IJCNN 2017 - International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

May 14-19, 2017, Anchorage, Alaska
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IMPORTANT : Special Session, Competition, and Panel Sessions are due NOW - September 15, 2016! Please get them in immediately.

Come and join us for the 30th anniversary of IJCNN, 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 have 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.

Important Dates :

Special session, competition, & panel proposals:

September 15, 2016

Tutorial & Workshop proposals:

October 15, 2016

Paper submission deadline:

November 15, 2016

Paper Decision notification:

January 20, 2017

Camera-ready submission:

February 20, 2017

Call for Papers - While a short list of IJCNN topics is provided below, authors should click on our Call for Papers link for a much more detailed list of the topics, and a link to guidelines for paper submissions.

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 internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers focused in special, novel, challenging, and emerging topics. Fast-developing themes such as Deep Learning, Big Data, or applications to fields like chemistry, biology, brain research 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 Special Session proposal form. For any questions, please contact the special session co-chairs Derong Liu, University of Chicago & Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, and Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece.

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). Instructions for submissions are on the competitions web-page. For further questions, contact Chair Juyang (John) Weng, Michigan State University, USA to set up a competition for IJCNN 2017.

Call for Panel Sessions - 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. See the panel sessions web-page for instructions. If you need further information, contact Chair Robert Kozma, Director of CLION, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA .

Plenary Speakers The following high-profile neural network leaders have been confirmed as Plenary Speakers, with more to come!
Stephen Grossberg - Wang Professor of Cognitive & Neural Systems, Boston University. Stephen is a Founding President of INNS, Founding Editor-In-Chief, Neural Networks journal, Founder & General Chairman ICCNS conference, 1997-2013. Recipient of the INNS Helmholtz award, IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award, and the 2017 IEEE Rosenblatt award.
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins - Associate Professor and leader of the Laboratory for Progress at the University of Michigan, Sloan Research Fellow, recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Young Investigator awards from the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research one.
Christof Koch - Head of the K-Lab and Professor of Biology and Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA.
Jose Principe - BellSouth Professor, Director of the Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, University of Florida, USA. Jose is a Past-President of the INNS, and a recipient of the INNS Gabor award and the IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award.
Hava Siegelmann - Lab Director, Professor of Computer Science, and Core Member of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. DARPA program manager, and 2016 INNS Hebb Award recipient.
Paul Werbos - Past-President of the INNS, recipient of the INNS Hebb award and the IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award. He served as program director in the National Science Foundation for several years.

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. ..."Visit Anchorage

General topic categories are listed below. See the Call for Papers web-page for a more detailed listing :
  • Deep Learning
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cognitive models
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Embodied robotics
  • Evolutionary neural systems
  • Neurodynamics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Connectomics
  • Big Data
  • Neural network theory & models
  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Collective intelligence
  • Hybrid systems
  • Self-aware systems
  • Data mining
  • Sensor networks
  • Hardware, memristors
  • Agent-based systems
  • Neural network applications
  • Machine perception
  • Social media
  • Computational biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Artificial life
  • Philosophical issues

Start thinking about your paper submissions. We are looking forward to seeing you in Alaska!!

Yoonsuck Choe, General Chair
Texas A and M University
Director, Brain Networks Laboratory
Chrisina Jayne, Program Chair
Robert Gordon University, UK
Head of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media

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