Workshop on Neurodynamics and Intentional Dynamical Systems
IJCNN 2005 workshop, August 5, 2005
Organizers: Peter Andras (U
9.30 9.45 Renan Vitral: A complementary hypothesis on hippocampal dynamics: the called place fields are primarily self-organizing firing fields and do not depend on environmental visual signals (presentation)
9.45 10.45 Panel: Walter Freeman, Robert Kozma, Leonid I Perlovsky, Renan Vitral
12.45 1.30 Panel: Robert Kozma, Yoonsuck Choe, Colin Molter, Emilio Del-Moral-Hernandez, Paul J. Werbos
3.00 3.45 FEATURED TALK Invited by INNS SIG on Neurodynamics:
4.30 5.30 Panel: Paul Bach-y-Rita, Steven Kercel, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, John C. Gallagher, Derek Harter
5.30 5.35 Closing
Objective: In this Workshop we describe biological and artificial objects, which share the distinctive feature of pro-actively interacting with the environment by pursuing their autonomous goals. Intentionality is a key function of humans and animals as they are continuously generating hypotheses about the external world, testing their hypotheses by acting upon the environment and perceiving sensory information about the consequences of their action. High-resolution EEG and EMG measurements revealed the complex, self-organizing, and dynamic nature of intentional behavior, which is manifested in the form of frequent and drastic transitions in the brain activity. Possible theoretical and computational models of the observed physiological and behavioral phenomena include massive recurrent neural network architectures with nonconvergent dynamics; discrete cellular neural nets; fractal structures and fractal dynamics; self-organized criticality; small-world networks, among others; applications include autonomous robotic systems; networks of robots; sensory processing and multi-sensory fusion.
Participants: The present Workshop gives forum for a concentrated and efficient interaction among researchers from various disciplines; including neuroscientists and cognitive scientists studying biological manifestations of intentionality, and also scientists from theoretical, computational, and engineering disciplines, who work on the implementation of intentional systems in artificial designs.
Format The Workshop will have mini-symposium format, with a methodological/theoretical session and an experimental and implementation session. Each session starts with oral presentations, to be followed by an extensive panel session with the participation of leading expert in the field. The Workshop is expected to be of full day duration, in coordination with IJCNN'05 organizers.
Proceedings The materials of the Workshop are planned to be published as a Special Issue of a journal in the field. We have published the materials of previous workshops and symposia on this and related topics in special issues in Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, Biological Cybernetics, and International Journal of Intelligent Systems.
Contact: We invite you to submit a contribution to the Workshop and encourage you to actively participate in its work. If you are able to accept this invitation, please send the title and a brief summary of your proposed submission to Robert Kozma at rkozma AT memphis.edu before April 15. Following the receipt of your letter of intent we will contact you with further details of our Workshop.