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Twentieth Annual Conference
on Neural Information Processing Systems 

You are invited to participate in the Twentieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, which is the premier scientific meeting on neural computation.

The NIPS Conference and Tutorial Program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

The NIPS Conference features a single track program, with contributions from a large number of intellectual communities. Presentation topics include: Algorithms and Architectures; Applications; Brain Imaging; Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence; Control and Reinforcement Learning; Emerging Technologies; Learning Theory; Neuroscience; Speech and Signal Processing; and Visual Processing.  All papers are rigorously reviewed. The Conference begins on Monday, December 4, 2006 with Poster and Demo Sessions and an opening night buffet (see details in Schedule of Events below).

A one-day Tutorial Program will take place on Monday, December 4, 2006 prior to the opening of the Conference.  The program will offer a choice of six two-hour tutorials by leading scientists. The topics span a wide range of subjects including Neuroscience, Learning Algorithms and Theory, Bioinformatics, Image Processing, and Data Mining.

The Demonstrations component of the Conference takes place on Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5, 2006 between 7:30 p.m. and midnight. It enables researchers to highlight scientific advances, systems, and technologies in ways that go beyond conventional poster presentations.  It provides a unique forum for demonstrating advanced technologies — both hardware and software — and fostering the direct exchange of knowledge. The Demonstrations schedule will be available at a later date.

The Post-Conference Workshop Program takes place in Whistler, B.C. at the Westin Resort and Spa and the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa December 8 and 9, 2006.  There will be 15 workshops covering a wide range of topics from Neuroscience to Machine Learning.  The workshop schedule allows time for informal discussions, skiing and other winter sports. 


Scheduled Events



 Monday, December 4, 2006



Monday, December 4, 2006

Opening Banquet, Poster and Demo Sessions

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Invited TalksTalks, Poster and Demo Sessions

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Invited Talks, Talks, Poster and Demo Sessions

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Conference until Noon



Friday, December 8, 2006

Saturday, December 9, 2006