Appel: LVA/ICA 2010

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 26 17:44:12 UTC 2010

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:57:35 +0100
From: Emmanuel Vincent <emmanuel.vincent at>
Message-ID: <4B878CFF.4090501 at>

La conférence ci-dessous peut intéresser les membres de la communauté
TAL travaillant sur la modélisation de documents textuels par des
modèles statistiques à variables latentes (PLSI, etc).

[Apologies in advance for multiple postings]

                     LVA/ICA 2010
        September 27-30, 2010 - Saint-Malo, France
            9th International Conference on
      Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation

         formerly the International Conference on
   Independent Component Analysis and Signal Separation



Ten years after the first workshop on Independent Component Analysis
in Aussois, the series of ICA conferences has shown the liveliness of
the community of theoreticians and practitioners working in this
field.  While ICA and blind signal separation have become mainstream
topics, new approaches have emerged to solve problems involving signal
mixtures or various other types of latent variables: semi-blind
models, matrix factorization using Sparse Component Analysis (SCA),
Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF), Probabilistic Latent Semantic
Indexing (PLSI), but also tensor decompositions, Independent Vector
Analysis (IVA), Independent Subspace Analysis (ISA), ...

The 9th edition of the conference, renamed LVA/ICA to reflect this
evolution towards more general Latent Variable Analysis problems in
signal processing, will offer an interdisciplinary forum for
scientists and engineers to experience renewed theoretical surprises
and face real-world problems.

In addition to contributed papers (oral and poster presentations), the
meeting will feature keynote talks by leading researchers:

     Pierre Comon, University of Nice, France
     Stephane Mallat, Ecole Polytechnique, France
     Mark Girolami, University of Glasgow, UK
     Arie Yeredor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

as well as a community-based evaluation campaign (SiSEC 2010), a panel
discussion session, and a special late-breaking / demo session.



Saint Malo (, the
corsair city, is an ancient city and pitoresque sea resort located in
Brittany, in the north-west of France.
Chateaubriand, Surcouf, Jacques Cartier... from writers to privateers
and sailors, many were the good men who hailed from Saint-Malo. As if
in honour of their pride and independence, the forts and ramparts of
the corsair city face the sea, adding to the city's charm and its
exceptional setting. To visitors and event-goers, the city offers the
beauty of its maritime views and the wealth of its historical
heritage.  A city of 52,000 inhabitants that is lively all year round,
Saint-Malo's heart beats to the rhythm of the major event it hosts,
festivals as the Etonnants Voyageurs or Internationally renowned
regattas such as the Route du Rhum.



- April 7, 2010: Paper submission deadline
- June 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance
- June 30, 2010: Final paper due
- July 31, 2010: Late-breaking / demo / SiSEC abstract submission

Detailed submission instructions will shortly be made available on the
conference website



Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in all areas of latent
variable analysis and signal separation, including but not limited to:

- Theoretical frameworks: probabilistic, geometric &
  biologically-inspired modeling; flat, hierarchical & dynamic
  structures; sparse coding; kernel methods; neural networks

- Models: linear & nonlinear models; continuous & discrete latent
  variables; convolutive & noisy mixtures; linear & quadratic
  time-frequency representations

- Algorithms: blind & semi-blind estimation; identification &
  convergence conditions; local & evolutionary optimization;
  computational complexity; adaptation & modularity

- Speech and audio data: source separation; denoising &
  dereverberation; Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA);
  Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

- Images: segmentation; fusion; texture analysis; color imaging; coding;
  scene analysis

- Biomedical data: functional imaging; BCI; genomic data analysis;
  systems biology

- Unsolved and emerging problems: causality detection; feature
  selection; data mining; control; psychology; social networks;
  finance; artificial intelligence; real-time applications

- Resources: software; databases; objective & subjective evaluation

Papers must be original and must not be already published nor under
review elsewhere. Papers linked to a submission to SiSEC 2010 are
highly welcome. The proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag’s
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series.



Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for a special
issue of a journal.

The Best Student Paper Award will distinguish the work of a PhD
student with original scientific contributions and the quality of
his/her presentation at LVA/ICA 2010. Eligible papers must be
first-authored and presented by the PhD student during the
Conference. Candidates will be asked to notify their participation on
the submission form. A prize of 400 € offered by the Fondation
Metivier will be awarded to the winner.



A special session will be dedicated to the presentation of:
- early results and ideas that are not yet fully formalized and
- software and data of interest to the community, with focus on open
  source resources
- signal separation systems evaluated in SiSEC 2010 but not associated
  with a full paper

Presenters are invited to submit a non-reviewed abstract, which will
be included in the conference program but not published in the

We look forward to receiving your technical contribution and meeting
you in Saint-Malo!

Remi Gribonval and Emmanuel Vincent
General Chairs

Vincent Vigneron and Eric Moreau
Technical Chairs

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