
Wednesday 22 April 1998 
8H30 
Registration 
9H00 
Opening 

Special session 1: Radial
basis networks
Organised by: L. Reyneri (Polit. di Torino, Italy) 
9H10 
"What are the main factors involved in
the design of a Radial Basis Function Network?"
I. Rojas, M. Anguita, E. Ros, H. Pomares, O. Valenzuela, A. Prieto,
Univ. de Granada (Spain) 
9H30 
"A supervised radial basis function network"
S. Wu, C. Van den Broeck, Limburgs Univ. Centrum (Belgium) 
9H50 
"A comparison between weighted radial
basis functions and wavelet networks for function approximation"
M. Sgarbi, Univ. of Pisa, V. Colla, Scuola Sup. Sant'Anna, L.
Reyneri, Polit. di Torino (Italy) 
10H10 
"An incremental local radial basis function
network"
M. Marinaro, S. Scarpetta, A. Esposito, Univ. di Salerno & Int.
Inst. for Advanced Science Studies (Italy) 
10H30 
"A Tikhonov approach to calculate regularisation
matrices"
C. Angulo, A. Catala, Polit. Univ. of Catalonia (Spain) 
10H50 
Coffee break 

Session 2: Models
and architectures (1)
Chairman: J. Mira Mira (UNED, Spain) 
11H10 
"Analyses on the temporal patterns of
spikes of auditory neurons by a neural network and treebased models"
T. Takahashi, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) 
11H30 
"Output jitter diverges to infinity, converges
to zero or remains constant?"
J. Feng, Babraham Institute Cambridge (UK) 
11H50 
"Wavelet interpolation networks"
C. Bernard, S. Mallat, J.J. Slotine, Ecole Polytechnique (France) 
12H10 
"Generating arbitrary rhytmic patterns
with purely inhibitory neural networks"
F. Franca, Z. Yang, Univ. Fed. do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 
12H30 
Lunch 

Special session 3: Neural
networks for control
Organised by: J. Vandewalle, J. Suykens (Kat. Univ. Leuven, Belgium) 
14H00 
"Brainlike intelligent control: from
neural nets to largerscale systems"
P. Werbos, National Science Foundation (USA) 
14H40 
"Control of a subsonic electropneumatic
acoustic generator with dynamic recurrent neural networks"
J.P. Draye, L. Blondel, Fac. Polit. Mons, G. Cheron, Free Univ.
of Brussels (Belgium) 
15H00 
"Lazy learning for control design"
G. Bontempi, M. Birattari, H. Bersini, Free Univ. of Brussels (Belgium) 
15H20 
"Neural networks for the solution of informationdistributed
optimal control problems"
M. Baglietto, T. Parisini, R. Zoppoli, Univ. of Genoa & Univ. of
Trieste (Italy) 
15H40 
Coffee break 
16H00 
"Parsimonious learning feedforward control"
T. de Vries, L. Idema, W. Velthuis, Univ. of Twente (The Netherlands) 
16H20 
"Fast orienting movements to visual targets:
neural field model of dynamic gaze control"
A. Schierwagen, H. Werner, Univ. Leipzig (Germany) 
16H40 
"Improved generalization ability of neurocontrollers
by imposing NLq stability constraints"
J. Suykens, J. Vandewalle, Kat. Univ. Leuven (Belgium) 
17H00 
"A RNN based control architecture for
generating periodic action sequences"
T. Kolb, W. Ilg, J. Wille, Brandenburg Univ. of Technology at Cootbus
& Research Center for Computer Science (Germany) 

Poster session
4: spotlights 
17H20 
"NAR timeseries prediction: a Bayesian
framework and an experiment"
M. Crucianu, Z. Uhry, J.P. Asselin de Beauville, R. Bone, Univ. Tours
(France) 
17H22 
"Application of a neural net in classification
and knowledge discovery"
K. Schaedler, F. Wysotzki, Tech. Univ. Berlin (Germany) 
17H24 
"Extending the CMAC model: adaptive input
quantization"
G. P. Klebus, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland) 
17H26 
"One or two hidden layers perceptrons"
M. Fernandez, C. Hernandez, Jaume I Univ. (Spain) 
17H28 
"On the error function of interval arithmetic
backpropagation"
M. Fernandez, C. Hernandez, Jaume I Univ. (Spain) 
17H30 
"A neural network for the identification
of the dynamic behaviour of a wheelchair"
L. Boquete, R. Barea, M. Mazo, I. Aranda, Alcala Univ. (Spain) 
17H32 
Poster preview 



