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BCBT 2016 : Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School

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Link: http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt16
 
When N/A
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline Jul 27, 2016
Notification Due Jul 31, 2016
Categories    brain inspired ict   neural systems   cognitive systems   robotics
 

Call For Papers

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School (BCBT2016)
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
5-16 September 2016
http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt16


Join us for the annual "Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school - BCBT2016 " (see http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt16/home) to be held 5-16 September 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

The BCBT summer school is positioned at the interface between biology and future and emerging technologies with an emphasis on the principles underlying brains and their translation to avant-garde technologies. BCBT promotes a shared systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and its possible emulation in artificial systems.

The summer school has been part of a series of events organized by the European coordination action Convergent Science Network of Biomimetics and Neurotechnology (http://csnetwork.eu/).
This year the school will be supported by the EU project socSMCs (Socializing Sensorimotor Contingencies) - A FET Proactive Horizon 2020 funded research project. (http://socsmcs.eu/)

This is the 9th year of BCBT, which has run with great success in previous years thanks to an excellent line-up of outstanding speakers (see bcbt.upf.edu for previous editions of the school). BCBT lectures are available online (see http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt16/media) with the BCBT Podcast interviews with many of the BCBT speakers.

BCBT caters to students and researchers involved in projects that are in the ambit of “BIO-ICT convergence”, "Brain Inspired ICT", “Cognitive systems-robotics”, “Cognitive and neural systems”, “Foundations of social cognition”.
BCBT will offer up to 30 student slots for the practical workshops, while as many researchers can register to attend the presentations and discussion sessions as they are interested.
The atmosphere of the BCBT summer school is informal with the goal to stimulate in-depth discussion. There are 1 or 2 presentations in the morning, with the afternoons reserved for tutorials and projects for student participants and road-mapping workshops or further discussion for senior scientists.

For the 2016 edition we plan a 1st week of the school addressing Neural basis of social interaction while the 2nd week will include presentations aimed at the investigation of Socializing Sensorimotor Contingencies. Friday 16 is reserved for the presentation of the student projects to which everybody is invited.

Application deadline: July 27th, 2016
For more information on how to apply, please go to http://bcbt.upf.edu/bcbt16/participate
BCBT is organized by
Paul Verschure (BCBT Chair), ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES
Andreas K. Engel (BCBT Co-Chair) University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), DE
Anna Mura (BCBT Co-Chair), University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES

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