First International Workshop on Morphogenetic Engineering
Complex Systems Institute, Paris, June 19, 2009
Call for AbstractsThis workshop aims to promote a new field of research called "Morphogenetic Engineering", which will explore the artificial design and implementation of autonomous systems capable of developing complex, heterogeneous morphologies. A particular focus will be on the programmability and controllability of self-organizing complex systems. Authors are invited to submit a 1-page abstract on their research, or on a review and discussion about any aspect of Morphogenetic Engineering. Contributions may be original or already published (please specify when submitting). Authors of outstanding works will be invited to collaborate to a Springer book.
- Important Dates:
- Deadline for abstract submission: Monday, March 23
- Notification of acceptance: Monday, April 6
- Deadline for registration: on a first-come, first-served basis, until maximum capacity is reached
- Date of workshop: Friday, June 19
- Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the online Submission & Registration system.
- The number of speakers is limited to 12 and the total number of attendees to 40.
- Submissions will be reviewed based on their relevance to the workshop, clarity, and overall quality.
- If you only want to attend without giving a presentation, please also register via the online Submission & Registration system.
- There is no registration fee for this workshop.
Topics of InterestThe topics that we anticipate will include, but are not limited to:
- New principles of morphogenesis in artificial systems
- Bio-inspiration from plant vs. animal development
- Programmability of self-organizing morphogenetic systems
- Indirect, decentralized control of morphogenetic systems
- Sensitivity to environmental/boundary conditions vs. endogenous drive
- Evolvability, by variations and selection, of morphogenetic systems
- Links with evolutionary computation, artificial embryogeny, "evo-devo" approaches
- Swarm-based approaches to morphogenetic systems
- Design techniques for morphogenetic engineering
- Causalities between micro and macro properties of morphogenetic systems
- Physical implementations
- Applications to real-world problems (nanotechnologies, reconfigurable robots, swarm robotics, complex networks, etc.)
- Philosophical issues on morphogenetic engineering
Post-Workshop BookAuthors of outstanding abstracts and presentations will be invited, along with other prominent guest contributors, to write a full chapter for an edited volume Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems for publication by Springer in late 2009 or early 2010. To submit an abstract and/or register to this no-fee workshop, please fill out the Submission & Registration form.
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