Thursday
23rd April 1998 

Session 5: Models
and architectures (2)
Chairman: S. Gielen (Univ. of Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 
9H00 
"What is observable in a class of neurodynamics?"
J. Feng, The Brabaham Institute Cambridge (UK) 
9H20 
"Polyhedral mixture of linear experts
for manytoone mapping inversion"
A. Karniel, R. Meir, G.F. Inbar, Israel Inst. of Tech. (Israel) 
9H40 
"Onoff intermittency in small neural
networks with synaptic noise"
A. Krawiecki, Warsaw Unic. of Tech., R.A. Kosinski, Central Inst.
for Labour Protection (Poland) 
10H00 
Coffee break 

Special session 6: Selforganising maps for data
analysis
Organised by: M. Cottrell (Univ. Paris 1, France) & E. de Bodt (Univ.
Lille II, France, & Univ. Cat. Louvain, Belgium). 
10H20 
"Recurrent SOM with local linear models
in time series prediction"
T. Koskela, M. Varsta, J. Heikkonen, K. Kaski, Helsinki Univ. of Technology
(Finland) 
10H40 
"Selforganization and convergence of
the onedimensional Kohonen algorithm"
A. Sadeghi, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany) 
11H00 
"Finding structures in text archives"
A. Rauber, D. Merkl, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria) 
11H20 
"Methods for interpreting a selforganized
map in data analysis"
S. Kaski, J. Nikkila, T. Kohonen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland) 
11H40 
"Magnification control in neural maps"
T. Villmann, Univ. Leipzig, M. Herrmann, MPI fur Stromungsforschung
(Germany) 

Posters: spotlights 
12H00 
"Selforganizing ANNs for planetary surface
composition research"
E. Merenyi, Univ. of Arizona (USA) 
12H02 
"A new dynamic LVQbased classifier and
its application to handwritten chracter recognition"
S. Bermejo, J. Cabestany, M. Payeras, Univ. Polit. de Catalunya (Spain) 
12H04 
"The selforganising map, robustness,
selforganising criticality and power laws"
J.A. Flanagan, Swiss Fed. Inst. of Technology (Switzerland) 
12H06 
"Invariant feature maps for analysis of
angles in image data"
S. McGlinchey, C. Fyfe, Univ. of Paisley (Scotland) 
12H08 
"Forecasting timeseries by Kohonen classification"
A. Lendasse, M. Verleysen, E. de Bodt, M. Cottrell, P. Grégoire, Univ.
Cat de Louvain (Belgium), Univ. Lille II, Univ. Paris 1 (France), Univ.
of Namur (Belgium) 
12H10 
Poster preview 
12H45 
Lunch 

Special session 7: ANN
for speech processing
Organised by: C. Wellekens (Eurecom, France) 
14H00 
"Introduction to speech recognition using
neural networks"
C. Wellekens, Eurecom (France) 
14H20 
"Selforganization in mixture densities
of HMM based speech recognition"
M. Kurimo, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland) 
14H40 
"Speech recognition with a new hybrid
architecture combining neural networks and continuous HMM"
D. Willett, G. Rigoll, Gerhard Mercator Univ. Duisburg (Germany) 
15H00 
"Hierarchies of neural networks for connectionist
speech recognition"
J. Fritsch, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany), A. Waibel, Carnegie
Mellon Univ. (USA) 
15H20 
Coffee break 

Session 8: Learning
Chairman: H. PaugamMoisy (ENS Lyon, France) 
15H40 
"Training a sigmoidal network is difficult"
B. Hammer, Univ. Osnabrück (Germany) 
16H00 
"Weight saliency regularization in augmented
networks"
P. Edwards, A. Murray, Edinburgh Univ. (UK) 
16H20 
"To stop learning using the evidence"
D. Perrotta, EC Joint Research Centre (Italy) 
16H40 
"Selecting among candidate basis functions
by crosscorrelations"
A. Poncet, A. Deiss, S. Holles, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 
17H00 
"A multistage online learning rule for
multilayer neural network"
P. Thomas, G. Bloch, C. Humbert, ESSTIN (France) 
17H20 
"Parameterestimationbased learning for
feedforward neural networks: convergence and robustness analysis"
A. Alessandri, Naval Automation Inst. (Italy), M. Maggiore, Ohio
State Univ. (USA), M. Sanguineti, Univ. of Genoa (Italy) 
20H00 
Conference dinner 



