The Second International Workshop on Brain-Inspired Information Communication Technologies

December 3–5, 2015 |

The Second International Workshop on Brain-Inspired Information Communication Technologies

Call For Papers: 8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies

December 3rd- December 5th, 2015, New York, USA

Special session on Brain-inspired Information Communication Technologies


Recent rapid progresses of computational and experimental neuroscience are starting to uncover key principles by which neuronal systems realize robust information processing that can often outperform conventional approaches especially for ambiguous real-world tasks. Computation is an inseparable part of the communication among neurons and it is realized by the continuous transmission of spikes among neurons in extremely large-scale brain networks. Despite the rather unreliable nature of neurons and synapses, complex interaction between them finally forms robust and reliable communication, for which the topology of large-scale functional networks and noise-induced phenomena in the brain can be utilized. These remarkable features of communication in the brain seem similar with the requirements of currently considered future information networks that should be highly scalable to number of nodes, robust against perturbations, adaptive to environmental changes, and tolerant of noise and diversity.

This session aims at bringing together researchers and scientists from various research fields including biology, neuroscience, and information science in an interdisciplinary way with the goal to foster research and development of new technologies in information networks of the future.

Topics of Interest:

  1. Application of brain-inspired models to sensor networks, ad-hoc networks, or self-organized communication network architectures, protocols, or services
  2. Mathematical models of neural dynamics, brain networks, or cognitive processes with adaptive, robust/resilient, or self-organizing behavior
  3. Energy-efficient mechanisms inspired by neural functions
  4. Brain machine interface technologies for controlling information systems
  5. (and more)

Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to prepare "Regular papers" up to 8 pages, or "Short papers" up to 4 pages in ACM conference paper format. Paper templates are available at . All papers should be submitted by email to Jun-nosuke Teramae ( and will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Special Session Co-Chairs:

Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University,

Kenji Leibnitz, NICT,

Jun-nosuke Teramae, Osaka University,

Please feel free to contact the co-chairs if you have any questions.