*Last Call for Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations and/or Full 
**P**aper Contributions*

*www.icann2016.org*

*ICANN 2016*

    25th Annual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks

           BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
           6 - 9 September 2016*
           Special event* : ENNS 25th Anniversary

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    /The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)
    is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network
    Society (ENNS). In 2016 the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    (BarcelonaTech) will organis//e the 25th ICANN Conference from //the
    //6th to //the //9th //of //September 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, in
    collaboration with the Universit//at// Pompeu Fabra (UPF)./


    *INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS*

    1. *Wlodek Duch *(Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
    2. *Erkki Oja *(Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
    3. *Joaquin Fuster *(University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
    4. *Murray Shanahan* (Imperial College London, UK)
    5. *G√ľnther Palm* (University of Ulm, Germany)
    6. *Stephen Coombes *(University of Nottingham, UK)
    7. *Etienne Koechlin* ( Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)


    *IMPORTANT DATES*

    /Submission of abstracts and papers: /1 March 2016
    /Submission of //d//emonstration proposals: /1 March 2016
    /Notification of acceptance:/ 8 May 2016
    /Camera-ready paper and registration: /15 May 2016
    /Conference dates:/ 6-9 September 2016


    *CONFERENCE TOPICS*

    ICANN 2016 will feature the main tracks /Brain Inspired
    Computing/ and /Machine Learning Research/, with strong
    cross-disciplinary interactions and applications. All research
    fields dealing with Neural Networks will be present at the conference.
    A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

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        Brain Inspired Computing: Cognitive models, Computational
        Neuroscience, Self-organisation, Reinforcement Learning, Neural
        Control and Planning, Hybrid Neural-Symbolic Architectures,
        Neural Dynamics, Recurrent Networks, Deep Learning.

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        Machine Learning: Neural Network Theory, Neural Network Models,
        Graphical Models, Bayesian Networks, Kernel Methods, Generative
        Models, Information Theoretic Learning, Reinforcement Learning,
        Relational Learning, Dynamical Models.

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        Neural Applications for: Intelligent Robotics, Neurorobotics,
        Language Processing, Image Processing, Sensor Fusion, Pattern
        Recognition, Data Mining, Neural Agents, Brain-Computer
        Interaction, Neural Hardware, Evolutionary Neural Networks.

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          CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE**S*

    Early registration fees have been kept particularly low for this
    kind of event because ENNS and ICANN aim to fully implement the
    academic not-for-profit policy.

    Undergraduate students (Bachelor and Master level): 90 EUR
    PhD Students: 200 EUR
    Regular delegates: 250 EUR

    *ENNS members have a reduction of 40 EUR*

    Students can apply for ENNS funded travel grants to attend (see the
    conference website).


    *CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS*

    All scientific communications presented at ICANN 2016 will be
    reviewed and scientifically evaluated by a panel of experts. The
    conference will
    feature three categories of communications:

    - oral communications (15'+5')
    - poster communications (on permanent display and with a 2-hour
    presentation)
    - demonstrations

    Authors willing to present original contributions for any category
    must submit a manuscript of a maximum length of  8 pages. Accepted
    papers of contributing authors will be published in Springer-Verlag
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Selected papers
    will be invited after the conference for a full journal paper
    submission.

    Authors willing to present a contribution for oral communications
    and posters without submitting a full manuscript must submit a
    1-page abstract. The abstracts will be published all together in a
    proceedings section without an author index.

    In case of programme constraints the priority will be given to
    original contributions accompanied by a full paper submission.

    Submission of communications will be online. More details are
    available on the conference website
    (http://icann2016.org/index.php/contributors/submission).


    *BEST PAPER AWARDS*

    ENNS will sponsor a maximum of four best paper awards, two in the
    Brain Inspired Computing track (one poster and one oral
    communication) and, analogously,  two in the Machine Learning
    Research track. All awardees will be presented during the final
    ceremony.

    *ORGANISATION**

    General Chair:*/
    Antonio J. Pons Rivero/ (UPC Barcelona, Spain)*

    Local**co-Chairs:*
    /Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo/ (UPF Barcelona, Spain), /Paul Verschure/ (UPF
    Barcelona, Spain)

    *Organising Committee Chairs:*/
    Daniel Malagarriga/ (UPC Barcelona, Spain), /Lara Escuain/ (UPC
    Barcelona, Spain), /Caroline Kleinheny/ (ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)

    *Honorary Chair:
    *Alessandro E. P. Villa
    *
    Communication* *Chair:*/
    Paolo Masulli/ (ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)