EAI BICT 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

Get the same full publication and indexing, enjoy EAI’s fair evaluation and recognition, present your paper to a global audience,
and experience virtual meetings live as well as on-demand from the safety and comfort of your home.
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safetycomfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021. Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits – learn more.

BICT authors have enjoyed over 117.000+ downloads. Top performing BICT paper is currently at 87 citations and counting!


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  • Extra visibility for your paper and fair review  →  Community Review
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Publication

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

BICT proceedings are indexed 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 best accepted and presented 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:

Additional publication opportunities:

Topics

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 storage
  • Energy harvesting from biological sources
  • Molecular computing
  • Molecular 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 data processing and data analysis
  • Cellular automata
  • Chaotic systems
  • Computational epidemics
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Healthcare
  • Intelligent systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mobile robotics
  • Nature-inspired models and calculi
  • Neural networks and computation
  • Reaction-diffusion computing
  • Self-organization
  • Swarm intelligence

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

  • Adversarial modelling
  • Agent based models
  • Cellularization
  • Covid-19 pandemic prediction and management
  • Costly signaling (Proof of work, stake, etc.)
  • Deception
  • Evolution
  • Game theory
  • Identification of theoretical obstacles that prevent transition from biology to technology
  • Internet of BioNanoThings (IoBNT)
  • 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 security
  • Network theory
  • Recommender and verifier systems
  • Signaling games, equilibria and conventions
  • Smart contracts (Block chains, ICO, Governance)
  • Theoretical developments in biology and corresponding impacts on bioinspired technology

About BICT 2021

Consistent with the goal of prior editions, BICT 2021 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 the understanding to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT).

BICT 2021 targets three thrusts: (1) indirect bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms), (2) direct bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems), and (3) foundational bioinspiration (biology and ICT evolving similar schemes and validity). In addition, BICT 2021 solicits papers addressing prediction, prevention and management issues of Covid-19 pandemics and other infectious diseases through bioinspired approaches.

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.

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Previous BICT editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Pittsburgh, United States
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

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