8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS) - BICT 2014
You are cordially invited to participate in BICT 2014 to be held at UMass Club, MA, USA, in December 2014.
Sponsored by EAI, ACM SIGSIM and CREATE-NET, BICT 2014 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 2014 targets two thrusts:
THRUST 1: Indirect Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation, artificial gene regulatory networks, neural computation, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, artificial life, artificial chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, simulated annealing, self-organization and network science.
THRUST 2: Direct Bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems). Examples include cellular computing, molecular computing/communication, membrane computing, DNA computing and memory, bacterial computing, Physarum computing and quantum computing.
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 speeches by world authorities are being arranged.
The technical program consists of the main track and a series of special tracks:
- Artificial, Biological and Bio-Inspired Intelligence (ABBII)
- Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE)
- Body Area Soft Computing (BASC)
- Biologically-Inspired Process Calculi (BIPC)
- Bio-Inspired Machine Vision (BIMV)
- Bio-inspired/Biomimetic Microsystems & Microdevices (BMM)
- Bio-inspired Wireless Network Security (BWNS)
- Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
- Engineering Applications from Molecular and Gene Regulatory Networks (EMNET)
- Molecular Communication and Networking (MCN)
- Morphogenetic Collective Systems (MCS)
- Modularization for Practical Software Engineering (MPSE)
- Resilient Networks (RN)
- Swarm and Modular Robotics (SAMR)
- Smart Body Area Networks (SBAN)
- Security and Privacy in Bio-inspired Networks (SPBN)
- All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many more.
- Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including:
- Co-located workshops will take place: ESNO 2014 and BIICT 2014.
- Relevant books will be displayed by Elsevier, Springer and World Scientific.
Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) and Theresa Schubert (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
Title: Physarum Machines: Sciences and Arts of Slime Mould Computing
Date and Time: 8:30am to 9:30am, December 1 (Mon)
Gabriel Ciobanu, Romanian Academy, ICS, Iasi, Romania
Title: Computational Power of Chemical Kinetics in Living Cells
Date and Time: 9am to 10am, December 2 (Tue)
Andrew Eckford, York University, Canada
Title: Molecular Communication: From Theory to Practice
Date and Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, December 2 (Tue)
Valeriy Perminov, BioTeckFarm, Ltd., Russia
Title: Agent-based Models and Ill-posed Problems
Date and Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, December 1 (Mon)
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Title: Socialized WBANs in Mobile Sensing Environment
Date and Time: 8am to 9am, December 2 (Tue)
Justin Werfel, Harvard University, USA
Title: Collective Construction by Termites and Other Robots
Date and Time: 11am to 12pm, December 3 (Wed)
STUDENT PARTICIPATION GRANTS
BICT 2014 provides a limited number of student participation grants. Full-time students are qualified to apply. See this page for more details. The application deadline is October 22.