The Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Society, or BICA Society, is an international nonprofit organization based in the US. The purpose of the Society is to promote and facilitate the transdisciplinary study of biologically inspired cognitive architectures (BICA), in particular, aiming at the emergence of a unifying, generally accepted framework for the design, characterization and implementation of human-level cognitive architectures.

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The BICA Conference

Continuing the AAAI FSS on BICA (2008, 2009), the Annual International BICA Conference has been held every year since 2010, demonstrating progressively growing popularity. Its locations include Washington, DC (2010, 2011); Palermo, Italy (2012); Kiev, Ukraine (2013); Cambridge, MA (2014); Lyon, France (2015); New York City, NY (2016), Moscow, Russia (2017), and possibly Prague, the Czech Republic (2018). Events like a three-hour Atlantic cruise or a press-conference with John Laird (the video below) are hard to forget.

Video: Press-Conference held at BICA 2016 on July 18 at The New School in New York City, NY. Panelists, from left to right: Alexei Samsonovich (not visible), Jim Reggia, Tarek Besold, Rafal Rzepka, Olga Chernavskaya, Antonio Lieto, John Laird.



The BICA Journal now has an Impact Factor!

The BICA Journal is currently indexed in Web of Science (including Current Contents and Web of Science Core Collection) and in Scopus, among many other databases. Members of the BICA Society enjoy free online access to the journal BICA, priority in processing of their journal submissions, a discount in registration for the BICA conference, and more (please refer to BICA Society Bylaws for the list of other benefits).

Our journal: Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA). Elsevier is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Journal Metrics based on Scopus data (available at www.journalmetrics.com). The impact metrics are based on methodologies developed by external bibliometricians and use Scopus as the data source. Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) of BICA is 2.693.

In other news: on April 6, 2015, our journal "Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures" has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services. Beginning with V. 1 2012, this publication currently is or will be indexed and abstracted in: (i) Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®); (ii) Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; and (iii) Current Contents®/Engineering Computing and Technology. Most excitingly, the journal already has a JCR Impact Factor applied retroactively to all issues since the beginning of 2012.


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Picture: Antonio and Sweitze present the BICA journal at the opening of BICA 2012 in Palermo.

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Membership

For information on how to join the BICA Society, please follow the links to Membership / Join and use the form. To renew your membership, please follow the link to electronic payments above. To order the complete set of videorecords of the BICA conference series, please email Alexei Samsonovich





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