The Self-Organizing Map (SOM) with its related extensions is the most popular artificial neural algorithm for use in unsupervised learning and data visualization. Over 5,000 publications have been reported in the open literature, and many commercial projects employ the SOM as the tool for solving hard real-world problems.


WSOM'05 is the discussion forum where your ideas and techniques are polished, and aims to unveil the results of hot researches and popularize the use of the SOM for technical public.


Following the highly successful meetings held in 1997 and 1999 (Helsinki University of Technology), 2001 (University of Lincolnshire and Humberside), 2003 (Kyushu Institute of Technology), a further workshop in this established series will bring together researchers and users of the SOM and related techniques.