9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 3–5, 2015 New York City, New York, United States

9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

You are cordially invited to participate in BICT 2015 to be held at Columbia University, NY, USA, in December 2015.

Sponsored by EAI and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and CREATE-NET, BICT 2015 aims to provide a world-leading and multidisciplinary venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines that seek the understanding of key principles, processes and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT). BICT 2015 targets two thrusts:

THRUST 1: Indirect Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation, artificial gene regulatory networks, neural networks/computation, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, amorphous computing, artificial life, artificial chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, self-organization, chaotic systems, social networks, game theory, computational epidemics, agent-based modeling, and nature-inspired models and calculi.

THRUST 2: Direct Bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems). Examples include biosensing, molecular assembly, cellular computing, molecular computing/communication, membrane computing, bacterial computing/communication, DNA computing and memory, Physarum computing, quantum computing, biometric security/authentication, brain-computer interfaces and energy harvesting from biological sources.

BICT will feature the state-of-the-art keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, focused special tracks, interactive demo/poster sessions, informative co-located workshops and entertaining social functions. Here are several important notes and announcements:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dmitri Chklovskii, Simons Foundation, USA
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Adriana Compagnoni, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
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Simon Garnier, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, USA
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Radu Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Title: Molecular Communication and Networking in Bacterial Communities
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Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy
Title: The Topological Field Theory of Data: a program towards a novel strategy for mining data through data language
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Bud Mishra, New York University, USA
Title: The Internet of the Future: From Codons to Coding
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Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Title: Adaptive dynamics for shape optimization inspired by the use-and-growth rule in a simple organism of slime mold
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Maurizio Porfiri, New York University, USA
Title: Fish' n' robots: not a take out food
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Yechiam Yemini, Columbia University, USA
Title: The Puzzles of Task and Resource Scheduling in Cell Networks
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STUDENT PARTICIPATION GRANTS

BICT 2015 provides a limited number of student participation grants. Full-time students are qualified to apply. Details will be announced soon.