Saturday 18 June 2016

Call for Papers BICS 2016

The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016)
November 28-30, 2016, Beijing, China

The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016) will be held in Beijing, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 - 2015. The first BICS 2004 was held in Stirling, Scotland, UK and the last BICS 2015 was held in Hefei, Anhui, China, December 11-13, 2015.

BICS 2016 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 focusing on popular and timely topics.

BICS 2016 will be published on conference proceedings of Springer LNAI series. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Cognitive Computation Journal.

The topics include, but not limited to

1. Biologically Inspired Systems (BICS-BIS)
- 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

2. Cognitive Neuroscience (BICS-CNS)
- 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

3. Models of Consciousness (BICS-MoC)
- World awareness
- Self-awareness
- Global workspace theory
- Imagination
- Qualia models
- Virtual machine approaches
- Formal models fo consciousness
- Control theoretical models
- DevelopmentalInfant models
- Will and volition
- Emotion and affect
- Philosophical implications
- Neurophysiological grounding
- Enactive approaches
- Heterophenomenology
- AnalyiticSynthetic phenomenology

4. Neural Computation (BICS-NC)
- 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

5. Special Sessions on Deep and/or Sparse Neural Models for Speech and Language Processing (Organizer: Dong Wang, Qiang Zhou, Amir Hussain)

Paper Submission

Papers should be limited to 8-10 pages in Springer LNCS format. Details can be found in
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Important Dates

Special session/workshop proposal: June 1, 2016
Paper submission: June 30, 2016
Acceptance notification: August 10, 2016
Camera-ready due: September 10, 2016
Conference dates: November 28-30, 2016


General Chairs
Cheng-Lin Liu (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Amir Hussain (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)

Program Chairs
Bin Luo (Anhui University, China)
Kay Chen Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Special Session Chair
Jingpeng Li (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)

Publicity Chairs
Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Haibo He (University of Rhode Island, USA)
Hussein Abbass (University of New South Wales - Canberra - Australia)
Erik Cambria (NTU, Singapore)

Publication Chair
Zhaoxiang Zhang (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Local Organization Chair
Yi Zeng (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


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