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First International Workshop on Morphogenetic Engineering

Complex Systems Institute, Paris, June 19, 2009

Call for Abstracts

This 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 Interest

The 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 Book

Authors 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.

Contributors to this page: Rene Doursat and sayama .
Page last modified on Wednesday 11 February, 2009 15:09:58 by Rene Doursat.

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