[Computational-biology] Re: Call for Papers -- 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life: April 11-15, 2011, Paris, France

Hiroki Sayama via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by sayama from binghamton.edu)
Wed Sep 8 15:25:07 EST 2010


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                           Call for Papers

                           IEEE ALIFE 2011:
              The 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life

                         April 11 - 15, 2011
                            Paris, France

      At the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

              http://coco.binghamton.edu/ieee-alife2011/
                      http://www.ieee-ssci.org/


IEEE ALIFE 2011 brings together researchers working on the emerging
areas of Artificial Life and Complex Adaptive Systems, aiming to
understand and synthesize life-like systems and applying bio-inspired
synthetic methods to other science/engineering disciplines, including
Biology, Robotics, Social Sciences, among others.

Artificial Life is the study of the simulation and synthesis of living
systems. In particular, this science of generalized living and life-
like systems provides engineering with billions of years of design
expertise to learn from and exploit through the example of the
evolution of organic life on earth. Increased understanding of the
massively successful design diversity, complexity, and adaptability of
life is rapidly making inroads into all areas of engineering and the
Sciences of the Artificial. Numerous applications of ideas from nature
and their generalizations from life-as-we-know-it to life-as-it-could-
be continually find their way into engineering and science.

We invite submissions of high-quality contributions on a wide variety
of topics relevant to the wide research areas of Artificial Life.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission due:    October 31, 2010
Notification to authors: December 15, 2010
Camera-ready papers due: January 15, 2011
Symposium dates:         April 11-15, 2011

More information about paper formatting and submission instructions
will be available at the IEEE SSCI website: http://www.ieee-ssci.org/


TOPICS:

Some sample topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following aspects of Artificial Life:

    * Systems Biology, Astrobiology, Origins of Replicators and Life
    * Major Evolutionary Transitions
    * Applications in Nanotechnology, Compilable Matter, or Medicine
    * Genetic Regulatory Systems
    * Predictive Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
    * Self-reproduction, Self-Repair, and Morphogenesis
    * Robotic and Embodiment: Minimal, Adaptive, Ontogenetic and/or
Social Robotics
    * Human-Robot Interaction
    * Constructive Dynamical Systems and Complexity
    * Evolvability, Heritability, and Multicellularity
    * Information-Theoretic Methods in Life-like Systems
    * Sensor and Actuator Evolution and Adaptation
    * Wet and Dry Artificial Life (e.g. artificial cells; non-carbon based 
life)
    * Non-Traditional Computational Media
    * Emergence and Complexity
    * Multiscale Robustness and Plasticity
    * Phenotypic Plasticity and Adaptability in Scalable, Robust Growing 
Systems
    * Predictive Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems and Life-like Systems
    * Automata Networks and Cellular Automata
    * Ethics and Philosophy of Artificial Life
    * Co-evolution and Symbiogenesis
    * Simulation and Visualization Tools for Artificial Life
    * Replicator and Interaction Dynamics
    * Network Theory in Biology and Artificial Life
    * Synchronization and Biological Clocks
    * Methods and Applications of Evolutionary Developmental Systems
(e.g. developmental genetic-

regulatory networks (DGRNs), multicellularity)
    * Games and Generalized Biology
    * Self-organization, Swarms and Multicellular Systems
    * Emergence of Signaling and Communication
    * Applications in Sociology, Economics and Behavioral Sciences


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
Research Scientist, INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Head, FLOWERS team in developmental and social robotics

Dr. René Doursat
Director, Complex Systems Institute, Paris
Chair, ECAL 11: European Conference on Artificial Life 2011

(More keynote speaker(s) TBA)


ORGANIZATION:

Symposium Co-Chairs:

Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Terry Bossomaier, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Program Committee:

Hussein Abbass, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence
Force Academy, Australia
Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, UK
Andreas Albrecht, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Fernando Almeida e Costa, University of Sussex, UK
Lee Altenberg, University of Hawaii, USA
Takaya Arita, Nagoya University, Japan
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University, Canada
Randall Beer, Indiana University, USA
Axel Bender, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
René te Boekhorst, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Josh Bongard, University of Vermont, USA
Seth Bullock, University of Southampton, UK
Martin V. Butz, University of Würzburg, Germany
Lola Cañamero, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Marco Dorigo, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
René Doursat, Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France
Margaret J. Eppstein, University of Vermont, USA
Dario Floreano, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, USA
Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Steve Grand, Cyberlife Research, UK
David Green, Monash University, Australia
Pauline Haddow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, UK
Takashi Ikegami, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Jan T. Kim, University of East Anglia, UK
Hod Lipson, Cornell University, USA
Bob McKay, Seoul National University, Korea
Peter William McOwan, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Assif Mirza, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Amiram Moshaiov, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Akira Namatame, National Defense Academy, Japan
Stefano Nolfi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Italy
Ferdinand Peper, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan
Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Thomas S. Ray, University of Oklahoma, USA
Luis Rocha, Indiana University, USA
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University, USA
Adrian Stoica, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Masanori Sugisaka, Nippon Bunri University, Japan
Reiji Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Tim Taylor, Timberpost, UK
Christof Teuscher, Portland State University, USA
Hugo Touchette, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Andy Tyrrell, University of York, UK
Tatsuo Unemi, Soka University, Japan
Sebastian von Mammen, University of Calgary, Canada
Juyang Weng, Michigan State University, USA
Justin Werfel, Harvard University, USA
Jason Teo Tze Wi, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland, Australia
Larry Yaeger, Indiana University, USA

For more information:

Check the conference websites
    http://coco.binghamton.edu/ieee-alife2011/
    http://www.ieee-ssci.org/

Contact Hiroki Sayama, Co-Chair IEEE ALIFE 2011
(Email: sayama from binghamton.edu)



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