BICS 2008
June 24-27, 2008
General Chair: Allan Kardec Barros <>
D epto. Eng. Eletrica, Universidade Federal do Maranhao
to be held at: Pestana São Luís, São Luís do Maranhão Brasil Hotels

Second International ICSC Symposium on
Models of Consciousness (MoC 2006)
From foundations to implementations
Chair: Ron Chrisley , University of Sussex, U.K.
Fourth International ICSC Symposium on
Biologically Inspired Systems (BIS 2006)
Design and implementation of biologically inspired and neuromorphic systems
Chair: Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, U.K.
Third International ICSC Symposium on
Cognitive Neuro Science (CNS 2006)
Models of cognitive systems;
Chair: Igor Aleksander, Imperial College London, U.K
Fifth International ICSC Symposium on
Neural Computation (NC’2006)
Progress in neural systems
Chair: Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, U.K.
Why this conference, and who should attend:
Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems 2008 aims to bring together leading scientists and engineers who use analytic, formal or computational methods both to understand the prodigious processing properties of biological systems, particularly the brain, and to exploit such knowledge to advance technology towards ever higher levels of cognitive competence. The four major symposia are organized in patterns that encourage cross-fertilization across the symposia topics. This emphasizes that BICS 2008 will be a major point of contact for researchers and practitioners who can benefit from not only the major advances in their specialist fields but also from the diversity of each other’s views. Each of the four mornings is devoted to papers that will be selected for their clear novelty and proven scientific impact, while the afternoons will provide scope for researchers to present their current work and discuss their aims and ambitions. Debates across disciplines will unite researchers with differing perspectives.
Deadline for submissions:
January 31, 2008
You may submit your abstract at
SUB-THEMES (including, but not limited to):
Models of consciousness: (MoC)
Global Workspace Theory
Imagination/synthetic phenomenology
Virtual Machine Approaches
Axiomatic Models
Control Theory/Methodology
Developmental/Infant Models
Philosophical implications
Grounding in neurophysiology
Enactive approaches
Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS)
Attentional Mechanisms
Cognitive Neuroscience of Sensory Modalities
CN of volition
Affective Systems
Cortical Models
Sub-Cortical Models
Cerebellar Models
Event location in the brain
Biologically Inspired Systems (BIS)
Brain Inspired (BI) Vision
BI Audition and sound processing
BI Other sensory modalities
BI Motion processing
BI Robotics
BI Evolutionary systems
BI Oscillatory systems
BI Signal processing
BI Learning
Neuromorphic systems
Neural Computation (NC)
NeuroComputational (NC) Hybrid Systems
NC Learning
NC Control Systems
NC Signal Processing
Pattern Classifiers
Support Vector Machines
Fuzzy or Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Evolutionary Neural Networks
Biological Neural Network Models
Important Dates:
Submission deadline – January 31, 2008
Acceptance – March 30, 2008
selected, expanded and revised BICS2008 papers will be published in follow-on special issues of international journals
BICS 08 International Program Committee (list incomplete):
S. Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
P. Anderson, RIT, USA
W. Armstrong, Dendronic Decisions Ltd, Canada
M. Bishop, Goldsmiths College London, U.K.
H. H. Bothe, Technical University of Denmark Lyngby, Denmark
G. Cecchi, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center NY, USA
I. E de Araujo, The John B. Pierce Laboratory New Haven, CT, USA
M. C. de Souto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
G. Dorffner, Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna, Austria
M. Dorigo, Universite’ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
W. Duch, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
F. M. França, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
S. Franklin, Memphis University, USA
C. Fyfe, University of Paisley Scotland, U.K.
P. Gelepithis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
B. Graham, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.
H. Gravato, University of Essex, U.K.
P. Haikonen, Nokia Research Center, Finland
A. Hamilton, University of Edinburgh Scotland, U.K.
D. Heiss, Eudaptics, Vienna, Austria
M. Heiss, Siemens AG Austria, Austria
P. Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Brazil
S. Liu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
T. Ludermir, Federal University of Pernambuco – Brazil
R. Manzotti, IULM University of Milan, Italy
G.N. Marichal, University of La Laguna Tenerife, Spain
A. A. Minai, University of Cincinnati, USA
A. Murray, University of Edinburgh Scotland, U.K.
F. Naghdy, University of Wollongong, Australia
W. Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus
S. Sabatini, University of Genova, Italy
E. Sanchez, University of Santiago, Spain
R. Sanz, Universidad Politènica de Madrid, Spain
M. Shanahan, Imperial College London, U.K.
P. Szczepaniak, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Th.Vasilakos, University of Thessaly, Greece
R. Wedeman, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
U. Zimmer, Australian National University Canberra, Australia
Planning Division
ICSC Interdisciplinary Research
NAISO Natural and Artificial Intelligence Systems Organization

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