[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP for Simulation of Adaptive Behavior 2016

John Hallam rw at j.hallam.dk
Wed Nov 4 07:01:03 PST 2015

                      *SAB2016 – CALL FOR PAPERS*
                      FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 14
        The 14th International Conference on the Simulation of
                      Adaptive Behavior (SAB2016)
                 23-26 August 2016, Aberystwyth, UK

                       *Organising Committee*

      Conference Chairs:        Myra S. Wilson, John Hallam
      Program Chairs:           Elio Tuci, Alexandros Giagkos
      Tutorial Chair:           Fred Labrosse

                         *Important Dates*

      Tutorial Proposal Deadline:             14th Dec, 2015
      Tutorial Notification of Acceptance:    11th Jan, 2016
      Paper Submission Deadline:              21st Mar, 2016
      Notification of Acceptance:             16th May, 2016
      Camera Ready Submission:                 6th Jun, 2016
      Tutorials:                              23rd Aug, 2016
      Conference:                          24-26th Aug, 2016

                     *Scope of the Conference*

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together 
researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, artificial 
life, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology 
and related fields in order to further our understanding of the 
behaviours 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 including robot 
models, computer simulation models and mathematical models designed to 
help characterise and compare various organisational principles or 
architectures underlying adaptive behaviour in real animals and in 
synthetic agents, the animats.

                     *Relevant Research Areas*

SAB2016 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of adaptive 
behaviour in natural and artificial systems. Typical, but not 
exclusive, topics of interest are:

 The animat approach
 Motor control
 Body and brain co-evolution
 Self-assembling and self-replication
 Sensory-motor coordination
 Action selection and behavioural sequencing
 Navigation and mapping
 Internal models and representation
 Evolution, development and learning
 Collective and social behaviour
 Applied adaptive behaviour
 Motivation and emotion
 Communication and language
 Emergent structures and behaviours
 Neural correlates of behaviour
 Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches
 Bio-inspired and hybrid robotics
 Autonomous robotics
 Humanoid robotics
 Cognitive and developmental robotics
 Software agents and virtual creatures
 Philosophical and psychological issues
 Animats in education
                       *Conference Format*

Following the tradition of SAB conferences, the conference will be 
single track with additional poster sessions. There will also be a 
day of tutorials (23rd of August).

       *Paper Submission Instruction and Publication Details*

Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages. Detailed submission 
instructions are available from the conference website 
(http://www.sab2016.org). All accepted papers with oral or poster 
presentation will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial 
Intelligence series conference proceedings. Selected authors may 
additionally be invited to submit extended versions for a conference 
Special Issue of the Journal of Adaptive Behavior.


The SAB2016 organising committee invites proposals for tutorials, 
which will be held on the 23rd of August, 2016. Instructions for 
preparing the tutorial proposal and further details on the tutorials 
can be found at http://www.sab2016.org.

                       *Exhibition Section*

During SAB2016 there will be an exhibition section, where latest 
developments in hardware and software technologies will be displayed 
to the conference attendees and the Press.

                        *Best Paper Award*

Details of the best paper award will be announced in due course.

                       *Further Information*

Up-to-date information will be published on the website 
http://www.sab2016.org. For information about local arrangements, 
registration forms, etc., please refer to the website or contact 
the local organisers at the address below.

                       *Conference Address*

Computer Science Department
Llandinam Building
Aberystwyth University                          Tel: +44-1970-622928
Aberystwyth                                     Fax: +44-1970-628536
SY23 3DB
UK                                       sab2016-conference at isab.org

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