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Biologically-inspired computing refers to the ability of applying metaphors and theoretical models of biological systems to the development of new techniques for solving complex problems whose solutions are so far unavailable of unsatisfactory. This research domain is nowadays reaching its maturity, with a major impact on the way several technological solutions and products are developed.

The aim of BIONETICS industrial track is to create a forum where researchers, R&D engineers and managers working in the expanding field of bio-inspired computing debate the most efficient way to turn basic science into technological development (products), maximally exploiting the synergies of the different actors involved.

This event will focus on:

  • Case studies of successful application of bio-inspired techniques to technological development in the following application domains:

    • Aerospace systems
    • Manufacturing applications
    • Robotics
    • Telecommunications systems
    • Transportation systems
    • Manufacturing systems
    • Consumer applications
    • Consumer appliances
    • Electronic power systems
    • Industrial electronics

  • Turning bio-inspired metaphors into products

  • Developing and bringing expertise

  • Combining cutting-edge technologies and fundamental science

Target Audience:

The thematic area of the conference is attractive to many players from a wide range of areas spanning industry (i.e., ICT, healthcare, electronics, telco. operators), public bodies (i.e., funding agencies, governmental R&D centers), and private research institutes.

Technical Program

The program schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

December 12, 2007 [Wednesday] - Industry Track

14:00 - 14:15: Opening

Chair: Industry track co-chairs

14:15 - 16:15: Invited presentations

Chair: Iacopo Carreras

Services and Data Sustainable Eco-System for Telco-Web Convergence
Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia

Molecular communication
Yuki Moritani, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

Living together with system failures. Trade-off between Robustness and Completeness
Jesus E. Gabaldon, TechIDEAS

Self-organizing mobile surveillance security networks
Alfons Salden, Almende Inc.

Some Lessons Learned from 20 years of Industrial Applications of Genetic Algorithms
David Schaffer, Philips Research North America

How to plan self-organization, control decentralization, and design evolution: Addressing the paradoxes of complex systems engineering with metaphors from biological development
Rene Doursat, Institut des Systemes Complexes, Paris

On the role of Ecologic Strategic Equilibrium in Digital Ecosystems
George A. Fodor, ABB AB, Sweden

16:15 - 16:45: Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:45: Panel discussion

Moderator: Mihaela Ulieru

Panelists from industry and academia

Industrial Track Co-Chairs:

Pietro Lio, Univ. of Cambridge
Paul Marrow, BT

Sponsorship Chair:

Mihaela Ulieru, The University of New Brunswick




    December 12, 2007




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