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Category:   E-SSchool
Subject:   2nd annoucement of NN2008
Email:   aao_(on)_fe.up.pt
Date received:   06 May 2008
Deadline:   18 May 2008
Start date:   07 Jul 2008

Apologies for multiple copies. We appreciate if you can forward this Announcement to potential candidates. ============================================================= SUMMER SCHOOL NN2008 NEURAL NETWORKS in CLASSIFICATION, REGRESSION and DATA MINING July 7-11, 2008, Porto, Portugal ============================================================= http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt email: nn-2008_(at)_isep.ipp.pt GENERAL INFORMATION 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 POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION providing a discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects. PROGRAMME COMMITTEE * Alexander Zien (Research Scientist at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Germany) * Carlos Soares (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economy, University of Porto, Portugal) * Christopher Bishop (Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK) * 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) * 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) * Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal) * Yann Guermeur (Scientific Director of the Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, France) COURSE CONTENTS 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 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. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are available at the school webpage (http://www.nn.isep.ipp.pt) IMPORTANT DEADLINES Early Registration: 18 May 2008 Poster Submission: 15 June 2008 Hotel booking : 15 June 2008 Summer School: 7-11 July 2008 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. REGISTRATION 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. SCHOOL FEES The registration fee for participants amounts to: - Early registration fee (paid before the 18th of May) * 350 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) * 400 Euro (all other participants) - Late registration fee (paid after the 18th of May) * 400 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff) * 450 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 25/30 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks. Please, contact the LOC for further details. LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC) - Helena Brás Silva - Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal - Jorge M. Santos - Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal - Rui Chibante - Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal CONTACT ADDRESS Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2008 A/C Jorge M. Santos Departamento de Matemática Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431 4200-072 PORTO / PORTUGAL Email: nn-2008_(at)_isep.ipp.pt NN2008 Secretariat Ms. Gabriela Afonso Email: gafonso_(at)_fe.up.pt Programme Chair: Prof. Joaquim Marques de Sá Tel. +351 225081828 - Email: jmsa_(at)_fe.up.pt ======================================== _______________________________________________

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