[robotics-worldwide] SAB 2006 Submission Deadline March 20

John Hallam john at mip.sdu.dk
Thu Feb 23 00:19:42 PST 2006

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                   PAPER DEADLINE MARCH 20

The International Society of Adaptive Behaviour is pleased to
announce SAB 2006.  For paper submission information, see the
Call below and


In connection with the conference we also announce a special
offer: attendees at the conference will receive one year's
membership of ISAB which entitles them to a free one year
personal subscription to the Journal of Adaptive Behavior
(http://www.isab.org/journal/), published by SAGE Publications
(see http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=303).


                        CALL FOR PAPERS
                   FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 9
The 9th International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
              25-29 September 2006, CNR, Roma, Italy


Stefano Nolfi (Chair), Gianluca Baldassarre, Raffaele Calabretta,
Davide Marocco, Domenico Parisi, John Hallam, Jean-Arcady Meyer.


Paper submission deadline, March 20th, 2006
Conference dates,          September 25-29, 2006
Workshops date,            September 30th/October 1st, 2006


The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring
together researchers in computer science, artificial
intelligence, alife, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology,
evolutionary biology, and related fields so as to further our
understanding of the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that
allow natural and artificial animals to adapt and survive in
uncertain environments. The conference will focus on experiments
with well-defined models --- robot models, computer simulation
models, mathematical models --- designed to help characterize and
compare various organizational principles or architectures
underlying adaptive behavior in real animals and in synthetic
agents, the animats.  Contributions treating any of the following
topics from the perspective of adaptive behavior will receive
special emphasis:

    The Animat approach
    Motor control
    Body and brain co-evolution
    Self-assembling and self-replication
    Sensory-motor coordination
    Action selection & behavioral sequencing
    Navigation and mapping
    Internal models and representation
    Evolution, development and learning
    Motivation and emotion
    Collective and social behavior Communication and language
    Emergent structures and behaviors
    Neural correlates of behavior
    Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches
    Autonomous, bio-inspired, and hybrid robotics
    Autonomous robotics
    Humanoid robotics
    Software agents and virtual creatures
    Applied adaptive behavior
    Animats in education
    Philosophical and psychological issues

Authors should make every effort to suggest implications of their
work for both natural and artificial animals, and to distinguish
the portions of their work which use simulation from those using
a physical agent.  Papers that do not deal explicitly with
adaptive behavior will be rejected.


Following the tradition of SAB conferences, the conference will
be single track, with additional poster sessions. Each poster
session will start with poster spotlights giving presenters the
opportunity to orally present their main results.


Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence.
Both oral and poster presentations will be published in
conference proceedings.


Submitted papers must not exceed 12 pages.  Detailed submission
instructions are available from the conference Web site at


Please contact us at sab2006 at sab06.org

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