Can anyone help me unsbcribe? This is way over my head!

delonzor@ix.netcom.com
Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:01:54 +0200


Michel Verleysen wrote:
>
> ********************************************************
> * 4th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks *
> * *
> * Bruges - April 24-25-26, 1996 *
> * *
> * Preliminary Program *
> * *
> ********************************************************
>
> This e-mail contains all information concerning the 4th European
> Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, to be held in Bruges, Belgium,
> on 24-25-26 April, 1996:
> - general information about the conference
> - the full programme
> - the committees
> - practical information
> - how to register
>
> The same information is available through WWW at the following address:
> http://www.dice.ucl.ac.be/neural-nets/ESANN/ESANN96.html
>
> ------------
> - Foreword -
> ------------
>
> Since its resurgence in the early 80s, the field of artificial neural
> networks is rapidly moving. There was first an important, and sometimes
> exaggerated, interest for neural techniques which were used in any kind of
> application where conventional methods failed. Then, in the late 80s,
> people began to realize that neural networks are not the miraculous
> solution to all problems.
>
> The truth is certainly somewhere between these two extremes: there is no
> doubt that neural networks are an important step towards new data analysis
> and function approximation tools, but they have to be used in appropriate
> situations, and a deep knowledge of their properties, both theoretical and
> practical, is necessary.
>
> The purpose of the ESANN series of conferences is to present the latest
> results in the fundamental aspects of artificial neural networks. The
> fourth European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks will be organized
> in Bruges, on 24-26 April 1996. It will cover most of the main
> theoretical, mathematical and fundamental new developments of the field:
> learning, models, approximation of functions, classification, control,
> signal processing, biology, self-organization and many other topics will be
> treated during the conference.
>
> The program committee selected about 50% of the submitted papers; this
> severe selection guarantees the high quality of the presentations. Besides
> these presentations, three invited speakers (Bernd Fritzke, Nicolas
> Franceschini and Juha Karhunen) will present the state-of-the-art and the
> recent developments in some particular aspects of the topics covered by the
> conference.
>
> The steering and program committees of ESANN'96 are pleased to invite you
> to participate to this symposium. More than a formal conference presenting
> the last developments in the field, ESANN'96 will be also a forum for open
> discussions, round tables and opportunities for future collaborations. We
> hope to have the pleasure to meet you in April, in the splendid town of
> Bruges, one of the most beautiful mediaeval cities in the world.
>
> -------------------------------
> - Programme of the conference -
> -------------------------------
>
> Wednesday 24th April 1996
> -------------------------
>
> 8H30 Registration
>
> 9H00 Opening session
>
> Session 1: Learning and generalization 1
> Chairman: H. Paugam-Moisy (E.N.S. Lyon, France)
>
> 9H10 "Synaptic efficiency modulations for context integration: The meta
> ODWE architecture"
> N. Pican
> INRIA Lorraine (France)
>
> 9H30 "Using a Meta Neural Network for RPROP parameter adaptation"
> C. McCormack
> University College Cork (Ireland)
>
> 9H50 "On unlearnable problems -or- A model for premature saturation in
> backpropagation learning"
> C. Goerick, W. von Seelen
> Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
>
> 10H10 "Regulated Activation Weights Neural Network (RAWN)"
> H.A.B. te Braake*, H.J.L. van Can*, G. van Straten**, H.B.
> Verbruggen*
> *Delft Univ. of Technology (The Netherlands)
> ** Wageningen Agricultural Univ. (The Netherlands)
>
> 10H30 "Praticing Q-learning"
> J. Bruske, I. Ahrns, G. Sommer
> Christian Albrechts Univ. of Kiel (Germany)
>
> 10H50 Coffee break
>
> Session 2: Recurrent models
> Chairman: W. Duch (Nicholas Copernicus Univ., Poland)
>
> 11H30 "Adaptative time constants improve the dynamic features of
> recurrent neural networks"
> J.-P. Draye*, D. Pavisic*, G. Cheron**, G. Libert*
> * Fac. Polyt. Mons (Belgium), **Univ. of Brussels (Belgium)
>
> 11H50 "An adaptive technique for pattern recognition by the random neural
> network"
> M. Mokhtari*,**, H. Akdag**,***
> *IUT de Reims, **Univ. Paris V, ***Univ. Paris VI (France)
>
> 12H10 "Negative initial weights improve learning in recurrent neural
> networks"
> D. Pavisic, J.-P. Draye, R. Teran, G. Calderon, G. Cheron, G.
