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Workshop "Biomimetic approaches for sustainable development"

When Nov 06, 2015
from 02:00 to 04:00
Where Lyon, Novotel Gerland Conference Cente
Contact Name Dr. Romain Billot
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Novotel Gerland Conference Center

The workshop is a side event of the Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures BICA 2015 conference, Lyon, November 6-8 2015

Invited Speakers :

  • Jean-Louis Deneubourg (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Yven Duthen (Université Toulouse Capitole)
  • Nour-Eddin EL Faouzi (IFSTTAR-ENTPE)
  • Round Table : speakers + Christine Solnon (INSA Lyon), Bernard Favre (LUTB)



How can biological systems inspire our research about complex systems and help to contribute to sustainable development ? The biomimetic workshop aims to gather multi-disciplinary researchers and make them identify cutting-edge topics in biomimetic approaches. The considered biomimetic approaches bridge the gap between the analysis of existing biological systems and some practical applications. The goal is to transfer some knowledge from the biological world to the resolution of complex issues in complex systems. (eg. Robots, Autonomous vehicles, smart cities). The workshop will be composed of two phases :
In the first half, invited speakers from various research fields will present their recent work in biology (eg. Modeling of collective animal behaviours) and bio-inspired modeling of complex dynamical systems (eg. Human-robots interaction, artificial creatures). A strong accent will be put on multi-disciplinary interactions.In a second phase, the discussion will focus on a current and future hot topic in sustainable development and smart mobility : connected and autonomous vehicles. After a general presentation from the traffic theory standpoint, the panel will discuss the potential applications of biomimetic approaches in order to solve critical issues :How should we model the behaviour of autonomous vehicles ?How to tackle the interactions between autonomous and human vehicles ?
Finally, the discussion of this half-day workshop will be extended to the smart city concept or other topics identified during the day.

Registration is free for the workshop but participants are advised to send an email to romain.billot[at] for catering purpose.

Participants are also encouraged to register for the full BICA event



  • Dr Romain Billot, Assistant Professor, LICIT, ENTPE (chairman).   
  • Pr. Salima Hassas, Professor, LIRIS, University Lyon 1.   
  • Dr. Thibault Prevost, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.




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