Friday
24th April 1998 

Special session 9: Cellular
neural networks
Organised by: Tamas Roska (Hungarian Acad. of Sciences, Hungary) 
9H00 
"The CNN computer  a tutorial"
T. Roska, Hungarian Acad. of Sciences (Hungary) 
9H40 
"On the robust design of uncoupled CNNs"
B. Mirzai, D. Lim, G.S. Moschyts, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 
10H00 
"Simulation of arrays of Chua circuits
by composition methods"
Y. Moreau, J. Vandewalle, Kat. Univ. Leuven (Belgium) 
10H20 
"Cellular neural networks: from chaos
generation to compexity modelling"
P. Arena, L. Fortuna, Univ. di Catania (Italy) 
10H40 
"Ultrasound medical image processing using
cellular neural networks"
I. Aizenberg, N. Aizenberg, E. Gotko, J. Vandewalle, K.U. Leuven (Belgium)
& State Univ. of Uzhgorod (Ukraine) 
11H00 
Coffee break 

Session 10: Statistical
methods
Chairman:E. Oja (Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland) 
11H20 
"Separation of sources in a class of postnonlinear
mixtures"
C.G. Puntonet, M.R. Alvarez, A. Prieto, B. Prieto, Univ. Granada (Spain)

11H40 
"Improving neural network estimation in
presence of non i.i.d. noise"
S. Hosseini, C. Jutten, INPG (France) 

Poster session
11: spotlights 
12H00 
"A selforganising neural network for
modelling cortical development"
M. Spratling, G. Hayes, Univ. of Edinburgh (UK) 
12H02 
"Learning sensorymotor cortical mappings
without training"
M. Spratling, G. Hayes, Univ. of Edinburgh (UK) 
12H04 
"Perception and action selection by anticipation
of sensorimotor consequences"
T. Seiler, V. Stephan, H.M. Gross, Tech. Univ. of Ilmenau (Germany) 
12H06 
"Neural networks for financial forecast"
G. Rotundo, B. Tirozzi, M. Valente, Univ. Rome "La Sapienza"
(Italy) 
12H08 
"A neural approach to a sensor fusion
problem"
V. Colla, M. Sgarbi, L.M. Reyneri, A.M. Sabatini, Sculoa Sup. Sant'Anna
& Polit. Torino (Italy) 
12H10 
"Canonical correlation analysis using
artificial neural networks"
Pei Ling Lai, C. Fyfe, Univ. Paisley (Scotland) 
12H12 
Poster preview 
12H45 
Lunch 

Special session 12: ANN for the processing
of facial information
Organised by: Manuel Grana (UPV San Sebastian, Spain) 
14H 
"ANN for facial information processing:
a review of recent approaches"
R. Raducanu, M. Grana, A. D'Anjou, F.X. Albizuri, UPV San Sebastian
(Spain) 
14H10 
"Hybrid Hidden Markow model / neural network
models dor speechreading"
A. Rogozan, P. Deleglise, Univ. du Maine (France) 
14H30 
"Face recognition: preprocessing techniques
for linear autoassociators"
E. Drege, F. Yang, M. Paindavoine, H. Abdi, Univ. de Bourgogne (France) 
14H50 
"Facial image retrieval using sequential
classifiers"
S. Gutta, H. Wechsler, George Mason Univ. (USA) 
15H10 
"Grouping complex face parts by nonlinear
oscillations"
S. Oka, M. Kitabata, Y. Ajioka, Y. Takefuji, Keio Univ. (Japan) 
15H30 
Coffee break 

Session 13: Optimization and associative
networks
Chairman: M. Hasler (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland) 
15H50 
"On a Hopfield net arising in the modelling
and control of oversaturated signalized intersections"
F. Maghrebi, Univ. Paris I (France) & Univ. Tunis III (Tunisie) 
16H10 
"Construction of an interactive and competitive
artificial neural network for the solution of path planning problems"
E. Mulder, H.A.K. Mastebroeck, Univ. Groningen (The Netherlands) 
16H30 
"Learning associative mappings from few
examples"
J.A. Walter, Univ. Bielefeld (Germany) 