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Subject: Alife Digest Volume #098
Alife Digest, Number 098
Thursday, April 8th 1993
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Calendar of Alife-related Events
Call for Papers (NIPS*93)
Announcement of IlliGAL papers
ICGEB/EMBnet Course: Computers in Molecular Biology
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 93 22:26:22 -0700
From: liane@CS.UCLA.EDU (Liane Gabora)
Subject: Calendar of Alife-related Events
Intnl Conf on Neural Nets and GAs, Innsbruck, Austria Apr 13-16, 1993 v80
BEAM Robot Olympics, Toronto Canada Apr 22-25, 1993 v81
Workshop On Computational Neurosciences, Austin, TX May 14-15, 1993 v94
European Conf on ALife, Brussels May 24-26, 1993 v82
Intnl Workshop Neural Networks, Barcelona Spain June 9-11, 1993 v76
World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland, OR July 11-15, 1993 v95
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Washington July 7-9, 1993 v84
Fifth Intnl Conf on GAs, Urbana-Champaign IL July 17-22, 1993 v80
Dynamically Interacting Robots Workshop Late Aug, 1993 v91
Neural Information Processing Systems, Denver, CO Nov 29-Dec 2, 193 v98
Congress on Medical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sept 9-14, 1995 v91
(Send announcements of other activities to email@example.com)
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 93 13:59:36 PST
From: Bartlett Mel
Subject: Call for Papers (NIPS*93)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Neural Information Processing Systems
-Natural and Synthetic-
Monday, November 29 - Thursday, December 2, 1993
This is the seventh meeting of an inter-disciplinary conference
which brings together neuroscientists, engineers, computer scien-
tists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and mathematicians in-
terested in all aspects of neural processing and computation.
There will be an afternoon of tutorial presentations (Nov 29)
preceding the regular session and two days of focused workshops
will follow at a nearby ski area (Dec 3-4).
Major categories and examples of subcategories for paper submis-
sions are the following:
Neuroscience: Studies and Analyses of Neurobiological Systems,
Inhibition in cortical circuits, Signals and noise in neural
computation, Computational and Theoretical Neurobiology, Neu-
Theory: Computational Learning Theory, Complexity Theory,
Dynamical Systems, Statistical Mechanics, Probability and
Statistics, Approximation Theory.
Implementation and Simulation: VLSI, Optical, Software Simula-
tors, Implementation Languages, Parallel Processor Design and
Algorithms and Architectures: Learning Algorithms, Construc-
tive and Pruning Algorithms, Localized Basis Functions, Tree
Structured Networks, Performance Comparisons, Recurrent Net-
works, Combinatorial Optimization, Genetic Algorithms.
Cognitive Science & AI: Natural Language, Human Learning and
Memory, Perception and Psychophysics, Symbolic Reasoning.
Visual Processing: Stereopsis, Visual Motion, Recognition, Im-
age Coding and Classification.
Speech and Signal Processing: Speech Recognition, Coding, and
Synthesis, Text-to-Speech, Adaptive Equalization, Nonlinear
Control, Navigation, and Planning: Navigation and Planning,
Learning Internal Models of the World, Trajectory Planning,
Robotic Motor Control, Process Control.
Applications: Medical Diagnosis or Data Analysis, Financial
and Economic Analysis, Timeseries Prediction, Protein Struc-
ture Prediction, Music Processing, Expert Systems.
Technical Program: Plenary, contributed and poster sessions will
be held. There will be no parallel sessions. The full text of
presented papers will be published.
Submission Procedures: Original research contributions are soli-
cited, and will be carefully refereed. Authors must submit six
copies of both a 1000-word (or less) summary and six copies of a
separate single-page 50-100 word abstract clearly stating their
results postmarked by May 22, 1993 (express mail is not neces-
sary). Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference
program. Summaries are for program committee use only. At the
bottom of each abstract page and on the first summary page indi-
cate preference for oral or poster presentation and specify one
of the above nine broad categories and, if appropriate, sub-
categories (For example: Poster, Applications-Expert Systems;
Oral, Implementation-Analog VLSI). Include addresses of all au-
thors at the front of the summary and the abstract and indicate
to which author correspondence should be addressed. Submissions
will not be considered that lack category information, separate
abstract sheets, the required six copies, author addresses, or
Mail Submissions To:
NIPS*93 Program Chair
The Salk Institute, CNL
10010 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mail For Registration Material To:
PO Box 60035
Pasadena, CA 91116-6035
All submitting authors will be sent registration material au-
tomatically. Program committee decisions will be sent to the
correspondence author only.
