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Final CFP: Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics - IEEE CEC 2009

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  • sabine.hauert
    * Apologies for multiple postings * ================================================ FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE CEC 2009 - Special Session on Evolutionary
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 30, 2008
      * Apologies for multiple postings *


      IEEE CEC 2009 - Special Session on "Evolutionary Robotics"
      Trondheim, Norway, 18th-21st of May, 2009


      **** Extended deadline: 14th of November 2008 ****



      Patricia A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University)
      Sabine Hauert (EPFL-Lausanne)
      Dario Floreano (EPFL-Lausanne)
      Phil Husbands (University of Sussex)


      Evolutionary Robotics (ER) aims to apply evolutionary computation
      techniques, inspired by Darwin's principle of selective reproduction
      of the fittest, to automatically design the control and/or hardware of
      both real and simulated autonomous robots.

      Having an intrinsic interdisciplinary character, ER is being employed
      towards the development of many fields of research, among which we can
      highlight neuroscience, cognitive science, evolutionary biology and
      robotics. Hence the objective of this special session is to assemble a
      set of high-quality original contributions that reflect and advance
      the state-of-the-art in the area of Evolutionary Robotics, with an
      emphasis on the cross-fertilization between ER and the aforementioned
      research areas, ranging from theoretical analysis to real-life


      Authors of the best selected paper from among those accepted for the
      "Evolutionary Robotics" session will be invited to submit an extended
      version for review for possible publication as a chapter in the
      forthcoming book "The Horizons of Evolutionary Robotics" edited by
      Patricia A. Vargas, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Inman Harvey and Phil Husbands
      (target publisher MIT Press).


      Submissions should follow the guidance given on the IEEE CEC 2009
      conference website: http://www.cec-2009.org When
      submitting, please select the special session on "Evolutionary
      Robotics". All submissions will be peer-reviewed with the same
      criteria used for other contributed papers. All accepted papers will
      be included in the published conference proceedings.

      TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (but are not restricted to)

      * Evolution of robots which display minimal cognitive behaviour,
      learning, memory, spatial cognition, adaptation or homeostasis.
      * Evolution of neural controllers for robots, aimed at giving an
      insight to neuroscientists or advancing control structures.
      * Evolution of communication, cooperation and competition, using
      robots as a research platform.
      * Co-evolution and the evolution of collective behaviour.
      * Evolution of morphology in close interaction with the environment,
      giving rise to self-reconfigurable, self-designing, self-healing and
      self-reproducing robots or humanoid and walking robots.
      * Evolution of robot systems aimed at real-world applications as in
      aerial robotics, space exploration, industry, search and rescue, robot
      companions, entertainment and games.
      * Evolution of controllers on board real robots or the real-time
      evolution of robot hardware.
      * Novel or improved algorithms for the evolution or robot systems.
      * The use of evolution for the artistic exploration of robot design.

      IMPORTANT DATES (modified)

      Paper Submission:......................November 14, 2008
      Notification of Acceptance:........February 06, 2009
      Camera-Ready Submission:.....February 27, 2009


      Dr. Patricia A. Vargas
      Research Fellow
      School of Maths and Computer Science
      Heriot-Watt University, UK
      Phone: +44 (0)7798 645 621
      Email: p.a.vargas@...

      Sabine Hauert
      Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
      EPFL, Switzerland
      Phone: +41 (0)21 693 77 59
      Email: sabine.hauert@...
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