Evostar 2017

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Amsterdam. 19-21 April 2017.

Call for papers:

EvoROBOT 2017

Evolutionary Computation in Robotics

Important notice

Due to a large number of request for late submissions, the EvoStar submission sites will stay open until this Tuesday 15 November 23:59:59 SST, after which no further submissions will be accepted. Authors who have already submitted, can update their work until this time.

The EvoROBOT track focusses on evolutionary robotics: the application of evolutionary computation techniques to automatically design the controllers and/or hardware of autonomous robots, real or simulated. This is by nature a multi-faceted field that combines approaches from other fields such as neuro-evolution, evolutionary design, artificial life, robotics, et cetera. We seek high quality contributions dealing with state-of-the-art research in the area of evolutionary robotics.

Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Evolution of (neural) robot controllers;
  • Evolution of modular robot morphology;
  • Hardware/morphology and controller co-evolution;
  • Open-ended evolution in robotics;
  • Robotic evolutionary Artificial Life;
  • Evolutionary self-assembly and self-replication;
  • Evolution, development and learning;
  • Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches.

Best paper award

Frontiers in Robotics and AI is offering the best paper award at the upcoming EvoROBOT track in EvoApplications. The Evolutionary Robotics specialty grants the winner a full waiver of the publication fee for the submission of an extended version of the work presented at EvoROBOT in Amsterdam this year. Naturally, the final decision to publish the extended version will be made adhering to the Frontiers policies of originality and review.

EvoROBOT track chairs

  • Evert Haasdijk
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Jacqueline Heinerman
  • VU University Amsterdam

Programme Committee

  • Auerbach, Joshua ; Champlain College, United States
  • Bredeche, Nicolas ; Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, France
  • Christensen, Anders; University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Doncieux, Stephane ; Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, France
  • Glette, Kyrre; University of Oslo, Norway
  • Haasdijk, Evert; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hamann, Heiko; University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Heinerman, Jacqueline; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Huizinga, Joost; University of Wyoming, United States
  • Montanier, Jean-Marc ; Softbank Robotics Europe, France
  • Mouret, Jean-Baptiste ; INRIA Larsen Team, France
  • Nitschke, Geoff ; University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nolfi, Stefano ; Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
  • Olav Ellefsen, Kai ; University of Wyoming, United States
  • Prieto, Abraham ; University of La Coruña, Spain
  • Rossi, Claudio ; Universidad Politecnica De Madrid, Spain
  • Schmickl, Thomas ; University of Graz, Austria

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
(site remains open for final changes until 21 Nov)
Notification: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
Mandatory registration per paper: 1 February 2017
Student bursary deadline: 20 February 2017
Early registration discount: 1 March 2017
Registration deadline: 10 April 2017
EvoStar dates: 19-21 April 2017