Call for Papers

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

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort 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.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.

Scope

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.

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Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

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).

Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in the special issue “From Bio-inspired ICT to ICT-inspired Bio-nanomedicine” in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience.

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

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

We accept two types of submission: regular paper submission and short paper submission. The page-length for regular paper submission is 12 – 16 pages and that for short paper submission is 6 – 11 pages.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
30 April 2021 (extended)
Notification deadline
31 May 2021
Camera-ready deadline
30 June 2021
Start of Conference
1 September 2021
End of Conference
2 September 2021