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From alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Wed Apr 21 19:02:12 1993 Return-Path: Received: from Regulus.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by (5.65c/Spike-2.0) id AA09449; Wed, 21 Apr 1993 19:02:02 -0400 Received: by (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA20952; Tue, 20 Apr 93 18:32:06 -0700 Date: Tue, 20 Apr 93 18:32:06 -0700 From: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Message-Id: <> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: Alife Digest Volume #100 Status: R Alife Digest, Number 100 Tuesday, April 20th 1993 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Artificial Life Distribution List ~ ~ ~ ~ All submissions for distribution to: ~ ~ All list subscriber additions, deletions, or administrative details to: ~ ~ ~ ~ All software, tech reports to Alife depository through ~ ~ anonymous ftp at in ~ftp/pub/alife ( ~ ~ ~ ~ List maintainers: Liane Gabora and Rob Collins ~ ~ Artificial Life Research Group, UCLA ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's Topics: Calendar of Alife-related Events Metamuse: Autocatalytic Set Theory for Music Composition CALL FOR PAPERS: Applications of Neural Networks to Telecommunications ICGA5 Announcement and Registration Form World Congress on Neural Networks Preprints Available On-line ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 20 Apr 93 18:08:48 -0700 From: liane@CS.UCLA.EDU (Liane Gabora) Subject: Calendar of Alife-related Events ********************************************************************** 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 v80,100 Dynamically Interacting Robots Workshop Late Aug, 1993 v91 Neural Networks and Telecommunications, Princeton, NJ October 18-20,1993 v100 Neural Information Processing Systems, Denver, CO Nov 29-Dec 2, 1993 v98 Congress on Medical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sept 9-14, 1995 v91 (Send announcements of other activities to ********************************************************************** ------------------------------ From: eiverson@NMSU.Edu Date: Tue, 13 Apr 93 09:15:38 MDT Subject: Metamuse: Autocatalytic Set Theory for Music Composition Below is an article coming out in Discover detailing work I did on metamuse: a program which applies autocatalytic set theory techniques to algorithmic music composition. Given that this article is aimed at a broad-audience, I think it turned out OK. But some of the quotes seem a little weird out of context. Anyway, if nothing else it's more exposure for A-Life and Computer Music. COMPUTERWATCH Metamusic By Carl Zimmer Copyright Discover, May 1993 reprinted by permission commercial redistribution prohibited You are what you eat, and Eric Iverson's artificial-life program eats Bach (or Gillespie, or Abdul). Then it spits out a new piece of music. Ever since Pythagoras made numerical sense of octaves, fifths, and fourths, mathematicians have been stumbling onto hidden patterns in music. Over the centuries a few people have even tried to act on those discoveries and compose music mathematically. Nowadays that means using computers. One popular method is to generate notes randomly and then sort through them with an artificial-intelligence program--a set of general rules embodying the programmer's vision of what makes music musical. Eric Iverson of New Mexico State University has an altogether different approach. He uses artificial life to tear an existing piece of music apart, digest it, and assemble the pieces into a new composition. The term artificial life covers a wide range of computer programs that create simple "automata," give them a few rules to follow about how they interact, and let them go about their business. In 1986 theoreticians at the Santa Fe Institute found that an artificial-life program could simulate a living metabolism, in which a few chemicals acting as enzymes digest other molecules and reassemble them into different ones in complicated cycles. At the time, Iverson was a computer science graduate student at New Mexico State, with long-standing but uncoupled interests in artificial life and computer-generated music. When he read about the