9th International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems(BICS 2018)

​7-8 July, Xi'an,China

The 9th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​

The 9th International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2018) will be held in Xi’an, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 - 2016. It is co-organised by Northwestern Polytechnical University (www.nwpu.edu.cn) and The Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Digital Content Processing and Security Technologies (www.gpnu.edu.cn).

Geographically located at the heart of China, Xi’an is the capital and largest city of Shaanxi Province. It once served as the capital city of ancient China for 13 dynasties, with a history of 5,000 years. Xi’an witnessed the most glorious history of China, and now ranks as one of the top 10 tourist destinations in China with a distinctive culture. Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor in Chinese history.

BICS 2018 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of brain inspired cognitive systems research and applications in diverse fields. The conference will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions and workshops focusing on popular and timely topics.

BICS 2018 conference proceedings will be published as part of Springer LNAI Series and indexed by EI. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the leading (ISI SCI indexed) Springer journal: Cognitive Computation Journal (http://springer.com/12559 - current ISI Impact Factor: 3.44).

Joaquin A. Anguera  

Director of Clinical Program/Neuroscape and Digital Health Core, in the Dept. of Neurology and Psychiatry, UC-San Francisco, USA.

Dr. Anguera’s work leverages state-of-the-art technological approaches to create (i) advanced training tools to remediate cognitive deficiencies and (ii) use mobile technology to robustly characterizing individual abilities outside of the laboratory. 

    Keynote Speech

Keynote Topic:
Using EEG to quantify the enhancement of cognitive control deficits in older adults following video game training​
Cognitive control is defined as those (neural) processes that facilitate interacting with our environment in a goal-directed manner. Here we asked whether age-related cognitive control deficits measured with electroencephalography (EEG) could be remediated by training with a custom-designed video game (Anguera et al., 2013; Nature). I will discuss quantifying these findings by describing the step-by-step EEG collection and analysis efforts that generated event-related spectral perturbations (ERSP) and long-range phase coherence time-locked to the onset of each stimulus presented. This data set provides evidence of how EEG can be used to evaluate underlying neural mechanisms associated with cognitive enhancement efforts.
Important Dates
  • Full paper submission: 10 May 2018 (no further extensions)
  • Notification: 31 May 2018
  • Camera-ready paper due: 10 June 2018
  • BICS’2018 special Issue in Springer’s Cognitive Computation journal (SCI: 3.441 in 2017): Planned, late Vol. 19, 2019
  • Registration Details: To follow