Wednesday, February 5, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Simulation of Adaptive Behavior 2014, Call for Papers - EXTENDED DEADLINE February 10th


                        FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 13
The 13th International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB2014)
                   22-26 July 2014, Castellon, Spain


  Conference Chairs: Angel P. del Pobil, John Hallam
  Program Chairs: Eris Chinellato, Enric Cervera, Antonio Morales
  Organizing Committee Chair: Ester Martinez-Martin

Call for workshops deadline: March 3rd, 2014
Paper submission deadline:   February 10th, 2014
Conference dates:            July 22nd-24th, 2014
Workshops dates:             July 27th and 28th, 2014

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together
researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, alife, control,
robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology, and related fields so as
to further our understanding of the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow
natural and artificial animals to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The
conference will focus on experiments with well-defined models --- robot models,
computer simulation models, mathematical models --- designed to help characterize
and compare various organizational principles or architectures underlying adaptive
behavior in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.

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

The Animat approach
Motor control
Body and brain co-evolution
Self-assembling and self-replication
Sensory-motor coordination
Action selection and behavioral sequencing
Navigation and mapping
Internal models and representation
Evolution, development and learning
Motivation and emotion
Collective and social behavior
Communication and language
Emergent structures and behaviors
Neural correlates of behavior
Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches
Bio-inspired and hybrid robotics
Autonomous robotics
Humanoid robotics
Cognitive and developmental robotics
Embodiment and soft robotics
Software agents and virtual creatures
Applied adaptive behavior
Animats in education
Philosophical and psychological issues

Authors should make every effort to suggest implications of their work for both
natural and artificial animals, and to distinguish the portions of their work
which use simulation from those using a physical agent.

Papers that do not deal explicitly with adaptive behavior will be rejected.

Following the tradition of SAB conferences, the conference will be single track,
with additional poster sessions. Each poster session will start with poster
spotlights giving presenters the opportunity to present orally their main results.

PUBLISHER:  Springer Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence.
Both oral and poster presentations will be published in the conference
proceedings.  Selected authors may additionally be invited to submit extended
versions for a conference Special Issue of the Journal of Adaptive Behavior.

Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages.
Detailed submission instructions will be available from the conference Web site.

Please contact us at if you have questions

John Hallam, Angel P. del Pobil

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