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LVA ICA 2012

Many thanks to all those who attended LVA/ICA2012!

The Conference Proceedings are available at SpringerLink as Springer's
Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS volume 7191).

Pictures from the conference (kindly taken and uploaded by Andreas Ziehe of TU-Berlin) can be found here.
Some additional pictures can be found here.
The slides of all Keynote Talks are now avaiable
The 10th International Conference on Latent Variable Analysis and Source Separation, LVA/ICA 2012, will be held in Tel-Aviv, Israel on March 12-15, 2012, at the Sheraton Tel-Aviv Hotel & Towers.
The series began under the title of Independent Component Analysis (ICA) workshops (held approximately every 18 months), and has attracted hundreds of participants over the years, continuously broadening its horizons. Starting with the fundamentals of ICA and Blind Source Separation (BSS) in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the theme of the series has gradually expanded to include additional forms and models of general mixtures of latent variables – and was therefore re-titled Latent Variable Analysis (LVA) for the recent LVA/ICA conference in St. Malo (France) in 2010, keeping the acronym ICA as well (at least for a while), for reference to its roots and origins.
Tel-Aviv (ranked by Lonely Planet third in the list of top 10 cities of the world for 2011, as well as among the 10 best beach cities of the world) is one of the liveliest cities in the Middle-East, a modern Israeli city with an ancient past. Easily reached from Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel-Aviv is not only the cultural center of Israel (home of the world-renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Bat-Sheva dance company) and a major touristic attraction in itself (declared a "World Cultural Heritage Site" by UNESCO in 2003), but also a convenient base for country-wide tours of major cultural, historical, religious and natural attractions such as Jaffa, Jerusalem, Nazereth, Capernaum, The Sea of Galilee, The Dead Sea, Massada and more.

Please see the official call for papers
(a pdf version can be found here, please feel free to print out and distribute)

In addition to regular lectures and poster sessions, the conference will feature a special session dedicated to the third community-based Signal Separation Evaluation Campaign (SiSEC 2011) and four keynote talks by leading researchers:
• Lieven De Lathauwer, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (Belgium)
• Michael Elad, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
• Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
• Paris Smaragdis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
One of the conference days will be designated an "Audio Day" and will feature audio-related keynote, regular and special sessions. The Audio Day will be hosted at Bar-Ilan University (with transportation from/to the Sheraton hotel) and will include a visit to Prof. Sharon Gannot's Speech and Acoustics lab.
The social program would include, in addition to the traditional reception cocktail on Monday (March 12th) evening, a guided trip to Jerusalem on Wednesday (March 14th) afternoon, which will be concluded with the banquet dinner in Jerusalem, returning to Tel-Aviv at night. 
All social events will be included in the regular registration fees.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission:                     OCT-17-2011 OCT-30-2011
Submission to Special Session:  DEC-06-2011

Notification of acceptance:          NOV-28-2011 DEC-16-2011

Final version due:                       DEC-12-2011 DEC-30-2011
Full-paper authors' registration:    JAN-09-2012
Abstracts for SiSEC/Late-Breaking/Demo:  JAN-15-2012
Early (reduced-rate) registration:  JAN-16-2012







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