BF-NAICS 2022
Kaliningrad, Russia
14–16 September 2022
In person / online
Program (updated September 12)
All papers of the Forum are published in the proceedings of VI Scientific School "Dynamics of Complex Networks and their Applications" (DCNA 2022) and The Fourth International Conference "Neurotechnologies and Neurointerfaces" (CNN 2022). The proceedings are also published in IEEE Xplore and indexed in Scopus (DCNA'2022 and CNN'2022).
Baltic Forum: Neuroscience, AI and Complex Systems is dedicated to the advancements in fundamental and applied science at the intersection of brain research, artificial intelligence, nonlinear dynamics, theory of complex systems and social and ethical aspects of the global digitalization of our lives.

The Forum will be attended by leading world and Russian scientists, as well as young researchers working in or across the following disciplines: complexity theory, neurotechnology and neuroscience, neurobiology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, nonlinear dynamics, self-organizing systems, brain-computer interfaces, biological and medical applications of control theory, communication and transport, controlled systems in physics, dynamics and control of complex networks, thermodynamic control, ecosystems and climate control, social networks, control of quantum systems, intelligent robotics, neurophilosophy and technoethics, predictive and preventive medicine.

Baltic Forum: Neuroscience, AI and Complex Systems includes four large thematic conferences, initiative mini-symposia and provide unique international platform for the exchange of scientific, technical and educational ideas, results and achievements between leading specialists, including young scientists and students working in such rapidly developing areas of modern science.

This year’s novelty will be discussions in the form of a Science Battle, which will complete each day of the Forum: researchers from different "poles" of scientific knowledge will try to defend their vision of answers to the most pressing questions of today’s and tomorrow’s science. What a neurophilosopher and a machine learning specialist can say about the use of neural networks in modern universities, and whether they agree with each other, will be shown by a scientific duel.

As part of the forum, a competition will be held for the best practice-oriented projects of young researchers with worthy financial support for the winners' works. The organizer and sponsor of this event is the key industrial partner of the IKBFU — Group of companies "Sodruzhestvo".

Baltic Forum: Neuroscience, AI and Complex Systems is designed to promote active interaction of specialists in various scientific fields both at the national and international levels.

This Forum draws upon the successful experience of holding international events in Russia: International Conference "Neurotechnologies and Neurointerfaces" (3 conferences have been held since 2015) and Scientific School "Dynamics of Complex Networks and Its Applications in Intelligent Robotics" (5 conferences have been held since 2017).

For the first time, the Baltic Forum: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems was held in 2021. All papers of the Forum are published in the proceedings of V Scientific School "Dynamics of Complex Networks and their Applications" (DCNA 2021) and The Third International Conference "Neurotechnologies and Neurointerfaces" (CNN 2021). The proceedings are also published in IEEE Xplore and indexed in Scopus (DCNA'2021 and CNN'2021).
Forum committee
Forum General Cochairs:
  • Prof. Alexander Fedorov, Rector of IKBFU, Russia
  • Prof. Jürgen Kurths, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
CNN'2022 Cochairs:
  • Prof. Alexander Kaplan, Lomonosov Moscow State University / IKBFU, Russia
  • Prof. Victor Kazantsev, Lobachevsky University / IKBFU, Russia
DCNA 2022 Cochairs:
  • Prof. Stefano Boccaletti, Institute for Complex Systems, Italy
  • Prof. Alexander Hramov, Innopolis University / IKBFU, Russia
Neurophilosophy Cochair:
  • Dr. Sergey Gradirovskiy, Skolkovo, Russia

Plenary speakers
  • Prof. Jürgen Kurths
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
    Synchronization and Chimera Phenomena in Neural Networks with Time Delay
  • Prof. Stefano Boccaletti
    Institute for Complex Systems, Italy
    The structure and dynamics of networks with higher-order interactions
  • Prof. Gabriel Mindlin
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Birdsong as a model for learned, complex behavior
  • Prof. Grigory Osipov
    Lobachevsky State University, Russia
    Neuron's phase models
  • Prof. Pavel Balaban
    Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia
    Differences in the organization of neural networks of defensive and feeding behavior
  • Prof. Konstantin Anokhin
    Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    Neuronal cognitive groups and cognitive specialization of neurons
  • Prof. Alexander Hramov
    Innopolis University / IKBFU, Russia
    Problems of developing artificial intelligence systems in medicine
  • Prof. Alexander Kaplan
    Lomonosov Moscow State University / IKBFU, Russia
    On the way to neural interface technologies 5.0
  • Dr. Alexander Gusev
    Webiomed Development Director, expert in artificial intelligence at Russian research Institute of Health, senior researcher at the Scientific and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow City Health Department, Russia
    The main trends and directions of development of artificial intelligence in healthcare
  • Prof. Igor Wozniuk
    St. Petersburg Research Institute of Emergency Medicine named after A.I. I.I. Janelidze, Russia
    Artificial intelligence in clinical neurology: current practice, need, implementation prospects
  • Prof. Mark Stahlman
    Center for the Study of Digital Life, USA
    Ecology of inner senses
Keynote speakers
CNN 2022

