Session Topics:

* vision                                                           

* object recognition

* image understanding                                

* neural circuit models         

* audition                                                       

* neural system models                   

* speech and language                               

* mathematics of neural systems   

* unsupervised learning                               

* robotics       

* supervised learning                                   

* hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)

* reinforcement and emotion                      

* neuromorphic VLSI

* sensory-motor control                               

* industrial applications

* cognition, planning, and attention

* spatial mapping and navigation 

* other




Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31, 2012. Email notification of acceptance will be provided by February 29, 2012.  A meeting registration fee must accompany each abstract. The fee will be refunded if the abstract is not accepted for presentation. Fees of accepted abstracts will be returned upon written request only until April 8, 2012.


Abstracts must not exceed one 8.5"x11" page in length, with 1" margins on top, bottom, and both sides in a single-column format with a font of 10 points or larger. The title, authors, affiliations, surface, and email addresses should begin each abstract. A separate cover letter should include the abstract title; name and contact information for corresponding and presenting authors; 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)].


Contributed talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be displayed for a full day. Overhead, slide, and computer projector facilities will be available for talks. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No extended paper will be required.


Abstracts should be submitted electronically as Word files to using the phrase “16th ICCNS abstract submission” in the subject line or as paper hard copy (four copies of the abstract with one copy of the cover letter and the registration form) to Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, CNS Department, 677 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02215 USA . Fax submissions of the abstract will not be accepted.


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.