metabolism program, the proverbial light bulb went on in his head. If you think of the notes that make up a piece of music as a chain of chemicals, he realized, you could design an artificial-life program to metabolize it and create a new piece. In 1990 Iverson went to the annual A-life conference at Santa Fe and told the experts about his idea. Though far from orthodox themselves, they thought he was crazy. He persevered, however, and the result is a music-metabolizing program called Metamuse. When fed a piece of music--its usual meal is no more than a page long--Metamuse randomly extracts a string of four notes. That string serves as a digestive enzyme: it seeks out the same sequence of notes in the rest of the composition and cuts the composition in two in the middle of that sequence. The enzyme is rewarded by being allowed to reproduce itself, and the two copies then search for more matches. Whenever an enzyme reproduces, though, it has a small chance of mutating--of having one or more of its notes changed. Eventually, then, a bunch of different enzymes are at work, digesting and reproducing. The digestive process stops when the entire composition has been reduce to a pool of fragments roughly the size of the enzymes themselves. Now Metamuse goes into reverse. The fragments reassemble themselves, each one looking for two other fragments to stitch together end-to-end. The sequence AABB, for instance, may link DFAA and BBDC into DFAABBDC. Once again a sequence that catalyzes a reaction is rewarded by being allowed to copy itself, and once again it is subject to mutation. All in all, Metamuse is designed to preserve patterns in the music (by not cutting the fragments too small and by allowing the enzymes to copy themselves) while introducing novelty (by allowing for mutation and by stitching the fragments together in a different order). And since the program doesn't contain rules about what makes music good, Iverson can let it eat any style he wants. "About a third of the time you get something you really like, and two-thirds of the time it goes off into the ozone," he says. "I gave it some songs by Paula Abdul to get the ultimate pop song, but the best I got was something that sounded like a bad marching-band rehearsal." Given a snippet of a Bach prelude or a Dizzy Gillespie solo, however, Metamuse creates music that has structure and that preserves, at least to some extent, the spirit of the original--although the regurgitated Bach has twentieth century angst. Ultimately, Iverson would like to turn Metamuse into a composer's idea-generating sidekick. Such software already exists in the artificial-intelligence format, but it is limited to a particular style of music. "That type of program has a rigid, centralized control," says Iverson. "This is a lot more fun to play around with. It will surprise you more." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Eric Iverson Internet: Computing Research Lab Box 30001/3CRL Life is something to do when New Mexico State University you can't get to sleep. Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001 -Fran Lebowitz VOICE: (505) 646-5856 FAX: (505) 646-6218 ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 14 Apr 93 10:20:57 BST From: (Jose Fernandez-Villacanas) ******************************************************************************* ***** CALL FOR PAPERS ***** ***** International Workshop on Applications ***** ***** of Neural Networks to Telecommunications ***** ***** ***** ***** Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ October 18-20,1993 ***** ******************************************************************************* You are invited to submit a paper to an international workshop on applications of neural networks to problems in telecommunications. The workshop will be held in Princeton, New Jersey on October, 18-20, 1993. The workshop will bring together active researchers in neural networks with potential users in the telecommunications industry in a forum of discussion of application issues. Applications will be identified, experiences shared, and directions for future work explored. