ICNN97 FINAL PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

Mary Lou Padgett (pci-inc@aub.mindspring.com)
Wed, 7 May 1997 09:06:38 +0200


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ICNN'97 FINAL PROGRAM
Schedule and Registration (Conference, Tutorials, Tours, Hotel)
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Check our website: http://www.mindspring.com/ICNN97/ for details, final
paper abstracts
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I. SCHEDULE
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SUNDAY, June 8, 1997 TUTORIALS
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9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
T1: Neural Networks for Consciousness. J. G. Taylor: King's College, London
T2: Network ensembles and hybrid systems. Joydeep Ghosh: Univ. of Texas

13:30 - 16:30 PM
T3: Neuro-Fuzzy Recognition System: Concepts, Features and Feasibility.
Sankar K. Pal: Indian Statistical Institute
T4: Learning from Examples : from theory to practice. Don R. Hush:
University of New Mexico

18:00 - 21:00 PM
T5: Principles of Neurobiological Information Processing for
Biology-Inspired Neural Computers. Rolf Eckmiller: University of Bonn
T6: Hybrid Intelligent Information Systems - Models, Tools, Applications.
Nik Kasabov: University of Otago Robert Kozma: Tohoku University
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MONDAY, June 9, 1997
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8:30 - 10:30 Opening Remarks and Plenary Session
Plenary talk (David Waltz: Neural Nets and AI: Time for a Synthesis)
Plenary talk (Jean-Jaques Slotine: Adaptive approximation networks for
stable learning and control)
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:30 8 Parallel sessions of 5 papers each
AP1, SU1, LM1, PR1, TS1, AR1, CI1, SS6
12:30 - 13:50 Lunch Break
13:50 - 15:50 8 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
AP2, SU2, LM2, PR2, TS2, AR2, CI2, EC1
15:50 - 16:10 Tea Break
16:10 - 18:10 4 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
SS1, SS3, SS4, SS5
Also Panel Session: Classical Connectionist Learning
18:30 - 20:30 Opening Reception
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TUESDAY, June 10, 1997
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8:30 - 9:40 Parallel Plenary Talks
Plenary talk (James Bezdek: A geometric approach to edge detection)
Plenary talk (Teuvo Kohonen: Exploration of very large databases by
self-organizing maps)
9:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 8 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
AP3, SU3, LM3, PR3, TS3, OA1, CI3, EC2
12:00 - 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 - 14:30
Plenary talk (Peter Fox: Functional volume models: System level models for
functional neuroimaging)
Plenary talk (Kaoru Hirota: Research and application aspects in soft
computing: History and recent trends in Japan)
14:40 - 16:00 8 Parallel sessions of 4 papers each
AP4, AR3, LM4, EC3, TS4, OA2, SS2.1, SS9.1
16:00 - 16:20 Tea Break
Also
Poster I (starts at 16:00)
ARP1, CIP1, ECP1, OAP1, RVP1, TSP1
16:20 - 18:20 Panel Session: Brain Imaging
Poster Session I (ends at 18:20)
20:00 - 22:00 INNS / SIG Meetings
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WEDNESDAY, June 11, 1997
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8:30 - 9:40 Parallel Plenary Sessions
Plenary talk (Joaquim Fuster: Structure and dynamics of network memory)
Plenary talk (Geoffrey Hinton: Towards neurally plausible Bayesian networks)
9:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 8 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
TS5, SU4, LM5, PR4, BI1, EC4, RV1, EO1
12:00 - 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 - 14:30 Parallel Plenary Sessions
Plenary talk (Karl Pribram: The deep and surface structure of memory)
Plenary talk (Eric Baum: Reinforcement learning by an economy of agents)
14:40 - 16:00 8 Parallel sessions of 4 papers each
AR4, AP5, CS1, EO2, OA3, SS8, SS2.2, SS9.2
16:00 - 16:20 Tea Break
Poster II (starts at 16:00)
APP2, BIP2, CSP2, EOP2, LMP2, PRP2, SUP2
16:20 - 18:20 Panel Session: Creativity
Poster Session II (ends at 18:20)
19:00 - 22:00 BANQUET
Presentation of IEEE Fellowship Awards by the President of the IEEE Neural
Networks Council, Dr. James C. Bezdek
Banquet talk (Robert J. Marks II: Neural Networks, reduction to practice)
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THURSDAY, June 12, 1997
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8:30 - 9:40 Plenary Session
Plenary talk (Paul Werbos: From neuro-control to brain-like intelligence)
9:40 - 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 8 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
BI2, SU5, TS6, EO3, PR5, EC5, OA4, SS7.1
also

12:00 - 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 - 15:20 8 Parallel sessions of 6 papers each
CS2, SU6, AP6, RV2, PR6, EC6, OA5, SS7.2
also
Tours

