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From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.006 Summer School: Neural Networks in Classification, Regression and Data Mining
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                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 6.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:14:56 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: Summer School: Neural Networks 
in Classification, Regression and Data Mining

From: alexandra
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 15:03:13 +0100

Apologies for multiple copies.

We appreciate if you can forward this Announcement to potential candidates.

July 7-11, 2008, Porto, Portugal  email:

The Summer School will be held at Porto, 
Portugal, jointly organized by the Polytechnic 
School of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) and the 
Faculty of Engineering, Porto University (FEUP).
Following last year experience, this year's 
edition also includes a POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION 
providing a discussion forum where the 
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects.

• Alexander Zien (Research Scientist at the 
Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Germany)
• Carlos Soares (Assistant Professor, Faculty of 
Economy, University of Porto, Portugal)
• Christopher Bishop (Deputy Managing Director at 
Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge and 
Chair of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK)
• Igor Aizenberg (Assistant Professor at the 
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, 
Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA)
• Joaquim Marques de Sá (Full Professor, Dept. 
Electr. and Comp. Engineering, Fac. of 
Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal)
• Jorge Santos(Assistant Professor, Engineering 
Polythecnic Institute, Porto, Portugal)
• Mark Embrecht (Associate Professor, Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, RPI Troy, New York, U.S.A.)
• Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain)
• Paulo Cortez (Assistant Professor, University of Minho, Portugal)
• Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal)
• Yann Guermeur (Scientific Director of the 
Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, France)

Neural networks (NN) have become a very important 
tool in classification and regression tasks. The 
applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the 
engineering, economy and biology areas. The 
Summer School on NN is dedicated to explain 
relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer 
perceptrons (MLP), radial basis function networks 
(RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used for 
classification and regression tasks, illustrated 
with applications to real data. Specific topics 
are also presented, namely Multi-Valued and UB 
Neurons , Functional Networks , MLP's with 
Entropic Criteria and Data Mining using NN.
Classes include practical sessions with 
appropriate software tools. The trainee has, 
therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught 
concepts and become conversant with a broad range 
of NN topics and applications. A special workshop 
session will provide a discussion forum where the 
participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects.

A preliminary programme and further information 
about the classes are available at the school 
webpage (

Early Registration: 18 May 2008
Poster Submission: 15 June 2008
Hotel booking : 15 June 2008
Summer School: 7-11 July 2008
All participants are required to register prior 
to the start of the School - until the June 15 - 
even if you choose to pay the late registration fee at the registration desk.
Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted.

In order to attend the School you must fill in 
the registration form, available at the School 
web page. Please note that if you have any guests 
who would like to take part in the social 
programme, you must register them as well, by 
filling in the corresponding field in the registration form.

The registration fee for participants amounts to:
- Early registration fee (paid before the 18th of May)
         * 350 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff)
         * 400 Euro (all other participants)
- Late registration fee (paid after the 18th of May)
         * 400 Euro (students, ISEP and FEUP staff)
         * 450 Euro (all other participants)
The registration fee includes:
* school package (manuscripts, lecture's notes, CD)
* coffee breaks
* daily lunch
* welcome reception
* school banquet
NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended 
previous editions amounts to 25/30 euro per 
lecture and includes the school package and 
coffee-breaks. Please, contact the LOC  for further details.

- Helena Brás Silva – Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal
- Jorge M. Santos - Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal
- Rui Chibante - Assistant Professor, Dept. Mathematics, ISEP, Portugal

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2008
A/C Jorge M. Santos
Departamento de Matemática
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431

NN2008 Secretariat
Ms. Gabriela Afonso

Programme Chair:
Prof. Joaquim Marques de Sá
Tel. +351 225081828 - Email:
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