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AISB event Bulletin Item



September 24-28, 2008, Beijing, China
http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2008 or

Upon numerous requests for postponing the deadlines of paper submissions 
and special session proposals, we extended deadlines to:
    Special session proposal submission: March 30, 2008
    Paper submission: April 15, 2008
Other deadlines remain unchanged as before. 

Following the successes of previous events, the fifth International Symposium 
on Neural Networks (ISNN2008) will be held in Beijing, which has been the 
capital of China for about five hundred years, and is now one of the largest 
international cities in the world. 

Nowadays, as the cultural, educational and high-tech centre of the nation, 
Beijing possesses many world-class conference facilities, communication 
infrastructures, and hotels, and has successfully hosted many important 
international conferences.  In addition, Beijing is an ideal place for 
sightseeing. Its rich culture and historical attractions such as the Great 
Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven will 
provide participants with unique opportunities for social activities. 
Besides, the 29th Olympic Games will be held in Beijing during Aug. 8-24 
and the Paralympic Games will be held during Sept. 6-17. You are cordially 
invited to witness these great feasts. We will organize participants to 
visit the Olympic venues during or after the Symposium.

All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based 
on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The 
authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their 
papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. 
Papers presented at ISNN2008 will be published in Springer Lecture Notes 
in Computer Science (LNCS) and will be indexed by EI Compendex. Some 
selected top papers will be included in special issues of several 
journals. Up to now, the following journals have approved to publish 
special issues for ISNN2008:
    Cognitive Neurodynamics,
    International Journal of Computational Intelligent Systems,
    International Journal of Systems Control and Communications,
    International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence.
    Tsinghua Science and Technology (English Version),

In addition, we have negotiating with the following journals for possible special issues:
    Information Science 
    Soft Computing     
    Neural Computation & Applications 
    KES Journal 
    IES Journal B--Intelligent Devices and Systems 

ISNN 2008 Program Committees also solicit proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the symposium. A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names, contact information and brief biographical information on the organizers. Potential organizers are invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. 


1. Theories
Computational neuroscience 
Connectionist theory 
Cognitive science 
Mathematical modeling of neural systems
Neurodynamic analysis 
Neurodynamic optimization 
Adaptive dynamic programming

2. Models
Embedded neural systems
Forward neural networks
Recurrent neural networks
Gene regulatory network
Consensus in neural networks
Competitive networks

Coupled network model
Hybrid intelligent systems
Hardware implementation
Evolving neural networks
Complex neural models
Neural networks models in economics and marketing
Neual models in finance
Fuzzy neural networks

3. Algorithms
Probabilistic methods
information-theoretic methods
Supervised and unsupervised learning
Reinforcement learning 
Support vector machines
Kernel methods
Principal component analysis

Independent component analysis 
Boosting and adaboost algorithms
Multi-resolution algorithms
Assembly learning algorithms
Autonomous mental development
Hybrid optimization algorithms
4. Applications

Brain imaging
Medical imaging processing
Data mining and knowledge discovery
Pattern recognition 
Machine learning and learning control systems
Time series analysis
Financial data prediction 
Image and signal processing 

Intelligent control system
Expert system
Computer Vision 
Transportation systems 
Intrusion detection 
Information security 
Fault diagnosis
Real-world applications 

5. Emerging Areas


Special session proposals deadline: March 30, 2008
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008
Camera-ready copy and author registration: June 15, 2008

More information can be found at: 
http://www.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2008 or

For inquiries, please contact the secretariat at: isnn2008@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn