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To make it easier for us to plan the program, we ask all Speakers to inform us of your availability by painting the calendar on the WhenIsGood page (please do it now):



Please paint all hours during which you will be available for technical sessions and socials. The time is Moscow time (UTC+3). Please enter only once (the system gets screwed up with corrections).

Important Dates


The deadlines have been extended again!

  • Visa application sent: NOW!
  • First-round submission is closed.
  • NEW: Late-breaking Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016
  • (you can also participate without a poster)
  • Late-breaking notification: April 18, 2016
  • Online registration deadline: April 20, 2016
  • Fierces on BICA days: April 21-24, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Neuroinformatics-2016 (same location): April 25-28, 2016


*To accommodate for everybody’s busy schedule, we solicit submissions in two Rounds. These are not two tiers, and the same rules and standards will be used for both, except that the number of available slots in the first Round is expected to be much bigger.




Travel and Visa Information


Air tickets from, e.g., North America to Moscow are usually much cheaper than to Europe. Please be advised, however, that obtaining a visa for non-Russian citizens may take some time: please inquire at the Russian Embassy in your country. Invitations should be requested through the Organizing Committee at least several months in advance. Get an invitation from MEPhI for obtaining a visa in the category “Scientific and Technical Relations” (007), or Get a visa invitation online from the hotel Intourist Kolomenskoe for obtaining a tourist visa. Standard term for visa processing is 7-10 working days. You have to pay the visa fee in the amount that varies depending on the country where the application is made.


For a tourist visa, bring to the Russian Consulate the following documents (the set is different for 007):

• two identical color photographs of 3 x 4 cm
• 2 completed and signed by the applicant application forms (version for U.S. citizens)
visa invitation and a voucher from the hosting company
• the original and a copy of your health insurance policy or the certificate of insurance company proving the payment for the premiums and the insurance period
• required insurance card on an existing insurance valid in Russia
• original passport or international passport that is valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip



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