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22nd Italian Workshop on Neural Networks -- May 17-19, Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy

The Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN) is the annual conference of the Italian Society of Neural Networks (SIREN). The conference is organized continuously, since 1989, in co-operation with the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS) of Vietri S/M (Italy), and is a traditional event devoted to the discussion of novelties and innovations related to the Artificial Neural Networks.

The 22nd Edition of the Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN 2012) will be held, as usual, at the beautiful town of Vietri sul Mare, near Salerno, Italy.


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 visit the web site for further details of the required paper format. Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee, and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. All contributions will be published in a proceeding volume by IOS Press. Authors will be limited to one paper per registration.
The submission of the manuscripts should be done through the following website ( page limit: 10 pages), see format on:

http://www.springer.com/series/8767 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wirn2012


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

General Topics of Interest about Computational Intelligence:
Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Evolutionary Computation and Swarm Intelligence, Support Vector Machines, Complex Networks, Bayesian and Kernel Networks, Consciousness and Models of Emotion

Algorithms & Architectures::
Among others: ICA and BSS, Opportunist Networks, Metabolic Networks, Bio-inspired Neural Networks, Wavelet Neural Networks

Among others: Hardware Implementations and Embedded Systems, Neuromorphic Circuits and Hardware, Spike-based VLSI Neural Networks

Among others: Finance and Economics, Neuroinformatics and Bioinformatics, Brain-Computer Interface and Systems, Data Fusion, Time Series Modelling and Prediction, Intelligent Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, Sensors and Network of Sensors, Process Monitoring and Diagnosis.


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 consists in a diploma and a 800,00 Euro check. Interested applicants must send their CV and thesis in pdf format to "Premio Caianiello-WIRN 2012" c/o IIASS before April 20, 2012 to the addresses (wirn2012@associazionesiren.org, iiass.segreteria@tin.it). To participate, the Ph.D. degree has to be obtained after January 1, 2009 and before March 31, 2012. A candidate can submit his/her Ph. D. thesis to the prize at most twice. Only SIREN members are admitted (subscription forms can be downloaded from the SIREN web 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. More details are available here (in Italian language)


Important Dates

  • Special session/workshops proposals: February 19, 2012
  • Paper Submission deadline: April 11th, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 3rd, 2012
  • Camera-ready copy: on site, May 17th , 2012
  • Conference Dates: May 17-19, 2012

Papers submitted could be also sent by electronic mail to the address: wirn2012@associazionesiren.org

Call for papers in PDF format