About the conference


The 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) will be held at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 14–19, 2017. The conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society, in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and is the premiere international meeting for researchers and other professionals in neural networks and related areas.  It will feature invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence.  In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest. [flyer]

Full program posted: DOWNLOAD PDF (Updated March 27; April 5; April 12; April 19, 2017)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers and Special Lecture

  • Alex Graves, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
  • Stephen Grossberg, Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston
  • Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Christof Koch, President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor, University of Florida
  • Hava Siegelmann, Program manager at DARPA
  • Paul Werbos, Program Director (retired), National Science Foundation
  • Henry Markram, Professor, EPFL (note: special lecture in INNS Hebb Award Panel on Monday, 4:40pm in La Perouse).

About the Venue:

Only in Anchorage can you meet a moose, walk on a glacier and explore a vast, natural park all in a single day. Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with Alaska wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that has the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier. -- Visit Anchorage

Important Dates

  • Special session proposals: September 15, 2016
  • Competition proposals: September 15, 2016
  • Panel proposals: September 15, 2016
  • Workshop & tutorial proposals: October 15, 2016 October 30, 2016
  • Paper submission: November 15, 2016 December 1, 2016 
  • Decision notification: January 20, 2017  February 3, 2017
  • Camera ready paper due: February 20 February 27, 2017
  • Note: all deadlines are 11:59pm US pacific time.

Past Meetings

Organizing Committee


General Chair: 
Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A&M Univ., USA

Program Chair: 
Chrisina Jayne, Robert Gordon Univ., UK

Technical Co-Chairs:
Barbara Hammer, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany 
Irwin King, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Local organizers

Frank W. Moore, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Kenrick Mock, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Important Dates

Special session proposals: Sep. 15, 2016
Competition proposals: Sep. 15, 2016
Panel Proposals: Sep. 15, 2016
Workshop & tutorial proposals: Oct. 15 Oct. 30, 2016
Paper submission: Nov. 15 Dec 1, 2016
Notification: Jan. 20, 2017 Feb. 3, 2017
Camera ready paper due: Feb. 20 Feb. 27, 2017