Welcome to BIONETICS 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2011 International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2011) to be held at the Royal York Hotel from December 5th to 6th (Monday - Tuesday), 2011. Registration for the conference is now open. This years conference aims to continue the tradition of providing a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines, that seek the understanding of the fundamental principles and design strategies in biological systems and leverage those understandings to build bio-inspired systems. The sixth occurence of the Bionetics conference series will be held in the city of York, England, which combines a colourful history of Roman and Viking rule with modern science and research developments.

Authors of accepted papers for Bionetics 2011 should now have been notified, and are invited to register for the conference and submit their final camera-ready papers. Please note that camera-ready papers must be received by November 4th.

In addition to the main conference program, a Doctoral Forum on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems will also be held at Bionetics 2011, in which PhD students are invited to present and discuss their work in a supportive environment. The closing date for applications for the Doctoral Forum is November 1st. For more information, see here.

Bionetics 2011 is sponsored by ICST, CREATE-NET and EAI, and will feature two state-of-the-art keynote speeches from Jeremy Pitt (Imperial College) and Dario Floreano (EPFL), technical session, focussed special tracks, workshops and demo/poster sessions, along with entertaining social functions. Topics of interest:

Application domains include, but not limited to, autonomic computing, bioinformatics, computer networks, computer vision, data mining, green computing and networking, grid/cloud computing, intelligent agents, mechanical engineering, nano-scale computing and communication, optimization, pervasive computing, security, software engineering, and systems engineering.

A focussed special track on Nano-scale Communication and Networking, chaired by Tadashi Nakano and Michael Moore, will be running at Bionetics 2011 alongside the main track.

Official conference proceedings of Bionetics 2011 will appear in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series jointly published by ICST and Springer. To be kept informed of the latest development, please see our Twitter or RSS feeds, or for further enquiries please email.