VisionScienceList: ICCNS'2001: final invited program and call for abstracts

From: Cynthia Bradford (cindy@cns.bu.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 11:10:30 PST

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    ***** FINAL INVITED SPEAKER PROGRAM AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS *****

    FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS
    Tutorials: May 30, 2001; Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001

    Boston University
    http://www.cns.bu.edu/meetings/

    This interdisciplinary conference focuses on two fundamental questions:
    How Does the Brain Control Behavior?
    How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

    A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
    highly visible.

    Contributed talks will be presented on each of the three conference days.

    Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held
    on two of the conference days. All posters will be up all day, and can
    also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.

    CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

    TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Wednesday, May 30, 2001

    Ted Adelson: The perception of surface properties

    Yiannis Aloimonos: What geometry and statistics tell us about the
    motion pathway

    Gail A. Carpenter: Adaptive resonance theory

    Michael Jordan: Inference and learning in graphical models

    INVITED SPEAKERS

    Thursday, May 31, 2001

    Larry Abbott: Spike-timing effects in Hebbian synaptic plasticity

    Wulfram Gerstner: Rapid signal transmission by populations of spiking neurons

    Wolfgang Maass: Towards a computational theory for spiking neurons

    Nancy Kopell: Rhythms and cell assemblies in the nervous system

    Henry Markram: The complete functional and anatomical microstructure
    of neocortical layers 2-3

    Victor Lamme: The role of recurrent processing in visual awareness

    Wolf Singer: Neuronal synchrony in cerebral cortex and its functional
    implications (keynote lecture)

    Friday, June 1, 2001

    Ralph D. Freeman: Organization of receptive fields of neurons in the
    primary visual cortex

    Nikos Logothetis: Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the monkey brain

    David J. Heeger: Linking visual perception with human brain activity

    Maggie Shiffrar: The visual analysis of moving bodies

    Stephen Grossberg: What and where fusion: Motion, number, and object
    recognition

    Allen Waxman: Multi-sensor image fusion technologies

    Saturday, June 2, 2001

    Peter L. Strick: Basal ganglia and cerebellar "loops" with the cerebral
    cortex: Motor and cognitive circuits

    Richard Ivry: Timing, temporal coupling, and response selection

    Daniel Bullock: Action selection and reinforcement learning in a model
    of laminar frontal cortex and the basal ganglia

    Christoph Schreiner: Spectro-temporal receptive field transformation in
    auditory thalamo-cortical system

    Rochel Gelman: Continuity and discontinuity in cognitive development:
    Numerical cognition as a case

    Maja Mataric: From what you see to what you do: Imitation in humans
    and humanoid robots

    Leon Cooper: Bi-directionally modifiable synapses: From theoretical
    fantasy to experimental fact (keynote lecture)

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    Session Topics:
    * vision
    * object recognition
    * image understanding
    * audition
    * speech and language
    * unsupervised learning
    * supervised learning
    * reinforcement and emotion
    * sensory-motor control
    * spatial mapping and navigation
    * neural circuit models
    * neural system models
    * mathematics of neural systems
    * robotics
    * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
    * neuromorphic VLSI
    * industrial applications
    * cognition, planning, and attention
    * other
     
    Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
    2001. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by
    February 28, 2001. A meeting registration fee of $50 for regular
    attendees and $35 for students must accompany each Abstract. See
    Registration Information for details. The fee will be returned if
    the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in
    the meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted abstracts
    will be returned on request only until April 20, 2001.

    Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
    on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or
    similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page
    only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author
    name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin
    each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title
    of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address,
    telephone, fax, and email address; and a first and second choice from
    among the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or
    technological (T) work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second
    choice: neural system models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long.
    Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead, slide, and VCR facilities
    will be available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these
    requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be
    returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference
    proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original
    and 3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford,
    Boston University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677
    Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To
    register, please fill out the registration form below. Student
    registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a
    department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by
    an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If
    paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or
    email to cindy@cns.bu.edu. The registration fee will help to pay for
    a reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings.

    STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
    fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs.
    The deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2001.
    Applicants will be notified by email by February 28, 2001. Each
    application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing
    address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD research
    advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses and other
    educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter from the
    listed faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional stationery
    should accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may
    benefit from the meeting. Fellowship applicants who also submit an
    Abstract need to include the registration fee with their submission.
    Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.

    REGISTRATION FORM

    Fifth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
    Boston University
    677 Beacon Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
    Tutorials: May 30, 2001
    Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001
    FAX: (617) 353-7755
    http://www.cns.bu.edu/meetings/

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    two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings. The tutorial
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