The 15th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2018)

The 15th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2018)
14-17 August 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

* Keynote speakers *

Auke Jan Ijspeert, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
Jan Peters, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan
Tom Froese, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

*Organising Committee*

Conference Chairs:        Jochen Triesch, John Hallam
Program Chair:              Poramate Manoonpong
Tutorial Chair:                Jørgen Christian Larsen

*Important Dates*

Paper Submission Deadline:  11st March, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:    15th May, 2018
Camera Ready Submission:    1st June, 2018
Tutorial Proposal Deadline:    21st May, 2018
Tutorial Notification of Acceptance:     31st May, 2018
Tutorials:  14th August, 2018
Conference: 15-17th August, 2018

 *Scope of the Conference*

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together
researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, artificial
life, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology
and related fields in order to further our understanding of the
behaviours 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 including robot
models, computer simulation models and mathematical models designed to
help characterise and compare various organisational principles or
architectures underlying adaptive behaviour in real animals and in
synthetic agents, the animats.

*Relevant Research Areas*

SAB2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of adaptive
behaviour in natural and artificial systems. Typical, but not
exclusive, topics of interest are:

Bio-inspired and hybrid robotics
Autonomous robotics
Humanoid robotics
Soft robotics
Cognitive and developmental robotics
The animat approach
Motor control
Body and brain co-evolution
Self-assembling and self-replication
Sensory-motor coordination
Action selection and behavioural sequencing
Navigation and mapping
Internal models and representation
Evolution, development and learning
Collective and social behaviour
Applied adaptive behaviour
Motivation and emotion
Communication and language
Emergent structures and behaviours
Neural correlates of behaviour
Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches
Software agents and virtual creatures
Philosophical and psychological issues
Animats in education

*Conference Format*

Following the tradition of SAB conferences, the conference will be
single track with additional poster sessions. There will also be a
day of tutorials (14th of August).

*Paper Submission Instruction and Publication Details*

Submitted papers must not exceed 12 pages. Detailed submission instructions will be made
available on the conference website.
All accepted papers with oral or poster  presentation will be published in
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series conference proceedings.
Selected authors may additionally be invited to submit extended versions
for a conference Special Issue of the Journal of Adaptive Behavior.


The SAB2018 organising committee invites proposals for tutorials,
which will be held on the 14th of August, 2018.

*Exhibition Section*

During SAB2018 there will be an exhibition section, where latest
developments in hardware and software technologies will be displayed
to the conference attendees and the Press.

*Further Information*

More information will be published on the conference website in October 2017.



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