The International Neural Network Society (INNS) is the premiere organization for individuals interested in a theoretical and computational understanding of the brain and applying that knowledge to develop new and more effective forms of machine intelligence. INNS was formed in 1987 by the leading scientists in the neural network field. The Society has grown rapidly to encompass a worldwide membership of more than 2,000. The field of neural networks encourages interdisciplinary perspectives, and INNS' membership reflects this diversity. Members represent a variety of fields, backgrounds and level of interest. Our goals are to better understand the human brain/mind and to create more powerful brain/mind-inspired intelligent machines for addressing complex problems faced by 21st-century societies. These goals are challenging, exciting, and rewarding and with our joint efforts, we can make a significant difference in our future.
Membership includes a subscription to the journal Neural Networks (10 issues per year); discounts on conference registration fees to the largest and most widely known international meetings on neural networks; a subscription to the INNS newsletter; discounts on scientific publications and periodicals pertaining to neural networks; and membership in Special Interest Groups focused on specific theoretical or applications issues.
I am honored and privileged to be the President of a society with such a great history. The INNS welcomes researchers and practitioners who, by studying neural networks, strive to bridge the gap between natural and artificial intelligence. Among many INNS research areas are neuroscience, connectionism, cognitive science, brain-inspired computing, neuroinformatics, brain informatics, and all kinds of neural network...
Neural Networks is the archival journal of the world's three oldest neural modeling societies: the International Neural Network Society (INNS), the European Neural Network Society (ENNS), and the Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS). A subscription to the journal is included with membership in each of these societies.