Special Issue "Bioinspiration: The Path from Engineering to Nature"

A special issue of Computation (ISSN 2079-3197).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Juan Luis Crespo-Mariño
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Guest Editor
LIANA Lab (IA Lab for Natural Sciences), Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Cartago 30101, Costa Rica
Interests: artificial neural networks; evolutionary computation; AI-assisted design and modelling
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Prof. Andrés Segura-Castillo
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Guest Editor
Technological Research and Innovation Laboratory (LIIT), Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Sabanilla, Costa Rica
Interests: systemic inquiry; complex modeling; technology management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioinspiration, understood as the use of biological processes for inspiration in engineering and computational designs, has become a widespread approach for both the engineer and the computational scientist to study, model, and resolve complex issues. Technological advances, such as the increasing affordability of high-performance computational resources, massive, fast, and accessible storage capacities, high-speed communication networks, along with a growing and vibrant international practitioner community, make the field an attractive opportunity to develop innovative solutions to the increasingly complex and uncertain issues humanity is facing today, which are impossible to face by means of classical or analytical paradigms.

Furthermore, it has also been recognized that bioinspired approaches stimulate synergy among scientific disciplines. Multi- and transdisciplinary work has become essential for the advancement of this area. Researchers from different knowledge fields can contribute toward unified goals, sharing their perspectives through discussion, interaction, and collaboration, which leads to bioinspired knowledge discovery and dissemination. Such processes enrich scientists’ respective areas of interest and open new possibilities for their studies.

It is with this horizon in mind that we have launched this Special Issue. Published works are expected to be the result of multi- and transdisciplinary efforts, which present innovative findings beyond each expert’s specific knowledge area. We look forward to contributions that not only propose new bioinspired engineering and computational methods and solutions but are exemplary of an effective and rewarding collaboration between colleagues from diverse areas that will continue to contribute to the growth of the field.

Prof. Dr. Juan Luis Crespo-Mariño
Prof. Andrés Segura-Castillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • signal and image detection, acquisition, analysis, and processing
  • social network analysis and modeling
  • pattern recognition for biological and related signals
  • bioinformatics, biocomputing, and computational systems biology
  • data mining and machine learning
  • healthcare informatics
  • robotics
  • biomedical devices
  • machine learning in agriculture
  • biodiversity informatics
  • visual analytics for biological information
  • high performance computing for health and life sciences
  • models of biological learning
  • brain–machine interfaces

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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