May 18 21, 2005

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Sponsored by Boston University 's

Center for Adaptive Systems


Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems

( http://www.cns.bu.edu/ )

with financial support from

the National Science Foundation

( http://cns.bu.edu/CELEST/ )


the Office of Naval Research



image understanding
speech and language
unsupervised learning
supervised learning
reinforcement and emotion
sensory-motor control
cognition, planning, and attention

spatial mapping and navigation
object recognition
neural circuit models
neural system models
mathematics of neural systems
hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
neuromorphic VLSI
industrial applications

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31, 2005. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February 28, 2005. A meeting registration fee must accompany each Abstract. See Registration Information below 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 15, 2005.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins on all sides in a single-spaced, single-column 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 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 extended 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 using the registration form below. Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. The registration fee will help to pay for a conference reception, 3 daily coffee breaks, and the tutorial and meeting 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 31, 2005. Applicants will be notified by email by February 28, 2005. 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 must accompany the application and summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting. Fellowship applicants who also submit an Abstract need to include the registration fee payment with their Abstract submission. Fellowship checks will be distributed after the meeting.



Inquiries to Cynthia Bradford cindy@bu.edu

Last updated October 06, 2004