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BCBT 2017 : Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School


When Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline Jul 24, 2017
Categories    brain   cognition   technology   robotics

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Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School - BCBT2017
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
30 August - 8 September 2017
BCBT2017-Eventum UPF

Join us for the 10th edition of "Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school - BCBT2017 " to be held 30 August-8 September 2017 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 (
This year the school is supported by UPF ERC project CDAC that investigates the role of consciousness in adaptive behavior combining empirical, computational and robot-based approach. BCBT is also supported by EPISENSE, a subproject of the Human Brain Project (HBP) that investigates brain mechanisms of perception and memory; and by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia - IBEC

This is the 10th year of BCBT, which has run with great success in previous years thanks to an excellent line-up of outstanding speakers (see for previous editions of the school). BCBT lectures are available online with the BCBT Podcast interviews with many of the BCBT speakers.

We are happy to announce that Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser will join BCBT on the 4th of September!

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 2 or 3 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 2017 edition, we plan a 1st week of the school addressing Neural Basis of Consciousness while the 2nd week will include presentations aimed at the investigation of Evolutionary and Developmental aspects of nervous systems and behavior. Friday 8 is reserved for the presentation of the student projects to which everybody is invited.

Application deadline: July 24, 2017
For more information on how to apply, please go to BCBT2017-Eventum UPF

BCBT is organized by
Paul Verschure, ICREA and University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES,
Tony Prescott, Sheffield University, UK
Anna Mura, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES

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