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[Computational-biology] CFP: BICT 2014 (formerly BIONETICS) Submission due: August 4

Lee Chonho (Dr) via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by LeeChonho from ntu.edu.sg)
Tue Jul 15 21:18:57 EST 2014


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

http://www.bionetics.org/

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

In-corporation with ACM SIGSIM

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/Weak 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/Strong 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.

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 interdisciplinary research

Application domains include, but not limited to, autonomic computing, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, computer networks, computer vision, data mining, e-health, green computing and networking, grid/cloud computing, intelligent agents, mechanical engineering, molecular communication, nano-scale computing and networking, optimization, pervasive computing, robotics, security, social networks, software engineering and systems engineering.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Regular paper submission due: August 4
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 15
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13

SPECIAL TRACKS:

In addition to the regular track that covers general/mainstream topics, BICT 2014 features the following special tracks that focus on specific, emerging 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 (EMNET)
* 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)

PAPER SUBMISSION:

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (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 extra page charges. See http://bionetics.org/2014/show/initial-submission for more details.

PUBLICATION:

All accepted paper will be published through ACM Digital Library and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and 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)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

* Gabriel Ciobanu Romanian Academy, Institute of Computer Science, 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

GENERAL CHAIR:

Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

PC CHAIR:

Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan

PC VICE CHAIRS:

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
Paul Leger, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
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,
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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