ADJOURN
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ICNN'97 PAPER LISTS are on the web site

* Note Two Letter Abbreviations for Sessions:
AP Applications
SU Supervised/Unsupervised Learning
LM Learning and Memory
BI Biological Neural Nets
CS Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience
EO Electronics and Optical Implementation
PR Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
RV Robotics and Vision
OA Optimization and Associative Memory
TS Speech Processing, Time Series and Filtering
AR Architectures
CI Computational Intelligence
SS Special Sessions
SS1: Adaptive Critic Designs
SS2: Visual System Models & Prostheses
SS3: Adaptive Applications
SS4: Linguistic Rule Extraction
SS5: Intelligent Control Theory & Applications
SS6: NN Appl. for Monitoring of Complex Systems
SS7: Biomedical Applications
SS8: Sensors and Biosensors
SS9: Knowledge-based Methods in NN
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ICNN97 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
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1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks
June 9-12, 1997
Westin Galleria Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Circle One: Dr. Mr. Ms.
Last Name:____________________________________ First Name:
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IEEE or INNS Membership Number: _______________________________ Affiliation:
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(Must be current to qualify for discount. Email questions to:
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Mailing Address:
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Phone: __________________________ Fax: __________________________ Email:
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Information to Appear on Badge: (First Name or "Nickname")
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Conference Registration Fees:
Early Rate Late Rate
(Before May 9, 1997) (After May 9, 1997)
IEEE or INNS Members $375 $450
Non-Members $425 $550
Students* $110 $150
* A letter from the Department Head to verify full-time student status at
the time of registration is required. At the conference, all students must
present a current student ID with picture. Student registration does not
include the banquet.
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TUTORIALS
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Tutorial Registration Fees:
(Tutorials June 8, 1997)
One Tutorial $300
Two Tutorials $450
Three Tutorials $550
Student - One Tutorial $300
Student - Two Tutorials $450
Student - Three Tutorials $550
Tutorial Selection: (Circle desired tutorials)
Morning Tutorials: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
T1 "Neural Networks for Conciousness"
T2 "Network Ensembles and Hybrid Systems"
Afternoon Tutorials: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
T3 "Neuro-Fuzzy Recognition System: Concepts, Features and Feasibility
T4 "Learning from Examples: From Theory to Practice"
Evening Tutorials: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
T5 "Principles of Neurobiological Information Processing for
Biology-Inspired Neural Computers"
T6 "Hybrid Intelligent Information Systems - Models, Tools, Applications"
Tutorial Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Please make check payable to: ICNN 97
Or indicate credit card payment(s) enclosed
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Credit Card No.: _____________________________________________ Exp. Date:
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Signature: ___________________________________________________
For Credit Card Registration Only, Fax to: (714) 752-7444
Registrations by check/money order must be mailed.
Payments Enclosed:
Registration Fees: U.S. $ ________________________
Tutorial Fees: U.S. $ ________________________
Additional Proceedings: U.S. $ ________________________
GRAND TOTAL: U.S. $ ________________________
IMPORTANT NOTE:
All registrations are fully processed only after payment is received.
Payments made for registrations after the early deadline (May 9, 1997) are
subject to the late registration fee. Cancellations received in writing by
Meeting Management by May 1, 1997 will receive a refund, minus a $100
administrative charge. No refunds will be issued after that date, although
substitutions may be made any time before June 5, 1997 by faxing/mailing the
substitute registrant's name to Meeting Management. All other substitutions
and registrations after June 5, 1997 must be handled on-site.
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Please mail or fax your completed Conference Registration form, along with
your payment to:
ICNN 97
Meeting Management
2603 Main Street, Suite 690
Irvine, CA 92614, USA
Phone: (714) 712-8205; FAX: (714) 752-7444; Email: MeetingMgt@aol.com
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ICNN97 TOURS
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TOUR #1: Space Center Houston
TOUR #2: Moody Gardens
TOUR #3: Theater Museum Districts
TOUR #4: Virtual Environment Technology Laboratory
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TOUR #1: Space Center Houston
A state-of-the-art education and entertainment complex designed by Walt
Disney Imagineering. The magical adventure begins in Space Center Plaza
where a space shuttle mock up welcomes you. Exhibits and demonstrations let
you land a space shuttle by computer simulation, touch a real moon rock, and
listen to communications between Mission Control and astronaut crews on
board the space shuttle. In Destiny Theater, relive the great moments of the
space program in the film "On Human Destiny." Adjacent to the complex is
Johnson Space Center (JSC), home to the famed Mission Control Center and
Rocket Park, the outdoor home of retired flight hardware too huge to house
indoors. There will be a technical tour to JSC by NASA engineers. For the
technical tour the attendees must be either US citizen or permanent resident.
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TOUR #2: Moody Gardens
Traveling to the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston is an
ultimate treat. Housing a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, cliffs and
caverns, the 10-story glass pyramid, open daily, holds more than 2,000
species of exotic plants, animals, tropical fish and butterflies. Also on
the grounds are the 3-D IMAX Theater, the white sand Palm Beach, the Colonel
Paddlewheel Boat, the fascinating Bat Cave, and acres of lush gardens to
explore.
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TOUR #3: Theater Museum Districts
Flocked by striking, contemporary architecture of downtown Houston, the
Theater District covers ten square blocks of the city's central business
district and is home to five of the country's most innovative performing
arts companies. The Museum District, a lovely oak-lined area near Hermann
Park an the Texas Medical Center, is anchored by the Museum of Fine Arts,
the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Children's Museum of Houston, the nearby
Menil Collection and the Museum of Natural Science. Two intriguing new
museums to the area are the Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Health and
Medical Science.
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TOUR #4: Virtual Environment Technology Laboratory
The Virtual Environment Technology Laboratory (VETL) is a joint enterprise
of the University of Houston and NASA/Johnson Space Center. The laboratory's
objectives include research and development activities utilizing virtual
environments in (1) scientific/ engineering data visualization, (2)
training, and (3) education. With a complement of over three million dollars
in high performance computing and display equipment, and this region's only
CAVE (a cube, ten feet on a side, with four display surfaces for total
immersion), the VETL is advancing the state-of-the-art in virtual
environment technology. The VETL is capable of displaying the visual
components of virtual environments via monitors, stereoscopic head-mounted
displays (HMDs), and projection displays. Demonstrations will include
interactive immersive virtual environments in the CAVE and Flogiston
"flostation" as well as 3-D modeling.
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TOUR REGISTRATION FORM
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I am interested in attending:
(circle one)
Tour #1 Tour #2 Tour #3 Tour #4
Name:______________________________________________________