NIPS*93 Organizing Committee: General Chair, Jack Cowan, Univer-
sity of Chicago; Publications Chair, Joshua Alspector, Bellcore;
Publicity Chair, Bartlett Mel, CalTech; Program Chair, Gerry
Tesauro, IBM/Salk Institute; Treasurer, Rodney Goodman, CalTech;
Local Arrangements, Chuck Anderson, Colorado State Universi-
ty; Tutorials Chair, Dave Touretzky, Carnegie-Mellon, Workshop
Chair, Mike Mozer, University of Colorado; Program Co-Chairs:
Larry Abbott, Brandeis Univ, Chris Atkeson, MIT; A. B. Bonds,
Vanderbilt Univ; Gary Cottrell, UCSD; Scott Fahlman, CMU; Rod
Goodman, Caltech; John Hertz, NORDITA/NIH; John Lazzaro, UC
Berkeley; Todd Leen, OGI; Jay McClelland, CMU; Nelson
Morgan,ICSI; Steve Nowlan, Salk Inst./Synaptics; Misha Pavel,
NASA/OGI; Sandy Pentland, MIT; Tom Petsche, Siemens. Domestic
Liasons: IEEE Liaison, Terrence Fine, Cornell; Government & Cor-
porate Liaison, Lee Giles, NEC Research Institute Inc.; Overseas
Liasons: Mitsuo Kawato, ATR; Marwan Jabri, University of Sydney;
Gerard Dreyfus, Ecole Superieure, Paris; Alan Murray, University
of Edinburgh; Andreas Meier, Simon Bolivar U.
DEADLINE FOR SUMMARIES & ABSTRACTS IS MAY 22, 1993 (POSTMARKED)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Horn)
Subject: Announcement of IlliGAL papers
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 93 13:03:18 CDT
The Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) is pleased to announce the
following reports and publications. Because we haven't made an announcement
since last summer, this list includes publications from 1992. All IlliGAL
technical reports, as well as reprints of the other publications, are available
in hardcopy and can be ordered from the IlliGAL librarian, Eric Thompson.
Internet: email@example.com Phone: 217/333-2346
Surface mail: Eric Thompson, IlliGAL Librarian
Department of General Engineering
117 Transportation Building
104 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-2996
When ordering, please include your surface mail address!
We will soon enter the Internet Age with our own anonymous-FTP server,
making most of the existing IlliGAL reports, and all future ones, available
in electronic form. Until that time, we can only offer hardcopy.
-Jeffrey Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recent IlliGAL Reports:
------------------- 1992 (continued) ---------------------
IlliGAL Report No 92007
Title: What Makes a Problem Hard for a Classifier System?
Authors: David E. Goldberg, Jeffrey Horn, and Kalyanmoy Deb
IlliGAL Report No 92008
Title: Genetic Algorithms: A Bibliography
Authors: David E. Goldberg, Kelsey Milman, and Christina Tidd
IlliGAL Report No 92009
Title: Toward a Better Understanding of Mixing in Genetic Algorithms
Authors: David E. Goldberg, Kalyanmoy Deb, and Dirk Thierens
Analytical models of building-block exchange in a linear problem.
(Also available under the same title in the Journal of the Society of
Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), see below.)
IlliGAL Report No 92011
Title: Research Note: Long Path Problems for Mutation-Based Algorithms
Authors: Jeffrey Horn, David E. Goldberg, and Kalyanmoy Deb
A simple but exponentially long hill to the global optimum gives us a
hill-climbing easy, but intractable problem.
------------------- 1993 ---------------------
IlliGAL Report No 93001
Title: Simple Analytical Models of Genetic Algorithms for Multimodal
Authors: Samir W. Mahfoud
IlliGAL Report No 93002
Title: Finite Markov Chain Analysis of Genetic Algorithms with Niching
Authors: Jeffrey Horn
How well does a GA (with sharing) maintain a diverse, cooperative
population at steady-state?
IlliGAL Report No 93003
Title: Information Transmission in Genetic Algorithms and Shannon's
Authors: Hillol Kargupta
IlliGAL Report No 93004
Title: Rapid, Accurate Optimization of Difficult Problems Using Fast,
Messy Genetic Algorithms
Authors: David E. Goldberg, Kalyanmoy Deb, Hillol Kargupta, and Georges
Other publications by IlliGAL staff:
``Signal Timing Determination Using Genetic Algorithms''
Mark D. Foy, Rahim F. Benekohal, and David E. Goldberg. TRANSACTION
RESEARCH RECORD, Number 1365, Highway Capacity and Traffic Flow.
