Call for Papers

The 33rd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks

The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN) is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). In 2024, the ICANN will take place in Lugano, Switzerland.

Conference Dates: September 17 to September 20, 2024
Conference Venue: Campus of the University of Southern Switzerland and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Via la Santa 1, 6962 Lugano-Viganello, Switzerland.

The ICANN 2024 features three conference tracks, namely AI and Machine Learning, Bio-Inspired Computing, and the Applications Track, making it a unique forum to bring together researchers across a wide range of disciplines related to Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks.

We invite prospective authors to submit original and innovative papers in the following areas:

Theory and Foundations of Neural Networks
Novel Neural Network Architectures
Topics in Neural Networks
Large Language Models
Explainable AI
Graph Methods, Graph Neural Networks, and Clustering
Reinforcement Learning
Topics in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Brain-Inspired Computing
Cognitive and Theoretical/Computational Neuroscience

Human-Computer Interaction
Biosignal Processing, Medicine and Physiology
Speech and Language Processing
Computer Vision
Climate and Environment
General Applications of Machine Learning

AI in Drug Discovery
Deep Learning for Neuro-heuristic Brain Analysis
Reservoir Computing
Explainable AI in Human-Robot Interaction

Spiking Neural Networks and Neuromorphic Computing
Accuracy, Stability, and Robustness in Deep Neural Networks
Antifragile dynamical systems: beyond robustness, resilience, and adaptiveness

For details and updates, as well as for the final list of workshops and special sessions, consider the current version of the list here.

The ICANN 2024 will be an in-person conference. We expect that at least one co-author of each paper will be physically present in Lugano to give his or her presentation. We will also enforce a no-show rule, in order to encourage an optimal quality of the scientific discussion here in Lugano.

Papers must be written in English language and must conform to the format defined in the Author’s Kit, available on the conference webpage at:

Both short papers (6-11 pages) and full papers (12-15 pages) can be submitted. Papers shorter than 6 pages will not be accepted to the main conference, please check special submission rules for the conference workshops on the webpage of the respective workshop if you plan to submit there.

Papers will undergo rigorous peer review; the Program Committee will make the final decision which papers will be included in the conference program. For papers with conflicting reviews, or which are on the borderline between acceptance and rejection, a short rebuttal phase is foreseen.

Full papers will usually be assigned to oral sessions (15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions), short papers may be assigned to oral or poster sessions, depending on the quantity of submissions; this assignment does in no way incur a judgment on paper quality. Note that presentation rules for workshops and special sessions may differ. All accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

Jürgen Schmidhuber, IDSIA USI-SUPSI, Switzerland, and KAUST AI Initiative, Saudi Arabia
Tanja Schultz, University of Bremen, Germany
Walter Senn, University of Bern, Switzerland
Henry Markram, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Find a full list of the conference organization committee here.

All deadline can be found here.

For questions, please contact

Download poster version (pdf) of this call here.