Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures - 2013
Fourth Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
Kiev, Ukraine, September 13-15 (Saturday-Sunday), 2013Registration is closed. We are looking forward to seeing you at BICA 2014 in Boston. Please contact the Chair of BICA 2014, Dr. Paul Robertson for further information.
The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind calls for our joint efforts to develop biologically-inspired intelligent agents and co-robots that can be accepted and trusted by the human society as partners in various roles. To do this, we need to better understand at a computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning functions.
- Main keynote: "Spike-specific information extracted from local field potentials" by György Buzsáki, M.D., Ph.D., Biggs Professor of Neural Sciences, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York University, Langone Medical Center
CALL FOR PAPERS contains useful information, while it is outdated. Schedule At-a-Glance below provides a concise summary of all talks and events of BICA 2013. The meeting was yet another impressive success of the BICA conference series.
The BICA 2013 rich social program includes:
- Welcome Reception at the Intercontinental hotel;
- Think-Tank trip on the ship "Kashtan" with a banquet + sax on the ship;
- Pre-paid social lunches on all days (see details in the Program);
- A guided tour of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.
Venue, accommodation and travel:
- InterContinental 5 star hotel at the heart of Kiev
- If you cannot afford Intercontinental, we can help you to arrange less expensive but excellent housing at nearby hotels under 100 EUR per night or apartments from $50 USD per night
- If you think you cannot afford the travel or would not fit it in your schedule, then we encourage you to look here at examples of flight itineraries showing that air travel to Kiev can be cheaper than to western Europe
- We are aware of the coincidence in time of BICA 2013 and Yom Kippur: unfortunately, it was not possible to select different dates for the conference. We will do our best to provide necessary services for our participants. In particular, free transportation to the local synagogue and kosher restaurant can be arranged: we only ask to notify the Organizing Committee of your preferences in advance.
- As we are aware, no visa is required for US and EU citizens to enter Ukraine for less than 90 days.
Organized and Sponsored by:
- The BICA Society
- V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
- O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
- Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
- National Technical University of Ukraine (Kyiv Polytechnik Institute)
- Information Software Systems
- Alexander A. Letichevsky (General Chair)
- Oleg A. Krishtal (Co-Chair)
- Alexei V. Samsonovich (Co-Chair, Program Committee Chair)
- Antonio Chella (Co-Chair, Program Committee Chair)
- Please see the PDF for a complete list of Organizing Committee
Brief history:The BICA annual conference series are nearly five years old. Initially started under the auspices of AAAI, the conference grew up into a world-wide forum coordinated and organized by the BICA Society, a nonprofit organization in the US. Both the BICA Society and the annual BICA conference were established in order to promote and facilitate the study of computational cognitive models known as BICA, aiming at the emergence of a unifying, generally accepted framework for the design and characterization of human-level cognitive architectures. Consistently with this mission, we founded the journal "BICA" printed by the prestigious Elsevier since 2012, a special issue of which is selected as the main BICA 2013 volume of Proceedings. However, a journal paper is not required for participation. In all previous years, the BICA conference surprised us with a huge success in growing progression in terms of the number and quality of talks. We expect a continuation of this trend in 2013. This conference is also the best place to meet colleagues from around the world in an exciting, informal brainstorming atmosphere. The Organizing Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Kiev!
Submission to future issues of the journal BICA is open:
- Submit your paper to a regular issue of the journal BICA at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/bica/
- Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors
- Paper categories include: Letter (~2500 words, up to 6 journal pages) and Research Article (8000-16000 words, up to 20 pages including references, figures and tables)