Last Call for Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations and/or Full Paper Contributions

ICANN 2016

25th Annual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
          BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
          6 - 9 September 2016

          Special event
 : ENNS 25th Anniversary
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 organise the 25th ICANN Conference from the 6th to the 9th of September 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

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)
Günther Palm (University of Ulm, Germany)
6. Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham, UK)
Etienne Koechlin ( Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)

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

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:
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).

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 (

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.


General Chair:

Antonio J. Pons Rivero
 (UPC Barcelona, Spain)

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 

Paolo Masulli
 (ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)