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When Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014
Where Kuching, Malaysia
Submission Deadline May 30, 2014
Notification Due Aug 3, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2014

Call For Papers

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November 3 - 6, 2014, Kuching, MALAYSIA

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University of Malaya
Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA)
International Neural Network Society
Japanese Neural Network Society
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Sarawak Convention Bureau
Universiti Malaysia Sarawarak (UNIMAS)
Submission deadline for Special Session/Workshop proposals
Notification of acceptance (Special Session/Workshop proposals)
Submission deadline for regular and Special Session papers
Notification of acceptance
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Early registration
Pre-Conference Workshop (Kuala Lumpur)
4 April 2014 18 April 14
11 April 2014 25 April 14
2 May 2014 30 May 14
3 August 2014
10 August 2014
10 August 2014
3 - 6 November 2014
31 October 2014

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The 21st International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2014), an annual conference of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) will be held in the beautiful city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 3 - 6 November 2014.
ICONIP 2014 will provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, educators, and students to address new challenges, share solutions, and discuss future research directions in neural information processing and real-world applications. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to,
* Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Stability and convergence analysis, statistical learning algorithms, neural network models, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, kernel methods, graphical models, dimensionality reduction and manifold learning, statistical and information-theoretic methods, generalization, regularization and model selection, Gaussian processes and mixture models, matrix/tensor analysis, statistical physics of learning, and evolutionary algorithms.

* Learning Theory, Algorithms, and Architectures
Theoretical and experimental studies of processing and transmission of information in biological neurons and networks, spiking neurons, visual and auditory cortex, neural encoding and decoding, plasticity and adaptation, brain imaging, neuroimaging, brain mapping, and brain segmentation.

* Computational Neuroscience and Brain Imaging
Theoretical, computational, or experimental studies of perception, psychophysics, learning and memory, inference and reasoning, problem solving, natural language processing, and neuropsychology.

* Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing
Biological and machine vision, image processing and coding, visual perception and modeling, visual selective attention, visual coding and representation, object detection and recognition, motion detection and tracking, natural scene analysis, image processing, auditory perception and modelling, source separation, speech recognition and speech synthesis, speaker identification, and audio & speech retrieval.

* Control, Robotics, and Hardware Technologies
Decision and control, exploration, planning, navigation, Markov decision processes, game playing, multi-agent coordination, neuro-fuzzy system, cognitive robotics, developmental robotics, analog and digital VLSI, neuromorphic engineering, computational sensors and actuators, microrobotics, bioMEMS, neural prostheses, photonics, and molecular & quantum computing.

* Novel Approaches and Applications
Innovative applications that use machine learning, including systems for time series prediction, bioinformatics, systems biology, text/web analysis, multimedia processing, adaptive intelligent systems, brain-computer interfaces, granular computing, hybrid intelligent systems, neuroinformatics and neuroengineering, bioinformatics, information retrieval, data mining, and knowledge discovery.
Keynote Speaker:
· Prof. Dr. Shun-ichi Amari
Plenary Speakers:
· Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber
· Prof. Dr. Jacek Zurada
Invited Speakers:
· Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chen
· Prof. Dr. Liu Derong
· Prof. Dr. Zhi-Hua Zhou
· Prof. Dr. Jun Wang
· Prof. Dr. Akira Hirose
· Prof. Dr. Soo-Young Lee
· Prof. Dr. Nikholas Kasabov

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers (8 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted under review or copyright-protected elsewhere and will be presented by an author if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. The proceedings of ICONIP 2014 will be published by Springer in its series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their work and to submit their manuscript for review and possible publication in any of the following journals/book volume:
1. Neurocomputing
2. Neural Computing and Applications (by Springer)
3. Neural Processing Letters
4. International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms (IJKESDP)
5. International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms
6. International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies
7. International Journal on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT)
8. Numerical Algebra, Control, and Optimization
9. Advances in Neural Network Optimisation and Simulations (book volume in "Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics" by Springer)
All enquiries should be directed to:
ICONIP 2014 Secretariat

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
University of Malaya
50603 Lembah Pantai
Kuala Lumpur
Email :

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