BCBT is a bottom-up activity supported by a number of FP6 & FP7 projects in the areas of cognitive systems and bio-ict convergence. All members of these projects are invited to participate supported by their respective projects.
In addition, we have 10 student scholarships available through our generous sponsor, the euCognition network. PhD students who want to make use of this opportunity need to be members of euCognition. (If you are not already, you should consider joining by visiting http://www.eucognition.org/ - click on 'members', then 'why don't you become a member?' The scholarships cover travel expenses, accommodation and registration fee. All reimbursements will be done once the Summer School is finished.
To apply, please register at registration form before August 20.
The BCBT summer school will be hosted by the Institute of Audio-visual Studies (IUA) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. This has a number of practical reasons. On one hand IUA can directly provide all spaces and infrastructure required to support the workshop. On the other, Barcelona is easily reached from most European airports and provides an inspiring back drop for the summer school with its beaches and world renowned culture. The organizers believe that in this way both the costs of the event and the effort involved in running it and the scientific outcome will be optimized. The hosting university Pompeu Fabra has already committed itself to fully supporting the practical organization of BCBT.
BCBT caters to the students and researchers involved in the associated European projects. Currently these are:
ReNaChip – Angie Silmon
Neurochem – Santiago Marco
ICEA – Tom Ziemke
Cogniron - Raja Chatila
CoSy - Henrik I Christensen
Synthetic Forager (SF) – Paul Verschure
Robot Cub – Giulio Sandini/Giorgio Metta
BIOTACT - Tony Prescot
The coordinators of these consortia are all member of the organizing committee of the summer school. BCBT will offer up to 30 student slots for the practical workshops while as many researchers of the associated projects can sign up to attend the presentations and discussion sessions as are interested. For the lectures the limit will be placed at 75 given the capacity of the available lecture theatre. In addition, we will open up 10 additional student slots for euCognition members in case euCognition decides to support BCBT.
September 8-20, 2008
Target audience (N = ~50 active full-time): PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, members of associated EC IST consortia.
Morning: lectures (3 x 1 hour including sufficient time for discussion) Afternoon/Evening: week 1: Skills: simulation techniques, robot control techniques, experimental design, etc week 2: Project work
Associated EC-IST consortia