USA-NIS Neurocomputing Opportunities Workshop

Dmitry Gorodnichy (dmitri@cs.ualberta.ca)
Sat, 3 Jul 1999 15:24:47 +0200 (MET DST)

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USA-NIS Neurocomputing Opportunities Workshop

Washington,DC, July 12-17, 1999

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation of the USA and Applied
Computational Intelligence Lab, TTU

Associated with the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks,
IJCNN'99

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USA - Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Neurocomputing
Opportunities Workshop

The workshop is intended to get together leading researchers in the field
of Neural Networks studies from USA and New Independent States of the
Former Soviet Union.

It is well known, that the USSR indeed have had great potential in
science and technology, evidenced by outstanding technological
achievements (first sputniks, etc.). At the break of 80-s a bunch of
Research and Technological programs in general direction of Neural
Bionics has been launched in the USSR. This move of Soviet authorities
was undertaken a bit ahead of the world Neural Network Boom of the late
80-s - early 90-s. Interesting pioneering results were obtained and
substantial scientific potential has been attracted into this field.
However, the new development began in the epoch of dramatic political
changes the former USSR, and former Soviet scientists in the new field
have had few chances to meet colleagues from International community.
Since that time Russian Neural Network science (i.e. Russian speaking
science of the former USSR) is tremendously under-represented in all
International (excluding rare events in Russia) Neural Network Forums.

In spite of the fact that many Russian researchers have flown abroad, the
science in Neural Networks still survives and makes progress in the
Former Soviet Union. There are working groups in Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, St.
Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhnij Novgorod and at least in
a dozen of other cities, where more or less intense NN research are on
the way. There are annual conferences and other national forums on this
topic in Moscow and Krasnoyarsk and less frequent, than annual,
conferences in Yalta (Crimea, Ukraine), St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and
other cities. The aim of the USA - NIS workshop is to get together
leading researchers in the field in both countries in order to identify
one or several research and technological topics, where joint efforts
could be of maximal use. Publication of the forum proceedings will be
provided in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
and a bunch of proposals for joint research is anticipated to result from
the meeting.

General Chair: Program Chair:
Donald C. Wunsch II, Witali L.
Applied Computational Intelligence Dunin-Barkowski,
Lab, Computational
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Intelligence Lab,
TX 79409-3102, USA. Texas Tech University,
e-mail: Dwunsch@aol.com Lubbock,
Co-Chair: TX 79409-3102, USA, and
Alexander N. Gorban, Information Transmission
Institute of Computational Modeling, Problems Institute,
Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of
Russian Academy of Science Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
e-mail: gorban@post.krascience.rssi.ru e-mail: wldb@coe.ttu.edu

* The admission to the workshop is free for the attendees of the IJCNN'99
conference.

* The Technical Program of the workshop, which contains the abstracts and
the information on the speakers, can be found at the workshop's webpage
http://www.acil.ttu.edu/conferences/TECHPRO.htm

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Dmitry O. Gorodnichy, Ph.D.
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Computer Vision Labs
Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1
http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~dmitri
Fax. (780)-492-1074, Tel. (780)-492-2821

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