> Libert
> Fac. Polyt. Mons (Belgium)
>
> 12H30 Lunch
>
> Session 3: Fuzzy neural networks
> Chairman: M. Verleysen (Univ. Cath. de Louvain, Belgium)
>
> 14H00 "The extraction of Sugeno fuzzy rules from neural networks"
> A.L. Cechin, U. Epperlein, W. Rosenstiel, B. Koppenhoefer
> Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
>
> 14H20 Neural versus neurofuzzy systems for credit approval
> S. Piramuthu
> Univ. of Florida (USA)
>
> Invited paper:
> 14H40 B. Fritzke (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
> "Growing self-organizing networks - Why ?"
>
> 15H25 coffee break
>
> Session 4: Self-organizing maps
> Chairman: B. Fritzke (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany)
>
> 16H00 "Identification of gait patterns with self-organizing maps based on
> ground reaction force"
> M. Kohle, D. Merkl
> Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
>
> 16H20 "A self-organizing map for analysis of high-dimensional feature
> spaces with clusters of highly differing feature density"
> S. Schunemann, B. Michaelis
> Otto-von-Guericke Univ. Magdeburg (Germany)
>
> 16H40 "Quantization vs Organization in the Kohonen S.O.M."
> J.-C. Fort*, G. Pagès**
> *Univ. Nancy I & Univ. Paris I (France)
> **Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie & Univ. Paris XII (France)
>
> 17H00 "On global self-organizing maps"
> W. Duch, A. Naud
> Nicholas Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
>
> 17H20 "On the critical points of the 1-dimensional competitive learning
> vector quantization algorithm"
> D. Lamberton*, G. Pages**
> *Univ. Marne-la-Vallée, **Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie & Univ. Paris
> XII (France)
>
> 17H40 "A Kohonen map representation to avoid misleading interpretations"
> M. Cottrell*, E. de Bodt**
> *Univ. Paris I (France), Univ. Cat. Louvain (Belgium)
>
> Thursday 25th April 1996
> ------------------------
>
> Session 5: Incremental learning
> Chairman: T.W.S. Chow (City University of Hong Kong)
>
> 9H00 "FlexNet - A flexible neural network construction algorithm"
> K. Mohraz, P. Protzel
> FORWISS, Germany
>
> 9H20 "Incremental category learning in a real world artifact using
> growing dynamic cell structures"
> C. Scheier
> Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
>
> 9H40 "Towards constructive and destructive dynamic network
> configuration"
> S. Wermter, M. Meurer
> Univ. of Hamburg (Germany)
>
> 10H00 "Combining sigmoids and radial basis functions in evolutive neural
> architectures"
> R. Chentouf, C. Jutten
> I.N.P. Grenoble (France)
>
> 10H20 Coffee break
>
> Invited paper:
> 11H00 N. Franceschini (CNRS Marseilles, France)
> "Biologically inspired eye movements for visually guided navigation
> of mobile robots", F. Mura, N. Martin, N. Franceschini
>
> Session 6: Classification
> Chairman: J. Vandewalle (Kat. Univ. Leuven, Belgium)
>
> 11H45 "A novel two-layer neural network classifier"
> G. Qiu
> Univ. of Derby (United Kingdom)
>
> 12H05 "Representation of obstacles in a neural network based classifier
> system"
> N.R. Ball
> Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
>
> 12H25 "Investigating lexical access using neural nets"
> M. Patel
> Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
>
> 12H45 Lunch
>
> Session 7: Mathematical aspects of neural networks
> Chairman: J.C. Fort (Univ. Nancy I & Univ. Paris I, France)
>
> 14H00 "Rates of approximation of real-valued boolean functions by neural
> networks"
> K. Hlavackova, V. Kurkova
> Acad. of Sciences (Czech Republic)
>
> 14H20 "Bounds on the degree of high order binary perceptrons"
> E. Mayoraz
> IDIAP (Switzerland)
>
> 14H40 "A fast Bayesian algorithm for Boolean functions synthesis by means
> of perceptron networks"
> A. Catala Mallofre*, J. Aguilar-Martin*,**, B. Morcego Seix*, N.
