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 behaviours 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 characterise and compare various organisational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behaviour in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.
Relevant Research Areas
SAB2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of adaptive behaviour in natural and artificial systems. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
Following the tradition of SAB conferences, the conference will be single track with additional poster sessions. There will also be a day of tutorials (14th of August).
Paper Submission Instruction and Publication Details
Submitted papers must not exceed 12 pages. Detailed submission instructions will be made available on the conference website. 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.
The SAB 2018 organising committee invites proposals for tutorials, which will be held on the 14th August 2018.
Tutorials/Workshops should be about topics of interest to the main conference (see above) and could cover well established techniques or new ideas. They could also have a practical aspect, if this can be organised.
During SAB2018 there will be an exhibition section, where latest developments in hardware and software technologies will be displayed to the conference attendees and the Press.