Best Paper Awards

ENNS sponsors Best Paper Awards at the yearly International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks ICANN.

You can find the names of the awardees of recent years below.


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  • 1st Springer and ENNS Best Paper Award (1000 EUR)
    Exploration via Progress-Driven Intrinsic Rewards, by Nicolas Bougie, Ryutaro Ichise
  • 2nd ENNS Best Paper Award (500 EUR)
    From Geometries to Contact Graphs, by Martin Meier, Robert Haschke, Helge Ritter
  • 3rd ENNS Best Paper Award (500 EUR)
    Two-Step FORCE Learning Algorithm for Fast Convergence in Reservoir Computing, by Hiroto Tamura, Gouhei Tanaka


Two ENNS Best Paper Awards (500 EUR each) were awarded to:

  • Bidirectional associative memory with block coding: A comparison of iterative retrieval methods by A. Knoblauch and G. Palm
  • Bistable perception in conceptor networks by F. Meyer zu Driehausen, R. Busche, J. Leugering, G. Pipa

Two ICANN Best Paper Awards (500 EUR each) were awarded to:

  • Prototypes within Minimum Enclosing Balls by Christian Bauckhage, Rafet Sifa, Tiansi Dong
  • Gradient-Based Learning of Compositional Dynamics with Modular RNNs by Sebastian Otte, Patricia Rubisch, Martin Butz


Two Best Paper Awards (500 EUR each) were awarded to:

  • Towards End-to-End Raw Audio Music Synthesis by Manfred Eppe, Tayfun Alpay, Stefan Wermter
  • An STDP Rule for the Improvement and Stabilization of the Attractor Dynamics of the Basal Ganglia-Thalamocortical Network by Jérémie Cabessa, Alessandro Villa