[Comp-neuro] SAB 2012 Odense 27-31 August 2012

John Hallam john at mmmi.sdu.dk
Wed Oct 19 13:29:34 CEST 2011


                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                        FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 12
The 12th International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB'12)
                   27-31 August 2012, Odense, Denmark

            (coming soon) http://www.sab2012.org/ (coming soon)

  Conference Chairs: John Hallam, Christian Balkenius, Tom Ziemke
  Local Organizers : John Hallam, TBD

Call for workshop deadline, April 2nd, 2012
Paper submission deadline, February  20th, 2012
Conference dates, August 28th-30th, 2012
Workshops date,	August 27th and 31st, 2012

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
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  

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
orally present their main results.

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 (double columns).
Detailed submission instructions will be available from the
conference Web site.

Please contact us at sab2012 at isab.org

John Hallam, Christian Balkenius, Tom Ziemke

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