In 2014, the Knowledge Technology Institute in Computer Science at the University of Hamburg organised the 24th ICANN Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, home to about 1.8 million people. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe and often considered the gate to the world. The University of Hamburg is the largest institution for research and education in the north of Germany. We invited all neural network researchers worldwide to join us on September 15–19, 2014.

Thanks to all reviewers, committee members, all participants, the local committee and the ENNS board the ICANN 2014 was made a common success. In 2015 IJCNN will come to Europe (Ireland). Therefore, the next ICANN will be in 2016 and is planned to be in Barcelona as announced at ICANN 2014 by Prof Villa, president of ENNS.

Best wishes, Stefan Wermter

Some photos from the conference