[Elsnet-list] SUMMER SCHOOL NN2006 - Early registration May 15

Jorge M. Santos jmfs at fe.up.pt
Wed May 10 15:00:30 CEST 2006

Apologies for multiple copies.

We appreciate if you can forward this Announcement to potential candidates. 


July 3-7, 2006, ISEP - Porto, Portugal

 <http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt> http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt  email:
<mailto:nn-2006 at isep.ipp.pt> nn-2006 at isep.ipp.pt 



The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by the
Polytechnic School of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) and the Faculty of
Engineering, Porto University (FEUP). 

Following last year experience, this year's edition also includes a WORKSHOP
SESSION providing a discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer
guidance for their projects.



• Carlos Soares (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economy, University of
Porto, Portugal) 

• Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, Professor of Computer
Science, School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, U.K.)

• Craig Saunders (Senior Lecturer, School of Electronics and Computer
Science, University of Southampton, U.K.)

• Danilo Mandic (Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering, Imperial College, U.K.) 

• Fernando Sereno (Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Porto Polythecnic
Institute, Portugal) 

• Joaquim Marques de Sá (Associate Professor, Dept. Electr. and Comp.
Engineering, Fac. of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal) 

• Luís Alexandre (Assistant Professor, Beira Interior University, Portugal) 

• Mark Embrecht (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI
Troy, New York, U.S.A.) 

• Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain) 

• Paulo Cortez (Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal) 

• Robert Legenstein (Assistant Professor, Institute for Theoretical Computer
Science, Graz University of Technology, Austria) 



Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in classification and
regression tasks. The applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the
engineering, economy and biology areas. The Summer School on NN is dedicated
to explain relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer perceptrons (MLP),
radial basis function networks (RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used
for classification and regression tasks, illustrated with applications to
real data. Specific topics are also presented, namely Spiking Neural
Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Modular Neural Networks and Data Mining
using NN.

Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools. The
trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught concepts and
become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and applications. A
special workshop session will provide a discussion forum where the
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects. Official language
is English. 



A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are
available at the school webpage ( <http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt>



Early Registration: 15 May 2006 

Hotel booking: 15 June 2006 

Summer School: 3-7 July 2006 

All participants are required to register prior to the start of the School -
until the June 15 - even if you choose to pay the late registration fee at
the registration desk. 
Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted. 



In order to attend the School you must fill in the registration form,
available at the School web page. Please note that if you have any guests
who would like to take part in the social programme, you must register them
as well, by filling in the corresponding field in the registration form. 



The registration fee for participants amounts to: 

- Early registration fee (paid before the 15th of May) 

        * 330 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) 

        * 380 Euro (all other participants) 

- Late registration fee (paid after the 15th of May) 

        * 380 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) 

        * 430 Euro (all other participants) 

The registration fee includes: 

* school package (manuscripts, CD) 
* coffee breaks 
* daily lunch 
* welcome reception 
* school banquet 

NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions amounts
to 25/30 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks.
Please, contact the LOC  for further details. 



- Ana Cristina Meira - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 

- Jorge M. Santos - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 

- Rui Chibante - Assistant, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal 



Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2006 
Departamento de Matemática 
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto 
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431 
4200-072 PORTO / PORTUGAL 
Email: nn-2006 at isep.ipp.pt 


NN2006 Secretariat

Ms. Gabriela Afonso 
Email: gafonso at fe.up.pt 


Programme Chair: 
Prof. Joaquim Marques de Sá 
Tel. 225081828 - Email: jmsa at fe.up.pt 




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