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19th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks -- May 28-30, Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy


The 19th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN2009) will be held at the beautiful and inspiring seaside town of Vietri sul Mare, near Salerno, Italy, on the picturesque Sorrento Peninsula, not far from Amalfi, the Naples Bay and Capri Island.

The Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN) is the annual conference organized since 1989 by the Italian Society of Neural Networks (SIREN) in co-operation with the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS) of Vietri S/M (Italy), and is a premier event in all topics somehow related to Neural Networks.

Since the first edition, WIRN has provided a truly interdisciplinary discussion forum on Algorithms, Architectures and Applications of Neural Networks also anticipating novel computational paradigms and networking converging methodologies. WIRN promotes the understanding and the real use of Artificial Neural Networks.

WIRN 2009 is intended to provide a national forum for both the academic and industrial community to discover recent developments, meet new challenges, and discuss future research directions in neural networks, learning systems, computational intelligence as well as real-world applications. International participants are welcomed and traditionally enlarge the horizon through a more comprehensive perspective.

The Workshop usually attracts around 50 attendees from Universities, research centres and industry. The 19th edition will feature keynote talks, invited special sessions, oral and poster regular presentations.


Prospective authors are invited to contribute high quality papers in the topic areas listed below and proposals for special sessions. Special sessions aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Each special session should include at least 3 contributing papers. A proposal for a special session should include a summary statement (1 page long) describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed special session, together with the article titles and author names of the papers that will be included in the track. The co-ordinator of the proposal will also be responsible for the reviewing procedure.

Contributions should be high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period. Please see the web site for further details of the required paper format. Papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the International Program Committee, and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. All contributions will be published in a proceeding volume by an international publisher. The committee will select the papers to be proposed, in an extended version, for a special issue of an international journal. Authors will be limited to one paper per registration.


Suggested topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following research and application areas:

General Topics of Interest:
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Connectionist Cognitive Science
  • Mathematical Theory of Neural Computation
  • Multidimensional Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Swarm Optimization
  • Opportunistic Networks
  • Learning Algorithms and Paradigms
  • Neural Dynamics, Complex Systems and Chaos
  • Self-Organization
  • Neural Field Theory
  • Neural Network Models of Emotions
  • Neural Networks and Observational Learning
  • Consciousness and Neural Networks

Algorithms & Architectures:
  • Signal and Image Neural Processing
  • Graphical Networks Models
  • Bayesian and Kernel Networks
  • Neural and Hybrid Architectures
  • Evolvable Neural Networks
  • Bio-inspired Neural Networks
  • Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and Blind Source Separation
  • Winner-Take-All Networks
  • Selective Attention Models
  • Evolutionary Architectures
  • Support Vectors Machines
  • Fuzzy logic and systems

  • Hardware Implementations and Embedded Systems
  • Building Cognitive Systems in Neural Networks
  • Hybrid Systems Implementations
  • Neuromorphic Circuits and Hardware
  • Address-Event Neural Systems
  • Spike-based VLSI Neural Networks
  • Hardware Development
  • Low Cost Architectures

  • Neural Networks in Finance and Economics
  • Neural Intelligent Control, Robotics and Adaptive Systems
  • Neuroinformatics and Bioinformatics
  • Real World Systems and Applications
  • Brain-Computer Interface and Systems
  • Vision and Image Processing
  • Time Series Modelling and Prediction
  • Computational Intelligence Applications to Biomedical Systems
  • Intelligent Infrastructure and Transportation Systems
  • Environmental Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Bioinspired Computation and Hardware
  • Evolvable Neural Networks
  • Speech Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Fusion
  • Intelligent Multimedia and Web Processing
  • Sensors and Network of Sensors
  • Process Monitoring and Diagnosis
  • E-Learning and Educational Applications
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Cryptography


Important Dates

  • Special session/workshops proposals: March 1, 2009
  • Paper Submission deadline: March 15, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2009
  • Camera-ready copy: on site, May 28, 2009
  • Conference Dates: May 28-30, 2009

Papers submitted should be sent by electronic mail to the address: Wirn09@associazionesiren.org
More detailed instructions can be found at the WIRN09 home page
Call for papers in PDF format

Prof. Eduardo R. Caianiello Ph.D.Thesis Prize

During the Workshop the "Premio E.R. Caianiello" will be assigned to the best Italian Ph.D. thesis in the area of Neural Networks and related fields. The prize will include a diploma and 1.000,00 . Interested applicants must send 3 copies of their CV and of their thesis to "Premio Caianiello-WIRN 2009 c/o IIASS before April 15, 2009 to the addresses ( Wirn09@associazionesiren.org , iiass.segreteria@tin.it ). To participate, the Ph.D. degree has to be obtained after January 1, 2007 and before March 31, 2009. A candidate can submit his Ph. D. thesis at most twice. Only SIREN associates are admitted (subscription forms can be downloaded from the SIREN site). For more information, contact the conference Secretary at I.I.A.S.S. "E. R. Caianiello", Via G.Pellegrino, 19, 84019 Vietri Sul Mare (SA), ITALY.