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Chris Hiestand <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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Neural Information Processing Systems Conference and Workshops
December 3-8, 2012 
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA 

Deadline for Paper Submissions: Friday, June 1, 2012, 11 pm Universal 
Time (4 pm Pacific Daylight Time). Submit at: 

Submissions are solicited for the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference on 
Neural Information Processing Systems, an interdisciplinary conference 
that brings together researchers in all aspects of neural and 
statistical information processing and computation, and their 
applications. The conference is a highly selective, single track 
meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster 
presentations of refereed papers. Submissions by authors who are new to 
NIPS are encouraged. The 2012 conference will be held on December 3-6 
at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. One day of tutorials (December 3) will precede 
the main conference, and two days of workshops (December 7-8) will 
follow it at the same location.
Technical Areas: Papers are solicited in all areas of neural 
information processing and statistical learning, including, but not 
limited to:

* Algorithms and Architectures: statistical learning algorithms, kernel 
methods, graphical models, Gaussian processes, neural networks, 
dimensionality reduction and manifold learning, model selection, 
combinatorial optimization, relational and structured learning.
* Applications: innovative applications that use machine learning, 
including systems for time series prediction, bioinformatics, systems 
biology, text/web analysis, multimedia processing, and robotics.
* Brain Imaging: neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, EEG 
(electroencephalogram), ERP (event related potentials), MEG 
(magnetoencephalogram), fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), 
brain mapping, brain segmentation, brain computer interfaces.
* Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence: theoretical, 
computational, or experimental studies of perception, psychophysics, 
human or animal learning, memory, reasoning, problem solving, natural 
language processing, and neuropsychology.
* Control and Reinforcement Learning: decision and control, 
exploration, planning, navigation, Markov decision processes, game 
playing, multi-agent coordination, computational models of classical 
and operant conditioning.
* Hardware Technologies: analog and digital VLSI, neuromorphic 
engineering, computational sensors and actuators, microrobotics, 
bioMEMS, neural prostheses, photonics, molecular and quantum computing.
* Learning Theory: generalization, regularization and model selection, 
Bayesian learning, spaces of functions and kernels, statistical physics 
of learning, online learning and competitive analysis, hardness of 
learning and approximations, statistical theory, large deviations and 
asymptotic analysis, information theory.
* Neuroscience: theoretical and experimental studies of processing and 
transmission of information in biological neurons and networks, 
including spike train generation, synaptic modulation, plasticity and 
* Speech and Signal Processing: recognition, coding, synthesis, 
denoising, segmentation, source separation, auditory perception, 
psychoacoustics, dynamical systems, recurrent networks, language 
models, dynamic and temporal models.
* Visual Processing: biological and machine vision, image processing 
and coding, segmentation, object detection and recognition, motion 
detection and tracking, visual psychophysics, visual scene analysis and 

Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be refereed on the basis of 
technical quality, novelty, potential impact, and clarity.
Submission Instructions: All submissions will be made electronically, 
in PDF format. As in previous years, reviewing will be double-blind: 
the reviewers will not know the identities of the authors. Papers are 
limited to eight pages, including figures and tables, in the NIPS 
style. An additional ninth page containing only cited references is 
allowed. Complete submission and formatting instructions, including 
style files, are available from the NIPS website,
Supplementary Material: Authors can submit up to 10 MB of material, 
containing proofs, audio, images, video, data or source code. Note that 
the reviewers and the program committee reserve the right to judge the 
paper solely on the basis of the 9 pages of the paper; looking at any 
extra material is up to the discretion of the reviewers and is not 
Submission process: Electronic submissions will be accepted until 
Friday, June 1, 2012, 11 pm Universal Time (4 pm Pacific Daylight 
Time). As was the case last year, final papers will be due in advance 
of the conference.
Dual Submissions Policy: Submissions that are identical (or 
substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, 
or accepted for publication, or during the NIPS review period are in 
submission to another peer-reviewed and published venue are not 
appropriate for NIPS, with three exceptions listed below. These 
exceptions, which have been approved by the NIPS Foundation board in 
the interests of speeding up scientific communication and improving the 
efficiency of peer review, are as follows:
 1.Concurrent submission to other venues is acceptable provided that: 
(a) The concurrent submission or intention to submit to other venues is 
declared to all venues, (b) NIPS and the concurrent venues are given 
permission by the author(s) to coordinate reviewing, and (c) acceptance 
to one venue imposes withdrawal from all other venues with the 
exception stated in 2 below.
 2.NIPS submissions that summarize a longer journal paper, whether 
published, accepted, or in submission, are acceptable if the authors 
inform NIPS and the journal and give them permission to coordinate 
 3.It is acceptable to submit to NIPS 2012 work that has been made 
available as a technical report (or similar, e.g. in arXiv) as long as 
the conditions above are satisfied. 

None of the above should be construed as overriding the requirements of 
other publishing venues. In addition, keep in mind that author 
anonymity to NIPS reviewers might be compromised for authors availing 
themselves of exceptions 2 and 3. Authors must declare submissions to 
other venues either through the CMT submission form, or via email to 
the program chairs at [log in to unmask]
Authors' Responsibilities: If there are papers that may appear to 
violate any of these conditions, it is the authors' responsibility to 
(1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of 
your paper why your NIPS paper is non-trivially different from these 
concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those 
papers in the supplemental material.
Demonstrations and Workshops: There is a separate Demonstration track 
at NIPS. Authors wishing to submit to the Demonstration track should 
consult the Call for Demonstrations. The workshops will be held at Lake 
Tahoe, Nevada, December 7-8. The upcoming call for workshop proposals 
will provide details.
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