Sunday, 28 August 2016

Call for papers: IJCNN 2017

30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017)
May 14-19, 2017,  Anchorage, Alaska, USA

IJCNN is the premier international conference in the area of neural network theory, analysis, and applications. Co-sponsored by the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS), over the last three decades this conference and its predecessors has hosted [past, present, and future] leaders of neural network research. IJCNN 2017 will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest.

The 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) will be held at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 14-19, 2017. "... Only in Anchorage can you meet a moose, walk on a glacier and explore a vast, natural park all in a single day. Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with Alaska wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that has the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier. ..."

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Important Dates

  • Special Session, Panel Sesion & Competition Proposals September 15, 2016
  • Tutorial and Workshop Proposals October 15, 2016
  • Paper Submission November 15, 2016
  • Paper Decision Notification January 20, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission February 20, 2017

Paper Submission is now Open

  • Regular paper can have up to 8 pages in double-column IEEE Conference format
  • All papers are to be prepared using IEEE-compliant Latex or Word templates on paper of U.S. letter size.
  • All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism through the IEEE CrossCheck system. 
  • Papers with significant overlap with the authors own papers or other papers will be rejected without review.

Call for Special Sessions

The IJCNN 2017 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference. Special sessions, to be organized by international recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers focused in special, novel, and challenging topics. Fast-developing themes such as Deep Learning, Big Data, or applications to fields like chemistry, biology, computer games, robotics, etc. are examples.

Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the regular sessions. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit a formal proposal using the on-line form of the Special Sessions webpage. Due to large expected number of submissions, please do not directly email the information to the special session co-chairs Derong Liu, University of Chicago & Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, and Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece.

For further details, please refer to

Any questions regarding this proposal can be asked to the Special Session Chairs:
Derong Liu, University of Chicago, USA. E-mail:
Tatiana Tambouriatzis, University of Piraeus, Greece. E-mail:

Call for Competitions

Competitions have long been a valuable component of IJCNN, and have been extremely important over time in identifying breakthroughs (as has been the case with Deep Learning since 2008).

Detailed information can be found on the IJCNN 2017 website at

Contact Chair Juyang (John) Weng, Michigan State University, USA to set up a competition for IJCNN 2017.

Call for Panel Session

Panel sessions provide forums for lively, interactive discussions among world-leading experts in specific areas. Panel Session proposals are solicited in a broad range of areas related to NNs, including but not limited to the following: hot topics and challenges in NNS, such as Deep learning, Big Data, Brain-Computer Interfaces, new generation of AI; history of NNs, with special emphasis on the upcoming 30th birthday of INNS; government funding opportunities; outreach to industry and to sister societies, and many more.

Detailed information can be found on the IJCNN 2017 website at

Contact Chair Robert Kozma, Director of CLION, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA to set up a panel for IJCNN 2017.

Topics and Areas of Interest

The range of topics covered include, but is not limited to, the following.
(See for a more detailed list of topics).
  • Deep learning
  • Neural network theory & models 
  • Computational neuroscience 
  • Cognitive models 
  • Brain-machine interfaces 
  • Embodied robotics 
  • Evolutionary neural systems 
  • Neurodynamics 
  • Neuroinformatics 
  • Neuroengineering 
  • Hardware, memristors 
  • Neural network applications 
  • Machine perception (vision, speech, ...) 
  • Social media 
  • Big data
  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Collective intelligence
  • Hybrid systems
  • Self-aware systems
  • Data mining
  • Sensor networks
  • Agent-based systems
  • Computational biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Artificial life
  • Connectomics
  • Philosophical issues

Sponsoring Organizations

  • INNS - International Neural Network Society
  • IEEE - Computational Intelligence Society

Organizing Committee

The full organizing committee can be found at:

General Chair
  • Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A and M University, USA

Program Chair
  • Christina Jayne, Robert Gordon University, UK

Technical Co-Chairs
  • Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Barbara Hammer, University of Bielefeld, Germany

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