The 2nd International Workshop on Brain and Artificial Intelligence (Brain & AI 2017)

November 16th, 2017 in Beijing, China




** Introduction **

Creating human-level intelligent system is the long-standing mission for the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) since its establishment nearly 60 years ago. Until now, however, there is still no general purpose intelligent system which can reach the human intelligence level in terms of coordinating various cognitive behaviors, adaptability of complex environments, and autonomous learning under new environments. With the advancement of Brain Science, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science, it is now possible for partially observing and obtaining data on the activities of brain neural networks at multiple scales while they are conducting various cognitive tasks. Hence, understandings of the brain at multiple scales will bring inspirations to future Artificial Intelligence research and applications. This workshop aims at bringing researchers and practitioners from Brain Science, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc. to discuss how they can collaborate and inspire each other to advance Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence. Following The 1st International Workshop on Brain & AI at Nerbraska, USA in 2016. The 2nd version of the workshop will be co-located with the 2017 International Conference on Brain Informatics, November 16-18th, 2017 in Beijing, China. This workshop is supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Cognition and Behavior Committee at the Chinese Institute of Command and Control, and Beijing Institute of Technology.

** Topics of Interests **

Research contributions should be related but are not limited to one or more of the following topics:

  • Multi-scale Information Processing Mechanisms of the Brain
  • Cognitive Architectures
  • Brain-inspired Cognitive Computation and Modeling
  • Brain-inspired Artificial Neural Networks
  • Brain-inspired Information Processing
  • Brain-inspired Evolutionary Systems
  • Brain-inspired Machine Learning
  • Brain-inspired / Cognitive Neuro Robotics
  • Brain-inspired / Neuromorphic Computing
  • Brain and Machine Consciousness
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Artificial General Intelligence

** Submissions and Publication [Enter] **

Similar to the main conference of BI 2017, there are 2 types of paper submissions that are possible:

  • Type 1: Full Paper Submissions. Papers need to have up to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format. All full-length papers accepted will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI. Selected papers will be recommend to Journal of Integrative Neuroscience in the special issue "Brain-inspired Intelligence Technology".
  • Type 2: Abstract Submissions. Abstracts have a word limit of 500 words. Experimental research is particularly welcome. Accepted abstract submissions will be included in the conference program and will be published as a single, collective proceedings volume.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of :

  • relevance to the workshop topic of interests.
  • significance and technical quality
  • originality
  • format and clarity

** Important Dates **

  • Workshop paper submissions: June 30th, 2017
  • Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: July 10th, 2017
  • Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: July 20th, 2017
  • Workshop date: November 16th, 2017

** Workshop Co-Chairs **

Yi Zeng,
Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, P.R. China.

Shuliang Wang,
Beijing Institute of Technology,
Beijing, P.R. China.

Bailu Si ,
Shenyang Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Liaoning, P.R. China.