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 University (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).
Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Herbert Simon’s legacy, cognitive architecture and brain-inspired computational modeling.
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Herbert Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001), and the sixty anniversary of the birth of artificial intelligence (AI). Herbert Simon was a Renaissance man in the 20th century. Although many great creations that Herbert Simon and Allen Newell made in the early age of AI, such as Logic Theoriest (LT) and general problem solver (GPS), are history now, Simon left us rich legacy, including bounded rationality and heuristic search. The basic principles of information processing in the brain was one of his interested fields. Cognitive architecture such as ACT-R (Adaptive control of thought – rational) by John Anderson is along this line. ACT-R is an integrated theory of mind as well as a computational platform for modeling human thinking and behavior. Advances in the research of ACT-R may suggest an approach of the combination of bottom-up and top-down in brain-inspired computational modeling.