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In recent times computational algorithms inspired by biological processes and evolution are gaining much popularity for solving science and engineering problems. These algorithms are broadly classified into evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence algorithms, which are based on the analogy of natural evolution and biological activities. These biological inspired computing methods include genetic algorithms, differential evolutionary algorithms, firefly algorithms, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, etc. These methods have provided novel ways of problem-solving for real world problems in the field of networking, games, industry, robotics, economics, electrical, electronics, mechanical, civil and others. Therefore the primary objective of this workshop on “Biological Inspired Computing and Applications (BICA)” is to provide a platform for students, teachers, researchers and practitioners of artificial intelligence and engineering communities to encourage scientific research on biological inspired computing and applications in various science and engineering fields.

On this ground, GVP College of Engineering for Women, Kommadi, Madhurawada is organizing a National Workshop on Biological Inspired Computing and Applications (BICA – 2018) during 09th – 11th March, 2018. The principal goal of this workshop is to introduce some of the advanced topics on biological inspired computing methods and its applications to enhance the skill level of participants to encourage scientific research within these areas.



  • Genetic Algorithms, and Genetic Programming
  • Differential Evolution, Fireflies Algorithms
  • Particle Swarms, and Ant Colony
  • Harmony Search & Stochastic Diffusion Search


  • Information Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Internet computing, Image Processing
  • Robotics, Systems and Control
  • Financial Services and Engineering


Day 1 : 09-03-2018


  • 09.30 AM
  • 10.00 AM – 11.30 PM
  • 11.45 PM - 1.15 PM
  • 2.00 PM - 3.30 PM
  • 3.30 PM - 5.00 PM


Resource Person

  • Dr. B. K. Panigrahi
  • Dr. B. K. Panigrahi
  • Dr. Birendra Biswal
  • Ms Sasmita Panda



  • Inaugural Function
  • Technical Session: Particle Swarm Optimisation(PSO) and its variants
  • Technical Session: PSO and its variants for Engineering applications
  • Technical Session: Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) and its application to Pattern Classifications
  • Laboratory Session: Introduction to MATLAB and tools required for “BIOLOGICAL INSPIRED COMPUTING AND APPLICATIONS”

Day 2 : 10-03-2018


  • 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
  • 11.30 AM - 1.00 PM
  • 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM


Resource Person

  • Dr. Ganapati Panda
  • Dr. Ganapati Panda
  • Ms Sasmita Panda



  • Technical Session: Multi objective Genetic Algorithm(GA), Differential Evolution(DE)
  • Technical Session: Applications of Biological Inspired Computing - Function minimisation, Prediction
  • Laboratory Session: Function Minimisation and parameter estimation using GA Function Minimisation and parameter estimation using PSO

Day 3 : 11-03-2018


  • 9.30 AM – 11.00 AM
  • 11.15 AM – 12.45 AM
  • 1.30 PM - 3.00 PM
  • 3:15 PM


Resource Person

  • Ms Sasmita Panda
  • Dr. G S Rammurthy
  • Dr. G S Rammurthy



  • Laboratory Session: Function optimisation and prediction using DE
  • Technical Session: Feed-forward Neural Networks
  • Technical Session: Associative Memories: Unified Theory
  • Valedictory Session

Resource Persons

Technical Sessions

Prof. Dr. Ganapati Panda

IIT Bhubaneshwar

Prof. Dr. B.K Panigrahi

IIT Delhi

Dr. G. S. Ramamurthy

IIIT Hyderabad

Dr. Birendra Biswal

GVPCE(A), Visakhapatnam

Laboratory Sessions

Ms. Sasmita Panda

Ph.D Scholar, IIT Kharagpur

ELigibility Criteria & Registration


Faculty members of Engineering / Polytechnic colleges approved by AICTE / Researchers / Industry Professionals /PG Scholars are eligible. Desirable: Soft computing knowledge.


Faculty / Research scholars: Rs.1000/- Industry Professionals: Rs.2000/-
PG Scholars: Rs.500/-
Registration Form - Download


Participants can register by sending the registration form along with demand draft drawn in favor of Principal, GVP College of Engineering for Women payable at Visakhapatnam should reach the Convener on or before 25th February 2018.
Note: The registration fee includes Registration Kit, Snacks and Lunch. Accommodation will be provided to participants on request at extra cost.

Contact Us

Dr. Dwiti Krishna Bebartha
Convener (BICA - 2018)
GVP COllege of Engineering for Women
Kommadi, Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam - 540045,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Mobile : +91 8374656116, +91 9440614718
Phone : 0891 - 2739144 / 2719124 / 2719125 / 2719127
Fax : 0891 – 2526639
e-mail : bica2018@gvpcew.ac.in, sumahasan@gvpcew.ac.in