[Comp-neuro] [meetings] [LM2018] 2nd call for papers
vvouloutsi at ibecbarcelona.eu
Tue Feb 13 12:54:52 CET 2018
Please find below the second call for participation to the 7th edition
of Living Machines. Apologies for cross-posting but please share this
announcement with your colleagues.
Looking forward to seeing you in Paris!
/Second Call for Papers, Satellite Events and Sponsors/
*Living Machines VII: The 7th International Conference on Biomimetic and
*16 – 19 July 2018***
To be hosted at the Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle,
Grand Amphitéâtre du Museum,and UPMC, Paris, France, EU
Accepted papers will be published in
Springer/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence/
Submission deadline: March 12th, 2018
*ABOUT LIVING MACHINES 2018*
The development of future real-world technologies will depend strongly
on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living
systems and the flow of communication signals between living and
*Biomimetics*is the development of novel technologies through the
distillation of principles from the study of biological systems.The
investigation of biomimetic systems can serve two complementary goals.
First, a suitably designed and configured biomimetic artefact can be
used to test theories about the natural system of interest. Second,
biomimetic technologies can provide useful, elegant and efficient
solutions to unsolved challenges in science and engineering.
*Biohybrid*systems are formed by combining at least one biological
component—an existing living system—and at least one artificial,
newly-engineered component. By passing information in one or both
directions, such a system forms a new hybrid bio-artificial entity. The
theme of the conference also encompasses biomimetic methods for
manufacture, repair and recycling inspired by natural processes such as
reproduction, digestion, morphogenesis and metamorphosis.
The following are some examples of “Living Machines” as featured at past
•Biomimetic robots and their component technologies (sensors, actuators,
can interact with their physical and social environments.
•Biomimetic computers and architectures —neuromimetic emulations of the
physiological basis for complex adaptive behaviour.
•Active biomimetic materials and structures that self-organize and
•Nature-based designs and manufacturing processes.
•Biohybrid brain-machine interfaces and neuronal implants and
•Artificial organs and body-parts including sensory organ-chip hybrids
and advanced prostheses and cyber-physical systems.
•Organism-level biohybrids and symbiosis such as robot-animal or
The main conference will take the form of a*three-day single-track
oral*and*poster presentation programme*, 17th to 19th July 2018,Museum
National D’Histoire Naturelle,Grand Amphitéâtre du Museum,and
UPMC,Paris, France, EU.
The conference programme will include*five plenary lectures*from leading
international researchers in biomimetic and biohybrid systems, and the
demonstrations of state-of-the-art living machine technologies.
The full conference will be preceded by up to two days of*Satellite
Events*hosted atÉcole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
*SUBMITTING TO LIVING MACHINES 2018*
We invite both*full papers*and*extended abstracts*in areas related to
the conference themes. All contributions will be refereed, and accepted
papers will appear in the Living Machines Proceedings, published in
the*Springer-Verlag/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence/.*
Full papers (minimum 8 pages, up to 12 pages) are invited from
researchers at any stage in their career and should present significant
findings and advances in biomimetic or biohybrid research. More
preliminary work is better suited for short paper submission (minimum 4
pages, with a maximum of ten references and no more than three
self-citations).Full papers will be accepted for either oral
presentation (single track) or poster presentation with a short podium
preview. Extended abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation only.
Authors of the best full papers will be invited to submitted extended
versions of their paper for publication in a special issue of the Taylor
& Francis journal*Connection Science*.
Active researchers in biomimetic and biohybrid systems are invited to
propose topics for full or half-day*tutorials, symposia*or*workshops*on
related themes to be held on the 16^th July atthe École Normale
Supérieure in Paris (http://www.ens.fr/en
Attendance at satellite events will attract a small fee intended to
cover the costs of the meeting. There is flexibility about the content,
organisation, and budgeting for these events. Please contact us if you
are interested in organising a satellite event!
March 12th, 2018 Paper submission deadline
April 28th, 2018 Notification of acceptance
May 15th, 2018 Camera-ready copy
July 16th – 19th, 2018 Workshops and Conference
Organisations wishing to sponsor the conference in any way and gain the
corresponding benefits by promoting themselves and their products
through conference publications, conference events, and conference
publicity areencouraged to contact the organisers to discuss the terms
of sponsorship and necessary arrangements. We also offer a number of
attractive options to potential sponsors.
Consistent with the Living Machines’ tradition of choosing historical
venues at the crossroads between life and human sciences, this year the
conference will take place at theMuseum National D’Histoire
a historical museum located in the heart of Paris that for almost 400
years has focused on nature and its relationship with humans. The museum
is immersed in history, yet at the heart of current affairs, and is also
working to be projected towards the future. Poster sessions will be
organized at UPMC.
*Jose Halloy*,Université Paris Diderot(Local Organizing Chair)
*Paul Verschure*, IBEC-BIST (Co-Chair)
*Tony Prescott*, University of Sheffield (Steering Committee)
*Vicky Vouloutsi,*IBEC-BIST, Barcelona (Programme Chair)
*Michael Mangan*, University of Lincoln (Programme Co-Chair)
*Nathan Lepora*, University of Bristol (Communications)
*Anna Mura*, IBEC-BIST, Barcelona (Web and Communications)
*Stéphane Doncieux*, Prof. UMPC, ISIR
*Benoît Girard*, DR CNRS, UPMC, ISIR
*Emmanuelle Pouydebat*, DR CNRS, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle
*Vincent Bels*, Prof. Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle
Vicky Vouloutsi, PhD
Postdoc Researcher at the laboratory for Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive
and Cognitive Systems (SPECS <http://specs-lab.com/>)
mail: vvouloutsi at ibecbarcelona.eu <mailto:vvouloutsi at ibecbarcelona.eu>
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