[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SAB 2020: FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 16th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior - Cergy-Pontoise, France, 22-24 Sep 2020 -- deadline: 1st Apr 2020

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SAB 2020: FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 16th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior - Cergy-Pontoise, France, 22-24 Sep 2020 -- deadline: 1st Apr 2020

Alex Pitti
Call for papers for the 16th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2020)


that will be held at Cergy-Pontoise University (near Paris), France

22-24 september 2020 + workshops day 21st


*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 behaviors 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 characterize and compare various organizational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behavior in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.



Cergy-Pontoise University, close to Paris, France

*Relevant Research Areas*


SAB2020 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of adaptive behavior in natural and artificial systems. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

The animat approach

Motor control

Body and brain co-evolution

Self-assembling and self-replication

Sensory-motor coordination

Action selection and behavioral sequencing

Navigation and mapping

Internal models and representation

Evolution, development and learning

Collective and social behavior

Applied adaptive behavior

Motivation and emotion

Communication and language

Emergent structures and behaviors

Neural correlates of behavior

Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches

Bio-inspired and hybrid robotics

Autonomous robotics

Humanoid robotics

Cognitive and developmental robotics

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.

*Important Dates*


The conference will be held between 22-24 Sep 2020

and the 21st of September will be dedicated to workshops and tutorials

Submission deadline : 1st of April, 2020

Notification of Acceptance : 1st of May, 2020

Camera ready: 1st of June, 2020

workshops/tutorials: 21st of September, 2020

Venue: 22nd-24th of September, 2020

Workshop/Tutorial Proposal Deadline: 21st May, 2020

Workshop/Tutorial Notification of Acceptance: 31th May, 2020

*Paper Submission Instruction and Publication Details*


Submitted papers must not exceed 12 pages.

Detailed submission instructions are available from the conference website (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sab2020.sciencesconf.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kTtKK-MlSf-h9uL-oaO4N3yymDOlfi-sVCmkbWI2fjo&s=JpoIEda-o9ijK0y0vaMT3VzCVpHfKwt9sIt8kJm5cLA&e= ).

Special Issue to Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

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.

*Workshops & tutorials*


The SAB2020 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops and tutorials, which will be held on the 21st of September, 2020. Instructions for preparing the tutorial proposal and further details on the tutorials will be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.sab2020.sciencesconf.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kTtKK-MlSf-h9uL-oaO4N3yymDOlfi-sVCmkbWI2fjo&s=QTS58v6NBBgqzfuRW_yEP2EAt7c9bX6Vk4h1tuY3iAA&e= 

*Best Paper Award*


Two best paper prizes will be awarded at the end of the conference to honour the authors of papers of exceptional merit. For more information please refer to the official SAB2020 website.

*Further Information*


Up-to-date information will be published on the website https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sab2020.sciencesconf.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=kTtKK-MlSf-h9uL-oaO4N3yymDOlfi-sVCmkbWI2fjo&s=JpoIEda-o9ijK0y0vaMT3VzCVpHfKwt9sIt8kJm5cLA&e=  . For information about local arrangements, registration forms, etc., please refer to the website or contact the local organizers at the address below.

* Organizers *


ETIS laboratory, CNRS UMR 8051, Université de Cergy-Pontoise,


Philippe Gaussier General Chair, UCP

Sofiane Boucenna Program Chair, UCP

Nicolas Cuperlier Program Chair, UCP

Alexandre Pitti Local Chair and Publicity Chair, UCP


*Conference Address*


Laboratoire ETIS,

Département Informatique

Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Site Saint-Martin

2 avenue Adolphe Chauvin, 95302 Cergy-Pontoise, France

*Contact *


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