Call for Workshop Papers (CFP) > Modelling Adaptive and Cognitive Systems  at SBIA/SBRN/JRI Joint Conference,,

October 26-30, 2008, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

What are the mechanisms underlining the emergence of cognitive and adaptive processes? What kind of theoretical and empirical constraints must we consider to model and simulate these processes in artificial agents and systems? How can processes and representations be meaningful to artificial agents? These are some of the questions that building and simulating computational models can help answer.

Artificial Life, Animats, Synthetic Ethology, Evolutionary Robotics and Computational Semiotics are some of the interdisciplinary areas of research involved in the synthetic design of artificial cognitive systems and creatures. These areas have been designing artificial environments that work as experimental labs, where it is possible to test the predictions derived from theoretical models, and provide us with opportunities to specify theories with computational formalisms. Moreover, it provides a new generation of more flexible and robust artificial systems able to interact with an unpredictable dynamical world, thus ever more ‘intelligent’ technological artifacts.

Due to its inherited multi-disciplinarity, this workshop will have a diverse audience composed of different communities. This audience involves researchers from areas such as: Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Cognitive Robotics, Computational Neuroscience, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science.

*Topics: The workshop seeks contributions in topics within computational models and experiments involving adaptive and cognitive systems. Topics of interest for this special track on cognitive systems include among others:
– Adaptive behavior modeling and simulation
– Evolution of complex adaptive behavior
– Artificial Life, Animats, Robotics and multi-robots models
– Agent-based models of biological systems and processes
– Artificial systems as models of biological processes
– Biosemiotic processes and systems
– Modeling of meaning and information processing
– Representation and symbol grounding
– Emergence, Complexity and Self-organization
– Epistemological and Methodological issues

It is of special interest of this workshop, computer models and simulations of cognitive processes inspired by biological/empirical motivations. Researchers dealing with issues related with representation in artificial systems (e.g. symbol grounding, language, meaning) are particularly encourage to submit contributions to the workshop.

*Important Dates

> June 25, 2008 – Submission Deadline
> July 25, 2008 – Notification to authors
> August 15, 2008 – Camera-ready copies of papers
> October 26-30, 2008 – Joint Conference SBIA/SBRN/JRI 2008
> October 26-30, 2008 – ADAPTCOG 2008

*Submission Instructions

You are invited to submit papers to the upcoming Workshop on Modelling Adaptive and Cognitive Systems. Papers must be written in English and may have a length of up to 10 pages, including tables, figures, and references. Like the main conference, papers must conform to the Springer LNCC/LNAI style. It is recommended that authors use Springer-Verlag template files (see, section “Proceedings and Other Multi-author Volumes” for formatting instructions) to minimize possible conflicts of paper length when preparing the camera ready.

Papers should be formatted in PDF (preferred) or PostScript, and submitted electronically only, through the JEMS Conference Management System web site at [].

Submission is a three-step process. In a first step authors are required to register as new authors with JEMS. After registration as author the login data will be sent to the specified email address. This data can be used to access the system. In a second step authors have to register their paper (click the submit paper button in JEMS). The third step consists on uploading the paper. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two program committee members and/or additional reviewers/referees.

Accepted papers will be made public in the website (abstracts only) and published in the Proceedings of the Workshops of the SBIA-SBRN-JRI 2008, on CD-ROM (full papers). Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to be published in a tentative special issue of an international journal to be announced.

Any other questions regarding papers submission may be directed to one of the organizers.

Angelo Loula
angelocl AT,
DEXA, State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Feira de Santana,
BA, Brazil
DCA/FEEC, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP,

João Queiroz
queirozj AT,
Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA, Brazil
Graduate Studies Program on History, Philosophy and Science Teaching

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