[Comp-neuro] BCBT2017 Summer School. Registration deadline August 1st!

BCBT, Bústia Compartida bcbt at upf.edu
Sun Jul 23 14:04:42 CEST 2017

*Registration deadline postponed: 1 August 2017*
For more information on how to apply, please go to BCBT2017-Eventum UPF


*Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School -BCBT2017*

University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

28 August - 8 September 2017

BCBT2017-Eventum UPF <https://eventum.upf.edu/9240/detail/bcbt-2017.html>

Join us for the 10th edition of *"Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology
summer school - BCBT2017 *" be held 28 August-8 September 2017 in
Barcelona, Spain.

The BCBT summer school 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.

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

This year the school is supported by the ERC project CDAC
<http://specs.upf.edu/projects/2810> that investigates the role of
consciousness in adaptive behavior combining empirical, computational and
robot-based approach. BCBT is also supported by EPISENSE
<https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/sp3>, a subproject of the Human Brain
Project  <https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/>(HBP) that investigates brain
mechanisms of perception and memory.

This is the 10th year of BCBT, which has run 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
<https://www.youtube.com/user/ConvergentScienceNw/playlists> are available
online with the BCBT *Podcast interviews *with many of the BCBT speakers.

BCBT caters to students and researchers involved in projects that are in
the ambit of “BIO-ICT convergence”, "Brain Inspired ICT", “Cognitive
systems-robotics”, “Cognitive and neural systems”, “Foundations of social

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 they are interested.

The atmosphere of the BCBT summer school is informal with the goal to
stimulate in-depth discussion. There are 1 or 2 presentations in
the morning, with the afternoons reserved for tutorials and projects for
student participants and road-mapping workshops or further discussion for
senior scientists.

For the 2017 edition, we plan a *1st week* of the school addressing *Neural
basis of Consciousness *while the *2nd week* will include presentations
aimed at the investigation of *Evolutionary and Developmental aspects of
nervous systems and behavior.* Friday 8 is reserved for the presentation of
the student projects to which everybody is invited.
*BCBT is organized by*
Paul Verschure, ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES,
Tony Prescott, Sheffield University, UK
Anna Mura, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES
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