[Neuroscience] WSOM-09 cognitive neuroscience session; Deadline extended to Feb 1

Risto Miikkulainen via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by risto from cs.utexas.edu)
Fri Jan 9 17:26:11 EST 2009

The WSOM-2009 conference will feature a small number of special
sessions.  Of particular interest is the one on cognitive

  The special session on cognitive neuroscience focuses on
  computational models of self-organizing maps in the brain as well as
  cognitive processes based on such maps.  The goal of such models is
  to gain insight into the development and function of the visual,
  somatosensory, and auditory cortex, as well as higher cognitive
  functions such as pattern recognition, memory, and language
  processing.  Papers in this session may e.g.  extend self-organizing
  maps with biological mechanisms such as spiking neurons, lateral
  connections, hierarchies, and feedback, or explain various
  biological or cognitive phenomena in terms of learning and
  processing on such maps.

The deadline of WSOM 2009 has been extended to February 1st. 

-- Risto

WSOM 2009
7th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps
June 8-10, 2009

Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Organizing Committee:
General Chair: Jose Principe [principe from cnel.ufl.edu]
Program Chair:  Risto Miikkulainen [risto from cs.utexas.edu]

WSOM'09 will be bringing together researchers and practitioners in the 
field of self-organizing systems, with a particular emphasis on neural 
networks and self-organizing maps. It will highlight key advances in 
these and related fields. It is the seventh conference in a series of 
bi-annual international conferences started with WSOM'97 in Helsinki.

The workshop will feature keynote addresses and technical presentations 
with recent advances in the area which will be collected in a CD-ROM 
distributed at the conference and that will be included in the 
registration. Papers are solicited for, but not limited to, the 
following areas:
 * Bioinformatics
 * Cognitive Modeling
 * Data visualization, mining and sonification
 * Financial analysis
 * Hardware and architecture
 * Neuroscience
 * Optimization
 * Robotics and Intelligent Systems
 * Self-organization
 * Signal processing, image processing and vision
 * Text and document analysis
 * Theory and extensions
 * Time-series analysis
 * Unsupervised learning (including PCA/NLPCA, ICA/NLICA, Principal 
Submission of full papers:                February 1, 2009 (deadline extended)
Notification of acceptance:               March 1, 2009
Camera-ready papers, author registration: April 2, 2009
Advance registration deadline:            April 15, 2009

Submissions may be up to nine pages in length, including figures and 
references, in single-column format, using a font no smaller than 10 
points, except for the abstract, a font of 9 points may be used. Please 
refer to the conference website for further details.
All papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length 
manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and 
relevance. Accepted papers will be published in an electronic 
proceedings volume and be made available at the conference in CD-ROM.
The conference will be held in the classic Casa Monica Hotel in St. 
Augustine Florida, the oldest city in the United States. A block of 
rooms has been reserved for the conference rate, and participants are 
encouraged to book them. Instructions will be posted in the website. St. 
Augustine is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is located 45 miles 
South of the Jacksonville International Airport, and 150 miles north of 
Orlando, its many attractions, and international airport.

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