Conference Announcement and FINAL Call For Papers
FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS
Third International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB94)
Brighton, UK, August 8-12, 1994
The object of the conference is to bring together researchers in
ethology, psychology, ecology, cybernetics, artificial intelligence,
robotics, and related fields so as to further our understanding of
the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow animals and,
potentially, robots to adapt and survive in uncertain environments.
The conference will focus particularly on well-defined models,
computer simulations, and built robots in order to help characterize
and compare various organizational principles or architectures
capable of inducing adaptive behavior in real or artificial animals.
Contributions treating any of the following topics from the
perspective of adaptive behavior will receive special emphasis.
Individual and collective behavior Autonomous robots
Neural correlates of behavior Hierarchical and parallel organizations
Perception and motor control Emergent structures and behaviors
Motivation and emotion Problem solving and planning
Action selection and behavioral Goal directed behavior
sequences Neural networks and evolutionary
Ontogeny, learning and evolution computation
Internal world models Characterization of environments
and cognitive processes Applied adaptive behavior
Authors should make every effort to suggest implications of their
work for both natural and artificial animals. Papers which do not
deal explicitly with adaptive behavior will be rejected.
Authors are requested to send five copies (hard copy only) of a full paper
to the Program Chair (Dave Cliff). Papers should not exceed 10 pages
(excluding the title page), with 1 inch margins all around, and no smaller
than 10 pt (12 pitch) type (Times Roman preferred). LaTex template
available by email, see below. This is same format as SAB90 and SAB92.
Each paper must include a title page containing the following: (1) Full
names, postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses (if available),
and fax numbers for each author, (2) A 100-200 word abstract, (3) The
topic area(s) in which the paper could be reviewed (see list above).
Camera ready versions of the papers, in two-column format, will be
required after acceptance. Computer, video, and robotic demonstrations
are also invited. Please contact Phil Husbands to make arrangements for
demonstrations. Other program proposals will also be considered.
Philip HUSBANDS Jean-Arcady MEYER Stewart WILSON
School of Cognitive Groupe de Bioinformatique The Rowland Institute
and Comp. Sciences Ecole Normale Superieure for Science
University of Sussex 46 rue d'Ulm 100 Cambridge Parkway
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK 75230 Paris Cedex 05 Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
philh at cogs.susx.ac.ukmeyer at wotan.ens.frwilson at smith.rowland.org
Program Chair: David CLIFF
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
e-mail: davec at cogs.susx.ac.uk
Financial Chair: P. Husbands, H. Roitblat
Local Arrangements: I. Harvey, P. Husbands
M. Arbib, USA R. Arkin, USA R. Beer, USA
A. Berthoz, France L. Booker, USA R. Brooks, USA
P. Colgan, Canada T. Collett, UK H. Cruse, Germany
J. Delius, Germany J. Ferber, France N. Franceschini, France
S. Goss, Belgium J. Halperin, Canada I. Harvey, UK
I. Horswill, USA A. Houston, UK L. Kaelbling, USA
H. Klopf, USA L-J. Lin, USA P. Maes, USA
M. Mataric, USA D. McFarland, UK G. Miller, UK
R. Pfeifer, Switzerland H. Roitblat, USA J. Slotine, USA
O. Sporns, USA J. Staddon, USA F. Toates, UK
P. Todd, USA S. Tsuji, Japan W. Uttal, USA
D. Waltz, USA.
Official Language: English
Publisher: MIT Press/Bradford Books
The conference will be held in the centre of Brighton, on the South Coast.
This is a resort town, less than one hour from London, only 30 mins from
London Gatwick airport. A number of invited speakers will be giving tutorial
talks in subject areas covered by the conference. Through sponsorship,
conference fees will be kept to a minimum and there should also be some
travel grants available. We have made arrangements for the Proceedings to
be available at the conference, which requires efficient processing of
submitted papers; hence if possible first submissions should be made using
LaTex template available by email.
Email sab94 at cogs.susx.ac.uk with subject line "Subscribe mail-list"
to be put on our mailing list and be sent further information about
conference arrangements when available.
Email sab94 at cogs.susx.ac.uk with subject line "LaTex template"
to be sent LaTex template for camera-ready and for initial submissions.
JAN 5, 1994: Submission deadline
MAR 10: Notification of acceptance or rejection
APR 10: Camera ready revised versions due
MAY 1: Early registration deadline
JUL 8: Regular registration deadline
AUG 8-12: Conference dates
General queries to: sab94 at cogs.susx.ac.uk