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

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

  Call for Papers: BICT 2014: Eighth International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly called BIONETICS)


Special Track on Bio-inspired/Biomimetic Microsystems & Microdevices (BMM)
December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed)
Boston, MA, USA


With advances in BioMEMS, Microfluidics, and biomaterials, it has proven that a microdevice could provide the complex of the physiological environments to reproduce the fundamental biological processes. For example, the cellular heterogeneity of tissues, physical and chemical cues in 2D or 3D environments, concentration and gradient of molecular signals, and substrate geometry and stiffness could be precisely controlled either spatially or temporally, or both on a microdevice. Similar cellular process and tissue development found in living tissue could thus be studied in vitro. It allows us to have a better understanding of cellular functions, tissue developments, disease processes, drug functions and toxicity, and more. Further, the interdisciplinary integration with mechanics, electronics, optics, and others allow these microsystems and microdevices to perform parallel studies and also provide quantitative information.


The objective of the BMM track is to provide a forum to discuss and exchange methods and ideas of novel biomimetic and bio-inspired microsystems and microdevices that can (1) provide biomimetic condition and environment for studying cellular functions, tissue development, and disease process, etc; (2) offer biologically inspired solutions for controlling biological, physical, and chemical conditions in micro- and nano-scale; and also (3) provide solutions for practical applications.


This special track seeks high-quality original and unpublished papers in the following topics including but not limited to these topics:


Biomolecular processing and detection

Blood processing and analysis

Cell handling & analysis

Single cell processing

Tissue development

Tissue engineering

Tissue analysis

Point-of-care diagnostics


High-Throughput process and analysis

Microfluidic components

BioMEMS components

Screening Platforms

Long term culture

Flow Control



Regular paper submission due: September 1
Short, work-in-progress and demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 22
Notification for short, work-in-progress and demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13


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 ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


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: