2018 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, also known as the Ninth Annual Meeting of the BICA Society, will be held as part of the Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence (HLAI-18) at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.


Important Dates

  • Abstract and/or paper submission open: February 9, 2018
  • Initial submission deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
  • Camera-ready version submission deadline: May 10
  • HLAI-18 Multi-Conference: August 22-25
  • BICA 2018 Conference: August 22-24


Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) are computational frameworks for building intelligent agents that are inspired from biological intelligence. Since 2010, the annual BICA conference attracts researchers from the edge of scientific frontiers. It contrasts major conferences in AI and cognitive science by offering informal brainstorming atmosphere together with great publication venues to ambitious ideas, regardless of the availability of a solid empirical proof or immediate practical value. If you believe that you have a constructive contribution to the future of human-like AI, then you should present your work at BICA 2018.

BICAns understand "biological inspirations" broadly, borrowing them from psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, narratology, design and creativity studies in order to advance cognitive robotics and machine learning, among other hot topics in AI. The "filter" is the question of whether your contribution may help us make machines our friends or understand how the mind works. With our steady growth over eight years and unmatched socio-cultural program, we look forward to the new unseen success of BICA in Prague in 2018.

--Alexei Samsonovich, General Chair