This meeting, with focus on the interplay between Neuroscience and Computation, inherits the general purpose, the scope and the more biologically oriented topics of the last IWANNs (Lanzarote, Alicante, Granada and Menorca) and expands this scope to the broad and more comprehensive fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Knowledge Engineering (KE), including the different paradigms: Symbolic, Connectionist, ``Situated'' or Hybrid.
All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings by Springer-Verlag
in Lecture Notes on Computer Science series.
Under the basic idea that living beings and machines can be understood using the same conceptual and formal tools, the same experimental methodology and the same organizative and structural principles, the IWINAC-2005 organizers, propose a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas on the interplay between Bio-sciences (natural computation) and the Sciences of Computation (artificial computation), trying to contribute to the answer of two basic questions:
The subjects included in both questions are detailed in the IWINAC-2005 Topics.