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Workshop on Self-organization in Representations for Evolutionary Algorithms, 2nd, at GECCO in Washington on June 25-29, 2005 (2nd CFP)

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    Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers Second Workshop on SELF-ORGANIZATION IN REPRESENTATIONS FOR EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS: Building complexity from
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      Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

      Second Workshop on
      Building complexity from simplicity

      to be held as part of the
      June 25-29, 2005 (Saturday-Wednesday)
      Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
      Washington, DC, USA
      Organized by ACM SIG-EVO

      Papers submission deadline: 14 March, 2005 (email: igaribay@...)

      The success of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) on a wide range of
      otherwise intractable problems has promoted its use. As EAs are
      applied to increasingly difficult problems that require increasingly
      complex solutions, they face a number of problems: premature convergence
      to suboptimal solutions, stagnation of search in large search spaces,
      negative epistatic effects, disruption of large building blocks, and
      scalability, among others. Nature evolves instructions in the form of
      genes that are used to specify the construction of organisms using a
      highly non-linear process: development.
      Self-organization is fundamental to the developmental process at all
      levels: molecular, genetic, and cellular. With new reports of the
      number of genes in the human genome being revised downwards, the role
      of self-organization in complex webs of gene regulation is all the
      more salient. Given these new findings, perhaps the self-organization
      of genotypic instructions that transform genotype to phenotype is a
      key missing ingredient necessary for unleashing the evolution of complex
      and scalable solutions with emergent phenomena such as: scale-free-ness,
      adaptability, innovation, evolvability, and robustness. This workshop will
      focus on domain-independent methods for representing complex solutions
      with self-organizable building blocks, and on developmental principles
      for specifying the construction of complex systems. This workshop welcomes
      submissions from computer science and engineering, as well as from
      biologists on relevant topics that may help shed light on self-organizing
      principles for evolutionary computation.

      Topics of interest include:

      * Models of complexity building using self-organization
      * Emergent behavior in representations
      * Methods of design and evaluation of self-organizable representational
      building blocks
      * Scalability of self-organizational processes to high complexities
      * Self-organization theoretical approaches: complexity, chaos, synergetics,
      self-organized criticality, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, etc.
      * Self-organized development
      * Genotype-phenotype mappings for self-organization and single & multicellular
      * Pattern formation, morphogenesis, cellular differentiation, and growth
      * Models of genetic regulatory networks, modularity, segmentation, and
      * Scalability & Evolvability of developmental processes
      * Robustness, self-repair and regeneration in developmental processes
      * Real world applications of developmental principles

      Workshop Format:

      This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from diverse problem domains
      to informally discuss issues related to the representation of complex solutions
      using self-organization of simple building blocks for evolutionary algorithms
      in particular, and the issue of building complexity from simplicity in general.
      We welcome technical papers describing completed or on-going research as well
      as position papers outlining current research issues, approaches or research
      agendas. We also welcome suggestions to panel discussions. Preprints will be
      circulated by email prior to the meeting.

      Workshop Submission Instructions:

      The style of the paper should follow the GECCO 2005 Workshops guidelines.
      Authors are requested to submit their papers in electronic form (postscript
      or PDF) via email to: igaribay@.... Accepted papers will be published
      in the GECCO-2005 CD-ROM.

      Important Dates:

      Submission Deadline: 14 March, 2005
      Author Notification: 8 April, 2005
      Camera-Ready Deadline: 22 April, 2005

      Attendance: Open to all GECCO 2005 attendees


      Ivan I. Garibay*, Sanjeev Kumar**, Ozlem Garibay* and Hal Stringer*
      * Evolutionary Computation Laboratory - University of Central Florida
      ** Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies - George Mason University

      Program Committee:

      Josh Bongard, Sibley School of Mech. and Aerospace Eng., Cornell University
      Peter Eggenberger, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Zurich
      Gregory Hornby, Computational Sciences Div. at NASA Ames Research Center,
      Ivan Garibay, School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida
      Ozlem Garibay, School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida
      Sanjeev Kumar, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
      W. B. Langdon, Computer Science, University College, London
      Joseph Lewis, Computer Science Department, San Diego State University
      Julian Miller, Department of Electronics, University of York
      Tim Otter, Department of Biology, Albertson College of Idaho
      Paul Wiegand, Naval Research Labs. Washington D.C.
      Annie Wu, School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida

      For more information, comments or suggestions please email Ivan Garibay at
      igaribay@... or visit http://ivan.research.ucf.edu/SOEA-2005.htm
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