Call for Papers: 5th ICCNS

Subject: Call for Papers: 5th ICCNS
From: Cynthia Bradford (
Date: Sat Nov 18 2000 - 12:38:17 MET

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***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Tutorials: May 30, 2001
Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Sponsored by Boston University's
Center for Adaptive Systems
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
with financial support from the
National Science Foundation
and the
Office of Naval Research

This interdisciplinary conference has drawn about 300 people from around
the world each time that it has been offered. Last year's conference was
attended by scientists from 28 countries. The conference is structured to
facilitate intense communication between its participants, both in the
formal sessions and during its other activities. As during previous years,
the conference will focus on solutions to the fundamental questions:

How Does the Brain Control Behavior?

How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

The conference will include invited tutorials and lectures, and
contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and
technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to
a changing world. The conference is aimed at researchers and students
of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science,
artificial neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial

A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
highly visible.

Abstract submissions encourage submissions of the latest results.

Costs are kept at a minimum without compromising the quality of
meeting handouts and social events.

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Larry Abbott
Yiannis Aloimonos
Daniel Bullock
Gail Carpenter
Leon Cooper
Ralph Freeman
Rochel Gelman
Wulfram Gerstner
Stephen Grossberg
David Heeger
Richard Ivry
Michael Jordan
Nancy Kopell
Nikos Logothetis
Wolfgang Maass
Henry Markram
Maja Mataric
Christoph Schreiner
Maggie Shiffrar
Wolf Singer
Peter Strick
Allen Waxman


Session Topics:
* vision * spatial mapping and navigation
* object recognition * neural circuit models
* image understanding * neural system models
* audition * mathematics of neural systems
* speech and language * robotics
* unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
* supervised learning * neuromorphic VLSI
* reinforcement and emotion * industrial applications
* sensory-motor control * cognition, planning, and attention
                              * other

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2001. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
28, 2001. A meeting registration fee of $50 for regular attendees and
$35 for students must accompany each Abstract. See Registration
Information for details. The fee will be returned if the Abstract is
not accepted for presentation and publication in the meeting proceedings.
Registration fees of accepted abstracts will be returned on request only
until April 20, 2001.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or similar
font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page only. Fax
submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author name(s),
affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin each Abstract.
An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title of Abstract;
corresponding author and presenting author name, address, telephone, fax,
and email address; and a first and second choice from among the topics
above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work.
Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B).
(Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead,
slide, and VCR facilities will be available for talks.) Abstracts which do
not meet these requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds
will be returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference
proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original and 3
copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston
University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street,
Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To register,
please fill out the registration form below. Student registrations must be
accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or
faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by an Abstract or if paying by
check, mail to the address above. If paying by credit card, mail as above,
or fax to (617) 353-7755, or email to The registration
fee will help to pay for a reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. The
deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2001. Applicants
will be notified by email by February 28, 2001. Each application should
include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email address;
current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name, address, and
email address; relevant courses and other educational data; and a list of
research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD advisor on
official institutional stationery should accompany the application and
summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting. Fellowship
applicants who also submit an Abstract need to include the registration
fee with their Abstract submission. Fellowship checks will be distributed
after the meeting.


Fifth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 30, 2001
Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001
FAX: (617) 353-7755

(Please Type or Print)

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof: _____________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City, State, Postal Code: __________________________________________

Phone and Fax: _____________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________

The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings.
The tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two
coffee breaks.


( ) $75 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $50 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $50 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $35 Conference Only (Student)
( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student)

METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail):

[ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University".
      Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by
      a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible
      for any and all bank charges.

[ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card
      (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only).

Name as it appears on the card: _____________________________________

Type of card: _______________________________________________________

Account number: _____________________________________________________

Expiration date: ____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________

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