Special Issue of Neural Networks on Computational and Biological Inspired Neural Networks

A special issue of the Neural Networks, the official journal of the ENNS, is under preparation, with outstanding contributions based on significantly expanded and extended papers from the ICANN 2009 conference. Please read the instructions below carefully for the special issue details. An entry for this special issue in the journal electronic submission system (ESS) has already been set as “Special issue: ICANN 2007 Porto”.

From the Neural Networks journal page:

Neural Networks is the archival journal of the world’s three oldest neural modeling societies: the International Neural Network Society (INNS), the European Neural Network Society (ENNS), and the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS). A subscription to the journal is included with membership in each of these societies.

Neural Networks is unique in its range and provides a forum for developing and nurturing an international community of scholars and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of neural networks and related approaches to computational intelligence. Neural Networks welcomes high quality articles that contribute to the full range of neural networks research, ranging from behavioral and brain modeling, through mathematical and computational analyses, to engineering and technological applications of systems that significantly use neural network concepts and algorithms. This broad range facilitates the cross-fertilization of ideas between biological and technological studies, and helps to foster the development of a new interdisciplinary community that is interested in biologically-inspired computational intelligence. Accordingly, the Neural Networks editorial board represents experts in fields including psychology, neurobiology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. The journal publishes current opinions, contributed articles, invited articles, letters to the editor, special issues, book reviews, editorials, current events, software surveys, and patent information. Articles are published in one of five sections: psychology and cognitive science, neuroscience and neuropsychology, mathematical and computer analysis, engineering and design, and technology and applications.

The journal is published ten times each year. Neural Networks can be accessed electronically via Science Direct, which is used by over eight million individuals world-wide.

Final selection of the papers invited to this special issue has been done by the ICANN program chairs, Wlodek Duch (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland) and Danilo Mandic (Imperial College, London), based mainly on the conference reviews.

Preparation of Special Issue extended papers

Authors of selected papers will have approximately two months to substantially rewrite their papers retaining the general topic of the conference paper. The extended papers must in some respect (breadth, depth, methodology or results) be sufficiently different from the published ICANN conference papers. Should the reviewers recommend rejection or major revision of the extended paper it will be considered as a regular submission to the Neural Networks, instead of inclusion in the Special Issue.

The paper length for the Special Issue is at least 8 pages, with the maximum of 12 pages, and no more than 50% of the content of the Special Issue paper can be similar to the conference paper. The authors should cover results that did not fit in the conference paper and to spend more effort on describing the context and potential of the concepts in the paper in relation to other research in the area. The author(‘s) original contribution to ICANN must be properly referenced in the submitted journal papers. Please use the Neural Networks guide for authors for detailed instruction about the format of the paper.

The re-written, extended papers must pass a new peer review (minimum of three reviewers) to ensure that the papers are scientifically sound, that the content has sufficiently changed to consider them as new papers, and that high standards are maintained.

Important dates

  • 28.10.2007, Invitation to authors
  • 15.01.2008, Submission deadline
  • 17.03.2008, Peer review responses
  • 21.04.2008, Final versions
  • July/August 2008, Dispatch of the NN Special Issue from Elsevier