1997 IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing VII
INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICSENGINEERS INC PISCATAWAY NJ
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NNSP07 was held In Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island Florida, September 24-26, 1997. NNSP97 was sponsored by the Neural Networks Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, in cooperation with the IEEE Neural Network Council and with co-sponsorship from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This year two topics were announced in the calls for papers. The goal was to create a critical mass of submissions and dedicate a full session to discuss a topic of current interest. This year topics were blind signal processing and pattern recognition applications. We had an exciting technical program with first rated papers and speakers. We invited as plenary speakers Drs. Simon Haykin, from McMaster University, David Brown from F.D.A., S.Y. Kung, from Princeton, J. F. Cardoso from Paris V, and Yann LeCun from ATT Bell Labs. Eighty high quality papers were presented with contributions from 16 countries. The proceedings were distributed at the conference, and were published by the IEEE Press. The organization sponsored ten students to present their work. The highlights of the conference were the following the advances made on blind source separation, both at the theoretical level and in practical applications the advances in the implementation of the support vector machines the interest in recurrent neural networks the exciting new applications of neural networks to multimedia, and the continuing interest in biomedical applications. All the sessions were very lively, in particular the excellent poster sessions where lengthier discussions among researchers were conducted. Overall this was a high quality conference, which everybody enjoyed greatly.