The International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN) is the annual flagship conference of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS). They aim to bring together researchers from two worlds: Information Sciences and Neurosciences
_Objective:_ Introduces the Convolutional Auto-Encoder, a hierarchical unsupervised feature extractor.
_Dataset:_ [MNIST](yann.lecun.com/exdb/mnist/) and [SVHN](ufldl.stanford.edu/housenumbers/).
Uses convolutions to generate an encoding of the image and then decodes it and do a pixel-wise comparison.
Used to initializes CNN.
Old article, not really relevant nowadays. They don't speak about the deconvolution part.