7th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM 2009)
June 8-10, 2009, Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida, USA



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The hotel reservation site is now active. Please follow these instructions to make your reservations at the Casa Monica.

Conference Registration is now active. Authors, please register as soon as possible so that we can ensure that your paper is included in the proceedings. The deadline for Author Registration is April 2.


WSOM'09 will be bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field of self-organizing systems, with a particular emphasis on neural networks and self-organizing maps. It will highlight key advances in these and related fields. It is the seventh conference in a series of bi-annual international conferences started with WSOM'97 in Helsinki.

The working language is English.


Papers accepted for the WSOM 09 Proceedings will be published in the Springer series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Registered authors will receive a hard copy proceedings volume, and the proceedings will be available also in full-text electronic format via Springer's internet platform, www.springer.com.

Important Dates

  • Submission of full paper: Jan 15  February 1, 2009

  • Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2009

  • Camera-ready paper and author registration: April 2, 2009

  • Advance registration before: April 15, 2009


Please click on registration page to register for the conference. Your registration fee includes a print copy of the proceedings, the Welcome Reception on the evening of June 7, and morning and afternoon breaks. Banquet tickets are $85.

  • Advance registration (through April 14)    $400 USD

  • Late registration (beginning April 15)       $450 USD

  • On-Site registration                                 $500 USD

  • Conference Banquet                                   $85 USD


WSOM is being used as an embedded tool in many different areas of science and engineering, including social science, finance, computer science and neuroscience. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please contact the Special Session Chair, Amaury Lendasse, by January 15, 2009.