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CFP reminder: ICA Research Network International Workshop, Liverpool, UK,18-19 Sept 2006

Dear List,

For those of you working in computational auditory scene analysis, or audio source separation, a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the ICA Research Network International Workshop is this Friday (5 May 2006). Best wishes, Mark Plumbley


                     *** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

         2006 ICA Research Network International Workshop 

                          Liverpool, UK
                     18 - 19 September 2006 

        +++ Abstract Submission Deadline: Fri 5 May 2006 +++

The ICA Research Network is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the U.K., and is aimed at improving communications in the area of Blind Source Separation (BSS) and Independent Component Analysis (ICA). The 2006 ICA Research Network International Workshop will be held at the University of Liverpool covering the latest developments and techniques in the area of BSS/ICA. Submissions from international participants are most welcome.


The workshop will feature keynote addresses and technical presentations (oral and poster), which will be included in the registration. Papers are solicited for, but not limited to, the following areas:

* Algorithms and Architectures for BSS/ICA
  - Nonlinear ICA
  - Probabilistic Models
  - Sparse Coding
  - etc
* Theory of BSS/ICA
  - Optimization
  - Complex Methods
  - Time-Frequency Representations
  - etc
* Applications of BSS/ICA
  - Audio
  - Bio-Informatics
  - Biomedical Engineering
  - Communications
  - Finance
  - Image Processing
  - Psychology
  - Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA)
  - etc

Extended Abstract Submission Procedure

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of no more than two A4-size pages, including: 

* Title
* Authors' details
* the work with contexts and
* preliminary results (a Table or a Figure) 


Please submit your extended abstract by e-mail (with a PDF attachment) with the subject "Extended Abstract Submission" to icarnw06@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Full Paper Submission Procedure

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be invited to submit a paper of up to four pages in the PDF format. At least one author of each accepted paper must undertake to attend the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in a bound volume. Authors of the most innovative papers will be invited to submit substantially extended and updated versions of their papers for further review and possible publication in the International Journal of Neural Systems.

Registration Costs (UK £)

Full Registration    by 7 August 2006: £165     After 7 August 2006: £200
Student Registration by 7 August 2006: £140     After 7 August 2006: £165

Important Dates/Deadlines

Submission of extended abstract                 5 May 2006
Notification of acceptance                     2 June 2006
Submission of camera-ready accepted paper    7 August 2006
Early registration and author registration   7 August 2006
Final date for registration               4 September 2006
Workshop                              18-19 September 2006


For more information visit www.icarn.org or email icarnw06@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Professor A K Nandi
David Jardine Chair of Signal Processing
Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
The University of Liverpool
Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 3GJ, UK
Tel: +44 151 794 4525   Fax: +44 151 794 4540

Dr Mark D Plumbley
Centre for Digital Music
Department of Electronic Engineering
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7518
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997
Email: mark.plumbley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx