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ICCN 2009 : The 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics - 2009


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When Nov 15, 2009 - Nov 19, 2009
Where Hangzhou, P. R. China
Submission Deadline May 31, 2009
Notification Due Jun 30, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2009
Categories    cognitive science   computational biology   neural networks   complexity

Call For Papers

The 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics
November 15-19, 2009
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

The 1st Announcement and Call for Papers

In order to promote the integration of cognitive science and neurodynamics as a whole, the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics -2009 (ICCN'09) is organized by East China University of Science & Technology and Zhejiang University to take place in Hangzhou, China November 15-19, 2009. An Editorial Board Meeting of "Cognitive Neurodynamics" will also be held during the period.

Sponsors and Organizers

This conference is sponsored by
East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China
Zhejiang University, China
"Cognitive Neurodynamics" published by Springer Science + Business Media B.V., Germany

Co-Sponsored by
Brain Science Center, Tamagawa University. Japan
Brain Science Research Center, KAIST, Korea
Chinese Society for Neuroscience (CSN)
Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CSTPM)
International Neural Network Society (INNS)
Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS)
Research Center for Brain Science, Fudan University, China
RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), Japan
Shanghai Society for Nonlinear Science (SSNS)

Organized by
East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)
Zhejiang University, China

Supported by
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Beijing University of Technology, China
Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Shanghai University, China
Shanxi Normal University, China
South East University, China
Tongji University , China
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairs´╝?
Amari, Shun-ichi (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
Freeman, Walter J. (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Grossberg, Stephen (Boston University, USA)
Haken, Hermann (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Richmond, Barry J. (NIMH/NIH/DHHS, USA )
Tang, Xiaowei (Zhejiang University, China)
Taylor, John (King's College, UK)

General Chair´╝?
Wang, Rubin (East China University of Science and Technology, China)
Li, Guang (Zhejiang University, China)
Hu, Haiyan (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Ishikawa, Masumi (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan);
Lu, Qishao (Beijing Univ. Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
Sandner, (University Louis Pasteur, France)
Tsukada, Minoru (Tamagawa University, Japan)

International Advisory Committee Chairs´╝?
Adeli, Hojjat (The Ohio State University, USA);
Chu, Jian (Zhejiang University, China)
K├Âtter, Rolf (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Sch├Âner, Gregor (Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, Germany)
Wang, Deliang (The Ohio State University, U.S.A);
Usui, Shiro (RIKEN BSI, Japan)

Aihara, Kazuyuki (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Cao, Jinde (Southeast University, China);
Cateau, Hide (New York University, USA);
Chen, Liqun (Shanghai University, China);
Deco, Gustavo (Universitat Pomeu, Fabra, Spain)
├?rdi, Peter (Kalamazoo College, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary);
Fukai, Tomoki (Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan);
Hayashi, Hatsuo (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan);
Hoffmann, Klaus-Peter (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany);
Kamel, Mohamed (University of Waterloo, Canada);
Kaski, Samuel (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland);
K├Ânig, Peter (University Osnabr├╝ck, Germany);
Li, Chaoyi (Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China).
Longtin, Andr├ę (University of Ottawa, Canada);
Maass, Wolfgang (Technische Universit├Ąt Graz, Austria)
Narayanan, Srini (University of California, Berkeley, USA);
Olds, James L. (George Mason University, USA);
Principe, Jose C. (University of Florida, USA);
Shou, Tiande (Fudan University, China)
Sporns, Olaf (Indiana University, USA)
Sun, Mingui (University of Pittsburgh, USA);
Szeto, K.Y. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong);
Teich, Malvin Carl (Boston Univeristy, USA)
Tirri, Henry (University of Helsinki, Helsinki University of Technology, NRC Nokia Research Center, Finland);
Trappenberg, Thomas (Dalhousie University, Canada);
Tsuda, Ichiro (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Tsukada, Minoru (Tamagawa University, Japan)
van Leeuwen, Cees (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan);
Ventriglia, Francesco (Institute of Cybernetics of CNR, Italy);
Yamguchi, Yoko (RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI),Japan)
Yang, Fusheng (Tsinghua University, China)
Zhang, Wei (Beijing University of Technology, China)
Zhu, Weiqiu (Zhejiang University, P.R. China)

Program Committee Chair´╝?
Gu, Fanji (Shanghai Society for Biophysics/Fudan University, China)
Egan, Gary (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Kozma, Robert (The University of Memphis, USA);
Lee, Soo-Young (BSRC, KAIST, Korea)
Liljenstr├Âm, Hans (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Nara, Shigetoshi (Okayama University, Japan)
Wang, Lipo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore);

Aertsen, Ad (Albert-Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, Germany)
Andras, Peter (University of Newcastle, UK);
beim Graben, Peter (Reading University, UK);
Brette, Romain (Ecole Normale Sup├ęrieure, Paris, France);
Cao, Jianting (Sitama Institute of Technology, Japan)
Del Moral Hernandez, Emilio (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil);
Depireux, Didier (University of Maryland, USA);
Ding, Mingzhou (University of Florida, USA);
Erwin, Harry (University of Sunderland, UK);
Feldman, Jerry (ICSI, University of California at Berkeley, USA);
Franceschini, Nicolas (CNRS/Univ. de la M├ęditerran├ęe, France);
Fujii, Hiroshi (Kyoto Sangyo Univ. Japan);
Gao, Shangkai (Tsinghua University, China);
Giese, Martin (University Clinic T├╝bingen, Germany);
Goldfarb, Lev (University of New Brunswick, Canada);
Graham, Lyle J. (Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology, CNRS, France);
Gu, Xingsheng (East China University of Science and Technology, P.R.China);
Hellgren Kotaleski, Jeanette (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden);
Hofmann, Ulrich G. (University of L├╝beck, Germany);
Jiang, Tianzi (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China);
Kashimori, Yoshiki (Univ. of Electro-Communications, Japan);
Kay, Leslie M. (University of Chicago, USA)
Kendall, Graham (University of Nottingham, UK);
Lappe, Markus (Westf├Ąlische Wilhelms University, Germany);
Lee, Vincent C S (Monash University, Australia);
Liang, Hualou (University of Texas, USA)
Liang, Peiji (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. China)
Matsuoka, Kiyotoshi (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan);
Neskovic, Pedja (Brown University, USA);
Ogmen, Haluk (University of Houston, USA);
Safronov, Boris V. (IBMC, Portugal)
Tong, Qinye (Zhejiang University, China)
van Ooyen, Arjen (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands);
van Pelt, Jaap (Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, The Netherlands);
Wright, James (Auckland University, New Zealand)
Wu, Si (The University of Sussex, UK)
Xu, Jian (Tongji University, China);
Xu, Jianxue (XiÔ??an Jiaotong University, P. R. China);
Young, Eric D. (Johns Hopkins Univ., USA);
Zhang, Liming (Fudan University, China);
Zhang, Liqing (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China)
Zhou, Jing (Shanghai University, China)

Proceedings Chairs:
Shen, Enhua (East China University of Science and Technology,.China)

Financial Chairperson:
Wang, You (Zhejiang University, China)

Zhang, Jin (Zhejiang University, China)

Local Organization Committee
Li, Guang (Zhejiang University)
Tong, Qinye (Zhejiang University, China)
Hu, Meng (Zhejiang University, China)
Zheng, Junbao (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China)

Topics include but are not limited to the following:
1. Microscopic cognitive neurodynamics
1.1 Molecular cognitive neurodynamics
1.2 Synaptic dynamics
1.3 Dynamic neural coding
1.4 Realistic Neural Network dynamics
2. Mesoscopic cognitive neurodynamics; Transitions between Levels
2.1 Population dynamics
2.2 Chaotic dynamics
2.3 Phase transitions in excitable media
2.4 Complexity theory applied to brain
2.5 Synergetics, metastability
2.6 Quantum Field Theory
2.7 Neuropercolation
2.8 Self-assembly, artificial life
3. Macroscopic cognitive neurodynamics
3.1 Brain imaging, EEG, MEG
3.2 Sensory Dynamics (including computational vision and audition)
3.3 Motor system dynamics
3.4 Navigation
3.5 Action planning and control
3.6 Learning and memory
3.7 Global cognitive functions (Object recognition, Attention, Intention, Language, neurolinguistics, semiotics, Decision Making, Reasoning and planning, Emotion, Consciousness etc.)
4. Applications
4.1 Neural Engineering
4.2 Neurocomputer
4.3 Neural computing
4.4 Advanced robotics
4.5 Behavior modification
4.6 Neuroinformatics
4.7 Cognitive function disorder

Keynote Speakers:
Adeli, Hojjat (The Ohio State University, USA);
Amari, Shun-ichi (RIKEN BSI, Japan)
Freeman, Walter J. (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Jiang, Tianzi (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China);
K├Âtter, Rolf (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Liljenstr├Âm, Hans (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Richmond, Barry J. (NIMH/NIH/DHHS, USA)
Usui, Shiro (RIKEN BSI, Japan)

Important Deadlines:
April 30, 2009 Proposals for mini-symposium & special session
May 31, 2009 Paper Submission
June 30, 2009 Decision Notification
July 31, 2009 Final Version Submission / Advanced Registration
August 15, 2009 Proposals for organizing the 3rd ICCN-2011

Paper Submission:
Details about paper submission and paper format will be announced shortly.

Contact Us
Registration and accommodation will be announced shortly. Please check our website from time to time to get the necessary information in time. Its address is:
which will be opened in a few weeks.
If you want to know something about ICCNÔ??07, the last one of the series conferences, please check its website:

Anyone who is interested in obtaining more information about ICCN'09 or has questions, please contact the following persons:
For general and academic affairs, please contact:
Prof. Fanji Gu,
and copy to
Dr. Enhua Shen

For financial, accommodation and local affairs, please contact the following person:
Dr. You Wang

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