We have 20 Lecturer slots available for this event. The sooner you contact us, the better are chances to get one. To propose a lecture, a tutorial, a technological demo, a discussion panel, or a roundtable, please go to Submissions. Speakers below are listed alphabetically.

In addition, every participant is welcome to present a poster based on a submitted abstract or paper. Selected abridged tentative abstracts are here: http://school.bicasociety.org/speakers/abstracts/. Extended submission deadline is February 15, 2016.

Confirmed Lecturers Include:

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Konstantin V. Anokhin

  • Dr.Sc., Professor, RAS Member-Correspondent
  • Head, Department of Neuroscience, NRC "Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, RF
  • Head, Laboratory for Neurobiology of Memory, P.K.Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology, Moscow, RF

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Antonio Chella

Professor of Robotics at the University of Palermo

Topic: On BICA and self-consciousness

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Valery E. Karpov

Higher School of Economics
National Research University, Moscow

Tentative topic: Cognitive & Swarm Robotics

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David Vernon

Professor of Informatics, Interaction Lab, School of Informatics, University of Skövde, Sweden

“I’m working on a major new project, DREAM, funded by the European Commission… DREAM is a great example of a new breed of robotics - cognitive robotics - and I have the privilege of serving as one of the co-chairs of the new IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Robotics.”

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Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter will give an overview of psychology from a cognitive science / cognitive modeling perspective; tell how to run studies to understand the data, how to build large models with a compiler, and how to use a keystroke logger.
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Frank E. Ritter, Professor
Applied Cognitive Science Lab
College of IST, Penn State
* Department of Psychology;
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering;
* Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

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Paul Verschure

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Paul works on biologically constrained models of perception, learning, behavior and problem solving that are applied to wheeled and flying robots, interactive spaces and avatars. The results of these projects have been published in leading scientific journals including Nature, Science, PLoS and PNAS. In addition to his basic research, he applies concepts and methods from the study of natural perception, cognition and behavior to the development of interactive creative installations and intelligent immersive spaces.

Other Lecturers include:

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