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Suggested topics: Application of Neural Networks in: Network Management Dynamic Routing Congestion Control Software Reliability Adaptive Equalization Fraud Detection Speech Recognition Finalcial and Marker Prediction Security Verification Adaptive User Interfaces Language ID/Trasnslation Fault Identification and Prediction Information Filtering Character Recognition Adaptive Control Data Compression ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- For further information please contact: Betty Greer Bellcore, MRE 2P-295 445 South St. Morristown, NJ07960 (201)829-4993 (fax)829-5888 =============================================================================== ------------------------------ Subject: ICGA5 announcement and registration form Date: Fri, 16 Apr 93 07:59:03 -0600 From: Robert Elliott Smith Announcement and Registration Form: ICGA-93 The Fifth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms 17-21 July, 1993 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Fifth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA-93), will be held on July 17-21, 1993 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This meeting brings together an international community from academia, government, and industry interested in algorithms suggested by the evolutionary process of natural selection. Topics of particular interest include: genetic algorithms and classifier systems, evolution strategies, and other forms of evolutionary computation; machine learning and optimization using these methods, their relations to other learning paradigms (e.g., neural networks and simulated annealing), and mathematical descriptions of their behavior. The meeting will include pre-conference tutorials, invited speakers, and workshops. A registration form is included below. For more ICGA-93 registration information, contact: Lori Costello Conferences & Institutes Univ. of Illinois 302 E. John St. Suite 202, Champaign, IL 61820 Telephone: (217) 333-2888 E-Mail: Questions on the conference program should be directed to Other questions should be directed to Tutorials--Levis Faculty Center ICGA '93 will begin with the presentation of three parallel tutorial sessions. Conference attendees may attend one of these sessions for a supplementary fee (see registration form). Tutorial 1: Introduction to Genetic Algorithms Overview of Genetic Algorithms (90 minutes), Melanie Mitchell-- What genetic algorithms are; how, why, and by whom they were invented; how and why they work; comparisons with other algorithms; how to find out more about the genetic algorithm field; foundations of GA theory; genetic algorithms and artificial life; partial bibliography. Genetic Algorithm Applications (90 minutes), Lawrence Davis-- What kind of real-world problems are appropriate for genetic algorithms; design choices that must be made when applying genetic algorithms to real problems; partial survey of existing applications; partial survey of existing tools; some case histories. Tutorial 2: Advanced Genetic Algorithm Topics Genetic Algorithm Theory (90 minutes), Darrell Whitley-- The schema theorem and its ramifications; deception; recent approaches to the study of genetic algorithm performance; recent approaches to the study of genetic algorithm failure. Classifier Systems and Modeling (90 minutes), Rob Smith-- Introduction to classifier systems; recent advances in classifier system theory and practice; classifier systems as modeling tools; genetic algorithms and neural networks; genetic algorithms and artificial life. Tutorial 3: Spotlighted Technologies Evolutionary Programming (45 minutes), David Fogel-- Description and overview of evolutionary programming; history of the field; relation of evolutionary programming to biological evolution; theoretical aspects of the field; survey of existing applications. Evolution Strategies (45 minutes), Thomas Back-- Description and overview of evolution strategies; comparison with other technologies; engineering solutions with evolution strategies; survey of existing applications. Genetic Programming (90 minutes), John Koza-- Description and overview of genetic programming; example applications; future directions; brief video demonstrations. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 17, 1993 12-3:00 pm Registration Levis Faculty Center 1-5:00 pm Tutorials Levis Faculty Center 7:00 pm Reception/Registration Levis Faculty Center Sunday, July 18, 1993 8am-5:00 pm Registration Krannert Center (KCPA) 8:30-9:00 am Coffee KCPA 9-10:15 am Invited Speaker KCPA 10:15-11 am Break KCPA 11-12:30 pm Technical Sessions KCPA/Levis 12:30-2 pm Lunch KCPA 2-3:30 pm Technical Sessions/ Registration Levis 3:30-4 pm Break Levis 4-5:30 pm Technical Sessions Levis 7:00 pm Banquet Chancellor Hotel 1501 S. Neil, Champaign Monday, July 19, 1993 8am-5:00 pm Registration KCPA 8:30-9:00 am Coffee KCPA 9-10:15 am Invited Speaker KCPA 10:15-11 am Break KCPA 11-12:30 pm Technical Sessions KCPA/Levis 12:30-2 pm Lunch KCPA 2-3:30 pm Technical Sessions/ Registration Levis 3:30-4 pm Break Levis 4-5:30 pm Technical Sessions Levis 7:00 pm Poster Session Levis Tuesday, July 20, 1993 8:30-9:00 am Coffee KCPA 9-10:15 am Invited Speaker KCPA 10:15-11 am Break KCPA 11-12:30 pm Technical Sessions KCPA/Levis 12:30-2 pm Lunch KCPA 2-3:30 pm Technical Sessions Levis 3:30-4 pm Break Levis 4-5:30 pm Technical Sessions Levis Wednesday, July 21, 1993 8:30-9:00 am Coffee Levis 9-10:30 am Technical Sessions Levis 10:30-11 am Break Levis 11-12:30 pm Technical Sessions Levis 12:30-2 pm Break Levis 2-3:30 pm Business Meeting Levis Invited Speakers David Campbell, Head, Dept. of Physics, University of Illinois. Topic: Dynamical Systems and Evolution John Holland, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Michigan. Topic: Using The Schema Theorem To Counter Hitchhiking And Premature Convergence Gunter Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Biology, Yale University. Topic: Evolutionary Biology Papers (preliminary list) Erik R. Altman, "A Novel Methodology Using Genetic Algorithms for the Design of Caches and Cache Replacement Policy" Peter J. Angeline, "Competitive Environments Evolve Better Solutions for Complex Tasks" Thomas Back, "Optimal Mutation Rates in Genetic Search" Jerzy W. Bala, "Learning to Detect Targets Using Scale-Space and Genetic Search" David Beasley, "Reducing Epistasis in Combinatorial Problems by Expansive Coding" Pierre Bonelli, "A New Approach to Fuzzy Classifier Systems" Ralph Bruns, "Direct Chromosome Representation and Advanced Genetic Operators for Production Scheduling" Helen G. Cobb, "Genetic Algorithms for Tracking Changing Environments" Yuval Davidor, "The ECOlogical Framework II: Improving GA Performance With Virtually Zero Cost" Lawrence Davis, "A Genetic Algorithm for Survivable Network Design" Fred F. Easton, "A Distributed Genetic Algorithm for Employee Staffing and Scheduling Problems" Larry J. Eshelman, "Crossover's Niche" Andrew Fairley, "An Investigation into Possible Causes of, and Solutions to, Rule Strength Distortion in the Bucket Brigade" David S. Feldman, "Fuzzy Network Synthesis and Genetic Algorithms" Stuart J. Flockton, "Pole-Zero System Identification Using Genetic Algorithms" Carlos Fonseca, "Genetic Algorithms for Multiobjective Optimization: Formulation, Discussion and Generalization" David E. Goldberg, "Mixing in Genetic Algorithms" David E. Goldberg, "Rapid, Accurate Optimization of Difficult Problems Using Fast Messy Genetic Algorithms" V. Scott Gord, "Serial and Parallel Genetic Algorithms as Function Optimizers" Frederic Gruau, "Genetic Synthesis of Modular Neural Networks" H. Altay Guvenir, "A Genetic Algorithm for Classification by Feature Partitioning" Raphael T. Haftka, "Genetic Algorithms for Placing Actuators on Space Structures" Inman Harvey, "The Puzzle of the Persistent Question Marks: A Case Study of Genetic Drift" Abdollah Homaifar, "A New Approach on the Traveling Salesman Problem by the Genetic Algorithms" Jeffrey Horn, "Finite Markov Chain Analysis of Genetic Algorithms with Niching" Shu-Yuen Hwang, "A Genetic Algorithm with Disruptive Selection" Hitoshi Iba, "System Identification using Structured Genetic Algorithms" Terry Jones, "Reverse Hillclimbing, Genetic Algorithms and the Busy Beaver Problem" Kate Juliff, "A Multi-chromosome Genetic Algorithm for Pallet Loading" Bryant A. Julstrom, "A Genetic Algorithm for the Rectilinear Steiner Problem" Michelle D. Kidwell , "Using Genetic Algorithms to Schedule Distributed Tasks on a Bus-Based System" Kenneth E. Kinnear, Jr., "Generality and Difficulty in Genetic Programming: Evolving a Sort" Michael Lee, "Dynamic Control of Genetic Algorithms Using Fuzzy Logic Techniques" David M. Levine, "A Genetic Algorithm for the Set Partitioning Problem" Mauro Manela, "Fitting Spline Functions to Noisy Data Using a Genetic Algorithm" Raul San Martin, "Genetic Algorithms for the Optimization of Integrated Circuits Synthesis" Tsutomu Maruyama, "A Fine-Grained Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Distributed Parallel Systems" Laurence D. Merkle, "Comparison of Parallel Messy Genetic Algorithm Data Distribution Strategies" Robert R. Meyer, "A Genetic Algorithm for Diversity Minimization and Its Parallel Implementation" Byung R. Moon, "Hyperplane Synthesis for Genetic Algorithms" Toshinori Munakata, "A Genetic Algorithm Applied to the Maximum Flow Problem" Jim Oliver, "Discovering Individual Decision Rules: An Application of Genetic Algorithms" Norihiko Ono, "A Genetic Algorithm for Channel Routing Problem" Francesco Palmieri, "Diversification Role of Crossover in the Genetic Algorithms" L.M. Patnaik, "Binomially Distributed Populations for Modelling GAs" W.F. Punch, "Further Research on Feature Selection and Classification Using Genetic Algorithms" Nicholas J. Radcliffe, "A Study in Set Recombination" Connie Loggia Ramsey, "Case-Based Initialization of Genetic Algorithms" Colin Reeves, "Using Genetic Algorithms with Small Populations" Gary Roberts, "Dynamic Planning for Classifier Systems" Steve G. Romaniuk, "Evolutionary Growth Perceptions" Peter Ross, "A Promising GA Approach to Job-Shop Scheduling and Re-Scheduling Problems" J. David Schaffer, "Designing Multiplierless Digital Filters Using Genetic Algorithms" Michael J. Shaw, "Joint Lot Sizing and Sequencing with Genetic Algorithms for Scheduling: Evolving the Chromosome Structure" Man-Tak Shing, "Genetic Algorithms for the Development of Real-Time Multi-Heuristic Search Strategies" Marc Shoenauer, "Constrained GA Optimization" R. Shonkwiler, "Parallel Genetic Algorithms" Michael M. Skolnick, "Using Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Design Optimization with Non-Linear Constraints" Alice E. Smith, "Genetic Optimization Using A Penalty Function" William Spears, "On the State of Evolutionary Computation" Joe Suzuki, "A Markov Chain Analysis on A Genetic Algorithm" Walter Alden Tackett, "Genetic Programming for Feature Discovery and Image Discrimination" Dr. David M. Tate, "Expected Allele Coverage and the Role of Mutation" Sam R. Thangiah, "Vehicle Routing and Time Deadlines Using Genetic and Local Algorithms" Bruce Tidor, "An Analysis of Selection Procedures with Particular Attention Paid to Proportional and Boltzmann Selection" Shigeyoshi Tsutsui, "Forking Genetic Algorithm with Blocking and Shrinking Modes (FGA)" Kirk Twardowski, "Credit Assignment for Pole Balancing with Learning Classifier Systems" Ron Unger, "A Genetic Algorithm for 3D Protein Folding Simulations" Thomas Uthmann, "Training Kohonen Feature Maps in Different Topologies: an Analysis Using Genetic Algorithms" Benjamin W. Wah, "Scheduling of Genetic Algorithms in a Noisy Environment" Roger L. Wainwright, "Multiple Vehicle Routing with Time and Capacity Constraints Using Genetic Algorithms" Hirokazu Watabe, "A Study on Genetic Shape Design" Willfried Wienholt, "An Advanced Genetic Algorithm for Parameter Optimization Problems" Peter Willett, "Searching Databases of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Chemical Structures Using Genetic Algorithms" Jing-Jye Yang, "Query Optimization in Information Retrieval Using Genetic Algorithms" Xiaodong Yin, "A Fast Genetic Algorithm with Sharing Scheme Using Cluster Analysis Methods in Multimodal Function Optimization" Byoung-Tak Zhang, "Genetic Programming of Minimal Neural Nets Using Occam's Razor" Raed Abu Zitar, "Regulator Control via Genetic Search Assisted Reinforcement Learning" Posters (preliminary list) Fabrizio Baiardi, "Nested Hybrid Genetic Algorithms for System Configuration and Program Mapping in Massively Parallel Systems" Ellie Baker, "Evolving Line Drawings" Wolfgang Banzhaf, "Genetic Programming for Pedestrians" Rik Belew, "Evolving Aesthetic Sorting Networks Using Developmental Grammars" Susan E. Carlson, "A Comparative Evaluation of Search Methods Applied to Catalog Selection" Hugh M. Cartwright, "The Application of the Genetic Algorithm to Two-Dimensional Strings: The Source Apportionment Problem" Joseph C. Culberson, "Crossover Versus Mutation in the De Jong Functions: Fueling the Debate: TGA versus GIGA" Fikret Ercal, "Genetic Algorithms for Vertex Splitting in DAGs" David Fan, "GADELO: A Multi-Population Genetic Algorithm Based on Dynamic Exploration of Local Optima" Terence C. Fogarty, "Reproduction, Ranking, Replacement and Noisy Evaluations: Experimental Results" Takeshi Furuhashi, "A Proposal of Hierarchical Fuzzy Classifier Systems" Inman Harvey, "Genetic Convergence in a Species of Evolved Robot Control Architectures" Brynn Hibbert, "Display of Chemical Structures in Two Dimensions and the Evolution of Molecular Recognition" Akio Ishiguro, "A Genetic Algorithms' Application to Inverse Problems in Electromagnetics" Takashi Iwamoto, "Topological Aspects of Genetic Algorithms" Antonia J. Jones, "A Schemata Theorem for Trees" Hillol Kargupta, "Information Transmission in Genetic Algorithm and Shannon's Second Theorem" Hiroaki Kitano, "A Hybrid Search for Genetic Algorithms: Combining Genetic Algorithms, TABU Search, and Simulated Annealing" Luis R. Lopez, "Inverse Relationship Between Complexity and Probability of Full Deception in Trap Functions" Sushil J. Louis, "Pareto Optimality, GA-Easiness and Deception (Extended Abstract)" Heinz Muhlenbein, "Optimal Interaction of Mutation and Crossover in the Breeder Genetic Algorithm" R. Maenner, "Parallel Execution of Sequentially Coded Standard Genetic Algorithms on the NERV Multiprocessor" Samir W. Mahfoud, "Simple Analytical Models of Genetic Algorithms for Multimodal Function Optimization" Vittorio Maniezzo, "Granularity Evolution" Andras Markus, "Dual Insights into Genetic Algorithms" Melanie Mitchell, "When Will a Genetic Algorithm Outperform Hill-Climbing?" Masaharu Munetomo, "An Efficient Migration Scheme for Subpopulation-Based Asynchronously Parallel Genetic Algorithms" David Orvosh, "Shall We Repair? Genetic Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, and Feasibility Constraints" Kihong Park, "A Lower-Bound Result on the Power of Genetic Algorithms" Sandip Sen, "Improving Classification Accuracy through Performance History" Robert E. Smith, "Adaptively Resizing Populations: An Algorithm and Analysis" Graham Spencer, "Automatic Generation of Programs for Crawling and Walking" Chuen-Tsai Sun, "Using Genetic Algorithms in Structuring a Fuzzy Rulebase" Hans-Michael Voigt, "Multivalued Evolutionary Algorithms" Michael D. Vose, "The Genetic Algorithm Fractal" Darrell Whitley, "Toward Models of Island and Cellular Parallel Genetic Algorithms" Masayuki Yanagiya, "A Simple Mutation-Dependent Genetic Algorithm" Bernard P. Zeigler, "Asynchronous Genetic Algorithms on Parallel Computers" ICGA-93 Conference Committee: Conference Co-Chairs: David E. Goldberg, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; J. David Schaffer, Philips Labs Publicity: Robert E. Smith, Univ. of Alabama Program Chair: Stephanie Forrest, Univ. of New Mexico Financial Chair: Larry J. Eshelman, Philips Labs Local Arrangements: David E. Goldberg, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign Financial supporters: Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Laboratory; Philips Laboratories, North American Philips Corporation GENERAL INFORMATION Location: The conference will be held at two locations on the University of Illinois campus--the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located at 500 South Goodwin, Urbana, and the Levis Faculty Center located at 919 West Illinois, Urbana (directly east of Krannert). ICGA '93 is a non-smoking conference. