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[Computational-biology] Call for Papers: BICT 2014 Special Track on Morphogenetic Collective Systems (DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sep. 1st)

Hiroki Sayama via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by sayama from binghamton.edu)
Wed Aug 6 08:40:58 EST 2014

Call for Papers:
BICT 2014 Special Track on Morphogenetic Collective Systems (MCS)
December 1 - December 3, 2014
Boston, MA, USA

Real-world biological collectives show various kinds of complex
phenomena, such as multi-cellular organisms' morphogenesis and
physiological control, colony building and maintenance by termites,
and growth and self-organization of human social systems. These
systems operate with emergent, yet highly sophisticated, internal
regulation mechanisms that typically involve (1) heterogeneity of
components, (2) dynamic differentiation/re-differentiation of
components, and (3) local information sharing among components. These
features are often omitted in traditional models of collective
behaviors, yet the dynamics and capabilities of such morphogenetic
collective systems have high relevance to scientific inquiries and
great potential for applications in engineering, computer science and

This special track seeks high-quality, original contributions on a
wide variety of topics relevant to morphogenetic collective
systems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Theories and models of morphogenetic collective systems
* Pattern formation, self-organization and self-repair
* Biological examples of morphogenetic collective systems
* Socio-economical examples of morphogenetic collective systems
* Novel behaviors of morphogenetic swarms
* Evolution of morphogenetic collective systems
* Design and programming of morphogenetic collective systems
* Algorithms based on or inspired by morphogenetic collective systems
* Applications to computational problem solving
* Applications to information and communication network design
* Applications to robotics and engineering
* Applications to biology/biomedicine

Regular paper submission due: September 1 (EXTENDED)
Notification for regular papers: September 22
Short, work-in-progress paper submission due: September 22
Notification for short, work-in-progress papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13

Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each),
short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages
each) in ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper
with extra page charges. See
http://bionetics.org/2014/show/initial-submission for more details.

All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing
by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many
more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading
journals including:
ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
Elsevier Information Sciences
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal
Cloud-integrated Cyber-Physical Systems (Springer book)

Hiroki Sayama
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY, USA

Jacob Beal (BBN Technologies, USA)
Sylvain Cussat-Blanc (University of Toulouse, France)
Rene Doursat (CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Sebastian von Mammen (University of Augsburg, Germany)

For more information, contact the track chair (sayama from binghamton.edu).

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