30th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks
ICANN 2021


Bratislava, Slovakia
14 - 17 September 2021

The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN) is the
annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS).
In 2021 the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMPI), Comenius
University in Bratislava, together with the Slovak Society for Cognitive
Science, organize the 30th ICANN Conference from the 14th to the 17th of
September 2021 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Possibility of online/hybrid event: in case the organization of a physical
event will not be possible because of COVID-19 travel/gathering restrictions,
the conference will happen online.

ICANN 2021 is a dual-track conference featuring tracks in Brain Inspired
Computing and Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks, with strong
cross-disciplinary interactions and applications. All research fields dealing
with Neural Networks will be present at the conference. A non-exhaustive list
of topics includes:

Machine Learning: Deep Learning, Neural Network Theory, Neural Network Models,
Graphical Models, Bayesian Networks, Kernel Methods, Generative Models,
Information Theoretic Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Relational Learning,
Dynamical Models, Recurrent Networks.

Brain Inspired Computing: Cognitive models, Computational Neuroscience,
Self-organisation, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Control and Planning, Hybrid
Neural-Symbolic Architectures, Neural Dynamics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain
Informatics, Perception and action.

Neural Applications for: Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Intelligent Robotics,
Neurorobotics, Language Processing, Image Processing, Sensor Fusion, Pattern
Recognition, Data Mining, Neural Agents, Brain-Computer Interaction, Neural
Hardware, Evolutionary Neural Networks.

All scientific communications presented at ICANN 2021 will be reviewed and
scientifically evaluated by a panel of experts. The conference will feature two
categories of communications:
- oral communications (15'+5')
- poster communications.

Call for Special Sessions
ICANN 2021 organizers cordially invite internationally recognised experts to
organise Special sessions and workshops within the general scope of the
conference. Special Session Proposal request should be sent to

Authors willing to present original contributions in either oral or poster
category may submit:
- A full paper of maximum 12 pages (including references) to be published in
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series with individual
- An extended abstract of maximum 4 pages to be published in Springer-Verlag
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, without indexing.

The number of oral slots is limited. In case the number of requested oral
presentations is larger than the available slots the ICANN scientific committee
will select which papers will be reassigned to a poster session. This selection
will be based on the coherence of the programme and is totally independent of
the category of submission.
Submission of communications will be on the conference website:

Deadline for special sessions proposals: 1 Mar 2021
Opening of contribution submissions: 15 Feb 2021
Deadline for full paper and extended abstract submission: 15 Mar 2021
Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2021
Camera-ready paper and registration opening: 1 June 2021
Deadline for early registration at discount rate: 30 June 2021

ENNS will sponsor a maximum of four best paper awards. All awards will be
presented during the final ceremony.

The European Neural Network Society sponsors a number of Student Travel Grants
covering part of the costs for attending ICANN. Details will be provided on the
conference website.

General Chairs:
Igor Farkaš (FMPI, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Ľubica Beňušková (FMPI, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)

Organising Committee Chairs:
Kristína Malinovská (FMPI, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia),
Alessandra Lintas (ENNS Lausanne, Switzerland)

Honorary Chairs:
Stefan Wermter, University in Hamburg, Germany (ENNS President)
Věra Kůrková, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia (past ENNS President)

Communication Chair:
Paolo Masulli (Technical University of Denmark, ENNS)