DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sep 1: 8th Int'l Conf. on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2014, formerly BIONETICS)

CFP: 8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communica tions Technologies (BICT 2014, formerly BIONETICS)

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Paper submission deadline extended: September 1, 2014

December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed) Boston, MA, USA

In-corporation with ACM

BICT 2014 aims to provide a world-leading and multidisciplinary venue for r esearchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines that seek the understan ding of key principles, processes and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings to develop novel information and communicatio ns technologies (ICT). BICT 2014 targets two thrusts:

THRUST 1: Indirect/Weak Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological princ iples, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation , artificial gene regulatory networks, neural computation, swarm intelligen ce, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, artificial life, artifici al chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, simulated annealing, self-organ ization and network science.

THRUST 2: Direct/Strong Bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems). Examples include cellular computing, molecular computing/comm unication, membrane computing, DNA computing and memory, bacterial computin g, Physarum computing and quantum computing.

Expected, but not exclusive, topics are:

  • Signal/information processing and communication for bio-inspired ICT
  • Algorithms and their applications for bio-inspired ICT
  • Formal models and methods for bio-inspired ICT
  • Bio-inspired software and hardware systems
  • Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments of bio-inspired ICT
  • Self-* and stability properties in bio-inspired ICT
  • Security, robustness and resilience in bio-inspired ICT
  • Design, configuration and management issues in bio-inspired ICT
  • Software engineering and performance engineering in bio-inspired ICT
  • Tools, testbeds and deployment aspects in bio-inspired ICT
  • Applications, experiences and standardization of bio-inspired ICT
  • Socially-aware, game theoretic and other metaphor-assisted interdisciplin ary research

Application domains include, but not limited to, autonomic computing, bioin formatics, biomedical engineering, computer networks, computer vision, data mining, e-health, green computing and networking, grid/cloud computing, in telligent agents, mechanical engineering, molecular communication, nano-sca le computing and networking, optimization, pervasive computing, robotics, s ecurity, social networks, software engineering and systems engineering.


Regular paper submission due: September 1 Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22 Notification for regular papers: September 22 Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6 Camera ready due: October 13


In addition to the regular track that covers general/mainstream topics, BIC T 2014 features the following special tracks that focus on specific, emergi ng or underrepresented topics.

  • Artificial, Biological and Bio-Inspired Intelligence (ABBII)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE)
  • Body Area Soft Computing (BASC)
  • Biologically-Inspired Process Calculi (BIPC)
  • Bio-Inspired Machine Vision (BIMV)
  • Bio-inspired/Biomimetic Microsystems & Microdevices (BMM)
  • Bio-inspired Wireless Network Security (BWNS)
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
  • Engineering Applications from Molecular and Gene Regulatory Networks (EMN ET)
  • Molecular Communication and Networking (MCN)
  • Morphogenetic Collective Systems (MCS)
  • Modularization for Practical Software Engineering (MPSE)
  • Resilient Networks (RN)
  • Swarm and Modular Robotics (SAMR)
  • Smart Body Area Networks (SBAN)
  • Security and Privacy in Bio-inspired Networks (SPBN)


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short pa pers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in ACM 's paper template. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with ex tra page charges. See

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All accepted paper will be published through ACM Digital Library and submit ted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar a nd many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including:

  • ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Elsevier Information Sciences
  • Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal
  • Int'l Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
  • Cloud-integrated Cyber-Physical Systems (Springer book)


  • Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Gabriel Ciobanu, Romanian Academy, ICS, Iasi, Romania
  • Andrew Eckford, York University, Canada
  • Valeriy Perminov, BioTeckFarm, Ltd., Russia
  • Hiroki Sayama, SUNY Binghamton, USA

  • Jon Timmis, University of York, UK

  • Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
  • Justin Werfel, Harvard University, USA


Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA


Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan


Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, UK Gabriel Ciobanu, Romanian Academy, Institute of Computer Science, Romania Douglas Dow, Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA Hiroaki Fukuda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan Tyler Garaas, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA Preetam Ghosh, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA Isao Hayashi, Kansai University, Japan Yu-Hsiang Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Saori Iwanaga, Japan Coast Guard Academy, Japan Masao Kubo, National Defense Academy, Japan

Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu, California State University, Fresno, USA Michael L. Mayo, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USA Parisa Memarmoshrefi, University of Goettingen, Germany Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia Alan Millard, University of York, UK Michael Moore, USA Marc Pomplun, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Florian Raudies, Boston University, USA Hiroshi Sato, National Defense Academy, Japan Hiroki Sayama, SUNY Binghamton, USA Tomohiro Shirakawa, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan Jon Timmis, University of York, UK Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA Jun Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

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