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        Just a note to encourage auditory research submissions to NIPS
this year -- the Neural Information Processing Systems meeting, in
Denver in November/December (with a post-conference workshop at Vail).

        NIPS has single-track format, but is very multi-disciplinary
nature; the result is three or four papers representing different
disciplines in science and engineering, presented to appeal to a
general audience.  The quality of posters and presentations is pretty
high; only ~5% of the submissions become talks, and about ~20% of the
submissions become posters. Dick Duda gave a talk at NIPS last year on
auditory scene analysis that was well received; in addition to scene
analysis, neuroscience and cognitive science auditory research have
also been well received at past NIPS.

        The Call For Papers below has more details -- hope to see you
at NIPS!

                                        --john lazzaro
                                          area chair (implementations) NIPS 94


                         CALL FOR PAPERS
              Neural Information Processing Systems
                     -Natural and Synthetic-
        Monday, November 28 - Saturday, December 3, 1994
                        Denver, Colorado

This is the  eighth meeting  of an  interdisciplinary  conference
which   brings   together  neuroscientists,  engineers,  computer
scientists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and  mathematicians
interested    in    all    aspects    of  neural  processing  and
computation.  The conference will include invited talks, and oral
and  poster  presentations  of refereed papers.  There will be no
parallel sessions.  There  will  also  be  one  day  of  tutorial
presentations  (Nov   28) preceding the  regular session, and two
days of focused workshops will follow at a nearby ski  area  (Dec

Major categories for paper submission, and examples  of  keywords
within categories, are the following:

  Neuroscience: systems physiology, cellular physiology,  signal
  and noise analysis, oscillations, synchronization, inhibition,
  neuromodulation, synaptic plasticity, computational models.

  Theory:  computational  learning  theory,  complexity  theory,
  dynamical  systems,  statistical  mechanics,  probability  and
  statistics, approximation theory.

  Implementations: VLSI, optical, parallel processors,  software
  simulators, implementation languages.

  Algorithms   and    Architectures:    learning     algorithms,
  constructive/pruning  algorithms,  localized  basis functions,
  decision  trees,  recurrent  networks,   genetic   algorithms,
  combinatorial optimization, performance comparisons.

  Visual   Processing:    image    recognition,    coding    and
  classification,    stereopsis,    motion   detection,   visual

  Speech, Handwriting and Signal Processing: speech recognition,
  coding   and   synthesis,  handwriting  recognition,  adaptive
  equalization, nonlinear noise removal.

  Applications:  time-series  prediction,   medical   diagnosis,
  financial   analysis,  DNA/protein  sequence  analysis,  music
  processing, expert systems.

  Cognitive Science & AI: natural language, human  learning  and
  memory, perception and psychophysics, symbolic reasoning.

  Control, Navigation,  and  Planning:  robotic  motor  control,
  process   control,  navigation,  path  planning,  exploration,
  dynamic programming.

Review  Criteria:   All  submitted  papers  will  be   thoroughly
refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty, significance
and clarity.  Submissions should contain new  results  that  have
not  been published previously.  Authors are encouraged to submit
their most recent work, as there will be an opportunity after the
meeting  to  revise  accepted manuscripts before submitting final
camera-ready copy.


Paper Format:  Submitted papers may  be  up  to  eight  pages  in
length.   The  page  limit  will  be  strictly  enforced, and any
submission exceeding eight pages will not be considered.  Authors
are  encouraged  (but  not  required) to use the NIPS style files
obtainable by anonymous FTP at the sites given below. Papers must
include  physical  and  e-mail addresses of all authors, and must
indicate one of the nine major categories listed  above,  keyword
information  if  appropriate,  and  preference for oral or poster
presentation.  Unless otherwise indicated, correspondence will be
sent to the first author.

Submission Instructions: Send six copies of submitted  papers  to
the  address  given  below;  electronic  or FAX submission is not
acceptable.  Include one additional copy of the abstract only, to
be  used  for preparation of the abstracts booklet distributed at
the meeting.  Submissions mailed first-class  within  the  US  or
Canada  must  be  postmarked  by  May 21, 1994.  Submissions from
other places must be received by this date.  Mail submissions to:

        David Touretzky
        NIPS*94 Program Chair
        Computer Science Department
        Carnegie Mellon University
        5000 Forbes Avenue
        Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890  USA

Mail general inquiries/requests for registration material to:

        NIPS*94 Conference
        NIPS Foundation
        PO Box 60035
        Pasadena, CA 91116-6035  USA
        (e-mail: nips94@caltech.edu)

FTP sites for LaTex style files "nips.tex" and "nips.sty":

        helper.systems.caltech.edu ( in /pub/nips
        b.gp.cs.cmu.edu ( in /usr/dst/public/nips

NIPS*94 Organizing Committee: General Chair, Gerry Tesauro,  IBM;
Program  Chair,  David Touretzky, CMU; Publications Chair, Joshua
Alspector, Bellcore;  Publicity  Chair,  Bartlett  Mel,  Caltech;
Workshops  Chair,  Todd  Leen,  OGI;  Treasurer,  Rodney Goodman,
Caltech; Local  Arrangements,  Lori  Pratt,  Colorado  School  of
Mines; Tutorials Chairs, Steve Hanson, Siemens and Gerry Tesauro,
IBM; Contracts, Steve Hanson, Siemens and Scott Kirkpatrick, IBM;
Government   &  Corporate  Liaison,  John  Moody,  OGI;  Overseas
Liaisons: Marwan Jabri, Sydney Univ., Mitsuo  Kawato,  ATR,  Alan
Murray,  Univ.  of  Edinburgh,  Joachim  Buhmann,  Univ. of Bonn,
Andreas Meier, Simon Bolivar Univ.


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