BIOKON - Das Bionik-Kompetenznetz


Veranstaltungen // 10. Juni 2020

International Workshop on Bionic Engineering | Manchester, UK


The joint 2020 International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE 2020) and the 4th International Workshop on Biorobotics & Bioengineering (IWBB) organized by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) and the University of Manchester will be held in Manchester, UK, June 10-12, 2020.


The attendees in the workshop will present and discuss new progresses and ideas largely in Biorobotics & Bionic Healthcare Engineering. The workshop will focus on but not limited to the following topics:


  • Biomimetic surfaces
  • Biomimetic machinery
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Bionic healthcare engineering
  • Biologically inspired robotics
  • Life-like sensing, actuation and computation
  • Biomimetic design methodologies


For more information, please refer to the website >>


Veranstaltungen // 28. Juli 2020

Living Machines | Freiburg, Germany


This international conference is targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems — biomimetics, and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems. We seek to highlight the most exciting international research in both of these fields united by theme of “Living Machines”.


The following are some examples of “Living Machines” as featured at past conferences:

  • Biomimetic robots and their component technologies (sensors, actuators, processors) that can intelligently interact with their environments.
  • Biomimetic computers—neuromimetic emulations of the physiological basis for intelligent behaviour.
  • Active biomimetic materials and structures that self-organize and self-repair or show other bio-inspired functions.
  • Nature-inspired designs and manufacturing processes.
  • Biohybrid brain-machine interfaces and neural implants.
  • Artificial organs and body-parts including sensory organ-chip hybrids and intelligent prostheses.
  • Organism-level biohybrids such as robot-animal or robot-human systems.



March 23, 2020 Paper submission deadline

May 15, 2020 Notification of acceptance

May 25, 2020 Camera ready copy

July 28, 29-31, 2020 Workshops and Conference


Call for Satellite Workshops

Proposals for one-day satellite events, such as workshops, symposia or tutorials, to be held on 28th of July immediately before to the start of the main conference can be submitted using the included proforma by March 30th, 2020 at the latest. Confirmation of accepted proposals will be provided on a case-by-case basis and by mid-April at the latest.

Workshop Website >>


Conference Homepage >>