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      REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL: May 6, 2012

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      2012 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN NATURAL COMPUTING

       

      SSNC 2012

       

      Tarragona, Spain

       

      May 28 – June 1st, 2012

       

      Organized by:

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/

       

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      AIM:

       

      SSNC 2012 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different levels on selected topics in nature-inspired computing. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help students initiate and foster their research career.

       

      ADDRESSED TO:

       

      Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics and Mathematics. Other students (for instance, from Engineering or Logic) are welcome too.

       

      The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.

       

      There is no overlap in the class schedule.

       

      COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

       

      - Eric Bonabeau (Icosystem, Cambridge MA ), Self-Organization in Natural and Artificial Systems [introductory, 4 hours]

      - David W. Corne (Heriot-Watt), Swarm Intelligence Algorithms [introductory, 6 hours]

      - Hisao Ishibuchi ( Osaka Prefecture ), Introduction to Fuzzy Rule-Based Classifier Design [introductory, 4 hours]

      - Xiaodong Li (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Advances in Particle Swarm Optimization [introductory/advanced, 6 hours]

      - Martin Middendorf ( Leipzig ), Social Insects and Organic Computing [introductory, 6 hours]

      - Stefano Nolfi (CNR, Roma), Evolution and Development of Language in Robots [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Leandro Nunes de Castro (Mackenzie Presbiterian, São Paulo ), Introduction to Evolutionary Data Clustering [introductory/intermediate, 10 hours]

      - Tatsuya Suda (University Netgroup Inc., Irvine ), Molecular Communication and the Bio-networking Architecture [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - L. Darrell Whitley ( Colorado State ), Evolutionary Algorithms and Elementary Landscapes [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

      - Xin Yao ( Birmingham ), Evolutionary Optimization and Co-evolutionary Learning [intermediate/advanced, 6 hours]

       

      REGISTRATION:

       

      It has to be done on line at

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/Registration.php

       

      FEES:

       

      They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

       

      1 hour =

       

      - 10 euros (for payments until March 18, 2012),

      - 15 euros (for payments after March 18, 2012).

       

      PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

       

      The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:

       

      Uno-e Bank

      bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C , 28037 Madrid, Spain

      IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

      SWIFT/BIC code: UNOEESM1

      account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC

      account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Please mention SSNC 2012 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.

       

      Remarks:

       

      - Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

      - People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

      - Students may be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor.

       

      ACCOMMODATION:

       

      Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.

       

      CERTIFICATE:

       

      Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration.

       

      IMPORTANT DATES:

       

      Announcement of the programme: February 12, 2012

      Starting of the registration: February 12, 2012

      Early registration deadline: March 18, 2012

      Starting of the School: May 28, 2012

      End of the School: June 1st, 2012

       

      QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

       

      Lilica Voicu:

      florentinalilica.voicu@...

       

      WEBSITE:

       

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/

       

      POSTAL ADDRESS:

       

      SSNC 2012

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

      Rovira i Virgili University

      Av. Catalunya, 35

      43002 Tarragona , Spain

       

      Phone: +34-977-559543

      Fax: +34-977-558386

       

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

       

      Diputació de Tarragona

      Universitat Rovira i Virgili

       

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