The 2018 Joint International Conference between ISBE and IBO (Israeli Biomimicry Organization) was held in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 14-16. The conference was jointly organized by Tel Aviv University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. A total of more than 180 academic and corporate representatives from eight countries and regions attended the conference. On opening ceremony, Prof. Julian Vincent, the President of ISBE gave the opening speech on behalf of the Society.
The conference concentrated on the topics of materials, flow and locomotion, biomedical and robotics, and new directions on bionic design, aiming to build a communication platform for researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs in the bionic field. During the conference, participants held in-depth discussions on specific research areas such as bionic methodologies, bio-inspired self-assembly, aquatic locomotion, and graphene robots. The conference also organized the Academic Poster Session and the Bionic Architectural Design Exhibition.
The meeting for the Executive Board of Directors of ISBE was held during the conference; topics on the activities of Society were discussed. This included the organization of specialist short courses, progress on the ICBE 2019, election to the Board of Directors, proposal of the IWBE2020, and the organization adjustment of Youth Commission.
This conference has expressed the latest research achievements in bionic engineering and offered a communication and cooperation platform for the representatives. This will be conducive to the birth of new academic exploring points of the bionic discipline and further promote the organic integration of bionic academic research and industrial applications.