[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final call for posters ALIFE 2018 Workshop EVOSLACE: Workshop on the emergence and evolution of social learning, communication, language and culture in natural and artificial agents

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final call for posters ALIFE 2018 Workshop EVOSLACE: Workshop on the emergence and evolution of social learning, communication, language and culture in natural and artificial agents

Michael Spranger-2
Final call for poster presentation in ALIFE 2018 Workshop
EVOSLACE: Workshop on the emergence and evolution
of social learning, communication, language and culture
in natural and artificial agents

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*Important dates
Submission deadline: July 1st (extended)
Workshop date: July 25

*Aim of the workshop
Language and communication emerge in humans through interaction with other
agents in a physical, social and cultural environment. These interactions
require a high level of sensory-motor intelligence (visual perception, body
movement, navigation, object manipulation, auditory perception and
articulatory control) but at the same time further enhance the capabilities
and skills of the individual. All this appears to happen almost
effortlessly in humans. How does this work? How does cooperation,
communication and language emerge in natural and artificial systems. In
particular, what are the biological, cognitive, social mechanisms and
strategies that allow communication systems of human complexity to emerge
and evolve. This workshop aims at answering these questions through an
interdisciplinary approach.
In addition, the fields of social learning and cultural evolution aim at
understanding how the exchange of knowledge within a group of individuals
influences their performance. While cultural evolution focuses on how
collective knowledge evolves over time within a population, social learning
is concerned with the exchange of knowledge among individuals. Cultural
evolution builds upon the mechanisms offered by social learning. This
relationship is visible within the Alife community as social learning and
cultural evolution are studied using similar methodologies, such as
evolutionary robotics, evolutionary game theory, and evolutionary
algorithms.
Furthermore, roles of constructive approaches are becoming more important
in providing a framework to unify increasing knowledge about language and
cultural evolution both in empirical studies such as communication in
non-human animals, human evolution and language acquisition, and linguistic
theories. We believe this can contribute to designing new co-creative ways
of communication in modern societies such as SNS, IoT, and robots.
This workshop will mainly, but not exclusively, focus on grand challenges
of social learning, cultural evolution, and language evolution research in
Alife and Evolutionary Robotics, and other related interdisciplinary fields.

*Tentative program
Date: July 25th @ Mirakan, Tokyo
Time: 10:30-19:00
Three sessions for invited talks (7 invited speakers)
One poster session (45 minutes)

* Invited / plenary speakers:
Bart de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Takashi Hashimoto (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Masanori Takezawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Takaya Arita (Nagoya University, Japan)
Tadahiro Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Takayuki Nagai (The University of Electro-Communications)
Ryoko Uno (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

*Call for poster presentation
We invite poster presentations related to the topics of the workshop.
The presenter needs to submit a one-page abstract of the presentation.
The abstracts of the accepted presentation will be compiled into an
abstract booklet PDF and made publicly available on the workshop website.
The abstract (in word format) should be sent via e-mail:
[hidden email]
The abstract template is on the workshop website.
Note: All participants in the workshop should register at the main conference.

*Organizers
Reiji Suzuki (Nagoya University, Japan)
Michael Spranger (Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc., Japan)
Julien Hubert (TITech, Japan)
Hiroto Yonenoh (Nagoya University, Japan)
Jacqueline Heinerman (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherland)
Chris Marriott (University of Washington, USA)
Peter Andras (Keele University, UK)
Kazutoshi Sasahara (Nagoya University, Japan)
Takaya Arita (Nagoya University, Japan)
Takashi Hashimoto (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Japan)
Takayuki Nagai (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Yoshinobu Hagiwara (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Tadahiro Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

*Sponsor
This workshop is supported in part by MEXT/JSPS Grant-in-Aid for
Scientific Research on
Innovative Areas Evolinguistics: Integrative Studies of Language
Evolution for Co-creative
Communication, which is a silver partner of ALIFE 2018.
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