[Comp-neuro] Final Call for Papers: Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012), Shenyang, China, July 11-14, 2012

Dr Amir Hussain ahu at cs.stir.ac.uk
Wed Dec 21 10:33:14 CET 2011

Dear friends:

On behalf of the General Chair, Professor Derong Liu, and
the Program Chairs: Robert Kozma (USA), Amir Hussain (UK),
Liang Zhao (Brazil) and Leslie Smith (UK), we are pleased
to invite you to submit your work(s) to "The 2012 International
Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012)" to be held
in Shenyang, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 (Scotland), BICS 2006
(Greece), BICS 2008 (Brazil), and BICS 2010 (Spain).

Shenyang is the capital city of Liaoning Province with a long history
and rich heritages. Shenyang was first used by the Manchu people as
their capital in the 17th century and is today the biggest city in
Northeastern China. Shenyang is now an important political,
industrial, and cultural center, and serves as the transportation and
commercial hub of Northeastern China. The city is well-known for its
modern infrastructure, convenient land and air transport network, and
abundant natural resources.

BICS 2012 aims to provide a high-level international forum for
scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state-of-the-art
in brain-inspired cognitive systems research and applications in
diverse fields, under the following four Symposia/Tracks:
Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS), Models of Consciousness (MoC),
Neural Computation (NC) and Biologically Inspired System (BIS).
The conference will feature plenary lectures given by
world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and
some special sessions focusing on popular and timely topics.

All papers accepted by and presented at BICS 2012 will be published by
Springer as multiple volumes of Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence (LNAI) which will be indexed by EI and ISTP. Selected
papers will be published in special issues of several SCI journals.

Important Dates:
Special session proposals deadline---------------------January 1, 2012
Paper submission deadline------------------------------- January 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance----------------------------------March 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy and author registration-----------April 1, 2012

Paper submission & Conference Proceedings:
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (6-8
pages normally and 10 pages maximum) by the submission deadline -
through the online submission system
(http://bics2012.mae.cuhk.edu.hk). The submission of a paper implies
that the paper is original and has not been submitted under review or
copyright protected elsewhere and will be presented by an author if
accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the
field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and
clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to
revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments
and suggestions.

BICS 2012 Sponsors:

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
University of Stirling, Scotland
Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Illinois at Chicago
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Springer, Germany

(Technical sponsors):
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
International Neural Network Society
Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of
Behavior (AISB)
ICSC Interdisciplinary Research

Further details about the Conference, including the on-line submission
link for authors, can be found in the Conference website:

The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year 2009/2010
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, 
 number SC 011159.

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