[robotics-worldwide] [news] CFP IJCNN 2017 Workshop on 'Developmental Plasticity and Evolutionary Robotics', Anchorage, May 19, 2017 (Half day)

Enric Cervera Mateu enric.cervera at icc.uji.es
Tue Mar 21 14:25:03 PDT 2017


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        Call for Papers  **** EXTENDED DEADLINE****

IJCNN 2017 Workshop on 'Developmental Plasticity and Evolutionary
Robotics', Anchorage, May 19, 2017 (Half day)

You are kindly invited to contribute to the IJCNN 2017 Half day Workshop on
'Developmental Plasticity and Evolutionary Robotics' which will be held in
Anchorage, on May 29, 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 International Joint
Conference on Neural Networks:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ijcnn.org_workshops&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=J5xn-hX3jhu_p4gnkI8VnY8UdSOYtFmA5xw1NYyCn2E&s=9tcO-a_SHya8MqwMTRDo8TtU2ZunLN1T1FArGLT1Y9E&e= 

This workshop will address the impact that developmental plasticity can
have on evolutionary robotics from a multidisciplinary perspective. Given
its fundamental role in driving diversification and speciation, this
emerging and growing area of research can possibly contribute to a new
paradigm in developmental and evolutionary robotics. We will discuss how
developmental (phenotypic) plasticity can play a major role in emerging
paradigms in evolutionary robotics. Recent progress in evolutionary biology
suggests that the interplay between robotics research and the current
understanding of the plasticity mechanisms underlying the development of
living organisms is a very promising track to be followed. Interaction
between the two fields is useful for both evolutionary robotics, which can
take inspiration from biological solutions to engineering problems, and
evolutionary biology, that can benefit from artificial emulation of
biological mechanisms which can prove the validity of research hypothesis.

Read more here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robinlab.uji.es_worshop-2Ddevelopmental-2D&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=J5xn-hX3jhu_p4gnkI8VnY8UdSOYtFmA5xw1NYyCn2E&s=Mkc0C4KhDrnxvhLBLIE0OFzuyif0ScaQPAKLdkua6aM&e= 
plasticity-and-evolutionary-robotics

**** Submission information ****

Please send your abstracts to <pobil at uji.es>, as an attached PDF file.
Please include [IJCNN_WS] in the subject

Important Dates:

April 2nd : Abstract Submission Deadline
April 10th, 2017: Notification of Acceptance

Abstract Format: 1 to 2 pages, plus references, in two-column regular IJCNN
paper format.

Accepted contributions will be presented at the workshop (15-min oral
presentations)

More details at the website above (it will be kept updated)

**** Workshop format ****
The workshop will be organized in such a way as to generate fruitful
discussions, it will consist of invited presentations (30 min. each) and
regular presentations (15 min. each) with a significant amount of
additional time for a panel discussion.

**** Proceedings ****
Proceedings will consist of accepted and invited contributions in final
form, the conclusions resulting from the discussions, along with other
relevant materials.

We look forward to your active participation

All the best
Angel and Fumiya
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Angel P. del Pobil
Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Robotic Intelligence Laboratory
Jaume-I University, Castellon, Spain
pobil at uji.es

Fumiya Iida
Department of Engineering
Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
fi224 at cam.ac.uk


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