[Comp-neuro] BICA Conference Posting

Chris Eliasmith celiasmith at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Jul 12 05:29:51 CEST 2011

Second International Conference on
Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA)

Arlington, Virginia: November 5–6 (Saturday-Sunday), 2011
With reception and a workshop on Nov 4th

Sponsored by the BICA Society

Co-located with AAAI Fall Symposium Series (Nov 4-6), AI Funding Seminar 
(Nov 3), and Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (November 12-16, 
Washington, DC)

Venue: Holiday Inn, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
Publication Venue: IOS Press, FAIA Series
Format: One-track, 2-day interactive conference with intermittent paper 
presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, coffee breaks and 2 socials.

Critical Dates
- July 27th: paper or abstract submission deadline (need to use IOS 
Press template)
- August 15th: notification of acceptance
- August 29th: camera-ready papers due
- November 4th, PM: workshop and reception
- November 5-6: BICA 2011

The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the 
human mind calls for our joint efforts to better understand at a 
computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their 
cognitive and learning functions. The scope of BICA 2011 includes:
- BICA models of robust learning mechanisms;
- models of perception, cognition and action;
- emotional and social intelligence in artifacts;
- vital constraints informed by neuroscience,
- human-like episodic and semantic memory;
- metacognition, human-like self-regulated learning, bootstrapped and 
- language acquisition and symbol grounding;
- the “critical mass” for cognitive growth in a learning environment, 
scalability of learning;
- the roadmap to solving the challenge.
Confirmed speakers include Murray Shanahan, Christian Lebiere, Antonio 
Chella, Stuart Shapiro, Keith Downing, Brandon Minnery, David Noelle, 
Frank Ritter, Jeff Krichmar, David Vernon, Scott Fahlman, Amy Kruse, Art 
Pope, Brandon Rohrer.
Submission categories are: abstracts, extended abstracts, position 
papers and research papers, up to 6 pages free. Information about the 
event, submission, format, registration, lodging, local arrangements, 
meals, socials, etc. can be found at http://bicasociety.org/2011/. We 
are looking forward to seeing you in Arlington in November,
-- A.V.S. & K.R.J., BICA 2011 Chairs

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