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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Conference of Evolvable Systems ICES 2008

Dear Colleague

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to ICES 2008

The 8th International Conference of Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware 

which will be held in Prague, September 21-24, 2008.

Keynote speakers:

Jordan Pollack - A new approach to machine embryogenesis

Krishnendu Chakrabarty - Automated Design of Microfluidic Biochips:
Connecting Biochemistry to Electronic System Design

Jaroslav Flegr - Postneodarwinistic theories of biological evolution -
>From selfish gene to frozen evolution

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: 
Evolutionary hardware design
Evolutionary circuit diagnostics and testing
Self-reconfiguring/repairing and fault tolerant systems
Co-evolution of hybrid systems
Generative and developmental approaches
Embryonic hardware
Hardware/software co-evolution
Intrinsic and extrinsic evolution
Real-world applications of evolvable hardware
On-line hardware evolution
MEMS and nanotechnology in evolvable hardware
Evolutionary robotics
Formal models for bio-inspired hardware systems
Adaptive computing
Novel devices/testbeds/tools for evolvable hardware		   

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit original papers
using the electronic submission form on the conference web
page. Papers should be written in English with a twelve page maximum
in the LNCS format. Please identify the contact author with complete
contact information. All accepted papers will be included in the
conference proceedings.

Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: March 19, 2008 
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2008 
Camera-ready deadline: May 30, 2008 

General Chair: 
Greg Hornby, UC Santa Cruz/NASA Ames
Program Co-chairs: 
Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology
Pauline C. Haddow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
Publicity Chair:
Giovanni Squillero, Politecnico di Torino
Local Organizing Committee:
R. Ruzicka and L. Sekanina, Brno University of Technology
M. Zeithamlova, Action M Agency (

The ICES 2008 conference is organized by the Faculty of Information
Technology, Brno University of Technology. For further information
please visit the ICES 2008 web site or contact

Lukas Sekanina
Faculty of Information Technology
Brno University of Technology
Bozetechova 2, 612 66 Brno 
Czech Republic
phone: +420 54114 1215
fax: +420 54114 1270


Greg Hornby