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.

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