The Italian Neural Networks Society was founded in 1989 and managed till his death by Professor Eduardo Caianiello. Since 1993 Professor Gianni Orlandi is its President. It promotes and develops studies, researches and seminars in the field of neural networks.
Through the coordination of the activity of Italian groups carrying out neural networks research, INNS aim is that of favouring the development of an adequate cultural environment in order to qualify more extensively the Italian presence at the international level, as well as that of organizing the Italian participation in European projects. Other qualified and professional contributions will be encouraged by developing human resources in this area, particularly those represented by young people, through an adequate use of scholarships and training funds (Art. 2 of SIREN's by-laws).INNS participated this year in the organization of the seventh annual researchers workshop on neural networks (WIRN), that took place in Vietri sul Mare (SA) in the headquarters of IIASS. INNS sponsored several schools and workshops for researchers in the field of interest. Yearly, the "Eduardo Caianello" prize for the best doctorate thesis developed in Italy in neural networks scientific area is sponsored by IIASS.
The Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN) is the annual conference of the Italian Neural Networks Society (INNS). The conference is organized, since 1989, in co-operation with the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS) of Vietri S/M (Italy), and is a traditional event devoted to the discussion of novelties and innovations related to field of Artificial Neural Networks. In recent years, it also became a multidisciplinary forum on psychological and cognitive theories for modelling human behaviours. The 23rd Edition of the Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN 2013) will be held at the IIASS of Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Italy. Prospective authors are invited to contribute high quality papers in the topic areas listed below and proposals for special sessions. Special sessions aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Each special session should include at least 3 contributing papers. A proposal for a special session should include a summary statement (1 page long) describing the motivation and relevance of the proposed special session, together with the article titles and author names of the papers that will be included in the track. The coordinator of the proposal will also be responsible for the reviewing procedure. INNS promotes and develops studies, researches and seminars in the field of neural networks.