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9th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 3–5, 2015 | New York City, New York, United States

Call for Papers: BICT 2015: 9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

Special track on Bio-inspired Self-propelling Systems (BSS)

December 3 - December 5, 2015
New York City, NY, USA

An ability of self-propelling is intimately related to Life, and self-propulsions associated with Life have been inspired engineers and scientists. In recent years, a number of bio-inspired self-propelling systems have been developed and investigated. The bio-inspired self-propelling systems include catalytic nanomotors and reconstituted systems of motor protein and cytoskeletal filaments. The self-propelling systems, as well as natural self-propelling systems (e.g. living cells), are showing their impact on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), biosensing, molecular communications and biocomputations.

The objective of the special track is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to exchange ideas, promote fruitful discussions and seek novel directions. The special track covers a wide range of topics from the foundations of self-propelling systems to their applications. These topics include, but are not limited to the following keywords:

  • Active matter
  • Actuator
  • Biocomputation
  • Biomimetics
  • Artificial muscle
  • Catalytic nanomotor
  • Cell migration
  • Collective behavior
  • DNA nanomachine
  • Intracellular transport
  • Micro/nanofabrication
  • Motor protein
  • Muscle
  • Self-assembly
  • Self-organization
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Synthetic biology


Regular paper submission due: August 31
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 21
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 1
Camera ready due: October 15



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's paper template. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published through ACM Digital Library 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:

Track co-chairs:

Takahiro Nitta, Gifu University, Japan


(To be announced)