[robotics-worldwide] [news] CFP International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2016)

Elio Tuci elio.tuci at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 03:22:15 PST 2015

                        SAB 2016: FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 14

The 14th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior

                        23-26 August 2016, Aberystwyth, UK



• Tutorial Proposal Deadline: 14th December, 2015

• Tutorial Notification of Acceptance: 11th January, 2016

• Tutorials: 23 August, 2016

• Paper Submission Deadline: Monday 21st March, 2016

• Notification of Acceptance: Monday 16th May, 2016

• Camera Ready Submission: Monday 6th June, 2016

• Conference: 24-26 August, 2016


• Conference Chairs: Myra S. Wilson, John Hallam

• Program Chairs: Elio Tuci, Alexandros Giagkos

• Tutorial Chair: Fred Labrosse

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 (robot models, computer simulation
models, 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.

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 August).

Relevant Research Areas

SAB 2016 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

- Autonomous robotics

- Humanoid robotics

- Cognitive and developmental robotics

- Software agents and virtual creatures

- Philosophical and psychological issues

- Animats in education

Paper Submission Instruction and Publication Details:

Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages. Detailed submission instructions
are available from the conference web site (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, Adaptive


The SAB 2016 organising committee invites proposals for tutorials, which
will be held on the 23rd August 2016. Instructions for preparing the
tutorial proposal and further details on the tutorials can be found at


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 web site
http://www.sab2016.org. For information about local arrangements,
registration forms, etc., please refer to the web site or contact the local
organisers at the address below.

Conference Address

Computer Science Department Llandinam Building Aberystwyth University,
Aberystwyth. SY23 3DB UK

Tel: +44-1970-622928

Fax: +44-1970-628536
email: sab2016-conference at isab.org

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