> Piera i Carrete*
> *Univ. Polit. Catalunya (Spain), **LAAS-CNRS (France)
>
> 15H00 "Accomodating relevance in neural networks"
> H. Wang, D. Bell
> Univ. of Ulster at Jordanstown (United Kingdom)
>
> 15H20 Coffee break
>
> Session 8: Natural and artificial vision
> Chairman: N. Franceschini (CNRS Marseilles, France)
>
> 16H00 "Neural network for visual contrast detection"
> E. Littmann*, H. Neumann*, L. Pessoa**
> *Univ. of Ulm (Germany), **Univ. Federale Rio (Brazil)
>
> 16H20 "Application of high-order Boltzmann machines in OCR"
> A. de la Hera, M. Grana, A. D'Anjou, F.X. Albizuri
> UPV San Sebastian (Spain)
>
> 16H40 "Simulation of an inner plexiform layer neural circuit in
> vertebrate retina leads to sustained and transient excitation"
> G. Maguire, X. Yang
> Univ. of Texas (USA)
>
> 17H00 "Analysis of visual information by receptivc field dynamics"
> C. Born
> Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
>
>
> 17H20 "Neurotransmitterdynamics in a model of a movement detecting visual
> system"
> H.A.K. Mastebroek
> Groningen Univ. (The Netherlands)
>
> 20H00 Conference dinner
>
> Friday 26th April 1996
> ----------------------
>
> Session 9: Neural networks and statistics
> Chairman: G. Pagès (Univ. Paris VI, France)
>
> 9H00 "Recurrent least square learning for quasi-parallel principal
> component analysis"
> W. Kasprzak, A. Cichocki
> RIKEN Frontier Research (Japan)
>
> 9H20 "Understanding data by neural and statistical tools"
> A. Guerin-Dugue, C. Avilez-Cruz, P.M. Palagi
> I.N.P. Grenoble (France)
>
> 9H40 "Error rate estimation via cross-validation and learning curve
> theory"
> A. Varfis, L. Corleto
> CEC Joint Research Center Ispra (Italy)
>
> 10H00 "Maximum covariance method for weight initialization of multilayer
> perceptron network"
> M. Lehtokangas*, P. Korpisaari**, K. Kaski**
> *Nokia Research Center, **Tampere Univ. of Tech. (Finland)
>
> 10H20 Coffee break
>
> Invited paper:
> 11H00 J. Karhunen (Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland)
> "Neural approaches to independent component analysis and source
> separation"
>
> Session 10: Learning and generalization 2
> Chairman: E. Mayoraz (IDIAP Martigny, Switzerland)
>
> 11H40 "Constraining of weights using regularities"
> J.N. Kok*, E. Marchiori*,**, M. Marchiori***, C. Rossi****
> *Univ. of Leiden (The Netherlands), **CWI (The Netherlands),
> ***Univ. of Padova (Italy), ****Univ. of Venezia (Italy)
>
> 12H00 "Regularization and neural computation: application to aerial
> images analysis"
> E. Schaeffer, P. Bourret, S. Montrozier
> ONERA-CERT (France)
>
> 12H20 Lunch
>
> Session 10: Learning and generalization 2 (continued)
> Chairman: E. Mayoraz (IDIAP Martigny, Switzerland)
>
> 14H00 "An algorithm for training multilayer networks on non-numerical
> data"
> W. Kowalczyk
> Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
>
> 14H20 "A correlation-based network for real-time processing"
> J. Ngole
> Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
>
> 14H40 "Evolving neural network learning behaviours with set-based
> chromosomes"
> S.M. Lucas
> Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
>
> 15H00 coffee break
>
> Session 11: Prediction
> Chairman: M. Cottrell (Univ. Paris I, France)
>
> 15H30 "Neural network application: rainfall forecasting system in Hong
> Kong"
> T.W.S. Chow, S. Cho
> City Univ. of Hong-Kong
>
> 15H50 "Prediction of dynamical systems with composition networks"
> Y. Moreau, J. Vandewalle
> Kat. Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
>
> 16H10 "Fast signal recognition and detection using ART1 neural networks
> and nonlinear preprocessing units based on time delay embeddings"
> R. Dogaru, A.T. Murgan, C. Comaniciu
> Polyt. Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
>
