BICT 2019 – 11th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies

March 13-14, 2019
Pittsburgh, United States

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BICT 2019!

Prof. Sheri M. Markose
Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, UK
Prof. Brian Skyrms
Distinguished professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Economics, and Philosophy at U.C. Irvine, and Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University.
Keynote Speakers

BICT 2019 will take place at the Jared L. Cohon University Center of Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Lotze
Title: Know Yourself: Evaluating the Full Adaptome in TIL, PBMC, and Lymph Nodes in Solid Tumor Patients
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BICT 2019 proceedings are now available via Springer and EUDL


Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library and EUDL.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

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THRUST 1: Direct Bioinspiration (systems utilizing biological materials, processes, and systems)

  • Bacterial computing and communication
  • Biometric security and privacy
  • Biosensing
  • Brain-computer and human-computer interface
  • Cellular and membrane computing
  • Chemical signaling and communication
  • DNA computing and memory
  • Energy harvesting from biological sources
  • Molecular assembly computing and communication
  • Physarum computing

THRUST 2: Indirect Bioinspiration (systems and application design upon biological principle, processes and mechanisms)

  • Amorphous computing
  • Artificial chemistry, immune systems, gene regulatory networks and life
  • Autonomous vehicle systems
  • Biological process and data analysis
  • Cellular automata
  • Chaotic systems
  • Computational epidemics
  • Cyber security, privacy and intelligence
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Healthcare
  • Intelligent systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mobile robotics
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Nature-inspired models and calculi
  • Neural networks/computation
  • Reaction-diffusion computing
  • Self-organization
  • Smart services and cities
  • Swarm intelligence

THRUST 3: Foundational Bioinspiration (biology and ICT evolving similar schemes and validity)

  • Adversarial modeling
  • Agent based models
  • Biological theory change and its impact on corresponding bioinspired technology
  • Cellularization
  • Costly signaling (Proof of work, stake, etc.)
  • Deception
  • Evolution
  • Game theory
  • Identification of theoretical obstacles that prevent transition from biology to technology
  • Measures of validity and validation of methodology
  • Mechanistic adaptability of theories from philosophy of biology to technology
  • Natural kinds and species (i.e., classification of bioinspired technology)
  • Network theory
  • Recommender and verifier systems
  • Signaling games, equilibria and conventions
  • Smart contracts (Block chains, ICO, Governance)

About BICT 2019

The International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT) provides a unique venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines to seek the understanding of key principles, processes, and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings in design, engineering, and technological applications.

The 2019 edition of the conference, due to be held at the Carnegie Mellon University on March 12-13, is expected to have a vibrant program featuring peer-reviewed papers, keynote speakers, panels, multiple technical sessions, focused special tracks, interactive demonstrations, poster sessions, informative co-located workshops, tutorials, artwork, and social events.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

BICT 2015 Best Paper Award:

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
7 December 2018
Notification deadline
13 January 2019
Special Track Submission deadline
11 December 2018
Abstracts, art submissions, posters,
whitepapers deadline
7 January 2019
Camera-ready deadline
10 February 2019
Start of Conference
13 March 2019
End of Conference
14 March 2019

Previous BICT editions

2017 – Hoboken, NJ, United States
2015 – New York City, United States
2014 – Boston, MA, United States
2012 – Lugano, Switzerland
2011 – York, Great Britain
2010 – Boston, MA, United States
2009 – Avignon, France
2008 – Hyogo, Japan
2007 – Budapest, Hungary
2006 – Cavalese, Italy