7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

December 10–11, 2012 Lugano, Switzerland

BIONETICS 2012 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that seek the understanding of the fundamental principles and design strategies in biological systems, and leverage on those understandings to build bio-inspired systems for problem-solving and engineering applications, with a special focus on: networking, distributed systems, information processing, multi-agent systems, single and multi-robot systems, biomimetics, optimization, bioinformatics, and modeling of biological and bio-synthetic systems.


Scope of the Conference

BIONETICS 2012 solicits contributions dealing with the modeling and application of ideas from natural processes and systems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Signal/information processing and communication models in biological systems
  • Coordination and cooperation models in biological systems
  • Bio-inspired formal models and methods
  • Bio-inspired algorithms and mechanisms
  • Bio-inspired software and hardware systems
  • Biomimetics, bioengineering, and synthetic biological systems
  • Modeling  and simulation of bio-inspired, biological, and synthetic biological systems
  • Self-* properties in bio-inspired systems, biological systems and synthetic biological systems
  • Design and performance issues in bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological systems
  • Design of hybrid systems combining bio-inspired methods with methods from other domains
  • Tools, testbeds, and deployment issues in bio-inspired and synthetic biological systems
  • Real-world applications and standardization of bio-inspired and synthetic biological systems
  • Socially-aware, game theoretic, and other metaphor-driven interdisciplinary approaches to bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological systems


Special Tracks

Bionetics 2012 will feature the following special tracks alongside the main conference program:

  • Organic computing systems 
  • Bio-inspired cooperative networking 
  • Engineering emergence: techniques, applications, and practice
  • Bio-inspired cooperation and coordination in swarm robotics and multi-robot systems 
  • Bio-inspired learning mechanisms in single and multi-agent/component systems
  • Nano-scale communications and networking
  • Design and engineering of swarm systems
  • Bio-inspired intrusion detection in networks and multi-robot systems
  • Bio-inspired processing of audio and visual information
  • Modeling and application of gene regulatory networks
  • Bio-inspired self-assembly from nano- to macro-scales
  • Bioinformatics


Publication Details


Best Paper Award

A Best Paper Award will be given to the author(s) of the paper presented at the
conference that will receive the best evaluation marks from the reviewers and
the Session Chairs. Awardees are also granted complimentary registration fees
for the next year's edition of the conference and are entitled to receive additional
reward points under the ICST Science Rewards Program.



Paper Submission

The deadline for paper submission is September 20, 2012  October 2, 2012. The maximum
length for a paper is 15 pages in LNICST format. Papers will be reviewed by
at least three reviewers according to a single blind peer process.


The Call for Papers in PDF format