[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Call for Submissions: Artificial Life Journal Special Issue on the Evolution of Physical Systems

Jean-Baptiste Mouret jean-baptiste.mouret at inria.fr
Mon Apr 18 05:12:11 PDT 2016


We are inviting submissions to a forthcoming special issue of Artificial
Life Journal devoted to the topic of the Evolution of Physical Systems
(EPS). This special issue emerges from a series of successful workshops
held at the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) sponsored
conferences ECAL and ALIFE. We use the term EPS to refer to evolutionary
algorithms which occur in real-world physical substrates rather than in
simulation. The term encompasses both parallel Embodied Evolution (Watson
et al., 2002), in which evolution is distributed across a population of
robots, as well as Evolutionary Robotics (Floreano and Mondada, 1994) where
evaluation is serialized on a single robot. Notable examples of EPS occur
across a wide variety of systems, ranging from Robotics (Zykov et al.,
2004)] to FPGAs (Thompson, 1996) to 3D printers (Rieffel and Sayles, 2010).

While submissions describing reality-based and model-free work is
encouraged, we would also be interested in submissions aimed at crossing
the “Reality Gap” between simulation and reality.

keywords: evolutionary robotics, embodied evolution, reality gap, evolvable

Special Issue Website:

Please direct all correspondence to rieffelj at union.edu

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016
Author Notification: July 1, 2016
Expected Publication: November 1, 2016

Special Issue Editors:
John Rieffel, Union College, USA (rieffelj at union.edu)
Jean-Baptiste Mouret, Inria Nancy - Grand Est, France (
jean-baptiste.mouret at inria.fr)
Nicolas Bredeche, Sorbonne Universités, France (nicolas.bredeche at upmc.fr)
Evert Haasdijk, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (e.haasdijk at vu.nl)

-- Jean-Baptiste Mouret

Inria / ERC Resibots


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