May 19 - 22, 2004

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Sponsored by the
Center for Adaptive Systems
and the
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
with financial support from the
Office of Naval Research


object recognition
image understanding
speech and language
unsupervised learning
supervised learning
reinforcement and emotion
sensory-motor control
spatial mapping and navigation
neural circuit models
neural system models
mathematics of neural systems
hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
neuromorphic VLSI
industrial applications
cognition, planning, and attention

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 30, 2004. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February 27, 2004. A meeting registration fee must accompany each Abstract. See Registration Information for details. The fee will be returned if the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in the meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted abstracts will be returned on request only until April 16, 2004.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins on all sides in a single-column, single-spaced format with a font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page only. Fax or electronic submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address, telephone, fax, and email address; requested preference for oral or poster presentation; and a first and second choice from among the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B).

Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a full day. Overhead, slide, VCR, and LCD projector facilities will be available for talks.

Abstracts which do not meet these requirements or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be returned. Accepted Abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No longer paper will be required. The original and 3 copies of each Abstract should be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To register, please complete the form below. Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to +1 617 353 7755, or email to cindy@bu.edu. The registration fee will help to pay for a reception, 3 coffee breaks each day, and the conference proceedings.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. The deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 30, 2004. Applicants will be notified by email by February 27, 2004. Each application should include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email address; current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name, address, and email address; relevant courses and other educational data; and a list of research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD advisor on official institutional stationery should accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting. Fellowship applicants who also submit an Abstract must include the registration fee with their Abstract submission. Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.



Inquiries to Cynthia Bradford cindy@bu.edu

Last updated October 29, 2003