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

Elio Tuci elio.tuci at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 05:42:29 PDT 2016

                      *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*

      Paper Submission Deadline:              8th April, 2016 (extended)
      Notification of Acceptance:              16th May, 2016
      Camera Ready Submission:                 6th Jun., 2016
      Tutorial Proposal Deadline:              21st May, 2016
      Tutorial Notification of Acceptance:     31th May, 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 12 pages. Detailed submission
instructions are available from the conference website
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sab2016.org&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0P5ia88EJZXGdmrVo2jbgrMmGWfEEM42ufXf8ouw17w&s=Nhr4vRD_5zTVlCTs_xOGrs-64Ca7xWj4yDH_6aEGm0U&e= ). 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 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sab2016.org&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0P5ia88EJZXGdmrVo2jbgrMmGWfEEM42ufXf8ouw17w&s=Nhr4vRD_5zTVlCTs_xOGrs-64Ca7xWj4yDH_6aEGm0U&e= .

                       *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*

Two best paper prizes will be awarded at the end of the conference to
honour the authors of papers of exceptional merit. The prizes will be
sponsored by Springer and Webots. For more information please refer to
the official SAB2016 website.

                        *Student Bursaries*

ISAB sponsored student bursaries are available to cover conference fees,
meals and accommodation. Preference will be given to students who are
first authors on accepted papers.  Information on how to apply can be
found on https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sab2016.org&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0P5ia88EJZXGdmrVo2jbgrMmGWfEEM42ufXf8ouw17w&s=Nhr4vRD_5zTVlCTs_xOGrs-64Ca7xWj4yDH_6aEGm0U&e= .

                       *Further Information*

Up-to-date information will be published on the website
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sab2016.org&d=CwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0P5ia88EJZXGdmrVo2jbgrMmGWfEEM42ufXf8ouw17w&s=Nhr4vRD_5zTVlCTs_xOGrs-64Ca7xWj4yDH_6aEGm0U&e= . 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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