BICA Workshop @ IVA 2021

Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) are computational frameworks for building intelligent agents that are inspired by biological intelligence. Biological intelligent systems, notable animals such as humans, have many qualities that are often lacking in artificially designed systems including robustness, flexibility, and adaptability to environments. At a point in time where visibility into naturally intelligent systems is exploding thanks to modern brain imaging and recording techniques, our ability to learn from nature and to build biologically inspired intelligent systems has never been greater. At the same time, the growth in computer science and technology has unleashed enough computational power, that an explosion of intelligent applications from augmented reality to intelligent virtual agents is now certain. The growth in these fields challenges the computational replication of all essential aspects of the human mind (the BICA Challenge), an endeavor that is interdisciplinary in nature and promises to yield a bi-directional flow of understanding between all involved disciplines.

Submissions are solicited to the BICA Workshop 2021, a part of the ACM 21st International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA’21, to be held on September 14-17 in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Papers will be published in the special issue of Procedia Computer Science dedicated to BICA*AI 2020 (the 2020 Annual International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence, also known as the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the BICA Society). Selected papers will be published in Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier).

Topics include cognitive modeling (more broadly, cognitive sciences), artificial intelligence (more broadly, computer science), computational neuroscience (more broadly, brain sciences), language sciences, robotics, virtual reality, cybersecurity, quantum computer, mathematical models in economics, sociology, educational sciences, philosophy, art, management, industrial and military applications. Articles on materials science, physics, chemistry, classical areas of mathematics, medicine, marketing, as well as manuscripts of a purely philosophical nature will not be considered.

We expect that most presentations will be virtual-only. At this point, physical participation on-site cannot be guaranteed (see http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=123766©ownerid=167174 and https://sites.google.com/view/iva2021/). In any case, this is a good opportunity for authors to publish in a highly cited journal and present their work at a world-class international conference.

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Procedia Computer Science (ISSN: 1877-0509, Elsevier B.V.) publishes high-quality conference articles with indexing in Scopus, SCI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as DBLP. Scopus indexing usually completes within a month.

Submissions are accepted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicaai2020). For the initial submission, all manuscripts should be formatted using the Procedia template found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mnln7ckguduycy9/AAB5oLpcVhmWuiCfcVDt6Gb_a?dl=0. A submission should include the PDF, the source, and a scan of the signed declaration form also found at the above URL. The final publication venue will be determined based on the peer review outcome. Every accepted paper should be covered by separate registration. For Procedia papers: recommended article length is from 4 to 12 pages. For each page over 12, the authors pay an additional $50 USD. Articles over 20 pages or less than 3 pages will not be published. Improperly formatted manuscripts will be returned. Papers selected by the PC for presentation on-site or for publication in CSR may need to be reformatted before their final submission.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

— BICA Society BOD

Note
Despite the global uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure our participants across the globe that our event will happen and its Proceedings will be published as scheduled. We are working hard to bring you all the necessary means, virtual and physical, for publicizing your work.

BICAns understand “brain inspirations” broadly, borrowing them from psychology, neuroscience, educational science, linguistics, design, and creativity studies in order to advance cognitive robotics, machine learning, and social affective computing, among other modern hot topics in AI.

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Call for BICA Workshop Papers

Submissions are solicited to the BICA Workshop 2021, a part of the ACM 21st International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA’21, to be held on September 14-17 in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Papers will be published in the special issue of Procedia Computer Science dedicated to BICA*AI 2020 (the 2020 Annual International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence, also known as the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the BICA Society). Selected papers will be published in Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier).

Topics include cognitive modeling (more broadly, cognitive sciences), artificial intelligence (more broadly, computer science), computational neuroscience (more broadly, brain sciences), language sciences, robotics, virtual reality, cybersecurity, quantum computer, mathematical models in economics, sociology, educational sciences, philosophy, art, management, industrial and military applications. Articles on materials science, physics, chemistry, classical areas of mathematics, medicine, marketing, as well as manuscripts of a purely philosophical nature will not be considered.

We expect that most presentations will be virtual-only. At this point, physical participation on-site cannot be guaranteed (see http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=123766©ownerid=167174 and https://sites.google.com/view/iva2021/). In any case, this is a good opportunity for authors to publish in a highly cited journal and present their work in a world-class international conference.

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Procedia Computer Science (ISSN: 1877-0509, Elsevier B.V.) publishes high-quality conference articles with indexing in Scopus, SCI Conference Proceedings Citation Index, as well as DBLP. Scopus indexing usually completes within a month.

Submissions are accepted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicaai2020). For the initial submission, all manuscripts should be formatted using the Procedia template found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mnln7ckguduycy9/AAB5oLpcVhmWuiCfcVDt6Gb_a?dl=0. A submission should include the PDF, the source, and a scan of the signed declaration form also found at the above URL. The final publication venue will be determined based on the peer review outcome. Every accepted paper should be covered by separate registration. For Procedia papers: recommended article length is from 4 to 12 pages. For each page over 12, the authors pay an additional $50 USD. Articles over 20 pages or less than 3 pages will not be published. Improperly formatted manuscripts will be returned. Papers selected by the PC for presentation on-site or for publication in CSR may need to be reformatted before their final submission.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

— BICA Society BOD

 

 

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