> 16H30 "An analysis of the metric structure of the weight space of
> feedforward networks and its application to time series modeling and
> prediction"
> A. Ossen, S.M. Rüger
> Tech. Univ. Berlin (Germany)
>
> 16H50 "Time series prediction using neural networks and its application
> to artificial human walking"
> R.S. Venema, A. Ypma, J.A.G. Nijhuis, L. Spaanenburg
> Rijksuniv. Groningen (The Netherlands)
>
> --------------
> - Committees -
> --------------
>
> Steering and local committee
> ----------------------------
>
> Francois Blayo Univ. Paris I (F)
> Marie Cottrell Univ. Paris I (F)
> Jeanny Hérault INPG Grenoble (F)
> Bernard Manderick Vrije Univ. Brussel (B)
> Eric Noldus Univ. Gent (B)
> Joos Vandewalle KUL Leuven (B)
> Michel Verleysen UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)
>
> Scientific committee
> --------------------
>
> Edoardo Amaldi Cornell Univ. (USA)
> Agnes Babloyantz Univ. Libre Bruxelles (B)
> Herve Bourlard FPMS Mons (B)
> Joan Cabestany Univ. Polit. de Catalunya (E)
> Dave Cliff University of Sussex (UK)
> Holk Cruse Universitat Bielefeld (D)
> Dante Del Corso Politecnico di Torino (I)
> Wlodek Duch Nicholas Copernicus Univ. (PL)
> Marc Duranton Philips / LEP (F)
> Jean-Claude Fort Universite Nancy I (F)
> Bernd Fritzke Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (D)
> Karl Goser Universitat Dortmund (D)
> Manuel Grana UPV San Sebastian (E)
> Kurt Hornik Techische Univ. Wien (A)
> Christian Jutten INPG Grenoble (F)
> Vera Kurkova Acad. of Science of the Czech Rep. (CZ)
> Jean-Didier Legat UCL Louvain-la-Neuve (B)
> Hans-Peter Mallot Max-Planck Institut (D)
> Eddy Mayoraz IDIAP Martigny (CH)
> Jean Arcady Meyer Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (F)
> Jose Mira Mira UNED (E)
> Pietro Morasso Univ. of Genoa (I)
> Jean-Pierre Nadal Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (F)
> Erkki Oja Helsinky University of Technology (FIN)
> Gilles Pages Université Paris VI (F)
> Helene Paugam-Moisy Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon (F)
> Alberto Prieto Universitad de Granada (E)
> Pierre Puget LETI Grenoble (F)
> Ronan Reilly University College Dublin (IRE)
> Tamas Roska Hungarian Academy of Science (H)
> Jean-Pierre Rospars INRA Versailles (F)
> Jean-Pierre Royet Universite Lyon 1 (F)
> John Stonham Brunel University (UK)
> John Taylor King's College London (UK)
> Vincent Torre Universita di Genova (I)
> Claude Touzet IUSPIM Marseilles (F)
> Marc Van Hulle KUL Leuven (B)
> Christian Wellekens Eurecom Sophia-Antipolis (F)
>
> -----------
> - Support -
> -----------
>
> ESANN'96 is organized with the support of:
> - UCL (Universite Catholique de Louvain - Louvain-la-Neuve)
> - REGARDS (Research Group on Algorithmic, Related Devices and Systems -
> UCL)
> - Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (National Fund for
> Scientific Research)
> - IEEE Region 8
>
> --------------------------
> - Conference information -
> --------------------------
>
> Registration fees for symposium
> -------------------------------
>
> registration before registration after
> 22nd March 1996 22nd March 1996
> Universities BEF 15500 BEF 16500
> Industries BEF 19500 BEF 20500
>
> Registration fees include attendance to all sessions, the ESANN'96 dinner,
> a copy of the conference proceedings, daily lunches (24-26 April '96), and
> coffee breaks twice a day during the symposium.
>
> Advance registration is mandatory.
>
> Advance payments (see registration form) must be made to the conference
> secretariat by bank transfer on a Belgian bank (free of charges), by bank
> transfer from a bank abroad account (add BEF 500 for processing fees) or by
> sending a cheque (add BEF 500 for processing fees). Bank transfers and
> cheques must be made out in Belgian francs.
