[robotics-worldwide] CFP - GECCO 2013 - ALIFE/ER Track

Nicolas Bredeche nicolas.bredeche at isir.upmc.fr
Mon Nov 12 08:26:44 PST 2012


(apologies for multiple-posting)

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CALL FOR PAPER  -  GECCO 2013  -  ALIFE/ER track
Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolvable Hardware

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Artificial Life, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolvable Hardware (ALIFE/ER TRACK)
2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013)
July 6-10, Amsterdam, Netherlands -- http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2013/

You are cordially invited to contribute to the Artificial Life /
Evolutionary Robotics
Track at GECCO 2013, the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
to take place in Amsterdam(Netherlands), 7-11 July 2013.

This track promotes evolutionary computation and bio-inspired heuristics as
instruments able to face engineering problems and scientific questions in
different
areas that include (but are not limited to): artificial life, evolutionary
robotics, and
evolvable hardware.

Artificial life studies artificial systems (software, hardware, or
chemical) with properties
similar to those of living systems. There are two main complementary goals:
to
better understand living systems and to use this understanding to build
artificial
systems with properties of living systems, such as behavior, adaptability,
evolvability,
active perception, communication, self-organization and cognition. This
track also
welcomes models of problem-solving through (social) agent interaction,
emergence of
collective phenomena and models of the dynamics of ecological interactions
in an
evolutionary context.

Evolutionary computation techniques can be particularly useful for a large
branch of
robotics. The evolution of controllers, morphologies, sensors, and
communication
protocols is being used to build systems to provide robust, adaptive and
scalable
solutions to different problems in robotics. This track welcomes
contributions
addressing problems from control to morphology, from single robot to
collective
adaptive systems. Contributions are expected to deal explicitly with
Evolutionary
Computation, with experiments either in simulation or with real robots.

The term evolvable hardware has been used in the past to denote both the
design of
electronic devices able to evolve themselves, and the generic exploitation
of evolutionary
techniques for creating hardware. While the first task sounds ambitious,
the second is
routinely applied by industries. Contributions in this area are expected to
show either real
and potential applications.

IMPORTANT DATES
* Submission deadline: January 23th, 2013
* Notification of paper acceptance: Mid-March, 2013
* Camera-ready submission: April 17th, 2013
* GECCO-2013 Conference: July 6-10, 2013

For more information, including submission guidelines, please see the GECCO
homepage at:
http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2013/

Best regards,

Track chairs:
Nicolas Bredeche        <http://people.isir.upmc.fr/bredeche>,
nicolas.bredeche(at)isir.upmc.fr
Thomas Schmickl       <http://zool33.uni-graz.at/artlife/>,
thomas.schmickl(at)uni-graz.at


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