Transportation Research Board, 1992, pp. 108-115.
``Control System Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms''
K. Krishnakumar and David E. Goldberg. JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE, CONTROL,
AND DYNAMICS. Volume 15, Number 3, May-June 1992, pp. 735-739.
``Optimal Hydrogenerator Governor Tuning with a Genetic Algorithm''
John E. Lansbury, Louis Wozniak, and David E. Goldberg. IEEE TRANSACTIONS
ON ENERGY CONVERSION. Volume 7, Number 4, December 1992, pp. 623-630.
``Drift, Diffusion and Boltzman Distribution in Simple Genetic Algorithm''
Hillol Kargupta, PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON PHYSICS AND COMPUTATION.
IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, California, 1992, pp.137-145.
``Genetic Algorithms, Noise, and the Sizing of Populations''
David E. Goldberg, Kalyanmoy Deb, and James H. Clark. COMPLEX SYSTEMS.
Number 6, 1992, pp. 333-362.
``Diploidy and Dominance in Artificial Genetic Search''
Robert E. Smith and David E. Goldberg. COMPLEX SYSTEMS.
Number 6, 1992, pp. 251-285.
``Analyzing Deception in Trap Functions''
Kalyanmoy Deb and David E. Goldberg. FOGA 2 (Foundations of Genetic
Algorithms 2), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., 1993, pp. 93-108.
``Accounting for Noise in the Sizing of Populations''
David E. Goldberg, Kalyanmoy Deb, and James H. Clark. FOGA 2
(Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 2), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.,
1993, pp. 127-140.
``Toward a Better Understanding of Mixing in Genetic Algorithms''
David E. Goldberg, Kalyanmoy Deb, and Dirk Thierens. JOURNAL OF THE
SOCIETY OF CONTROL ENGINEERS. Volume 32, Number 1, January 1993,
pp. 10-163. (Also published as IlliGAL report number 92009, under
the same title.)
``Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms Come of Age''
David E. Goldberg. Submitted to COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR
COMPUTING MACHINERY (CACM). March, 1993.
``Making Genetic Algorithms Fly: A Lesson from the Wright Brothers''
David E. Goldberg. To appear in ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPERS.
From: Sandor Pongor
Subject: ICGEB/EMBnet Course: Computers in Molecular Biology
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 93 14:56:01 MET DST
"Computer Methods in Molecular Biology"
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
14-23 July 1993, Trieste-Italy
Co-sponsored by ICGEB and EMBnet/BRIDGE
Organizer: Sandor Pongor, ICGEB Trieste, Italy
Faculty: Amos Bairoch, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Dennis Benson, NCBI-NIH, Bethesda, USA
Martin Bishop, Medical Research Council, HGMP, Cambridge, UK
Miklos Cserzo, Institute of Enzymology, Budapest, Hungary
Reinhard Doelz, Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland
David Judge, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Jack Leunissen, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Peter Rice, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Cecilia Saccone, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Gyorgy Simon, ICGEB Trieste, Italy
Topics: Introduction to Computer Operating Systems
Computer Communications, Networking, File Transfer,
Electronic Mail, Bulletin Boards
Molecular Biology Databases
Sequence Homology Searches, Alignments
Multiple Alignment, PCR Primer Design
Sequence Patterns, Distant Protein Homologies
Molecular Evolution: Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects
Registration is limited to 30 participants.
Prerequisites: Participants must have a basic knowledge of biochemistry
and molecular biology, a basic familiarity with computer uses and a need
for DNA or protein sequence analysis for their ongoing research.
In order to apply, submit the below participation form via e-mail, FAX
or normal mail to
Ms. Diana Viti, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, ITALY.
Telephone: +39-40-3757333, Fax: +39-40-226555,
Telex: 460396 ICGEBT I, Email: email@example.com
Closing date for applications 31 May 1993.
ICGEB will provide accommodation and local hospitality to participants from
ICGEB Member Countries. Travel to and from Trieste will normally be borne by
the participants. There is no registration fee.
ICGEB MEMBER COUNTRIES:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile,
China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece,
Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Russia, Senegal,
Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yugoslavia, Zaire
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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
MEETINGS * COURSES * WORKSHOPS
COMPUTER METHODS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 14-23 JULY, 1993
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