Prof. Jonathan H. Chan, President

As generative AI and eXplainable and Ethical AI/ML are trending globally,our flagship conference, International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP), is playing a larger and more important role eachyear. To reflect our evolving demographics and technical interests and expertise of our members, the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) should endeavour to become more:

(I)nnovative: by fostering cutting-edge research and novel applications of neural networks and related fields.
(C)ollaborative: by building strong partnerships and networks with other regional and international societies and organizations.
(O)pen: by promoting diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for all members and participants.
(N)urturing: by supporting the professional development and mentoring of young researchers and students.
(I)mpactful: by disseminating high-quality publications and organizing influential events and activities.
(P)rogressive: by embracing new challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of computational intelligence.

The APNNS is dedicated to advancing the field of neural information processing and its applications for the benefits of all
global citizens. We held a very successful ICONIP2023 in Changsha, China (Asia) on November 20-23, 2023, where we have learned from numerous world-renown experts, networked with our peers, and our members showcased their works. The conference proceedings are available at In 2024, we invite you to join us in the upcoming ICONIP2024 in Auckland, New Zealand (Pacific) on December 2-6, 2024. Auckland is a beautiful and inspiring destination for AI innovation. Please visit frequently for the latest updates. Looking ahead, we are excited to announce that ICONIP2025 will take place in Okinawa, Japan (Asia), the southern-most prefecture with subtropical climate, coral reefs, and even rain forests, to stimulate our sharing of knowledge

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Jonathan H. Chan
President, APNNS 2023-2024