WSOM 2011, 8th WORKSHOP ON SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS, 13-15 June 2011, Espoo, Finland
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The proceedings of WSOM 2011 are available online as LNCS 6731.


All sessions in lecture hall TU1 of the TUAS building of the Aalto University in Otaniementie 17, Espoo

9.00-9.30: Registration

9.30-10.00: Opening

  • Prof. Markku Mattila, President of the Academy of Finland

10.00-11.30: FINANCIAL AND SOCIETAL APPLICATIONS (chair: Amaury Lendasse)

  • Assessing the Efficiency of Health Care Providers: a SOM Perspective.
    Marina Resta.
  • Fuzzy Clustering of the Self-Organizing Map: Some Applications on Financial Time Series.
    Peter Sarlin and Tomas Eklund.
  • Self Organizing Maps as Models of Social Processes: the Case of Electoral Preferences.
    Antonio Neme, Sergio Hernández, and Omar Neme.

11.30-12.30: Lunch

12.30-13.30: PLENARY SESSION (chair: Jorma Laaksonen)

  • Topographic Mapping of Dissimilarity Data.
    Barbara Hammer, Andrej Gisbrecht, Alexander Hasenfuss, Bassam Mokbel, Frank-Michael Schleif, and Xibin Zhu.

13.30-15.00: THEORY AND METHODOLOGY 1 (chair: Pablo Estevez)

  • EnvSOM: a SOM Algorithm Conditioned on the Environment for Clustering and Visualization.
    Serafin Alonso, Mika Sulkava, Miguel Angel Prada, Manuel Domínguez, and Jaakko Hollmén.
  • Spectral Clustering as an Automated SOM Segmentation Tool.
    Kadim Tasdemir.
  • Sparse Functional Relevance Learning in Generalized Learning Vector Quantization.
    Thomas Villmann and Marika Kästner.

15.00-15.30: Coffee

15.30-17.30: THEORY AND METHODOLOGY 2 (chair: Kadim Tasdemir)

  • Relevance Learning in Unsupervised Vector Quantization based on Divergences.
    Marika Kästner, Andreas Backhaus, Tina Geweniger, Sven Haase, Udo Seiffert, and Thomas Villmann.
  • Requirements for the Learning of Multiple Dynamics.
    Takashi Ohkubo, Tetsuo Furukawa, and Kazuhiro Tokunaga.
  • Growing Graph Network Based on an Online Gaussian Mixture Model.
    Kazuhiro Tokunaga.
  • Evolving a Self-Organizing Feature Map for Visual Object Tracking.
    José Everardo B. Maia, Guilherme Barreto, and André Luís V. Coelho.

17.40-18.30: POSTER SPOTLIGHT SESSION (chair: Timo Honkela)

19.00-21.00: GET TOGETHER AND POSTER SESSION, T building (Konemiehentie 2) (chair: Timo Honkela)

Poster session papers:

  • Analysing the Structure of Semantic Concepts in Visual Databases.
    Mats Sjöberg and Jorma Laaksonen.
  • Classification using Topologically Preserving Spherical Self-Organizing Maps.
    Heizo Tokutaka, Masaaki Ohkita, Ying Hai, Kikuo Fujimura, and Matashige Oyabu.
  • Influence of Learning Rates and Neighboring Functions on Self-organizing Maps.
    Pavel Stefanovic and Olga Kurasova.
  • Decision of Class Borders on a Spherical SOM with Non-equal Class Distributions.
    Nobuo Matsuda and Heizo Tokutaka.
  • A SOM-based Analysis of Early Prosodic Acquisition of English by Brazilian Learners: Preliminary Results.
    Ana Cristina C. Silva, Ana Cristina P. Macedo, and Guilherme Barreto.
  • Visualizing Patterns in the Air Quality in Mexico City with Self-Organizing Maps.
    Antonio Neme and Leticia Hernández.
  • Mapping of the 3D objects using Computer Generated Hologram SOM.
    Hiroshi Dozono, Asami Tanaka, Shinya Nishijima, Hiroshi Tsukizi, and Masanori Nakakuni.
  • Gamma-Filter Self-Organizing Neural Networks for Time Series Analysis.
    Pablo Estevez and Rodrigo Hernández.
  • Analysing the Similarity of Album Art with Self-Organising Maps.
    Rudolf Mayer.
  • A New Label Maximization Based Incremental Neural Clustering Approach: Application to Text Clustering.
    Jean-Charles Lamirel, Raghvendra Mall, Shadi Al Shehabi, Ghada Safi.


