Special Issue "Bioinspired Intelligence"

A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ing. Juan Luis Crespo Mariño Website E-Mail
PaRMa Group and LIANA Lab, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, 30101 Cartago, Costa Rica
Interests: computational intelligence; attentional systems; CI in applied physics; medical device development; CI approaches to biocomputation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inspired by biological processes and structures, bioinspired intelligence is a new and exciting approach to artificial intelligence. Departing from the mainstream procedures and conventional models in the field of artificial intelligence, it is opening new doors in multiple areas, such as biodiversity conservation, biomedicine or security applications. 

This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for the current status and future perspectives of this rapidly emerging field. This Special Issue is cooperating with the IEEE International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence (IWOBI) 2018 conference (http://iwobi.ulpgc.es/2018/). Registered participants of this conference are invited to submit their manuscripts to be considered for publication. Authors may consider to contribute an original research article or review in areas related to the conference themes.

Dr. Ing. Juan Luis Crespo Mariño
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • optimization and metaheuristic
  • biomathematics and biostatistics
  • numerical methods and differential equations modeling
  • pattern recognition and classification
  • machine learning and computational intelligence techniques
  • robotics
  • signal processing and analysis
  • computer vision
  • intelligent networks
  • bioinformatics
  • computational anatomy
  • natural sounds and speech recognition
  • models of biological learning

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An Approximation of Heart Failure Using Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox
Biomimetics 2019, 4(3), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4030047 - 10 Jul 2019
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In this paper, we present the simulation of 5 different heart failures with the help of the Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox (CVST) proposed by O. Barnea et al. at Tel-Aviv University. This is a modified version of the CVST, proposed by G.Ortiz; here, we [...] Read more.
In this paper, we present the simulation of 5 different heart failures with the help of the Cardiovascular Simulation Toolbox (CVST) proposed by O. Barnea et al. at Tel-Aviv University. This is a modified version of the CVST, proposed by G.Ortiz; here, we show that the pathological failures can be covered by this tool. We varied the value of the tool blocks, included the results of the hemodynamic parameters and the P-V loop curves for each disease and compared them to the medical data to prove the effectiveness of the simulation. Based on these changes, we achieved an effective simulation of the following heart failures in the CVST: Diastolic Heart Failure (DHF), Systolic Heart Failure (SHF), Right Ventricle Heart Failure (RVHF), Low Output Heart Failure (LOHF) and High Output Heart Failure (HOHF). Full article
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Improving Post-Filtering of Artificial Speech Using Pre-Trained LSTM Neural Networks
Biomimetics 2019, 4(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4020039 - 28 May 2019
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Several researchers have contemplated deep learning-based post-filters to increase the quality of statistical parametric speech synthesis, which perform a mapping of the synthetic speech to the natural speech, considering the different parameters separately and trying to reduce the gap between them. The Long [...] Read more.
Several researchers have contemplated deep learning-based post-filters to increase the quality of statistical parametric speech synthesis, which perform a mapping of the synthetic speech to the natural speech, considering the different parameters separately and trying to reduce the gap between them. The Long Short-term Memory (LSTM) Neural Networks have been applied successfully in this purpose, but there are still many aspects to improve in the results and in the process itself. In this paper, we introduce a new pre-training approach for the LSTM, with the objective of enhancing the quality of the synthesized speech, particularly in the spectrum, in a more efficient manner. Our approach begins with an auto-associative training of one LSTM network, which is used as an initialization for the post-filters. We show the advantages of this initialization for the enhancing of the Mel-Frequency Cepstral parameters of synthetic speech. Results show that the initialization succeeds in achieving better results in enhancing the statistical parametric speech spectrum in most cases when compared to the common random initialization approach of the networks. Full article
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2018 IEEE International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence (IWOBI): Conference Report
Biomimetics 2019, 4(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4010009 - 25 Jan 2019
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The International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence (IWOBI) is an annual event that comprises both an international peer-reviewed scientific conference and a set of workshops and other activities in order to foster the research abilities and expertise of young researchers in the field [...] Read more.
The International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence (IWOBI) is an annual event that comprises both an international peer-reviewed scientific conference and a set of workshops and other activities in order to foster the research abilities and expertise of young researchers in the field of bioinspired intelligence. IWOBI 2018 has been characterized by a strong transdisciplinary component. The main conference themes were at the intersection between classical engineering disciplines and computer science, and the life and health sciences. This was motivated by the scientific environment that defines research that is being conducted in Costa Rica. Even though IWOBI is an international event, it was very important for the local organizing committee to focus on knowledge areas that were considered of special interest to Costa Rican researchers and to students looking to start their scientific careers. With such great expectations, IWOBI 2018 has been the first IWOBI conference in history to have parallel tracks. In addition to a regular track, a biocomputation and related techniques track was developed, as well as another one devoted to high-performance computing (HPC) systems applications for life and health sciences applications. Workshops were another important resource developed within IWOBI 2018. They were considered a very important tool in order to foster and train young researchers within the country and they are a very valuable chance to establish direct networking with elite researchers from different countries and research interests. IWOBI 2018 was the first IWOBI conference that implemented real and effective workshops. There were two workshops, one of them devoted to COPASI software and the other one focused on the use of the message passing interface (MPI) parallel programming library. Full article
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