The flagship conference of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) is the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) that is jointly sponsored by INNS and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. IJCNN traditionally features invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of neural network theory and applications, computational neuroscience, robotics, and distributed intelligence. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest. Typically there are well over six hundred delegates in this annual event.
The board of governors of INNS decided in 2006 to establish a series of symposia or winter conferences devoted to new developments in neural networks. The first of the INNS Symposia Series was held in Auckland, New Zealand back on November 24-25, 2008 – http://www.aut.ac.nz/nnn08/. The theme was “Modeling the brain and the nervous system” and comprised of two symposia: 1) Development and Learning; and 2) Computational Neurogenetic Modelling. The second in the series was the INNS International Education Symposium on Neural Networks (INNS-IESNN) held in Lima, Peru on January 25-27, 2011 – http://eventos.spc.org.pe/inns-iesnn/index.html. The third Symposia Series will cover a much broader context of “Natural and Machine Intelligence”.