Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012

Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society

  • Antonio Chella
  • Roberto Pirrone
  • Rosario Sorbello
  • Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Igor Aleksander, Helen Morton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Raúl Arrabales, Agapito Ledezma, Araceli Sanchis
    Pages 7-15
  4. Pentti O. A. Haikonen
    Pages 19-27
  5. Ho Gyeong Kim, Cheong-An Lee, Soo-Young Lee
    Pages 31-31
  6. Karlheinz Meier
    Pages 37-37
  7. Alexei V. Samsonovich
    Pages 41-49
  8. Ricardo Sanz, Carlos Hernández
    Pages 53-53
  9. Geraint A. Wiggins
    Pages 57-57
  10. Salvatore M. Anzalone, Serena Ivaldi, Olivier Sigaud, Mohamed Chetouani
    Pages 59-64
  11. Gioia Ballin, Matteo Munaro, Emanuele Menegatti
    Pages 65-74
  12. Jonathan P. Bona, Stuart C. Shapiro
    Pages 75-81
  13. Barbara Caci, Antonella D’Amico, Giuseppe Chiazzese
    Pages 83-87
  14. Vincenzo Cannella, Roberto Pirrone, Antonio Chella
    Pages 89-94
  15. Antonio Chella, Rosario Sorbello, Giovanni Pilato, Giorgio Vassallo, Marcello Giardina
    Pages 95-103
  16. O. D. Chernavskaya, A. P. Nikitin, J. A. Rozhilo
    Pages 105-107
  17. Dalia De Santis, Vishwanathan Mohan, Pietro Morasso, Jacopo Zenzeri
    Pages 109-115
  18. Haris Dindo, Giuseppe La Tona, Eric Nivel, Giovanni Pezzulo, Antonio Chella, Kristinn R. Thórisson
    Pages 117-125
  19. Walter Fritz
    Pages 127-129
  20. Marcello Frixione, Antonio Lieto
    Pages 131-136
  21. Olivier L. Georgeon, James B. Marshall
    Pages 137-144
  22. Stefano Ghidoni, Arrigo Guizzo, Emanuele Menegatti
    Pages 145-152
  23. Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, Filippo Vella
    Pages 161-166
  24. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Shuichi Nishio, Antonio Chella, Rosario Sorbello, Giuseppe Balistreri, Marcello Giardina et al.
    Pages 167-174
  25. Magnus Johnsson, Miriam Buonamente
    Pages 175-176
  26. Muneo Kitajima, Makoto Toyota
    Pages 187-192
  27. Othalia Larue, Pierre Poirier, Roger Nkambou
    Pages 199-204
  28. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber
    Pages 205-210
  29. Alexander Letichevsky
    Pages 211-217
  30. Riccardo Manzotti, Flavio Mutti, Giuseppina Gini, Soo-Young Lee
    Pages 225-231
  31. Michal Mukawa, Joo-Hwee Lim
    Pages 233-238
  32. Zalimkhan V. Nagoev
    Pages 247-248
  33. Fiora Pirri, Matia Pizzoli, Arnab Sinha
    Pages 251-263
  34. Vladimir G. Red’ko
    Pages 265-266
  35. W. Scott Neal Reilly, Gerald Fry, Michael Reposa
    Pages 267-272
  36. Jonas Ruesch, Ricardo Ferreira, Alexandre Bernardino
    Pages 273-282

About these proceedings


The challenge of creating a real-life computational equivalent of the human mind requires that we better understand at a computational level how natural intelligent systems develop their cognitive and learning functions. In recent years, biologically inspired cognitive architectures have emerged as a powerful new approach toward gaining this kind of understanding (here “biologically inspired” is understood broadly as “brain-mind inspired”). Still, despite impressive successes and growing interest in BICA, wide gaps separate different approaches from each other and from solutions found in biology. Modern scientific societies pursue related yet separate goals, while the mission of the BICA Society consists in the integration of many efforts in addressing the above challenge. Therefore, the BICA Society shall bring together researchers from disjointed fields and communities who devote their efforts to solving the same challenge, despite that they may “speak different languages”. This will be achieved by promoting and facilitating the transdisciplinary study of cognitive architectures, and in the long-term perspective – creating one unifying widespread framework for the human-level cognitive architectures and their implementations.
This book is a proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society, which was hold in Palermo-Italy from October 31 to November 2, 2012. The book describes recent advances and new challenges around the theme of understanding how to create general-purpose humanlike artificial intelligence using inspirations from studies of the brain and the mind.


Artificial Intelligence Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Cognitive Functions Learning Natural Intelligent Systems Neurosciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Chella
    • 1
  • Roberto Pirrone
    • 2
  • Rosario Sorbello
    • 3
  • Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical, Management,, Computer, Mechanical EngineeringUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemical, Management,, Computer, Mechanical EngineeringUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Chemical, Management,, Computer, Mechanical EngineeringUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  4. 4., Department of PsychologyReykjavik UniversityReykjavikIceland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34273-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34274-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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