Emergent Computation and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Hans-Cees Speel (hanss@sepa.tudelft.nl)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:37:42 MET

From: "Hans-Cees Speel" <hanss@sepa.tudelft.nl>
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:37:42 MET
Subject: Emergent Computation and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Just to let you know of this session I am organizing. Please pass it
around. Thanks.


Emergent Computation and Intelligent
Manufacturing Systems

a special session at the

2nd International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing

6-7 August 1998, Sakarya University Esentepe

Sakarya, TURKEY

Session Chair: Luis Rocha

Call for Papers

One of the recent trends in Information Sciences has been the employment
of biological metaphors in the
construction of artificial systems used to study and control complex
systems. In particular, concepts such
as self-organization, evolution, situated action, and emergence are
wildly used today to describe a
move towards more implicitly controlled architectures of artificial
systems, from the centralized, explicit
control systems of traditional engineering and organizational sciences.
This move can be seen for
example in the proliferation of agent-based technologies, and on the
growing interest in the sciences of
complexity that study precisely these concepts.

The aim of this session is to collect scientific, conceptual, and
engineering advances in the areas of
emergent computation, which may be relevant to the manner in which
manufacturing and organizational
systems are built. The challenge for complex systems research is now to
propose ways of fruitfully
incorporating its recently accumulated knowledge, into the design of
human-computer interfaces with a
high degree of connectivity such as computer integrated manufacturing
systems and the Internet. Can we
harness the emergence of computation or behavior from the local
interactions of simpler components in
order to build useful, flexible and adaptable artifacts? How can we
study the success and reliability of
such self-organizing systems? How much uncertain behavior are we willing
grant these systems to
improve adaptability?

Topics of Interest:

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning, Multiagent Systems, distributed intelligence
Artificial Life
Agent-based Simulations, Swarms, Social Insects
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Virtual Manufacturing
Conceptual issues
Emergence, Embodiment, Semiotics
Emergent Computation and Self-Organization
Cellular Automata, Dynamical Systems, Boolean Networks
Evolutionary Computation
Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Programming
Internet Development and Data-Mining
Emergent Knowledge, Document Classification, Indirect
Relationships in Data
Situated Robotics and Embodiment
Robot herds and Cooperative Robotics, Motor Control, Adaptive
Behavior, Autopoiesis,
Machine-Environment Interaction
Uncertainty and Reliability
Fuzzy Logic, Interval Computation, Uncertainty Modeling

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract Submission: January 31, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 1998
Final Manuscript due: April 30, 1998

Submission Details:

Submit an extended abstract (more than 250 words) to: Luis Rocha,
Computer Research and Applications
Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS P990, Los Alamos, NM 87545,
USA. Electronic
submissions accepted to rocha@lanl.gov. Please enquire about accepted
formats. The final manuscript
should follow the conference format.

Luis Rocha (Postdoctoral Associate)
Computer Research Group (CIC-3)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop P990
Los Alamos, NM 87545
e-mail: rocha@lanl.gov or rocha@santafe.edu

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