VisionScienceList: Neural Nets School 2000

From: Alfredo Petrosino (iiass.alfredo@tin.it)
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 03:44:56 PDT

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    5th Course of International Summer School "Neural Nets E. R. Caianiello"

                                       on
                          Visual Attention Mechanisms

                               23-29 October 2000
        International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)
                       Vietri sul Mare, Salerno (Italy)
                          http://www.iiass.it/nnschool

    JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY
    International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)
    Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC)

    SPONSORED BY
    Salerno University, Department of "Scienze Fisiche", Italy
    Gruppo Nazionale di Cibernetica e Biofisica del CNR
    Pavia University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Italy

    DIRECTOR OF THE 5TH COURSE
    Virginio CANTONI (Pavia University, Italy)

    DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL
    Michael JORDAN (University of California, Berkely, USA)
    Maria MARINARO (Salerno University, Italy)

    ORGANIZING COMMITEE
    Virginio CANTONI (Pavia University, Italy)
    Maria MARINARO (Salerno University, Italy)
    Alfredo PETROSINO (INFM-Salerno University, Italy)

    The school, open to all suitably qualified scientists from around the
    world,
    is organized in lectures, panel discussions and poster presentations and

    will cover a number of broad themes relevant to Visual Attention, among
    them:

    - Foundation: Early vision, Visual streams, Perception and action,
    Log-map
      analysis
    - Attentional mechanisms: Pop-out theory, Texton theory, Contour
    integration
      and closure, Fuzzy engagement mechanisms
    - Visual search : Attentional control, Selective attention, Spatial
    attention,
      Detection versus discrimination
    - Multiresolution and planning : Complexity of search tasks,
    Hierarchical
      perceptual loops, Multiresolution and associative memory systems,
      Attention and action planning
    - Attentional Visual Architectures: Neural models of visual attention,
      Hierarchical and associative networks, Attentional pyramidal neural
      mechanisms
    - Experiences: Eyeputer and scanpath recorders, etc.

    INVITED SPEAKERS (the list is not complete):

    Virginio CANTONI, Pavia University
    Leonardo CHELAZZI, Verona University, Italy
    Vito DI GESU`, Palermo University, Italy
    Hezy YESHURUN, Haifa University, Israel
    Zhaoping LI, Gatsby, University College, London, UK
    Luca LOMBARDI, Pavia University, Italy
    Carlo Alberto MARZI, Verona University, Italy
    Alain MERIGOT, University of Paris Sud, France
    Eliano PESSA, Roma University, Italy
    Alfredo PETROSINO, INFM-Salerno University, Italy
    Marco PIASTRA, Pavia University, Italy
    Vito ROBERTO, Udine University, Italy
    Dov SAGI, Weizmann University, Israel
    John TSOTSOS, Center for Computer Vision, Canada
    Daniela ZAMBARBIERI, Pavia University, Italy
    Harry WECHSLER, George Mason University, USA
    Steven YANTIS, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    POETIC TOUCH

    Vietri (from "Veteri", its ancient Roman name) sul Mare ("on sea") is
    located within walking distance from Salerno and marks the beginning
    of the Amalfi coast. Short rides take to Positano, Sorrento, Pompei,
    Herculaneum, Paestum, Vesuvius, or by boat, the islands of Capri,
    Ischia, and Procida. Velia (the ancient "Elea" of Zeno and
    Parmenide) is a hundred kilometers farther down along the coast.
    Visit http://www.comune.vietri-sul-mare.sa.it/ for more information.

    FEE

    The full school fee is 1200 dollars, reduced to 1000 dollars for
    students.
    The fee includes accommodations in twin room, meals, one day of
    excursion,
    and a copy of the proceedings of the school. A supplement of 40 dollars
    per
    night should be paid for single room.
    A restricted number of scholarships are also available for students
    which
    make the specific request.

    DATES
    Application deadline: 8 September 2000
    Acceptance notification : 20 September 2000

    For further information please contact :
    Dr. A.Petrosino
    Fax: + 39 89 761189
    Email: iiass.alfredo@tin.it

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    Please send the application form by electronic mail to:

                    iiass.alfredo@tin.it, subject: Neural Nets school;

    or by fax to:
                    Neural Nets School, +39 89 761 189

    or by ordinary mail to the address:
                    Neural Nets School
                    IIASS, Via Pellegrino 19
                    I84019 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Italy



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