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Reminder: Call for papers: LVA/ICA 2010, September 27-30, 2010, Saint-Malo, France

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                    LVA/ICA 2010
       September 27-30, 2010 - Saint-Malo, France
           9th International Conference on
     Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation

        formerly the International Conference on
  Independent Component Analysis and Signal Separation



Ten years after the first workshop on Independent Component Analysis in Aussois, the series of ICA conferences has shown the liveliness of the community of theoreticians and practitioners working in this field. While ICA and blind signal separation have become mainstream topics, new approaches have emerged to solve problems involving signal mixtures or various other types of latent variables: semi-blind models, matrix factorization using Sparse Component Analysis (SCA), Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF), Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing (PLSI), but also tensor decompositions, Independent Vector Analysis (IVA), Independent Subspace Analysis (ISA), ...

The 9th edition of the conference, renamed LVA/ICA to reflect this evolution towards more general Latent Variable Analysis problems in signal processing, will offer an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers to experience renewed theoretical surprises and face real-world problems.

In addition to contributed papers (oral and poster presentations), the meeting will feature keynote talks by leading researchers:

	Pierre Comon, University of Nice, France
	Stephane Mallat, Ecole Polytechnique, France
	Mark Girolami, University of Glasgow, UK
	Arie Yeredor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

as well as a community-based evaluation campaign (SiSEC 2010), a panel discussion session, and a special late-breaking / demo session.



Saint Malo (http://www.saint-malo-tourisme.com/index.jsp?lang=en), the corsair city, is an ancient city and pitoresque sea resort located in Brittany, in the north-west of France. Chateaubriand, Surcouf, Jacques Cartier... from writers to privateers and sailors, many were the good men who hailed from Saint-Malo. As if in honour of their pride and independence, the forts and ramparts of the corsair city face the sea, adding to the city's charm and its exceptional setting. To visitors and event-goers, the city offers the beauty of its maritime views and the wealth of its historical heritage. A city of 52,000 inhabitants that is lively all year round, Saint-Malo's heart beats to the rhythm of the major event it hosts, festivals as the Etonnants Voyageurs or Internationally renowned regattas such as the Route du Rhum.



• April 7, 2010: Paper submission deadline
• June 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance
• June 30, 2010: Final paper due
• July 31, 2010: Late-breaking / demo / SiSEC abstract submission deadline

Detailed submission instructions will shortly be made available on the conference website http://lva2010.inria.fr/.



Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in all areas of latent variable analysis and signal separation, including but not limited to: • Theoretical frameworks: probabilistic, geometric & biologically-inspired modeling; flat, hierarchical & dynamic structures; sparse coding; kernel methods; neural networks • Models: linear & nonlinear models; continuous & discrete latent variables; convolutive & noisy mixtures; linear & quadratic time-frequency representations • Algorithms: blind & semi-blind estimation; identification & convergence conditions; local & evolutionary optimization; computational complexity; adaptation & modularity • Speech and audio data: source separation; denoising & dereverberation; Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA); Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) • Images: segmentation; fusion; texture analysis; color imaging; coding; scene analysis • Biomedical data: functional imaging; BCI; genomic data analysis; systems biology • Unsolved and emerging problems: causality detection; feature selection; data mining; control; psychology; social networks; finance; artificial intelligence; real-time applications • Resources: software; databases; objective & subjective evaluation procedures

Papers must be original and must not be already published nor under review elsewhere. Papers linked to a submission to SiSEC 2010 are highly welcome. The proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series.



Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for a special issue of a journal.

The Best Student Paper Award will distinguish the work of a PhD student with original scientific contributions and the quality of his/her presentation at LVA/ICA 2010. Eligible papers must be first-authored and presented by the PhD student during the Conference. Candidates will be asked to notify their participation on the submission form. A prize of 400 € offered by the Fondation Metivier will be awarded to the winner.



A special session will be dedicated to the presentation of:
• early results and ideas that are not yet fully formalized and evaluated
• software and data of interest to the community, with focus on open source resources • signal separation systems evaluated in SiSEC 2010 but not associated with a full paper

Presenters are invited to submit a non-reviewed abstract, which will be included in the conference program but not published in the proceedings.

We look forward to receiving your technical contribution and meeting you in Saint-Malo!

Remi Gribonval and Emmanuel Vincent
General Chairs

Vincent Vigneron and Eric Moreau
Technical Chairs