The 17th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks (EANN) will be hosted at Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen in September, 2016.
Aberdeen is placed between the Rivers Dee and Don, both of which provide for wonderful walks. The modern name "Aberdeen" literally means 'between the Dee and Don'. On the coast, Aberdeen has a long, spectacular scenery between the two rivers, which turns into high sand dunes north of the Don, stretching as far as Fraserburgh. To the south of the Dee are steep rocky cliff faces and deep inlets, making for impressive panorama and good rock-climbing. Aberdeenshire's coast is one of Britain's most impressive coasts.
In architectural terms, Aberdeen is known for its principal use of granite during the Victorian era, which motivates its local nickname of the Granite City, or the Silver City, becasue the Mica in the stone sparkles in the sun.
Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen has been known as the Energy Capital of Europe, with a vibrant economy and advanced research support exploitation and exploration both here and internationally.
Aberdeen has won 'Britain in Bloom' more than any other city in the UK, it has Britain's oldest business: the harbour. It has the oldest city archive, fabulous parks, dolphins, boutique hotels and trendy bars. There are 30 golf courses within 30 minutes of the city, and Aberdeenshire is known as 'Scotland's Castle Country', due to its more than 300 castles and stately homes. The Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail comprises 165 continuous miles of enchanting coves and clifftops, paradise beaches, charming towns and marvellous wildlife. Trails of several world-famous whisky distilleries are also popular among tourists in Aberdeen. Exclusive tastings are available at many Aberdeen venues, offering single cask, single malt whiskies from over 129 distilleries.
Aberdeen attracts photographers, artists, sailors, surfers, kayakers, kite enthusiasts, rowers, walkers, golfers, mountain, rock and ice climbers, snowboarders and white water rafters! Undoubtedly, Aberdeen is a perfect conference venue.
The Sir Ian Wood Building