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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1–3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS) - BICT 2014 - aims to provide a world-leading and multidisciplinary venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines that seek the understanding of key principles, processes and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT). BICT 2014 targets two thrusts:

THRUST 1: Indirect Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation, artificial gene regulatory networks, neural computation, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, artificial life, artificial chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, simulated annealing, self-organization and network science.

THRUST 2: Direct Bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems). Examples include cellular computing, molecular computing/communication, membrane computing, DNA computing and memory, bacterial computing, Physarum computing and quantum computing.


Expected, but not exclusive, topics are:

  • Signal/information processing and communication for bio-inspired ICT
  • Algorithms and their applications for bio-inspired ICT
  • Formal models and methods for bio-inspired ICT
  • Bio-inspired software and hardware systems
  • Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments of bio-inspired ICT
  • Self-* and stability properties in bio-inspired ICT
  • Security, robustness and resilience in bio-inspired ICT
  • Design, configuration and management issues in bio-inspired ICT
  • Software engineering and performance engineering in bio-inspired ICT
  • Tools, testbeds and deployment aspects in bio-inspired ICT
  • Applications, experiences and standardization of bio-inspired ICT
  • Socially-aware, game theoretic and other metaphor-assisted interdisciplinary research

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


Regular paper submission due: August 4  September 1
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 22 September 25
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 20


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in the ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.

Submission of the paper implies agreement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted. For additional information see the registration information page.


All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including: