[CFP] Call for papers: WSOM 2011, 8th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps

================================================================= First Call for Papers
for
WSOM 2011, 8th WORKSHOP ON SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS
13 - 15 June 2011, Espoo, Finland Aalto University School of Science and Technology and Dipoli Conference Center
Website: http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011
IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission of full papers: January 14, 2011 Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2011 Camera-ready paper and author registration: April 1, 2011 Advance registration before: April 15, 2011
================================================================= GENERAL INFORMATION
WSOM 2011 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of self-organizing systems, with a particular emphasis on the self-organizing maps. It will highlight key advances in these and closely related fields. WSOM 2011 is the eighth conference in a series of bi-annual international conferences started with WSOM'97 in Helsinki.
The event will be co-located with the ICANN 2011 conference that will be organized from 14th to 17th of June, 2011. Conference programmes, registrations and fees will be coordinated.
PUBLICATION
It is planned that papers accepted for the WSOM 2011 Proceedings will be published in the Springer series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Registered authors will receive a hard copy proceedings volume, and the proceedings will be available also in full-text electronic format via Springer's internet platform www.springer.com .
VENUE
WSOM 2011 will take place at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology (former Helsinki University of Technology) and Dipoli Conference Center. They are located in Espoo, in the close vicinity of the Helsinki capital area. The area is one of the ICT research and development hot spots in Europe as well as known for its beautiful and easily accessible nature. The time of the year is particularly suitable for visiting Finland.
TOPICS in THEORY, METHODS and APPLICATIONS
We expect contributions related to the theoretical and methodological aspects of the self-organizing map including:
* Data analysis and visualization with a special topic of modeling dynamic phenomena * Various mathematical approaches including information theory and mathematical statistics * Software and hardware implementations * Architectural solutions including hierarchical and growing networks, ensemble models and special metrics * Neuro-cognitive studies that compare modeling and empirical results at different levels
We also call for scientific and practice-oriented papers that describe the use of self-organizing maps with variants in different application areas including but not limited to:
* Data mining * Pattern recognition * Signal processing * Knowledge management * Time series processing * Industrial applications * Bioinformatics * Biomedical applications * Telecommunications * Financial analysis * Cognitive modeling * Robotics and intelligent systems * Image processing and vision * Speech processing * Language modeling * Text and document analysis
ORGANIZERS
* Honorary chair Teuvo KOHONEN Academy of Finland * General chair Timo HONKELA Aalto University School of Science and Technology * Program chair Jorma LAAKSONEN Aalto University School of Science and Technology * Local chair Olli SIMULA Aalto University School of Science and Technology * Publicity chair Jaakko PELTONEN Aalto University School of Science and Technology
STEERING COMMITTEE
* Teuvo KOHONEN * Marie COTTRELL * Pablo ESTEVEZ * Timo HONKELA * Jose PRINCIPE * Helge RITTER * Takeshi YAMAKAWA * Hujun YIN
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
* Guilherme BARRETO * Yoonsuck CHOE * Jean-Claude FORT * Tetsuo FURUKAWA * Colin FYFE * Barbara HAMMER * Samuel KASKI * Krista LAGUS * Amaury LENDASSE * Ping LI * Thomas MARTINETZ * Risto MIIKKULAINEN * Klaus OBERMAYER * Jaakko PELTONEN * Marina RESTA * Udo SEIFFERT * Olli SIMULA * Heizo TOKUTAKA * Carme TORRAS * Alfred ULTSCH * Marc VAN HULLE * Michel VERLEYSEN * Thomas VILLMANN * Lei XU
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