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2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

San Jose, California      July 31 - August 5, 2011

Sponsoring Organizations

Important Due Dates

Competitions Proposals
August 31, 2010

Tutorials Proposals
December 15, 2010

Special Session Proposals
December 15, 2010

Workshop Proposals
December 15, 2010

Panel Proposals
December 15, 2010

Decision Notification
(Competitions, Panels &
Special Sessions)
December 20, 2010

Decision Notification (Tutorials,Workshops)
January 5, 2011

Paper/abstract Submission
Feb. 10, 2011

Decision Notification (Papers/Abstract)
April 10, 2011

Final Submission (Papers)
May 5, 2011

New Announcement

Instructions for Oral and Poster Presentation:
Instructions for oral and poster presentations are now available at appropriate links on the left

Extension of Early Registration:
Early registration for IJCNN is being extended by a week until July 7 (midnight, US Easterm Time). There will be no further extensions, so please take advantage of this opportunity if you have not registered.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel rooms at the special conference rate of $169 + tax are guaranteed at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel only through July 1. After that, the hotel will continue to offer the rate only subject to availability. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to avoid higher rates.

Social Events
There will be three major social events at IJCNN 2011 as follows:

Opening Reception Sunday, July 31 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Student Reception Monday, August 1 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(New Time)
Banquet Wednesday, August 3 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In addition to these, there will be other events for various committees, editorial boards, etc., which will be announced by the appropriate organizers for those events.

Summary of Conference Program:
Please get a summary of the program at "Program at a Glance"

Conference Program
The final program for IJCNN 2011is now available. Please click on the link below to download the program:
Conference Program (pdf)

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information
Further information for Sponsorship and Exhibitor is available here. The exhibitor contract form is also provided.

Registration Is Open
Registration is now open, please go to Registration Section for detail.

Workshop schedule
The workshop schedule is updated, please go to the Workshop Schedule link for detail.

Visa Invitation Letter
Please go to the Visa Invitation letter link for instruction to get an invitation letter to apply for a U.S. visa.

Accommodation information
Please check ccommodation information here.

Plenary Speakers
IJCNN 2011 will feature plenary talks by the following acclaimed researchers:
Michael Arbib University of Southern California Brains, Machines and Buildings
Leon Glass McGill University Challenges for Computational Vision: From Random Dots to the Wagon Wheel Illusion
Dharmendra Modha IBM Almaden Research Center Cognitive Computing: Neuroscience, Supercomputing, Nanotechnology
Andrew Ng Stanford University Unsupervised Feature Learnig and Deep Learning
Stefan Schaal University of Southern California Learning Motor Skills in Humans and Humanoids
Juergen Schmidhuber IDSIA, Switzerland Neural Network ReNNaissance

David Rumelhart Memorial Session
On Wednesday, August 3, IJCNN 2011 will feature a special plenary session honoring the life and work of the Late David Rumelhart, one of the true pioneers in the field of neural networks and a major contributor to the field's modern renaissance.
Speaker: Michael I. Jordan (University of California, Berkeley)

Featured Plenary Session: The Emergence of Mind
On Thursday, August 4, IJCNN 2011 will feature a special plenary session focusing on how higher mental functions such as perception, cognition and consciousness emerge from the neural substrate of the brain.
Speakers: Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
                 Walter J. Freeman (University of California, Berkeley)
                 Bernard J. Baars (The Neuroscience Institute)

Special Symposium
From Brains to Machines
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
IJCNN 2011 will feature a special all-day symposium called "From Brains to Machines", featuring invited talks and panel discussion by leading researchers in neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive computing and embodied systems.
The symposium is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Please check here for previous announcements.

Welcome Message

Welcome to the official Web site of IJCNN 2011!

The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks is the premier international conference in the area of neural networks. IJCNN 2011 is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), and sponsored jointly by INNS and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society - the two leading professional organizations for researchers working in neural networks.

IJCNN 2011 will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA. It will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest.

The beautiful and historic city of San Jose, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a hub of the high technology world. The Doubletree Hotel provides convenient access to all the attractions of San Jose, and is 55 minutes by car to San Francisco, Monterey and several other desirable destinations for attendees and their families.

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose.

General Chair
Ali Minai
University of Cincinnati
Program Chair
Hava Siegelmann
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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