Bionetics 2007 (Bionetics07)

Venue: Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2007
Registration Date: Dec 10, 2007
Early Registration Date: Nov 11, 2007
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Technology is taking us to a world where myriads of heavily networked devices interact with the physical world in multiple ways, and at multiple scales, from the global Internet down to micro and nano devices. Many of these devices are highly mobile and autonomous, and must adapt to the surrounding environment in a totally unsupervised way.
A fundamental research challenge is the design of robust decentralized computing systems that are capable of operating under changing environments and noisy input, and yet exhibit the desired behavior and response time, under constraints such as energy consumption, size, and processing power. These systems should be able to adapt and learn how to react to unforeseen scenarios as well as to display properties comparable to social entities.
The turn to nature has brought us many unforeseen great concepts. Biological systems are able to handle many of these challenges with an elegance and efficiency still far beyond current human artifacts. Based on this observation, bio-inspired approaches have been proposed in the past years as a strategy to handle the complexity of such systems. The goal is to obtain methods on how to engineer technical systems, which have similar high stability and efficiency often found in biological entities.
The BIONETICS conference aims at bringing together researchers and scientists from several disciplines in computer science and engineering where bio-inspired methods are investigated.