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

================================================================= Call for Participation
for
WSOM 2011, 8th WORKSHOP ON SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS
13 - 15 June 2011, Espoo, Finland Aalto University School of Science and Dipoli Conference Center
Website: http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011
================================================================= 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.
VENUE
WSOM 2011 will take place at the Aalto University School of Science (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.
PLENARY SPEAKERS
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University: Topographic Mapping of Dissimilarity Data
Teuvo Kohonen, Academy of Finland: Contextually Self-Organized Maps of Chinese Words
PROGRAM
WSOM 2011 features 36 oral or poster presentations. The full program is available at http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011 .
ORGANIZERS
* Honorary chair Teuvo KOHONEN Academy of Finland * General chair Timo HONKELA Aalto University School of Science * Program chair Jorma LAAKSONEN Aalto University School of Science * Local chair Olli SIMULA Aalto University School of Science * Publicity chair Jaakko PELTONEN Aalto University School of Science
STEERING COMMITTEE
* Teuvo KOHONEN * Marie COTTRELL * Pablo ESTEVEZ * Timo HONKELA * Erkki OJA * 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 * Kadim TASDEMIR * Heizo TOKUTAKA * Carme TORRAS * Alfred ULTSCH * Marc VAN HULLE * Michel VERLEYSEN * Thomas VILLMANN * Lei XU
REGISTRATION
Registration for WSOM 2011 is now open! The on-line registration is available at http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011 .
In addition to WSOM registration, joint registration to both WSOM 2011 and ICANN 2011 is available. See http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011 for the full range of registration options and prices.
ACCOMMODATION
The closest hotel is Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo, located next to the workshop venue. See http://www.cis.hut.fi/wsom2011 for accommodation details.
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