BICS 2018
Call for Papers
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.

All prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 10 pages maximum, using Springer LNAI format) through the conference website. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted, underreview, or copyright protected elsewhere. All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer review process, and authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers before camera-ready submission. If a paper is accepted, at least one of the authors listed on the paper must attend and present the conference, otherwise, the paper may be excluded from the conference proceedings.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Biologically Inspired Systems (BICS-BIS):

Cognitive Neuroscience (BICS-CNS):

  • Brain inspired systems
  • Brain inspired vision
  • Brain inspired audition and sound processing
  • Brain inspired other sensory modalities
  • Brain inspired motion processing
  • Brain inspired robotics
  • Brain inspired adaptive and control systems
  • Brain inspired evolutionary systems
  • Brain inspired oscillatory systems
  • Brain inspired signal processing
  • Brain inspired learning
  • Neuromorphic systems
  • Others
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognitive neuroscience of vision
  • Cognitive neuroscience of non-vision sensory modalities
  • Cognitive neuroscience of volition
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Attentional mechanisms
  • Affective systems
  • Language
  • Cortical models
  • Sub-cortical models
  • Cerebellar models
  • Neural correlates
  • Others

Models of Consciousness (BICS-MoC):

Neural Computation (BICS-NC):

  • World awareness
  • Self-awareness
  • Global workspace theory
  • Imagination
  • Qualia models
  • Virtual machine approaches
  • Formal models fo consciousness
  • Control theoretical models
  • Developmental/Infant models
  • Will and volition
  • Emotion and affect
  • Philosophical implications
  • Neurophysiological grounding
  • Enactive approaches
  • Heterophenomenology
  • Analyitic/Synthetic phenomenology
  • Others
  • Neuro-computational systems
  • Hybrid neural systems
  • Neural learning
  • Neural control systems
  • Neural signal processing
  • Architectures of neural computation
  • Neural devices
  • Neural perception and pattern classifiers
  • Neuro-fuzzy systems
  • Evolutionary neural networks
  • Biological neural network models
  • Applications
  • Others
Call for Workshops

To enhance the technical program and open the door to specific topics and areas related to Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems, the BICS 2018 welcomes proposals for Special Sessions and Workshops to be included in addition to regular sessions.

Special sessions/workshops can cover subjects or cross-subjects belonging to the topics of interest, or novel topics related with the ones identified within the topics of interest.

Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the regular sessions. The proposals for BICS 2018 Special Sessions and Workshops should contain the following information:
  • Title of the special session or workshop
  • Names, affiliations, email addresses and short bios of proposers
  • Description of the proposed session or workshop (including aims and scopes)
  • List of 6-10 potential contributors

Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit a formal proposal. Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, its uniqueness, and qualifications of the proposers. A tentative accept/reject decision on the proposal will be sent to the proposers within one week after its receipt by the Special Sessions Chair. Accepted special sessions will be listed on the website.