Call for Papers for Special Session on Evolutionary Neural Networks: Theory and Practice
Associated with ICONIP2009 ( at Bangkok, Thailand (Dec 1 ~ Dec 5)

If you have interest on this special session, please send an e-mail to Prof. Kyung-Joong Kim (

Recently, evolutionary neural networks have been widely used in many practical applications. The objective of this special session is to bring together researchers in the field of evolutionary neural network (ENN) to present and discuss their latest work on new theoretical finding and applications of ENN.

Papers for this special session include, but are not limited to:

Evolutionary training of neural networks
Evolutionary design of network topologies
Evolution of learning (weight updating) rules
Evolving solutions to inverse neural network problems
The performance of alternative variation operators in designing neural networks
Comparisons between evolutionary and other training methods
Evolving developmental rules for neural network design
Co-evolution in ENN
ENN with GPU (Graphic Processing Unit)
ENN with EHW (Evolvable Hardware)
Evolving Artificial Brain

Submission details
Prospective authors are invited to submit original, high quality manuscripts of up to eight A4-pages electronically. The submissions will be reviewed rigorously by an international review committee. It is recommended to submit the special session papers in PDF format following the Springer LNCS format through the paper submission site. All accepted papers will appear in the ICONIP'09 conference proceedings. A journal special issue for extended selected papers of the special session is in consideration. See more information of the conference proceedings and special issues at

Important dates
Submission Deadline: Jul 28, 2009
Notification Due: Aug 15, 2009
Final Version Due: Sep 6, 2009

Prof. Sung-Bae Cho (, Dept. of Computer Science, Yonsei University, South Korea
Prof. Kyung-Joong Kim (, Dept. of Computer Engineering, Sejong University, South Korea