2014 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2014)
Fifth Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
November 7-9 (Friday-Sunday): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,MA 02139, USA (http://bicasociety.org/meetings/2014).
Sponsors: The BICA Society; The MIT; Elsevier B.V.; DOLLabs, Inc. Points of contact: Paul Robertson (
paulr@dollabs.com) and Alexei Samsonovich (alexei@bicasociety.org)

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Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2014

MIT Stata Center (1) and Boston Marriott Cambridge (2)
(1) 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
(2) 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

Registration policy: Please read carefully before registering

The BICA 2014 Registration Fees are, Early Regular: $600 USD, Late Regular: $750 USD, Guest: $250 USD. Each registered participant can bring one special guest, e.g., a family member. Guest registration covers admission to social events only. Members who joined or renewed BICA Society membership in 2014 receive a $50 USD discount and need to contact the Chairs before making payment. Our registration policy is that at least one author of each conference or symposia presentation shall pay the Regular registration fee, and at least one Regular registration fee payment per each tentatively accepted paper is required before its final acceptance for publication before the deadline. Regular Registration fee covers:

  • admission to all BICA 2014 sessions on November 7 - 9, including symposia, breakout groups, discussion panels, Doctoral Consortium, demos and posters;
  • associated meals and social events, including the Welcome Reception, prepaid lunch and coffee breaks (participation in the banquet on the boat requires an additional fee of $40 USD per person at the time of registration and is limited to registered participants and registered guests);
  • one year complimentary BICA Society membership and the associated benefits, including electronic submission to the journal BICA;
  • a registration package, including electronic conference proceedings and a hard copy of the conference program with abstracts.
A Guest registration is limited to social events only. Payments must be made through this BICA Society website using a major credit card.

Regular registration payment implies acceptance of the BICA Society Bylaws and a one-year Free Complimentary Membership in the BICA Society. To decline acceptance of bylaws and a Free Complimentary Membership in the BICA Society for the 2014-2015 Academic Year and its benefits (including online subscription to the Elsevier journal BICA), you would need to enter a comment in the Special Order Instructions box under your credit card number during the checkout. This choice will not reduce your registration fee.

Conference materials will be distributed at the conference site. A limited number of promotional items will be available at the registration desk, including BICA Convention t-shirts, BICA Society bags, video records and proceedings of previous BICA conferences. In general, refunds of the registration fee payment upon cancellation will not be provided. Registration payments made in a wrong category will be considered void and will not be refunded.

Electronic payment instructions

General instructions on how to make electronic payments using the BICA Society Shopping Cart are available here. When registering, please remember the following. Never use the "back" button or double-clicking. Avoid using the same credit card twice within a several minute interval: this may result in a "duplicate transaction" error.

To make a payment, click on the link below, then click on the appropriate BICA 2014 registration category. Please note that you do not need to use or create a Customer Login with Username/Password. After clicking on the correct registration option, read the message and click on "Add To Cart", ignoring again the Customer Login prompt. At this point, if you are not adding any additional features such as the banquet on the boat in the Atlantic or an extra page fee, you may click "Checkout". Otherwise, you should click on the category "BICA 2014 Confrence" on the left, then add another payment: e.g., a registration for your guest, or a banquet-on-the-boat ticket for the registered guest. You can also make payments separately, if you need to generate separate receipts for them. Before clicking on Checkout, you may want to print the current page as the quotation.

After clicking on Checkout, you will need to enter your billing information, check the box below, click on "Continue with Purchase", select your payment method, and finally enter your credit card information. If necessary (see above), you should enter Special Order Instructions that will appear in your transaction records. Click on "Submit Order" once. Do not forget to print your receipt that will appear on the next page. A shorter, text-only version of the receipt will be sent to you automatically via email.

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