Lee Giles (
Mon, 10 May 1999 20:11:14 +0200 (MET DST)


Neural Information Processing Systems -- Natural and Synthetic
Monday November 29 - Saturday December 4, 1999
Denver, Colorado

This is the thirteenth meeting of an interdisciplinary conference
which brings together cognitive scientists, computer scientists,
engineers, neuroscientists, physicists, and mathematicians interested
in all aspects of neural processing and computation. The conference
will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of
refereed papers. The conference is single track and is highly
selective. Preceding the main session, there will be one day of
tutorial presentations (November 29), and following it there will be
two days of focused workshops on topical issues at a nearby ski area
(December 3-4). Major categories for paper submission, with example
subcategories (by no means exhaustive), are as follows:

Algorithms and Architectures: supervised and unsupervised learning
algorithms, model selection algorithms, active learning algorithms,
feedforward and recurrent network architectures, localized basis
functions, mixture models, belief networks, graphical models, Gaussian
processes, factor analysis, topographic maps, combinatorial
optimization, hybrid symbolic-subsymbolic systems.

Applications: handwriting recognition, sequence analysis, expert
systems, fault diagnosis, medical diagnosis, analysis of medical
images, data analysis, database mining, information retrieval, network
traffic, music processing, time-series prediction, financial analysis.

Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence: perception and
psychophysics, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, development,
conditioning, human learning and memory, attention, language, natural
language, reasoning, spatial cognition, emotional cognition,
conceptual representation, neurophilosophy, problem solving and

Implementations: analog and digital VLSI, optical neurocomputing
systems, novel neurodevices, computational sensors and actuators,
simulation tools.

Neuroscience: neural encoding, spiking neurons, synchronicity, sensory
processing, systems neurophysiology, neuronal development, synaptic
plasticity, neuromodulation, dendritic computation, channel dynamics,
experimental data relevant to computational issues.

Reinforcement Learning and Control: exploration, planning, navigation,
Q-learning, TD-learning, state estimation, dynamic programming,
robotic motor control, process control, Markov decision processes.

Speech and Signal Processing: speech recognition, speech coding,
speech synthesis, auditory scene analysis, source separation,
applications of hidden Markov models to signal processing, models of
human speech perception, auditory modeling and psychoacoustics.

Theory: computational learning theory, statistical physics of
learning, information theory, prediction and generalization,
regularization, Boltzmann machines, Helmholtz machines, decision
trees, support vector machines, online learning, dynamics of learning
algorithms, approximation and estimation theory, learning of dynamical
systems, complexity theory.

Visual Processing: image processing, image coding, object recognition,
visual psychophysics, stereopsis, motion detection and tracking.

REVIEW CRITERIA: All submitted papers will be thoroughly refereed on
the basis of technical quality, significance, and clarity. Novelty of
the work is also a strong consideration in paper selection, but to
encourage interdisciplinary contributions, we will consider work which
has been submitted or presented in part elsewhere, if it is unlikely
to have been seen by the NIPS audience. There will be an opportunity
to revise accepted manuscripts after the meeting, before submitting a
final camera-ready copy.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: NIPS is modifying its submission procedure,
in the process of migrating to an electronic submission system. THE
year we require BOTH electronic and hard copy submissions. Please
read carefully the instructions below, and follow them
faithfully. Your collaboration is greatly appreciated, as it will help
us through the implementation of a new system that will become fully
electronic for NIPS*2000.

PAPER FORMAT: Submitted papers may be up to seven pages in length,
including figures and references. Authors are required to use the NIPS
LaTeX style files obtainable by anonymous FTP at the site given
below. THE STYLE FILES HAVE BEEN UPDATED; please make sure that you
use the current ones and not previous versions. Submissions failing
to follow these guidelines will not be considered.

HARD COPIES: Please send FOUR copies of each submitted paper to Todd
Leen, the NIPS*99 Program Chair, at the address indicated below. An
accompanying front page must specify (1) name, physical address, and
email address of all authors; (2) the name of the author to whom
correspondence should be addressed; (3) the category to which the
paper is being submitted, chosen among the nine major categories
listed above; (4) the authors' preference, if any, for oral or poster
presentation (this preference will play no role in paper acceptance);
and (5) whether the work, or any substantial part thereof, has been
submitted to or presented at any other scientific conference.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: In addition to mailing four hard copies, you
MUST enter your submission in the Electronic Submission Form available
through the NIPS website listed below. This will be your PRIMARY
submission, and the Electronic Submission Form must be completed in
all cases. You will be asked to enter paper title, name of all
authors, category, oral/poster preference, and data about the contact
author (name, full address, telephone, fax, and email). You will also
be able to upload an electronic (postscript or pdf) version of your
paper. You MUST mail four hard copies of your paper to Todd Leen, the
NIPS*99 Program Chair, even if you succeed at uploading the electronic
version of your paper during electronic submission.

submissions mailed from within the USA via first class mail will be
accepted if postmarked on or before May 18, 1999.

Mail hard copy submissions to:

Todd K. Leen
NIPS*99 Program Chair
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
20000 N.W. Walker Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97006, USA

The LaTeX style files for NIPS, the Electronic Submission Page, and
conference information are available on the World Wide Web at

Copies of the style files are also available via anonymous ftp at ( in /afs/cs/Web/Groups/NIPS/formatting

For general inquiries or requests for registration material

E-mail: or Fax: (619) 587-0417

NIPS*99 Organizing Committee: General Chair, Sara Solla, Northwestern
University; Program Chair, Todd Leen, Oregon Graduate Institute;
Publications Chair, Klaus Mueller, GMD First; Tutorial Chair, Joachim
Buhmann, University of Bonn; Workshops Co-Chairs, Sue Becker, McMaster
University, and Rich Caruana, Carnegie Mellon University; Publicity
Chair, Lee Giles, NEC Research Institute; Local Arrangements, Arun
Jagota, University of California at Santa Cruz; Treasurer, Bartlett
Mel, University of Southern California; Web Master, Doug Baker,
Carnegie Mellon University; Government Liaison, Gary Blasdel, Harvard
Medical School; Contracts, Steve Hanson, Rutgers University, and Gerry
Tesauro, IBM.

NIPS*99 Program Committee: Leon Bottou, AT&T Labs - Research; Gary
Cottrell, University of California San Diego; Zoubin Ghahramani,
University College London; Tommi Jaakkola, MIT; John Lazzaro,
University of California Berkeley; Todd Leen, Oregon Graduate
Institute (chair); John Moody, Oregon Graduate Institute; Barak
Pearlmutter, University of New Mexico; Alexandre Pouget, University of
Rochester; David Saad, Aston University; Lawrence Saul, AT&T Labs -
Research; Sebastian Thrun, Carnegie Mellon University; Benjamin Van
Roy, Stanford University; Paul Viola, MIT.


IMPORTANT: submission instructions have changed!! Please read

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C. Lee Giles / Computer Science / NEC Research Institute
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