[Elsnet-list] SSNC 2012: 2nd announcement

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2012 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN NATURAL COMPUTING

 

SSNC 2012

 

Tarragona, Spain

 

May 28 – June 1st, 2012

 

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/

 

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AIM:

 

SSNC 2012 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different
levels on selected topics in nature-inspired computing. The students choose
their preferred courses according to their interests and background.
Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to
help students initiate and foster their research career.

 

ADDRESSED TO:

 

Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most
appropriate degrees include: Computer Science, Biology, Neuroscience,
Physics and Mathematics. Other students (for instance, from Engineering or
Logic) are welcome too.

 

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who
want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.

 

There will be no overlap in the class schedule.

 

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

 

- Eric Bonabeau (Icosystem, Cambridge MA), Self-Organization in Natural and
Artificial Systems [introductory, 4 hours]

- David W. Corne (Heriot-Watt), Swarm Intelligence Algorithms [introductory,
6 hours]

- Hisao Ishibuchi (Osaka Prefecture), Introduction to Fuzzy Rule-Based
Classifier Design [introductory, 4 hours]

- Xiaodong Li (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Advances in
Particle Swarm Optimization [introductory/advanced, 6 hours]

- Martin Middendorf (Leipzig), Social Insects and Organic Computing
[introductory, 6 hours]

- Stefano Nolfi (CNR, Roma), Evolution and Development of Language in Robots
[introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

- Leandro Nunes de Castro (Mackenzie Presbiterian, São Paulo), Introduction
to Evolutionary Data Clustering [introductory/intermediate, 10 hours]

- Tatsuya Suda (University Netgroup Inc., Irvine), Molecular Communication
and the Bio-networking Architecture [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

- L. Darrell Whitley (Colorado State), Evolutionary Algorithms and
Elementary Landscapes [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

- Xin Yao (Birmingham), Evolutionary Optimization and Co-evolutionary
Learning [intermediate/advanced, 6 hours]

 

REGISTRATION:

 

It has to be done on line at

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/Registration.php

 

FEES:

 

They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes.
The rule is:

 

1 hour = 

 

- 10 euros (for payments until March 18, 2012), 

- 15 euros (for payments after March 18, 2012). 

 

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

 

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account: 

 

Uno-e Bank

bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

SWIFT/BIC code: UNOEESM1

account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC

account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain

 

Please mention SSNC 2012 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be
provided on site.

 

Remarks:

 

- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the
bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

- Students may be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due
to the unavailability of the instructor.

 

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash.
For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it
earlier.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

 

Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.

 

CERTIFICATE:

 

Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their
contents, and their duration. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

Announcement of the programme: February 12, 2012

Starting of the registration: February 12, 2012

Early registration deadline: March 18, 2012

Starting of the School: May 28, 2012

End of the School: June 1st, 2012 

 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

Lilica Voicu:

florentinalilica.voicu at urv.cat 

 

WEBSITE:

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/ 

 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

 

SSNC 2012

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain

 

Phone: +34-977-559543

Fax: +34-977-558386

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

 

Diputació de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

 

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