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Nineteenth Annual Conference

on

 Neural Information Processing Systems

 

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

 

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 evening, December 5, 2005 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 5, 2005 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 are an important component of the Conference.  They enable researchers to highlight scientific advances, systems, and technologies in ways that go beyond conventional poster presentations. The Demonstrations provides a unique forum for demonstrating advanced technologies —both hardware and software —and fostering the direct exchange of knowledge.  The demonstrations will take place in the evening, on Monday, December 5, and Tuesday, December 6, 2005.

 

The Poster Sessions will take place Monday through Wednesday evenings (December 5 – 7, 2005) during the Conference.  The sessions offer high-quality posters and an opportunity for researchers to share their work and exchange ideas in an collegial setting.  The majority of contributions accepted at NIPS are presented as posters.

 

The Post-Conference Workshop Program takes place in Whistler, B.C. at the Westin Resort and Spa (December 9 and 10, 2005).  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
Tutorials

 

Monday, December 5, 2005

 

7:30-9:30 am – Breakfast

Regency A – Conference Level

 

7:30 am-6:00 pm – Registration Desk Open

 

Internet Access Room Open

8:00 am-6:00 pm

 

9:30 am-5:30 pmTutorials

 

1:00-6:30 pm Poster/Demo Setup and Preview

 

 

Conference

 

Monday Evening, December 5, 2005

 

6:30 pm – Opening Buffet

Regency Ballroom

 

Sebastian Thrun

Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge

 

(The buffet will remain open until 9:00 pm)

Desserts and coffee will be available until 10:00 pm

 

7:30 pm-12:00 midnight – Poster and Demo Sessions

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

 

7:00-9:00 am – Breakfast

Perspectives Level

 

Internet Access Room Open

8:00 am-6:00 pm

 

7:00 am-6:00 pm – Registration Desk Open

 

8:30 am-12:00 pm – Conference Sessions

 

1:00-6:00 pm – Poster/Demo Setup and Preview

 

2:00-5:30 pm – Conference Sessions

 

7:30 pm-12:00 midnight – Poster and Demo Sessions

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

 

7:00-9:00 am – Breakfast

Perspectives Level

 

8:00 am-6:00 pm – Registration Desk Open

 

Internet Access Room Open

8:00 am-6:00 pm

 

8:30 am-12:00 pmConference Sessions

 

1:00-6:00 pm – Poster Setup and Preview

 

2:00-5:30 pm – Conference Sessions

 

7:30 pm-12:00 midnight – Poster Sessions

  

Thursday, December 8, 2005

 

7:00-9:00 am – Breakfast

Perspectives Level

 

8:00 am-1:00 pm – Registration Desk Open

 

Internet Access Room Open

8:00 am-1:00 pm

 

8:30 am-12:00 noon – Conference Sessions

 

2:00-3:30 pm – Buses Depart for Workshops

 

 

Workshops

 

Thursday, December 8, 2005

 

6:30-8:30 pmWelcoming Reception and Registration

Emerald Ballroom

 

Friday, December 9, 2005

 

6:30-8:30 am – Breakfast

Aubergine Grille

 

7:00-11:00 am – Registration Desk Open

 

7:30-10:30 amWorkshop Sessions

 

3:30-6:30 pmWorkshop Sessions

 

Saturday, December 10, 2005

 

7:30-11:00 am – Registration Desk Open

 

6:30-8:30 am – Breakfast

Aubergine Grille

 

7:30-10:30 amWorkshop Sessions

 

3:30-6:30 pmWorkshop Sessions

 

7:30-10:30 pmBanquet and Wrap Up

Emerald Ballroom