>
> Language
> --------
>
> The official language of the conference is English. It will be used for
> all printed material, presentations and discussions.
>
> Proceedings
> -----------
>
> A copy of the proceedings will be provided to all conference registrants.
> All technical papers will be included in the proceedings.
> Additional copies of the proceedings may be purchased at the following
> rates:
> ESANN'96 proceedings: BEF 2000
> ESANN'95 proceedings: BEF 2000
> ESANN'94 proceedings: BEF 2000
> ESANN'93 proceedings: BEF 1500.
> Add BEF 500 to any single or multiple order for p.&p. and bank charges.
> Please write to the conference secretariat to order proceedings.
>
> Conference dinner
> -----------------
>
> A dinner will be offered on Thursday 25th to all conference registrants in
> a famous and typical place of Bruges. Additional vouchers for the dinner
> may be purchased on Wednesday 24th at the conference.
>
> Cancellation
> ------------
>
> If cancellation is received by 31th March 1996, 50% of the registration
> fees will be returned. Cancellation received after this date will not be
> entitled to any refund.
>
> Conference secretariat
> ----------------------
>
> D facto conference services phone: + 32 2 245 43 63
> 45 rue Masui fax: + 32 2 245 46 94
> B-1210 Brussels - Belgium E-mail: esann@dice.ucl.ac.be
>
> -----------------------
> - General information -
> -----------------------
>
> Bruges, Belgium
> ---------------
>
> Bruges is unique in Europe : a living city of human proportions where you
> can wander to your heart's content in virtually unspoiled surroundings.
> Know as the Venice of the North because of its network of canals and its
> narrow streets with their typical facades, this city takes you back to long
> forgotten times ! Admire Bruges by boat or on foot to get a new
> perspective of what most people agree is "Europe's best preserved mediaeval
> city". Enjoy the Flemish cuisine at any level from exclusive restaurant to
> cheaper - but good - bistro and their Flemish cuisine.
>
> Bruges is situated at about 100 km. from Brussels, and can very easily be
> reached by train from Brussels main stations.
>
> Hotel accommodation
> -------------------
>
> Special rates for participants to ESANN'96 have been arranged at the
> NOVOTEL HOTEL (3 stars), and at the IBIS HOTEL.
>
> The Novotel hotel is situated close from Bruges station, and near to the
> center of the town. It includes a restaurant, a bar/brasserie, and a
> swimming pool. The conference will be held in this hotel. There is a
> public parking under the hotel.
> Single room BEF 3800
> Double room or twin room BEF 4700
> NOVOTEL phone: +32 50 33 75 33
> Katelijnestraat 65B fax: +32 50 33 65 56
> B-8000 Brugge - Belgium
>
> The Ibis Hotel is situated a few meters from the Novotel hotel.
> Single room BEF 3000
> Double room or twin room BEF 3200
> IBIS phone: + 32 50 33 75 75
> Katelijnestraat 65A fax: + 32 50 33 64 19
> B-8000 Brugge - Belgium
>
> Prices for both hotels include breakfast, taxes and service, and are only
> valid for rooms booked through the enclosed booking form. Rooms can only
> be confirmed upon receipt of booking form (see at the end of this booklet)
> and deposit. Rooms must be booked before 31 March 1996.
>
> A list of other low-category hotels and contact phone and fax numbers is
> available on request (by fax only) at the conference secretariat. Booking
> will not be assumed by the conference secretariat for these hotels.
>
> Conference location
> -------------------
>
> The conference will be held at the Novotel hotel.
> Novotel hotel
> Katelijnestraat 65B
> B - 8000 Brugge
>
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>
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> must be given to the registration desk of the conference to get entry
> badge, proceedings and all materials.
>
> Registration fees include attendance to all sessions, the ESANN'96 dinner,
> a copy of the conference proceedings, daily lunches (24-26 April '96), and
> coffee breaks twice a day during the symposium.
>
> Advance registration is mandatory.
>
> Hotel booking
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>
> Hotel NOVOTEL (3 stars) - Katelijnestraat 65B - 8000 Brugge
> Single room : BEF 3800
> Double room (large bed) : BEF 4700
> Twin room (2 beds) : BEF 4700
>
> Hotel IBIS - Katelijnestraat 65A - 8000 Brugge
> Single room : BEF 3000
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>
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> Belgium
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