A workshop on Developmental Neural Networks will be held at the 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2018), Coimbra, Portugal, on the 8th or 9th of September.
*** DEADLINE for submissions is now June 4, 2018 ****
In nature, brains are built through a process of biological development in which many aspects of the network of neurons and connections change, shaped by external information received through sensory organs. However, many modern artificial neural network (ANN) models do not include developmental mechanisms and regard learning as the adjustment of connection weights, while some that do use development restrain it to a period before the ANN is used.
It is therefore worthwhile to understand the cognitive functions offered by development and to investigate the fundamental questions raised by artificial neural development. In this workshop, we will explore existing and future approaches that aim to incorporate development into ANNs.
Two invited speakers (to be announced) will present a biological and computational view of neural development. We welcome anyone to participate and encourage the submission of an extended abstract 2-4 pages (LNCS format). Accepted submissions will be distributed online and presented during the workshop.
A 2-4 page PDF file in LNCS format should be emailed to the workshop organizers by *June 4*, 2018 to be considered for acceptance in the workshop.
For more information, see https://www.irit.fr/devonn/. To contact the organizers, please email [log in to unmask] We are actively looking for sponsors for the workshop.