJCNN 2011 will feature a special day-long symposium sponsored by the National Science
Foundation, with speakers on topics from cognitive neuroscience, brain-machine interfaces, cognitive computing
and neuromorphic hardware. Speakers include:
Michael Arbib (University of Southern California)
Ted Berger (University of Southern California)
Jose Carmena (Uiversity of California, Berkeley)
Adam Gazzaley (Uiversity of California, San Francisco),
Dileep George (Vicarious Systems)
Cheryl Grady (Rotman Research Institute)
Michel Maharbiz (University of California Berkeley)
Vinod Menon (Stanford University)
Dharmendra Modha (IBM Almaden)
Jennie Si (Arizona State University)
Details at:

For information on special sessions, tutorials, workshops, panels and competitions, please use the appropriate
link at for further information.

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose for an exciting conference!

General Chair: Ali A. Minai (University of Cincinnati)
Program Chair: Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Technical Co-Chairs: Michael Georgiopoulos (University of Central Florida)
Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano)

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