LINGUIST List 11.2493

Sat Nov 18 2000

Calls: Cognitive/Neural Systems, Theoretical Ling

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  1. Cynthia Bradford, Cognitive and Neural Systems: 5th ICCNS
  2. Jeannette C. Schaeffer, Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics: IATL17

Message 1: Cognitive and Neural Systems: 5th ICCNS

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:07:16 -0500
From: Cynthia Bradford <>
Subject: Cognitive and Neural Systems: 5th ICCNS

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Tutorials: May 30, 2001
Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001 

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Sponsored by Boston University's
Center for Adaptive Systems
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
with financial support from the 
National Science Foundation 
and the
Office of Naval Research 

This interdisciplinary conference has drawn about 300 people from around
the world each time that it has been offered. Last year's conference was
attended by scientists from 28 countries. The conference is structured to
facilitate intense communication between its participants, both in the
formal sessions and during its other activities. As during previous years,
the conference will focus on solutions to the fundamental questions:

How Does the Brain Control Behavior?

How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

The conference will include invited tutorials and lectures, and
contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and
technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to 
a changing world. The conference is aimed at researchers and students 
of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science,
artificial neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial

A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
highly visible.

Abstract submissions encourage submissions of the latest results.

Costs are kept at a minimum without compromising the quality of
meeting handouts and social events.

Confirmed invited speakers include: 
Larry Abbott 
Yiannis Aloimonos 
Daniel Bullock 
Gail Carpenter 
Leon Cooper 
Ralph Freeman 
Rochel Gelman 
Wulfram Gerstner 
Stephen Grossberg 
David Heeger 
Richard Ivry 
Michael Jordan 
Nancy Kopell 
Nikos Logothetis 
Wolfgang Maass 
Henry Markram 
Maja Mataric 
Christoph Schreiner 
Maggie Shiffrar 
Wolf Singer 
Peter Strick 
Allen Waxman 


Session Topics:
* vision 		 * spatial mapping and navigation
* object recognition 	 * neural circuit models
* image understanding * neural system models
* audition * mathematics of neural systems
* speech and language * robotics
* unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
* supervised learning * neuromorphic VLSI
* reinforcement and emotion * industrial applications
* sensory-motor control * cognition, planning, and attention
 * other

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2001. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
28, 2001. A meeting registration fee of $50 for regular attendees and
$35 for students must accompany each Abstract. See Registration
Information for details. The fee will be returned if the Abstract is
not accepted for presentation and publication in the meeting proceedings. 
Registration fees of accepted abstracts will be returned on request only 
until April 20, 2001.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or similar 
font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page only. Fax 
submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author name(s), 
affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin each Abstract. 
An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title of Abstract;
corresponding author and presenting author name, address, telephone, fax, 
and email address; and a first and second choice from among the topics 
above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work. 
Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B). 
(Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead, 
slide, and VCR facilities will be available for talks.) Abstracts which do 
not meet these requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds 
will be returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference 
proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original and 3 
copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston 
University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, 
Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To register, 
please fill out the registration form below. Student registrations must be 
accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or 
faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by an Abstract or if paying by 
check, mail to the address above. If paying by credit card, mail as above, 
or fax to (617) 353-7755, or email to The registration 
fee will help to pay for a reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting 

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. The 
deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2001. Applicants 
will be notified by email by February 28, 2001. Each application should 
include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email address;
current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name, address, and
email address; relevant courses and other educational data; and a list of 
research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD advisor on 
official institutional stationery should accompany the application and 
summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting. Fellowship 
applicants who also submit an Abstract need to include the registration 
fee with their Abstract submission. Fellowship checks will be distributed 
after the meeting.


Fifth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 30, 2001
Meeting: May 31 - June 2, 2001
FAX: (617) 353-7755

(Please Type or Print)

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof: _____________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City, State, Postal Code: __________________________________________

Phone and Fax: _____________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________

The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings.
The tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two
coffee breaks.


( ) $75 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $50 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $50 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $35 Conference Only (Student)
( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student)

METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail):

[ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University".
 Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by
 a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible
 for any and all bank charges.

[ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card
 (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only).

Name as it appears on the card: _____________________________________

Type of card: _______________________________________________________

Account number: _____________________________________________________

Expiration date: ____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________
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Message 2: Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics: IATL17

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 14:31:01 +0200
From: Jeannette C. Schaeffer <>
Subject: Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics: IATL17



June 11/12 (Monday/Tuesday), 2001

IATL 17, the 17th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for
Theoretical Linguistics, will be held at the Hebrew University,
Jerusalem on June 11-12, 2001.

Submissions are invited for papers presenting high quality, previously
unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics, including
Language Acquisition, Language Disorders, Psycho- and Neurolinguistics.
ATL publishes a working papers-style proceedings in which all accepted 
and alternate papers appear.

Please send abstracts BOTH by snail-mail AND by e-mail:

SNAIL-MAIL: 7 copies of an anonymous abstract (maximum length 2 pages,
including references) accompanied by a card with author's name,
affiliation, e-/snail-mail, and title of paper to:

Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, attn. Jeannette 

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

P.O. Box 653

Be'er Sheva, 84105



Anonymous abstract as attachment and subject header "abstract". Author 
information listed above in body of e-mail. Acceptable formats: PC/Mac 
MS Word or .rtf. File name of attachment must be same as title of 
abstract or shortened version of it. For any unusual fonts, please 
attach font file.

STRICT DEADLINE (for both snail- and e-mail): March 1, 2001.

 Not more than one single-authored abstract per person, plus one
co-authored abstract.

March 1, 2001: abstract submission deadline
Mid April, 2001: notification to authors of acceptance
June 11-12, 2001: IATL conference

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