***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** fyi, via the list of the AmSocAssoc's Communication and Info tech section Barry _____________________________________________________________________ Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network _____________________________________________________________________ Dear Sir, I'm a subscriber of CITASA. Would you plz post the following Call for Papers to The CITASA Archives at http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/citasa/ (I found several similar conferences there)? Thank you very much. If further info is needed, please contact me at: [log in to unmask] Mr. Xiaolin Hu Call for Papers Third International Symposium on Neural Networks May 29-31, 2006, Chengdu, Sichuan, China The Third International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2006) will be held in Chengdu, as a sequel of ISNN 2005 in Chongqing and ISNN 2004 in Dalian, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan (Szechwan) Province in southwestern China, a modern metropolitan with 2310-year history and rich cultural heritage, featuring relaxing lifestyle, spicy Szechwan cuisine, and numerous historic and scenery sites nearby including three UNESCO World Heritages (two cultural heritages: Dujiangyan--Qingcheng Mountain, Emei Mountain--Leshan Giant Buddha, one natural heritage: Jiuzhaigou--Huanglong). ISNN 2006 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of neural network research and applications in diverse fields. The symposium will feature plenary speeches given by worldwide renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions focusing on popular topics. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (6 pages normally and 10 pages maximum) by the submission deadline. Potential organizers are also invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted under review or copyright protected elsewhere and will be presented by an author if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. All papers accepted and presented at ISNN2006 will be published by Springer as multiple volumes of Lecture Notes in Computer Science which are indexed by SCI-Expanded. ISNN2006 has teamed up with the International Journal of Neural Systems (IJNS), one of the distinguished journals on neural networks, for publishing a Special Issue on Advances in Neural Networks. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Issue. The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. The Editor-in-Chief of IJNS and the guest editors of the Special Issues will make decisions on submitted papers based referees' comments and recommendations, as well as quality and presentation of the papers, and select around twenty five papers. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be asked to substantially extend and revise their papers with additional original materials for further rounds of peer review under the practice of IJNS. These papers must be extended and updated in a significant and substantive way so that the amount of overlap between symposium paper and journal submission is no more than 50%. Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts directly to the guest editors before the deadline with a copy to the Editor-in-Chief. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal for publication. The final decision will be made based on peer review reports by the guest editors of the special issue and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Important dates: Special session proposal (ISNN2006): November 1, 2005 Paper submission (ISNN2006): November 15, 2005 Notification of acceptance (ISNN2006): December 15, 2005 Final paper submission (ISNN2006): January 15, 2006 Paper submission (IJNS Special Issue): June 30, 2006 Notification of acceptance (IJNS Special Issue): December 31, 2006 For detailed information, please see http://www.acae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2006 or http://cilab.uestc.edu.cn/isnn2006 To subscribe to the CITASA list send an e-mail to [log in to unmask] with subscribe citasa in the message body. Visit the CITASA website at http://www.citasa.org/ --- --- --- _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.