Neural Information Processing Systems Natural and Synthetic

December 3 - 8, 2001, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is the fifteenth meeting of an interdisciplinary conference, which brings together cognitive scientists, computer scientists, engineers, neuroscientists, physicists, statisticians, and mathematicians interested in all aspects of neural processing and computation. The conference will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. The conference is single track and is highly selective. Preceding the main session, there will be one day of tutorial presentations (Dec. 3), and following it there will be two days of focused workshops on topical issues at a nearby ski area (Dec. 7-8). Invited speakers this year will be Barbara Finlay (Departments of Psychology, and Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University), Alison Gopnik (Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley), Jon M. Kleinberg (Department of Computer Science, Cornell University), Shihab Shamma (Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland), Judea Pearl (Department of Computer Science, UCLA), and Tom Knight (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT).

Major categories for paper submission, with example subcategories (by no means exhaustive), can be found on our website

Submission Deadline:

Submissions Must Be Logged by Midnight June 20, 2001 Pacific Daylight Time (08:00 GMT June 21, 2001).

The LaTeX style files for NIPS, the Electronic Submission Page, and other conference information areavailable on the World Wide Web

For general inquiries or requests for registration material, send e-mail to or fax to (619)587-0417.