Organizing Committee

 Bridging Biological and Artificial Neural Networks

Honorary Chair:
Péter Érdi, Kalamazoo College, USA and Wigner Inst., 

General Co-Chairs:
Chrisina Jayne, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford UK
Zoltán Somogyvári, Wigner Inst., Hungary

Treasurer:
Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A&M University, USA

Program Chairs:
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, UK
Manuel Roveri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion Univ., USA
Dongbin Zhao, CAS, China

Plenary Chair
Richard Duro, University of A Coruña, Spain

Panels Chair:
Robert Kozma, University of Memphis, USA

Special Sessions Chair:
Danilo Mandic, Imperial College, UK

Tutorials Chair:
Simona Doboli, Hofstra University, USA

Workshops Chair:
Christina Jayne, Oxford Brookes Univ., UK

Competition Chair:
Hugo Jair Escalante Balderas, National Institute of Optical and Electronic Astrophysics, Mexico

Publications Chair:
Bill Howell, Alberta, Canada

Publicity Chairs:
Hava Siegelmann, Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Jose Antonio Iglesias Martinez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Simone Scardapane, Sapienza University, Italy

Sponsors and Exhibit Chair:
Bill Howell, Alberta, Canada

Local Arrangements Chair:
George Kampis, ELTE, Hungary
András Telcs, Wigner Inst., Hungary

Web Reviews Chair:
Thomasz Cholewo, IEEE, USA

Asian Pacific Liaison:
Irwin King, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong

Canada Liaison:
Thomas Trappenberg, Dalhousie U. Canada

North Africa Liaison:
Jaouad Boumhidi, FS Fez, Morocco

Americas Liaison:
Marley Vellasco, Pontifícia University Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

India Liaison:
Mahua Bhattacharya, IIITM, India

Neuroscience Liaison:
Zoltan Nadasdy,   University of Texas at Austin, USA

Machine Learning Liaison:
Robi Poikar, Rowan University, USA

Robotics Liaison:
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth,UK

Industry Liaison:
Danil Prokhorov, Toyota, USA

Doctoral Consortium Chair:
Liwicki Marcus, Univ. of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Local Coordinator:
Jennifer Csatlos, Wigner Inst, Hungary