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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1–3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS) - BICT 2014

Please be aware of the changes from the last day of BICT 2014. You can find the updated schedule below:

DAY 3 (Dec 3)

  Room 1 (Dining Room) Room 2 (Lowell)
8:00 - 9:40 Main-3 (4S, 80min) ABBII-2 (2R+S2, 100 min)
9:40 - 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 - 12:00 BIICT Workshop
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Main-4 + BWNS-2 (3R, 90 min) BIMV (2R, 60min)
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee break
3:30 - 5:30 AISE (3R+2S, 130 min) BIICT Workshop

Most important aspects of BICT 2014 can be found by checking the conference's Call for Participation, also published on EAI's blog, here.


You are cordially invited to participate in BICT 2014 to be held at UMass Club, MA, USA, in December 2014.

Sponsored by EAI, ACM SIGSIM and CREATE-NET, BICT 2014 aims to provide a world-leading and multidisciplinary venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines that seek the understanding of key principles, processes and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT). BICT 2014 targets two thrusts:

THRUST 1: Indirect Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation, artificial gene regulatory networks, neural computation, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, artificial life, artificial chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, simulated annealing, self-organization and network science.

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

BICT will feature the state-of-the-art keynote speeches, parallel technical sessions, focused special tracks, interactive demo/poster sessions, informative co-located workshops and entertaining social functions. Here are several important notes and announcements:


Gabriel Ciobanu, Romanian Academy, ICS, Iasi, Romania
Title: Computational Power of Chemical Kinetics in Living Cells
Date and Time: 9am to 10am, December 2 (Tue)

Andrew Eckford, York University, Canada
Title: Molecular Communication: From Theory to Practice
Date and Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, December 2 (Tue)

Valeriy Perminov, BioTeckFarm, Ltd., Russia
Title: Agent-based Models and Ill-posed Problems
Date and Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, December 1 (Mon)

Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Title: Socialized WBANs in Mobile Sensing Environment
Date and Time: 8am to 9am, December 2 (Tue)

Justin Werfel, Harvard University, USA
Title: Collective Construction by Termites and Other Robots
Date and Time: 8:30am to 9:30am, December 1 (Mon)



BICT 2014 provides a limited number of student participation grants. Full-time students are qualified to apply. See this page for more details. The application deadline is October 22.