  • Dr. Pavel Bobrov, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Using motor imagery BCI for rehabilitation of post-stroke patients and children with cerebral palsy
  • Prof. Aleksandr Fedotov, Southern Federal University, Russia
  • Prof. Susanna Gordleeva, Lobachevsky State University / IKBFU, Russia
  • Dr. Vladimir Klinshov, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Modeling shot noise in neural networks
  • Prof. Valeri Makarov, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    Theoretical bases of concept cells
  • Dr. Olga Martynova, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Interpretability of EEG Pattern Recognition by Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Prof. Vasily Pyatin, Samara State Medical University, Russia
  • Prof. Anna Shestakova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
    Cognitive features of children with motor disorders
  • Prof. Vladimir Yakhno, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Biomorphic artificial intelligence system for pattern recognition problems with adaptive error correction
  • Prof. Alexey Zaikin, University College London, UK
    Intelligence and consciousness in genetic-neuron astrocyte networks
DCNA 2022

  • Dr. Karin Alfaro-Bittner, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
    Collision of pulses in an optical arrangement generates logical gates
  • Prof. Alexander Fradkov, Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
    Adaptation and machine learning: from Hebbian rule and Rosenblatt perceptron to provable reinforcement learning and Lyapunov-Bregman functions
  • Prof. Mikhail Ivanchenko, Lobachevsky State University, Russia
    Artificial intelligence: "explaining" cognitive age and impairment
  • Prof. Anatoly Karavaev, Saratov State University, Russia
    Role of the bidirectional cardiorespiratory coupling in the nonlinear dynamics of the cardiovascular system
  • Dr. Alexey Mikhaylov, Lobachevsky State University, Russia
    Complex dynamics and applications of memristive devices and systems
  • Prof. Alexander Pisarchik, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
    How noise helps improve the performance of neural interfaces
  • Prof. Eugene Postnikov, Kursk State University, Russia
    The Gompertz equation: from classic population dynamics to modern problems of quantitative molecular dynamics and neuroscience
  • Prof. Mikhail Prokhorov, Saratov Branch of Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Estimation of periodic force parameters using a spiking neural network
  • Prof. Andrei Raigorodskii, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
    Web-graph models, their characteristics and applications
  • Prof. Bernardo Spagnolo, Università di Palermo, Italy
    Complexity in condensed matter and memristive systems
  • Dr. Denis Zakharov, Higher School of Economics, Russia
    Multistability of synchronous clusters in spiking neuronal networks as an origin of modulated weak gamma rhythm
Important dates
Minisymposia proposal
June 1
Paper Submission Deadline
July 1 August 1
Notification of Acceptance and Reviews
August 1 August 15
Final (Revised) Paper Submission Deadline
August 20 August 25
Registration Deadline for Authors
September 1
Forum
September 14–16
Paper submission
All papers submitted to BF-NAICS 2022 must be up to 4 pages. Papers should be written in English. All contributions must not have been previously published, must not essentially duplicate already published material, and may not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere. To ensure high scientific quality, all papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee Members.
All papers must comply with the IEEE conference template.
Once the reviewing process is complete, the corresponding author of the paper will be notified of the result by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before their final submission.
All papers must be presented by one of the authors. At least one author must register for the conference and pay the registration fee in order for the paper to be published in the Conference proceedings and accepted in the final program.
Topical Special Issues
Authors are also invited to submit extended versions of their reports to the special issues listed below. By the recommendation of the Organizing Committee, there are possible discounts as denoted below.


Registration fee
Participation fee
18 000 ₽
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Daily lunch and tea breaks
  • Conference kit
  • Gala dinner
Participation & accommodation fee
35 000 ₽
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Daily lunch and tea breaks
  • Conference kit
  • Gala dinner
  • Single room accommodation
Student participation fee
9 000 ₽
  • Only applicable for students / PhD students
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Daily lunch and tea breaks
  • Conference kit
Student participation & accommodation fee
17 000 ₽
  • Only applicable for students / PhD students
  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Daily lunch and tea breaks
  • Conference kit
  • Accommodation: shared in a double room
About Kaliningrad region
The Kaliningrad Region is a unique region of Russia. Region is located on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea and is the westernmost region of the Russian Federation completely separated from the rest of the country by the land borders of foreign states and international sea waters.

With its small territory, Kaliningrad region is characterized by special natural conditions. A strip along the southern ice-free part of the Baltic Sea, which is a humid lowland plain with mild winters and a cool summer — these are quite favorable natural conditions of the region.

The Kaliningrad region is one of the smallest regions in Russia. But, despite this, you can find a wide variety of natural landscapes. And oak groves, pine forests, and many kilometers of bogs and meadows, and even sand dunes on the Curonian Spit. The entire Kaliningrad region is dotted with rivers and streams.
Baltic Forum: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Aleksandra Nevskogo street, 14, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad region, 236041