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EAI BICT 2021 : 13th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (Springer, Scopus, ISI, Ei, more)


When Sep 1, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
Where Osaka, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2021
Notification Due Jul 18, 2021
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2021
Categories    communications   bio-inspired   bioinspiration   computing

Call For Papers

EAI is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the event.


Consistent with the goal of prior editions, BICT 2021 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 the understanding to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT).

BICT 2021 targets three thrusts: (1) indirect bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms), (2) direct bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems), and (3) foundational bioinspiration (biology and ICT evolving similar schemes and validity). In addition, BICT 2021 solicits papers addressing prediction, prevention and management issues of Covid-19 pandemics and other infectious diseases through bioinspired approaches.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

THRUST 1: Direct Bioinspiration (systems utilizing biological materials, processes, and systems)

- Bacterial computing and communication
- Biometric security and privacy
- Biosensing
- Brain-computer and human-computer interface
- Cellular and membrane computing
- Chemical signaling and communication
- DNA computing and storage
- Energy harvesting from biological sources
- Molecular computing
- Molecular communication
- Physarum computing

THRUST 2: Indirect Bioinspiration (systems and application design upon biological principle, processes and mechanisms)

- Amorphous computing
- Artificial chemistry, immune systems, gene regulatory networks and life
- Autonomous vehicle systems
- Biological data processing and data analysis
- Cellular automata
- Chaotic systems
- Computational epidemics
- Evolutionary computation
- Healthcare
- Intelligent systems
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Mobile robotics
- Nature-inspired models and calculi
- Neural networks and computation
- Reaction-diffusion computing
- Self-organization
- Swarm intelligence

THRUST 3: Foundational Bioinspiration (biology and ICT evolving similar schemes and validity)

- Adversarial modelling
- Agent based models
- Cellularization
- Covid-19 pandemic prediction and management
- Costly signaling (Proof of work, stake, etc.)
- Deception
- Evolution
- Game theory
- Identification of theoretical obstacles that prevent transition from biology to technology
- Internet of BioNanoThings (IoBNT)
- Measures of validity and validation of methodology
- Mechanistic adaptability of theories from philosophy of biology to technology
- Natural kinds and species (i.e., classification of bioinspired technology)
- Network security
- Network theory
- Recommender and verifier systems
- Signaling games, equilibria and conventions
- Smart contracts (Block chains, ICO, Governance)
- Theoretical developments in biology and corresponding impacts on bioinspired technology



All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

BICT proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology (Open Access) – indexed in Scopus
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Bioengineering and Bioinformatics (Open Access)

Additional publication opportunities:
- EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series


General Chair
Tadashi Nakano - Osaka University, Japan

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Andrew Eckford - York University, Canada
Yifan Chen - University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Kun Yang - University of Essex, United Kingdom

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

This event is organized by EAI (

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities

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