CFP:- Neural Networks: Past, Present, and Future commerating Professor Kohonen

William F. Gilreath (william.gilreath@usm.edu)
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 02:51:12 +0200 (MET DST)

CALL FOR PAPERS

NEURAL NETWORKS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

special issue of International Journal of Computer Research (IJCR)

prepared to commemorate the retirement of Professor Teuvo Kohonen.

Since their return to the mainstream of Computer Science, Neural Networks
have evolved from an overnight sensation to a well regarded tool. But have
their reached their potential and fulfilled promises? And, how well are
they understood?

This may be a good time to take a closer look at these questions. We
are about to start a new millenium and such a moment always is a good
point to reflect on where we are. Also, this summer, one of the
pioneers and most influential thinkers in the field, Professor Teuvo
Kohonen is retiring. IJCR decided to pursue the subject by publishing
a Special Issue and dedicate it to him. We were also lucky as
Professor Kohonen has agreed to write an expository text in which he
will present his own perspective on the past, present and the future
of Neural Networks.

We are inviting contributions covering research in all areas of Neural
Networks and their applications (including historical and overview
papers). Topics of interests are (but not limited to):

- neural networks in philosophical perspective
- theoretical foundations, theory of learning, etc.
- new neural network architectures
- rule extraction
- relation to other fields (e.g. fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms,
evolutionary computing, Bayesian statistics)
- applications of neural networks (including engineering applications)
- VLSI realization of neural networks
- cellular neural networks
- realization of large neural networks on parallel computers

Important deadlines:

paper submission September 15, 1999
final papers March 1, 2000

Paper submission guidelines:

Electronic submission to one of the editors of the special issue (please
contact the editor to discuss the technical details of submission) is
preferred. In case of hard-copy submission, please contact an editor for
more details.

We also would like to indicate that in case when an extremely large number
of high quality submissions will be obtained, a publication of a volume in
the "Advances in Computation. Theory and Practice" book-series will be
considered.

Editors:

Peter G Anderson (pga@cs.rit.edu)
George Antoniou (antoniou@pegasus.montclair.edu)
Valeri Mladenov (valerim@vmei.acad.bg)
Marcin Paprzycki (marcin@orca.st.usm.edu)
Erkki Oja (Erkki.Oja@hut.fi)
Nigel Steele (mtx004@coventry.ac.uk)

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