[Comp-neuro] 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS - IEEE CEC 2012 - Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics

Andrea Maesani andrea.maesani at epfl.ch
Mon Dec 5 10:09:10 CET 2011

IEEE CEC 2012 -- Special Session on Evolutionary Robotics
Brisbane, Australia. 10-15 June, 2012


General Chairs:
Patricia A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University - Scotland)
Dario Floreano (EPFL - Switzerland)
Phil Husbands (University of Sussex - England)

Publicity and Programme Chairs:
Andrea Maesani (EPFL - Switzerland)
Renan C. Moioli  (University of Sussex - England)

Website: http://lis2.epfl.ch/events/specialsessions/CEC12/

Evolutionary Robotics (ER) aims to apply evolutionary computation
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
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
original contributions that reflect and advance the state-of-the-art
in the area
of Evolutionary Robotics, with an emphasis on the cross-fertilisation
ER and the aforementioned research areas, ranging from theoretical analysis
to real-life applications.

Post Conference Publication:
Authors of best papers will be asked to contribute
to a journal special issue on the topic of "Evolutionary Robotics".

Paper Submission:
Submissions should follow the guidance given on the IEEE CEC 2012
conference website: http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/

When submitting, please select :
- submission to IEEE-CEC 2012
then as the main research topic the Special Session on “Evolutionary
Robotics” : S23 - Evolutionary Robotics.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for
other contributed papers. All accepted papers will be included and
published in the 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, evolutionary biologists 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,
self-reproducing, 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 of robot systems.
. The use of evolution for the artistic exploration of robot design.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission: December 19, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: February 20, 2012
Camera-Ready Submission: April 02, 2012
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