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7th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2015), 11-13 Dec 2015, Hefei, China

The seventh 2015 International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2015) will be held on December 11-13 in Hefei, Anhui, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 - 2013. The first BICS 2004 was held in Stirling, Scotland, UK and the last BICS 2013 was held in Beijing, China, 9-13 June 2013 ( The aim of BICS 2015 is to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present state-of-the-art brain inspired cognitive systems research and applications in diverse fields. The conference will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular and timely topics.

All decisions have now been sent, accommodation information and rates are also available. Please see the accommodation page. Programme information and presentation guidelines are also available, please see the programme page

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Programme of Events

The programme of events is now available, and can be downloaded here .
Programme of events

Registration Details

To register, please email your full name, paper ID (as assigned by the Cognitive Computation journal special issue on-line submission system) and contact details (affiliation, telephone and email) to the General co-Chair, Professor Bin Luo: bics2015 @ Payment can be made in either USD or RMB (click to open English language bank details or click to open Chinese language bank details. ) Please specify manuscript number and name in the remittance remarks.

Early Registration Rates (EXTENDED deadline 1200 GMT, 20 Nov 2015)

Full registration: $700 (USD) or 4459 RMB
IEEE Member Registration $600 (USD) or 3822 RMB
Student Registration $500 (USD) or 3185 RMB
Attendee Only Registration $200 (USD) or 1274 RMB

Full Registration fee (including discounted fee for IEEE Members and Students) covers attendance at the Plenary Talks and the Social Dinner on 12th December, Technical Sessions on both 12th and 13th December, and all refreshments and lunches. For authors who submitted papers to the BICS journal special issue, and received conditional (minor/major) acceptances, they will have an opportunity to submit their revised papers for a final round of review and publication in the journal special Issue (scheduled in early 2016).

Attendee only Registration fee covers attendance at the Plenary Talks on 12th December, the Technical Sessions on both 12th and 13th December, and all refreshments and lunches.

Payment can be made in either USD or RMB:

Click here to open English language bank details .

Click here to open Chinese language bank details .

Late/Normal Registration Rates

Full registration: $800 (USD) or 5096 RMB
IEEE Member Registration $700 (USD) or 4459 RMB
Student Registration $600 (USD) 3822 RMB
Attendee Only Registration $300 (USD) or 1911 RMB

Here, 1 USD = 6.37 RMB (exchange rate as of Nov. 16 2015).

Proceedings Information

BICS 2015 will be unique in that there will be no conference proceedings. After submission and thorough reviewing, ALL accepted papers will be published (following a rigorous peer review process) in the ISI-SCI indexed Springer journal: Cognitive Computation, as a multi-part Special Issue. Therefore, each accepted paper will be published as a journal article. See the call for papers for more details.

Conference Location

The conference will be held in Anhui University in Hefei, China. Hefei, formerly known as Hofei, Luzhou, or Luchow, is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in Eastern China. Hefei Xinqiao International Airport provides scheduled passenger service to major airports in China and international cities as well. Hefei plays an important role in scientific research in China. It has seven national laboratories, second only to Beijing. We would be delighted to welcome you to Hefei in December.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 15 September 2015 (15/09/2015)
First notification: 31 October 2015 (31/10/2015)
Conference Dates: 11-13 December 2015 (11-13/12/2015)
Revised/final manuscripts due: 31 December 2015 (31/12/2015)
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