The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016), 28-30 November, 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 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 of interest include, but not limited to:

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
  • Others
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
  • Others
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
  • Developmental/Infant models
  • Will and volition
  • Emotion and affect
  • Philosophical implications
  • Neurophysiological grounding
  • Enactive approaches
  • Heterophenomenology
  • Analyitic/Synthetic phenomenology
  • Others
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





Important Dates


Paper submission:June 30, 2016 Extended to June 30, 2016


For Submission, please visit page Paper Submission


Acceptance notification:August 10, 2016

Camera-ready due:September 10th, 2016 September 15, 2016

Conference dates:November 28-30, 2016

Registration Details and Deadline:



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