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International Workshop on Bionic Engineering 2024 & International Symposium on Nature-Inspired Technology 2024 (IWBE 2024 & ISNIT 2024)
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Date: November 10-15, 2024

Venue: Sydney, Australia

Host: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)

Organizer: The University of New South Wales, Australia
                   Jilin University, China
                   Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Republic of Korea

Bionics, which involves constructing artificial systems that mimic living organisms, is advancing the frontiers of biology and engineering. The creation of numerous biomimetic materials and devices is transforming the future of human life. As with the previous workshop series, the International Workshop on Bionic Engineering 2024  (IWBE 2024) will be jointly organized with the International Symposium on Nature-Inspired Technology 2024 (ISNIT 2024) on November 10-15 in Sydney, Australia. The workshop will offer a platform for bionic researchers around the world to share the latest achievements and exchange their ideas.

The host city, Sydney, is Australia’s largest city, and with its magnificent harbour and strategic position, is one of the most important ports in the South Pacific. Perched on gentle hills that cradle a vast harbor brimming with countless bays and inlets, the cityscape is crowned by the imposing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House. To the west of the city center lies Darling Harbour, a modern precinct renowned for hosting conventions, major concerts, indoor sporting events, and political gatherings.

Honorary Chairs:

Thomas Stegmaier, DITF Denkendorf, Germany
He Liu, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina
Lei Ren, Jilin University, China; The University of Manchester, UK

General Chairs

Chris D. Rudd, JCU Singapore
Marc Weissburg, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Hyuneui Lim, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Republic of Korea
Cuie Wen, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Sridhar Ravi, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Zhihui Zhang, Jilin University, China

Executive Chairs

Tim Jakobi, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Runmao Wang, Jilin University, China
Chunbao Liu, Jilin University, China
Yue Jiang, Jilin University, China
Zhe Wang, Jilin University, China


Biological systems & biodiversity
Bioinspired surfaces and interfaces
Bioinspired structures and materials
Bionic machinery
Biomechanics and bionic healthcare engineering
Motion bionics and bionic intelligence
Environmental perception and bionic sensing
Biofabrication and bionic manufacturing

Important Dates

April 20, 2024:  Abstract submission deadline
May 31, 2024:  Abstract acceptance notification
July 31, 2024:  Early bird registration deadline
November 10, 2024:  Registration
November 11-12, 2024:  Workshop presentations
November 13-14, 2024:  Youth Development Forum
November 15, 2024:  Technical visiting

Abstract Submission

Submission page: 

The workshop invites scholars to submit proposals for presentations before April 20, 2024. Please download the Abstract Template of the Workshop for submission. The abstract should be one or two A4 pages in length, may include figures, tables and references.

l  Featured Speakers




Tyree Room, Level 1 of the John Niland Scientia Building (K-G19),The University of New South Wales

Address: G19 library Rd, Kensington, Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

Please download the UNSW Kensington Campus Map for reference.

Hotel Recommendation

*Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Address: 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 (02) 9228 9188

Approximate Cost/Night: AUD $250 - $350

Note: this hotel is 15-25 minutes from the conference venue

*On campus hotel - AGSM Residential (G27)


Approximate Cost/Night: AUD $165

The AGSM Residential at UNSW is a campus accommodation facility situated in the UNSW AGSM Building (a short walk from the conference venue). 40 rooms are available. 


Airport to Wentworth hotel(public transport):

map1.pngBy Train:

Airport Link Service: Follow signs from the airport to take the T8 Airport & South Line from either the Domestic Airport station or the International Airport station, depending on your arrival terminal.

Destination: Alight at St James Station.

Duration: Approximately 20-25 minutes.

Frequency: Trains run approximately every 10 minutes.

Walking from St James: After alighting, it's a short walk (around 5-10 minutes) to the hotel. Exit the station and head south on George St, then take a right onto O'Connell St.

Fare: The train fare from Sydney Airport to the city includes a GatePass fee for passengers departing from the Domestic and International Airport stations. The total fare typically falls within the AUD $15-20 range.

Wentworth hotel to conference venue(public transport):

Walking to the Bus Stop:

Exit the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel and head towards Phillip Street.

Turn left onto Phillip Street and walk north towards Hunter Street.

Turn left onto Hunter Street and continue until you reach Elizabeth Street.

Turn right onto Elizabeth Street and walk to Stand E, Wynyard Station, Elizabeth Street, for bus services.

Taking the Bus:

Catch the 891 bus from Elizabeth Street near Hunter Street, Stand E.

Stay on the bus until you reach UNSW, which has stops on High Street opposite Gate 2 and Gate 8.

Walking from the Bus Stop to John Niland Scientia Building:

Get off at High Street opposite Gate 8.

Enter UNSW through Gate 8 and continue along the main walkway.

Follow the signs to the John Niland Scientia Building, which is centrally located within the campus.

Airport to UNSW Kensington:

Board the train on the T8 Airport & South Line towards the city.

Change at Central Station: Disembark at Central Station and exit towards Eddy Avenue.

Catch the 891 or 893 Bus: From Eddy Avenue, take the 891 or 893 bus, which goes directly to UNSW Kensington, stopping along High Street.

This route combines train and bus travel, offering a convenient way to reach UNSW from the airport. For real-time schedules and route updates, use the Transport for NSW Trip Planner.

AGSM Residential to conference venue:

Exit the AGSM Building and turn left onto the main pedestrian pathway.

Walk along the pathway, passing through the central part of the campus.

Continue until you reach the intersection with the Library Walk.

Turn right onto the Library Walk.

The Tyree Room is located in the John Niland Scientia building (G19), which you will find on your left along this path.


l  Registration

On-line registration will open soon...

Registration type

Early Rate
(by July 31, 2024)

Regular Rate
(August 1-October 31, 2024)

On-site Rate
(November 1-10, 2024)


2300 RMB / 320 USD

2750 RMB / 385 USD

3200 RMB / 450 USD


1400 RMB / 200 USD

1600 RMB / 230 USD

1800 RMB / 260 USD

* Registration fees include workshop materials, catering during the workshop, welcome dinner, and a full access to the workshop.

* Registration fees do not include lodging and participants are responsible for securing their hotel accommodations.

* The refund requests will receive a full fund minus the processing fee and possible loss. Processing of the refunds may take over 30 days. 

l  Invitation letter

Please send the information of your full name on the passport, gender, date of birth, and passport number to Dr. Tim Jakobi ( to get the invitation letter for visa.

l  Contact Information

Academic inquiry: Dr. Zhe Wang,

Invitation letter inquiry: Dr. Tim Jakobi,

Registration inquiry: Dr. Ximei Tian,

Address: C508 Dingxin Building, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun 130012, P. R. China
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