[Elsnet-list] First Announcement NN2009

alexandra aao at fe.up.pt
Fri Feb 20 11:40:05 CET 2009

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






July 6-10, 2009, Porto, Portugal



http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt  email: nn-2009 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 Engineering
Biomedical Institute (INEB). 


Following last year experience, this year's edition also includes a
POSTER/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) 


• Craig Saunders (Research Scientist, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)


• Hans-Georg Zimmermann(Principal Research Scientist, Siemens AG, Corporate
Technology Dpt., Berlin, Germany)


• Igor Aizenberg (Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and
Information Sciences, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA)


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


• Jorge Santos (Assistant Professor, Engineering Polythecnic Institute,
Porto, Portugal) 


• Luis Silva (Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal) 


• Mark Embrechts (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI
Troy, New York, USA) 


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


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


• Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal)






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 Recurrent Neural
Networks, Multi-Valued and UB Neurons , Functional Networks , MLP's with
Entropic Criteria 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.






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






Early Registration: 18 May 2009


Poster Submission: 15 June 2009


Hotel booking : 15 June 2009


Summer School: 6-10 July 2009 


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 until May 18th) 


        * 370 Euro (students or ISEP staff) 


        * 420 Euro (all other participants) 


- Late registration fee (paid after May 18th) 


        * 420 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) 


        * 470 Euro (all other participants) 


The registration fee includes: 


* school package (manuscripts, lecture's notes, CD) 

* coffee breaks 

* daily lunch 

* welcome reception 

* school banquet 


NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions amounts
to 30/35 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks.
Please, contact the LOC  for further details. 






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


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






Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2009


A/C Jorge M. Santos


Departamento de Matemática


Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto


Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431



Email: nn-2009 at isep.ipp.pt 




NN2009 Secretariat


Ms. Gabriela Afonso 

Email: gafonso at fe.up.pt 




Programme Chair: 

Prof. Jorge M. Santos 

Tel. +351 228340500 ext. 1571 - Email: jms at isep.ipp.pt 


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