SAB90 Call for Papers

Stewart Wilson wilson at THINK.COM
Tue Jan 2 14:23:43 EST 1990

Dear colleagues,

   Dr. Meyer and I would be very grateful if you would distribute
the following call for papers on your email list.

Stewart Wilson


                               Call for Papers


                An International Conference to be held in Paris
                            September 24-28, 1990

        The object of the conference is to bring together researchers in
        ethology, ecology, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, robotics,
        and related fields so as to further our understanding of the behaviors
        and underlying mechanisms that allow animals and, potentially,
        robots to adapt and survive in uncertain environments.

        The conference will focus particularly on simulation models in
        order to help characterize and compare various organizational principles
        or architectures capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real or
        artificial animals.

        Contact among scientists from diverse disciplines should contribute
        to better appreciation of each other's approaches and vocabularies,
        to cross-fertilization of fundamental and applied research, and
        to defining objectives, constraints, and challenges for future work.

        Contributions treating any of the following topics from the
        perspective of adaptive behavior will receive special emphasis.

   Individual and collective behaviors   Autonomous robots
   Action selection and behavioral       Hierarchical and parallel organizations
    sequences                            Self organization of behavioral
   Conditioning, learning and induction   modules
   Neural correlates of behavior         Problem solving and planning
   Perception and motor control          Goal directed behavior
   Motivation and emotion                Neural networks and classifier
   Behavioral ontogeny                    systems
   Cognitive maps and internal           Emergent structures and behaviors
    world models

        Authors are requested to send two copies (hard copy only) of a
        full paper to each of the Conference chairmen:

          Jean-Arcady MEYER                 Stewart WILSON
          Groupe de Bioinformatique         The Rowland Institute for Science
          URA686.Ecole Normale Superieure   100 Cambridge Parkway
          46 rue d'Ulm                      Cambridge, MA  02142
          75230 Paris Cedex 05              USA
          e-mail: meyer%FRULM63.bitnet@     e-mail: wilson at

       A brief preliminary letter to one chairman indicating the intention to
       participate--with the tentative title of the intended paper and a list 
       of the topics addressed--would be appreciated for planning purposes.  
       For conference information, please also contact one of the chairmen.

        Conference committee:

          Conference Chair              J.A. Meyer, S. Wilson

          Organizing Committee      Groupe de BioInformatique.ENS.France.
          and local arrangements    A. Guillot, J.A. Meyer, P. Tarroux,
                                       P. Vincens

          Program Committee     L. Booker, USA          R. Brooks, USA
                                P. Colgan, Canada       P. Greussay, France
                                D. McFarland, UK        L. Steels, Belgium
                                R. Sutton, USA          F. Toates, UK
                                D. Waltz, USA

        Official Language: English

        Important Dates

           31 May 90  Submissions must be received by the chairmen
           30 June 90  Notification of acceptance or rejection
           31 August 90   Camera ready revised versions due
           24-28 September 90  Conference dates


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