ICES98: First Call for Papers

Moshe Sipper moshes at lslsun7.epfl.ch
Sun Apr 13 10:48:11 EST 1997


                         First Call for Papers

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         | Second  International  Conference  on  Evolvable |
         | Systems:  From  Biology  to  Hardware  (ICES98)  |
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      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.
                         September 24-26 1998


    The idea of evolving machines, whose origins can be traced to the
cybernetics movement of the 1940s and the 1950s, has recently resurged
in the form of the nascent field of bio-inspired systems and
evolvable hardware.  The inaugural workshop, Towards Evolvable
Hardware, took place in Lausanne in October 1995, followed by the
First International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to
Hardware (ICES96), held in Japan in October 1996.

    Following the success of these past events, ICES98 will reunite
this burgeoning community, presenting the latest developments in the
field, bringing together researchers who use biologically inspired
concepts to implement real systems in artificial intelligence,
artificial life, robotics, VLSI design, and related domains. Topics to
be covered will include, but not be limited to, the following list:

    o Evolving hardware systems.  
    o Evolutionary hardware design methodologies.  
    o Evolutionary design of electronic circuits. 
    o Self-replicating hardware. 
    o Self-repairing hardware. 
    o Neural hardware.  
    o Adaptive hardware platforms.
    o Autonomous robots.  
    o Evolutionary robotics.  
    o Bio-robotics.
    o Applications of nanotechnology. 
    o Biological- or chemical-based systems. 
    o DNA computing.


General chair: Daniel Mange, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

Program chair: Moshe Sipper, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

International steering committee
    o  Tetsuya Higuchi, Electrotechnical Laboratory (Japan)
    o  Hiroaki Kitano, Sony Computer Science Laboratory (Japan)
    o  Daniel Mange, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
    o  Moshe Sipper, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
    o  Andres Perez-Uribe, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Conference Secretariat: Andres Perez-Uribe, Swiss Federal Institute of
     Technology (CH)


Important dates

    o March 1998:  Submission deadline.
    o May 1998:    Notification of acceptance.
    o June 1998:   Camera-ready due.
    o September 24-26 1998:     Conference dates.


Program Committee 

o Igor Aleksander (UK)
o David Andre (USA)
o William W. Armstrong (Canada)
o Forrest H. Bennett III (USA)
o Joan Cabestany (Spain)
o Russell J. Deaton (USA)
o Dario Floreano (Switzerland)
o David B. Fogel (USA)
o Hugo de Garis (Japan)
o Max H. Garzon (USA)
o Wulfram Gerstner (Switzerland)
o Reiner W. Hartenstein (Germany)
o Inman Harvey (UK) 
o Hitoshi Hemmi (Japan)  
o John R. Koza (USA)
o Pier L. Luisi (Switzerland)
o Bernard Manderick (Belgium) 
o Pierre Marchal (Switzerland)
o Juan J. Merelo (Spain)
o Francesco Mondada (Switzerland)
o J. Manuel Moreno (Spain)
o Pascal Nussbaum (Switzerland)
o Christian Piguet (Switzerland) 
o James Reggia (USA)
o Eytan Ruppin (Israel)
o Eduardo Sanchez (Switzerland)
o Andre Stauffer (Switzerland) 
o Luc Steels (Belgium)
o Adrian Thompson (UK) 
o Marco Tomassini (Switzerland)
o Goran Wendin (Sweden)
o Lewis Wolpert (UK)
o Xin Yao (Australia) 

Web page

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                  | http://lslwww.epfl.ch/ices98/ |
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