Summer School

Fun at the beach of Barcelona!

This year the school addresses students and researchers involved in research in the ambit of  "Brain Inspired ICT", “Cognitive systems and Robotics” and SensoriMotor Contingencies (...

BCBT2016 participants group together for a final picture after the great end-of-the-school performance!

The school offers a great opportunity to learn and exchange ideas with researchers from different fields.

This school is positioned at the interface between cognitive systems, robotics, biology,  neuroscience and technology

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A significant amount of time will be dedicated to realize pilot studies using different tools and technologies. All registered students will work in small teams - including senior...

BCBT is successfully taking place since 2008 thanks to an excellent line-up of outstanding speakers. We were proud to host Nobel Laureate Prof. Edvard Moser in our school during the...

Summer School "Special Edition with socSMCs".

Barcelona, Spain, September 5-16, 2016.

BCBT is an annual international summer school that promotes a shared systems-level understanding of the functional architecture of the brain and its possible emulation in artificial systems. This chool addresses students and researchers involved in research at the interface between brains and technology such as in the ambit of  “Bio-ICT convergence” "Brain Inspired ICT" and “cognitive systems and robotics”. The summer school has been part of a series of events organized by the European coordination action Convergent Science Network of Biomimetics and Neurotechnology (

socSMCs edition

This year the school is supported by the EU projects socSMCs (Socializing Sensorimotor Contingencies) - A FET Proactive Horizon 2020 funded research project. (
Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures from prominent scientists in the field of brain research, cognitve science and neuroscience, artificial intelligent and related fields. Students will also attend tutorials and work on projects that will be presented at the end of the 2 weeks of the summer school. 


First week

Neural Basis of Cognition and Social Interaction 

Morning: 1- 2 Lectures

Afternoon/Evening: Work on projects

Second week

Socializing Sensorimotor Contingencies 

Morning: 1-2 Lectures

Project work, and final presentation.

Program Committee

Paul Verschure (chair)  University Pompeu Fabra, ICREA, Barcelona, ES
Andreas Engel (chair)  University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), DE
Anna Mura  (co-chair) SPECS, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, ES