All sessions in lecture hall TU1 of the TUAS building of the Aalto University in Otaniementie 17, Espoo

09.00-10.30: APPLICATIONS OF DATA MINING AND ANALYSIS 1 (chair: Thomas Villmann)

  • Topographic Measure Based on External Criteria for Self-Organizing Map.
    Ken-ichi Fukui and Masayuki Numao.
  • Self-organizing Maps of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health Situation in the World.
    Yasir Mehmood, Mudassar Abbas, Xi Chen, and Timo Honkela.
  • Mining the City Data: Making Sense of Cities with Self-Organizing Maps.
    Omar Neme, JRG Pulido, and Antonio Neme.

10.30-11.00: Coffee

11.00-12.30: APPLICATIONS OF DATA MINING AND ANALYSIS 2 (chair: Olli Simula)

  • A Discussion on Visual Interactive Data Exploration using Self-Organizing Maps.
    Julia Moehrmann, Andre Burkovski, Evgeny Baranovskiy, Geoffrey-Alexeij Heinze, Andrej Rapoport, and Gunther Heidemann.
  • Design of a Structured 3D SOM as a Music Archive.
    Arnulfo Azcarraga and Sean Manalili.
  • A Novel Bioinformatics Strategy to Predict Directional Changes of Influenza A Virus Genome Sequences.
    Yuki Iwasaki, Kennosuke Wada, Masae Itoh, Toshimichi Ikemura, and Takashi Abe.

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND DOCUMENT ANALYSIS 1 (chair: Krista Lagus)

  • Impairment and Rehabilitation in Bilingual Aphasia: A SOM-Based Model.
    Uli Grasemann, Chaleece Sandberg, Swathi Kiran, and Risto Miikkulainen.
  • Gaussian Selection Using Self-Organizing Map for Automatic Speech Recognition.
    Yujun Wang and Hugo Van hamme.
  • Self Organizing Maps in NLP: Exploration of Coreference Feature Space.
    Andre Burkovski, Wiltrud Kessler, Gunther Heidemann, Hamidreza Kobdani, and Hinrich Schütze

15.00-15.30: Coffee

15.30-16.30: LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND DOCUMENT ANALYSIS 2 (chair: Risto Miikkulainen)

  • On Wires and Cables: Content Analysis of WikiLeaks Using Self-Organising Maps.
    Rudolf Mayer and Andreas Rauber.
  • Media Map: A Multilingual Document Map with a Design Interface.
    Timo Honkela, Jorma Laaksonen, Hannele Törrö, and Juhani Tenhunen.

17.00-18.00: PLENARY SESSION (chair: Marie Cottrell)

  • Contextually Self-Organized Maps of Chinese Words.
    Teuvo Kohonen and Hongbing Xing.

18.40: A bus for the banquet dinner leaves from Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo

19.30: A ferry for the banquet dinner leaves from Merisatamanranta

19.40-22.20: Banquet dinner at restaurant Saari

22.30: A ferry from the banquet dinner leaves

22.40: A bus for Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo leaves from Merisatamanranta


All sessions in Dipoli Congress Center in Otakaari 24, Espoo

09.00-10.00: PLENARY SESSION, Hall 1

  • Towards Two-Person Neuroscience.
    Riitta Hari.

10.00-10.30: Coffee

10.30-12.00: VISUALIZATION AND IMAGE PROCESSING, lecture hall Luolamies (chair: Markus Koskela)

  • A General Framework for Dimensionality Reduction for Large Data Sets.
    Barbara Hammer, Michael Biehl, Kerstin Bunte, and Bassam Mokbel.
  • Considering Spatialization Aspects when Positioning Input Vectors on Self-Organizing Map Output Grids.
    Tonio Fincke.
  • Aircraft Engine Fleet Monitoring using Self-Organizing Maps and Edit Distance.
    Etienne Come, Marie Cottrell, Michel Verleysen, and Jérôme Lacaille.

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.00: PLENARY SESSION, Hall 1

  • Learning Structural Descriptions of Objects Using Equivariant Capsules.
    Geoffrey Hinton.

14.00-15.20: ICANN 2011 SESSION ON SELF-ORGANIZATION, lecture hall Luolamies

15.20-15.40: WSOM 2011 Closing, lecture hall Luolamies

15.40-16.00: Coffee

17.30-21.00: Farewell, T building (Konemiehentie 2)