[Comp-neuro] Reminder CfP : Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School 2015

BCBT, Bústia Compartida bcbt at upf.edu
Wed Apr 29 17:09:36 CEST 2015


*Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School (BCBT2015)*

University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

31st August – 11th  September, 2015

http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt15/


Join us for the annual *"Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer
school - BCBT2015 *" to be held from 31st August to 11th September, 2015 in
Barcelona Spain.

The summer school is part of a series of events organized by the
European coordination action Convergent Science Network of Biomimetics and
Neurotechnology (http://csnetwork.eu/).

BCBT is positioned at the interface between biology and future and emerging
technologies with an emphasis on the principles underlying brains and their
translation to avant-garde technologies. BCBT promotes a shared
systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and
its possible emulation in artificial systems.



This is the 8th year of BCBT, which ran with great success in previous
years thanks to an excellent line-up of outstanding speakers (see
bcbt.upf.edu for previous editions of the school). BCBT lectures are
available online (see http://csnetwork.eu/) as well as the CSN *Podcast
interviews *with many of the BCBT speakers.

 BCBT caters to the students and researchers involved in projects that are
in the ambit of “Bio-ict convergence”, "Brain Inspired ICT", “Cognitive
systems-robotics”.

BCBT will offer up to 30 student slots for the practical workshops while as
many researchers can register to attend the presentations and discussion
sessions as are interested. For the lectures the limit will be placed at
60-70 given the capacity of the available lecture theatre.

The atmosphere of the BCBT summer school is informal with the goal to
stimulate in-depth discussion. There are presentations in the morning,
usually 2, with the afternoons reserved for tutorials and projects for
student participants and road-mapping workshops or further discussion for
senior scientists.

For the 2015 edition we plan a *1st week* of the school addressing
*Evolutionary
and Developmental aspects of nervous systems and behavior *(31 Aug - 5 Sept
*)*, while the *2nd week* will include presentations aimed at the
investigation of *Decision Making* (7-10 Sept). Friday 11 is reserved for
the presentation of the student projects to which everybody is invited.

 *Application deadline: 27th July 2015*
For more information and to apply, please go to http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt15

*BCBT offers a number of scholarships.* These are CSN scholarships
<http://csnetwork.eu/scholarships> and may cover travel expenses,
accommodation and registration fee. http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt15/

BCBT2014 is supported by the Convergent Science Network of Biomimetics and
Neurotechnology (http://csnetwork.eu/).

 Co-organized by

Paul Verschure (BCBT Chair) ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES

Tony Prescott (BCBT Co-Chair) University of Sheffield, UK

Leah Krubizer (week1 BCBT Co-Chair) UC Davis, CA, USA

Gustavo Deco (week2 BCBT Co-Chair) ICREA University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona,
ES

Anna Mura (BCBT Co-Chair) SPECS, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES
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