Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures – 2013

Fourth Annual Meeting of the BICA Society

Kiev, Ukraine, September 13-15 (Saturday-Sunday), 2013

Registration is closed. We are looking forward to seeing you at BICA 2014 in Boston. Please contact the Chair of BICA 2014, Dr. Paul Robertson for further information.

The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind calls for our joint efforts to develop biologically-inspired intelligent agents and co-robots that can be accepted and trusted by the human society as partners in various roles. To do this, we need to better understand at a computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning functions.

  • Main keynote: “Spike-specific information extracted from local field potentials” by György Buzsáki, M.D., Ph.D., Biggs Professor of Neural Sciences, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York University, Langone Medical Center

CALL FOR PAPERS contains useful information, while it is outdated. Schedule At-a-Glance below provides a concise summary of all talks and events of BICA 2013. The meeting was yet another impressive success of the BICA conference series.

newFull program (pdf)

The BICA 2013 rich social program includes:

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Brief history:

The BICA annual conference series are nearly five years old. Initially started under the auspices of AAAI, the conference grew up into a world-wide forum coordinated and organized by the BICA Society, a nonprofit organization in the US. Both the BICA Society and the annual BICA conference were established in order to promote and facilitate the study of computational cognitive models known as BICA, aiming at the emergence of a unifying, generally accepted framework for the design and characterization of human-level cognitive architectures. Consistently with this mission, we founded the journal “BICA” printed by the prestigious Elsevier since 2012, a special issue of which is selected as the main BICA 2013 volume of Proceedings. However, a journal paper is not required for participation. In all previous years, the BICA conference surprised us with a huge success in growing progression in terms of the number and quality of talks. We expect a continuation of this trend in 2013. This conference is also the best place to meet colleagues from around the world in an exciting, informal brainstorming atmosphere. The Organizing Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Kiev!

Submission to future issues of the journal BICA is open:

  • Submit your paper to a regular issue of the journal BICA at
  • Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors
  • Paper categories include: Letter (~2500 words, up to 6 journal pages) and Research Article (8000-16000 words, up to 20 pages including references, figures and tables)