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ICES 2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems – From Biology to Hardware

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VenueSingapore, Singapore Singapore

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Websitehttp://ieee-ssci.org

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In the mid 1990's, researchers began applying Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) on a kind of computer chip that could dynamically alter the functionality and physical connections of its circuits. This combination of EAs with programmable electronics (Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) & Field Programmable Analogue Arrays (FPAAs) to give two examples) spawned a new field of Evolutionary Computation (EC) called Evolvable Hardware (EH).

Since that time the EH field has expanded beyond the use of EAs on simple electronic devices to encompass many different combinations of EAs and biologically inspired algorithms (BIAs) with various physical devices (or simulations of physical devices). Present research in the field of EH can be split into the two related areas of Evolvable Hardware Design (EHD) and Adaptive Hardware (AH).

Evolvable Hardware Design (EHD) is the use of EAs and BIAs for creating physical devices and designs, examples of where EHD has had some success include analogue and digital electronics, antennas, MEMS chips, optical systems as well as quantum circuits.

Adaptive Hardware as the name suggests uses EAs and BIAs to endow physical systems with some adaptive characteristics. These adaptive characteristics are required to construct more robust components and systems to allow them to continue to operate successfully in a changing environment. For example, a circuit on an FPGA that "evolved" to heal from radiation damage or an FPAA that can change its function as operational requirements change.

Held without interruption since 1995, ICES has become the leading conference in the field of evolvable hardware and systems. In a new and exciting move, ICES has joined the successful IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, providing the possibility for increased interaction between ICES and the other symposiums and workshops.

Topics

The topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

• Evolutionary hardware design
• Co-evolution of hybrid systems
• Intrinsic and extrinsic evolution
• Hardware/software co-evolution
• On-line hardware evolution
• Evolutionary robotics
• Autonomic and organic computing
• Evolutionary circuit diagnostics and testing
• Self-repairing and fault tolerant systems
• Self-reconfigurable and adaptive hardware
• Generative and developmental approaches
• Real-world applications of evolvable hardware
• MEMS and nanotechnology in evolvable hardware
• Formal models for bio-inspired hardware systems
• Novel devices/testbeds/tools for evolvable hardware

Keynote, Tutorial and Panel Sessions

Please forward your proposals with detailed abstract and bio-sketches of the speakers to Conference Co-Chairs and SSCI Keynote-Tutorial Chair, Dr S Das.

Special Sessions

Please forward your special session proposals to Conference Co-Chairs.

Conference Co-Chairs
Andy M Tyrrell, University of York, UK
Pauline C Haddow, NTNU, Norway

Program Committee (Provisional)
Andrew Adamatzky Burcin Aktan
Tughrul Arslan Peter Bentley
Michal Bidlo Stefano Cagnoni
Carlos A. Coello Ronald F. DeMara
Rolf Drechsler Marc Ebner
R. Tim Edwards Stuart J. Flockton
John Gallagher Garrison Greenwood
Pauline C Haddow David M. Halliday
Alister Hamilton Inman Harvey
James Hereford Arturo Hernandez-Aguirre
Jean-Claude Heudin Masaya Iwata
Tatiana Kalganova Paul Kaufmann
Krzysztof Kepa Didier Keymeulen
Gregory Larchev Per Kristian Lehre
Wenjian Luo Jordi Madrenas
Trent McConaghy Bob McKay
Julian Miller J Manuel Moreno Arostegui
Masahiro Murakawa Nadia Nedjah
Andres Perez-Uribe Jean-Marc Philippe
Tony Pipe Lucian Prodan
Eduardo Sanchez Cristina Santini
Gilles Sassatelli Thorsten Schnier
Lukas Sekanina Stephen Smith
Giovanni Squillero Uwe Tangen
Gianluca Tempesti Christof Teuscher
Jon Timmis Yann Thoma
Jim Torresen Martin Trefzer
Gunnar Tufte Andy M. Tyrrell
Andres Upegui Fabien Vannel
James Walker Moritoshi Yasunaga
Xin Yao

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