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To meet the demand of the bionic scientists for academic communication, the 2nd International Youth Conference of Bionic Engineering (IYCBE2018) will be held on 7th-9th November 2018 in Odense, Denmark. This conference will be supported by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), the Youth Committee of International Society of Bionic Engineering, and Frontiers in Neurorobotics and organized by the University of Southern Denmark, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Jilin University, and Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an international forum for youth or outstanding scientists and engineers around the world who are interested in the field of bionic science and engineering. All aspects of bionic science and engineering and application areas are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following topics:


Bio-inspired Robotics

Bio-inspired Sensors and Actuators

Bio-inspired Energy Storage

Bio-inspired Flexible Electronics

Bio-Inspired Solar Cells

Biomimetic Engineering

Embodied Artificial Intelligence and Neurorobotics

Functional Morphology

Musculoskeletal Systems, Biomechanics

Biological Interface and Functionalization

Biomimetic Materials, Biomimetic Structures

Mechanics, Biomimetic Surfaces

Biomimetic Design Methodologies

Bionic Fluid, Biological Systems

and Brain-Inspired Computing and Neuromorphic Systems



John Hallam

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark


Zhendong Dai

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Han Zhiwu

Jilin University, China



Thierry Darmanin

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France


Zhiguang Guo

Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Alexander Spröwitz

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany


Massimo Sartori

University of Twente, Netherlands


Lars Heepe

Kiel University, Germany


Limei Tian

Jilin University, China



Abstract Submission Instruction and Publication Details

Please prepare your abstracts using the Frontiers templates available here for Word here or LaTeX here. The abstract should fit into 500 words, the title into 500 characters. Up to one figure or table can also be added.

Then, submit your abstract on our submission page until 29th June 2018, 23:59:59 UTC. All accepted abstracts with oral or poster presentation will be published in Frontiers in Neurorobotics as an e-book. Selected authors may additionally be invited to submit extended versions for a conference Special Issue of Frontiers in Neurorobotics and Journal of Bionic Engineering.

The best abstract, as well as the best poster, will be awarded at the conference.

Conference Format

The conference will be single track with additional poster sessions.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 29th June 2018, 23:59:59 UTC – CLOSED

Notification of Acceptance: 20th August 2018

Camera Ready Submission: 20th September 2018

Early Registration: 20th September 2018

Conference: 7th-9th November 2018

Attendance and Visa Information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any inquiry regarding your visa application. For example, we can provide an official confirmation of your registration if you provide us with your name and complete affiliation with address, or an invitation letter if you are directly participating in the conference’s program.

The Danish embassy in China, for example, requires us to send the invitation letter directly to them. So, please contact the corresponding embassy for the required information and contact addresses if required.
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The program can be downloaded as PDF below

Day 1 program to be announced


Day 2 program to be announced


Day 3 program to be announced


Conference Program



Auditorium O100 – Main Entrance,
University of Southern Denmark,
Campusvej 55,
5230 Odense M,


The auditorium O100 is situated at the main entrance, as shown on this map. Also, you may find the timetables for trains and busses as well as the Google Maps helpful. Other useful links for visitors are the homepages of visit Odense and the local weather forecast


IYCBE2018 have partnered with the three hotels seen to the right. To book a room at a discounted price in one of these hotels please fill out the form that can be downloaded below and send it to no later than 24 September 2018. It is possible to book a room in the period 05-11-2018 to 11-11-2018, but if you would like to stay longer then please contact the hotel. You may also book via the form outside this period, but we cannot guarantee that the room will be available for the extended period.








All prices are incl. VAT


The Honorary Chairs:

Julian Vincent, Luquan Ren

General Chair:

Poramate Manoonpong

Vice-General Chairs:

Limei Tian, Zhiguang Guo

Program Chair:

Jørgen C. Larsen

Local Arrangement Chair:

Danish Shaikh

Publication Chair:

Jan-Matthias Braun

Registration Chair:

Tórur Andreassen

Media Operation Chair:

Mathias Thor

Technical Support:

Peter Billeschou, Leon Bonde Larsen, David Docherty


Aihong Ji (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Akio Ishiguro (Department of Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan)
Alexander Sprowitz (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Auke Jan Ijspeert (École, Polytechnique Fédéale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Caiming Sun ( the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Christian Tetzlaff (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Clemens F. Schaber (Kiel University, Germany)
Dai Owaki (Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan)
Daniel Renjewski (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Daniel Tinello (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Danish Shaikh (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Dingguo Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Emily Baird (Lund University, Sweden)
Florentin Wörgötter (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Friedrich G. Barth (University of Vienna, Austria)
Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University, Japan)
Giuseppe Carbone (University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy)
Guangming Chen (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Hongkai Li (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Huawei Chen (Beihang University, China)
Ji Ke Ju (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Jorgen C. Larsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Limei Tian (Jilin University, China)
Luca Patanè (University of Catania, Italy)
Malte Schilling (The Center of Excellence for Cognitive Interaction Technology, University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Masahiro Shimizu (Osaka University, Japan)
Pakpong Chirarattananon (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Paolo Arena (University of Catania, Italy)
Pichaya Pattanasattayavong (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand)
Poramate Manoonpong (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark & Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Shinya Aoi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Sridhar Ravi ( RMIT University, Australia)
Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University, Germany)
Thierry Darmanin (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
Thomas Stegmaier (ITV Denkendorf, Germany)
Tobias Seidl (Westfälisches Institut für Bionik, Germany)
Tomas Kulvicius (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany)
Vinich Promarak (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand)
Werasak Surareungchai (King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand)
Yang Li (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Yu Tian (Tsinghua University, China)
Yulia Sandamirskaya (Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), University and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Zhiguang Guo (Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Zhiwei Yu (Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China)
Zhiwu Han (Jilin University, China)
Zhongyuan Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Zuankai Wang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Conference Address

Campusvej 55, Odense M, 5230, Denmark