(First) (Last)
Address:______________________________________________________

(Street Address) (City) (State) (Zip)
Phone: ________________________________ Fax: ____________________________
Social Security Number (Space Center attendees only):
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices for tours have not been finalized. Please fill out
this form if you are interested in attending a tour. Tour fee information
will be included on your registration confirmation letter.
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Please mail your completed Tour form to:
ICNN 97
Meeting Management
2603 Main Street, Suite 690
Irvine, CA 92614, USA
Phone: (714) 712-8205; FAX: (714) 752-7444; Email: MeetingMgt@aol.com
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ICNN97 HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE VENUE
The Conference will be held in the Westin Galleria Hotel, located in The
Galleria complex, a glass enclosed entertainment/shopping center with over
350 retail stores in the heart of uptown Houston. Houston, Texas is
America's fourth largest city and is also the capital of the international
energy industry, the largest international port in North America, and the
headquarters for America's Mann Space Flight Effort. Houston is also home of
the world's largest medical center--a burgeoning Mecca of multicultural arts
which also defines the colorful nature of this city.
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TRAVEL INFORMATION
Houston boasts two major international airports: Houston Intercontinental
and Hobby. Houston Intercontinental Airport is the eighth largest airport
system in the United States for international travel. It has three modern
terminals connected by a state-of-the-art subway system. Hobby Airport
offers full US and regional service with easy access to all parts of the city.
Travel is very convenient, with many non-stop flights and easy connections
from other major cities, as Houston is a hub for many airlines. ICNN
attendees will find that flexible flight schedules and low fares await them
in Houston. For special discounted rates, contact Nationwide Travel at (714)
847-1788. Be sure to identify yourself as an IEEE ICNN 97 attendee.
Round trip shuttle bus service to both airports is available through Airport
Express, which provides passenger pick-up and drop-off at both the Westin
Galleria and The Westin Oaks Hotels. The cost of a one-way fare to Houston
Intercontinental Airport is $16.00, and the airport is approximately 25
miles from the Galleria area. A flat rate taxi fare is $35.00 each way to
Houston Intercontinental Airport. Approximate travel time is one hour.
The one-way shuttle bus fare to Hobby Airport is $11.00. Hobby Airport is
approximately 20 miles from the Galleria area and taxi fare is $26.00 each
way. Approximate travel time is 45 minutes.
Service to both airports funs every hour on the hour, from 5:30am to 7pm
from the hotel. Reservations are required only for your return trip to the
airport from the hotel.
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HOTEL RESERVATION FORM
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1997 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS June 8-12, 1997
Westin Galleria Hotel
5060 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713) 960-8100 Fax: (713) 960-6549
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CALL MEETING MANAGEMENT AT (714) 752-8205
OR DR. KARAYIANNIS (713)743-4436 !
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Rates: $119.00 Single or Double Occupancy
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$15.00 for each additional person in the room.
Discounted rates are available to attendees three days prior and three days
after the dates of the conference. Reservations must be received by May 18,
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