Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School with Virtual Brain Cloud

BCBT 2019



Event Date

2019-09-02 ~ 2019-09-13


Homepage

https://bcbt.specs-lab.com/bcbt19/


Submission Date

2019-07-30


Location

Barcelona, Spain


Description

1st CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology Summer School (BCBT2019)
with Virtual Brain Cloud
2-13 September 2019
https://bcbt.specs-lab.com/bcbt19/
Join us for the 1st Virtual Brain Cloud school at the annual "Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school - BCBT2019 " to be held 2-13 September 2019 at the Institute of Bioengineering of Barcelona, Spain.
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/). For the 2019 edition of the BCBT summer school, we are counting on the support of the EU project Virtual Brain Cloud (https://twitter.com/TVB_cloud) and the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC, ibecbarcelona.eu ) and Sheffield University, UK.
This is the 12th edition of BCBT, which has run with great success in previous years thanks to an excellent line-up of outstanding speakers including Nobel Laureate winner Edvard Moser and luminaries in the fields of neurosciences, psychology, biology, robotics and AI, such as M. Arbib, S. Grilner, G. Rizzolatti, among many. (see BCBT previous editions).
The BCBT lectures are available online at the ConvergentScienceNetwork_lectures youtube channel with the BCBT podcast interviews with many of the BCBT speakers. http://csnetwork.eu/talks/podcast
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”. The BCBT school promotes a shared systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and its possible emulation in artificial systems.
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 senior scientists with road-mapping workshops and further discussion.
For the 2019 edition, we plan a 1st week of the school addressing System level understanding of the brain and its emulation in advanced technology. The 2nd week will include presentations aimed at the investigation of Learning and Memory, Brain Function and Behavior. The last day of the school is reserved for the presentation of the student projects to which everybody is invited.
Application deadline: 30 July 2019
BCBT is organized by:
- Paul Verschure. ICREA and IBEC Barcelona, ES
- Tony Prescott, Sheffield University, UK
- Anna Mura, IBEC Barcelona, ES
In collaboration with
- Petra Ritter, Charite, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, DE