Barcelona Collaboratorium – Intelligence: Natural, Artificial and Synthetic

Event Details

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  • Venue: PRBB - Auditorium
  • Address: C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona
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Over the last decade, a new wave of excitement has emerged with the rise of deep learning. Many expectations have accompanied these descendants of the early multilayer neural networks developed in the 1990s because of their remarkable ability to find solutions to complex problems beyond human intuition. This is transforming the scientific landscape, from how we design experiments, to what it means to model, predict and build. At the same time, there has been a surge in research exploring the potential deep connections between artificial neural networks and evolved ones, and between neural circuits and other molecular, cellular and ecological networks. New advances from evolutionary robotics to genetics, swarm cognition to synthetic biology and computational neuroscience are helping to reformulate critical questions in biology. This meeting will bring together scholars from different disciplines to discuss progress and new ideas at the intersection of natural, artificial and synthetic networks.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission for poster presentations is now open and can be done via the registration link.

General information

Language: All abstracts must be written in English.
Deadline: Abstracts MUST BE RECEIVED no later than September 22nd, 2023

Notification of acceptance will be mailed by September 29th, 2023. Only the presenting/first author will receive the email notification of acceptance or rejection, and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.

Content of the abstract

Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

Abstracts must contain: title, authors, primary institution, purpose of the study, methods used, summary of the results and conclusion reached.

Abstracts will be published as submitted. Proof and edit your submission accordingly.

Information for poster presenters: The poster space will be 90 x 120 cm (width x height), which corresponds to DIN-A0 VERTICAL layout.


Registration for the symposium is now open and it is free of charge. You can register, using this link. Registration deadline: 28/09/2023


For more information including speakers, programme and organisation:
Barcelona Collaboratorium website