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[Neuroscience] Adaptive Representations -- workshop, GECCO 2006

Marc Toussaint mtoussai at inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu Feb 23 09:54:06 EST 2006

                            Call for Papers

                  Workshop on ADAPTIVE REPRESENTATIONS

                   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2006

                       to be held as part of the
   2006 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2006)
               Seattle, Washington, USA, July 8-12, 2006

organized by:
Marc Toussaint, University of Edinburgh, UK (mtoussai at inf.ed.ac.uk)
Edwin D. de Jong, Utrecht University (dejong at cs.uu.nl)

Nature has developed an ingenious language to describe organisms: the
genetic system. From theory we know that the choice of representation
has a crucial influence on the search distribution and the chances to
find solutions in a search process. In this view, how can we learn a
suitable representation from previous evaluations of samples that will
facilitate the search for better solutions? And how can continuous
self-adaptation of the representation in evolutionary processes be
performed and understood? In this workshop we would like to gather
work from different approaches to these questions and initiate a
discussion, particularly between people from different theoretical,
experimental, or biological backgrounds, aiming at a common framework
and language to address such questions.


We encourage theoretical as well as experimental contributions that
investigate how efficient representations can be explicitly learned
 from data or developed adaptively, e.g. for interesting
applications. We explicitly also encourage contributions that discuss
the evolution of the natural genetic language as such, either from a
phenomenological viewpoint, or with regard to the possible underlying
mechanisms of this evolution, or in view of theoretical insights in
the role of representations in general search processes.


We encourage full paper submissions (Gecco guidlines) which, on
acceptance, will appear in the GECCO workshop proceedings. Please
follow the GECCO formatting guidelines and submit papers in PDF format
to mtoussai at inf.ed.ac.uk.


March 31, 2006    electronic submission deadline
April 5, 2006     author notifications sent
April 19, 2006    camera-ready copy deadline

Please, for further information refer to the workshop's homepage


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