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Transportation: Champaign-Urbana is located 135 miles south of Chicago on Interstates 72, 74, and 57. By Car: >From Chicago: Take I-57 south to I-74 east which runs along the north edge of Champaign-Urbana. Take the Lincoln Avenue exit south. Once you reach campus, turn right on Illinois Street. Campus Parking: Pay parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Levis Faculty Center and under the Krannert Center (both accessible from Illinois Street). Do not park in any area marked "reserved" as campus parking is enforced and you will be towed. By Air: >From Champaign-Urbana's Willard Airport: Currently, American Airlines' American Eagle Service, Trans World Express, and US Air Express serve Willard Airport. Corky's Limousine Service is available and meets all incoming flights. The cost from Willard to most hotels in Champaign-Urbana is $8. If you need to contact Corky's, you may call 217/352-3121. By Train: AMTRAK service is also available from Chicago and points south. Weather: The weather in Illinois can vary to extremes. Please be prepared to dress in layered, cool clothing as July is normally hot (80 - 100 ) and very humid. Rain wear is also suggested. On-Campus Recreation: If you wish to take advantage of the recreation facilities on campus, you may purchase an IMPE (Intramural-Physical Education) pass for $5 per day upon showing your name badge at each recreation facility. Messages: If someone needs to reach you during the conference, they may call the Levis Faculty Center at 217/333-6241 and leave a message. A message board will be placed at this conference site. Lodging: Accommodations may be obtained at the following hotels/motels. A shuttle service will be available for transportation from your hotel to/from the conference sites. All hotel reservations should be made in advance by telephoning or writing the individual hotels. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Genetic Algorithms conference, as a block of rooms has been reserved for those attending this conference. We have listed the special conference rates beside the hotel/motel. Make your reservations early as the block of rooms will be released for "first come, first serve" reservations after June 16, 1993. Jumer's Castle Lodge 209 S. Broadway Urbana, IL 61801 Located about 1/4 mile from the campus. Within brisk walking distance. Toll free 800/285-8637 Single Double $60.00 $70.00 Plus tax Plus tax University Inn 302 E. John Street Champaign, IL 61820 Located about 1/2 mile from the campus. Within brisk walking distance. 217/384-2100; Toll free 800/252-1368 in Illinois; Toll free 800/322-8282 outside IL Single Double $54.00 $61.00 Plus tax Plus tax Travelodge 409 W. University Urbana, IL 61801 Located about 1 mile from the campus. Toll free 800/255-3050 Single Double $33.00 Plus tax Campus Inn-University (Days Inn) 1701 S. State Champaign, IL 61820 Located about 1 mile from the campus 217/359-8888 Single Double $30.00 $35.00 Plus tax Plus Tax King or Queen Busey-Evens Dormitory 1111 West Nevada Urbana, IL 61801 Located on campus 217/333-1766 $23.15 Plus tax Community Bath Registration Fee: Registrations received before 6/12/93 are $250 for participants and $100 for students. All registrations received on or after 6/12/93 and walk-in registrations at the conference will be $295 for participants and $125 for students. This includes entry to all technical sessions, 3 lunches, coffee breaks, reception Saturday evening, conference materials, and conference proceedings. Attendee and guest tickets for the banquet and guest tickets for the Sunday reception may be purchased at an additional cost (see attached registration form). Also, there is a separate fee for the tutorials. A limited fund has been set aside to assistant students and scientists with their travel expenses. Students should have their advisor certify their student status and that sufficient funds are not available. If you are interested in obtaining such assistance and need travel support, send a letter before May 22, 1993 describing your situation and needs to: Larry Eshelman, Philips Laboratories, 345 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Address questions to: To Register: Early registration is recommended. There are four ways you may register. Complete and mail the attached form or phone (217)244-7659 to register. Please be sure to call our office if your registration may be late in arriving. You may also FAX your registration to (217)333-9561. You may receive an e-mail registration by contacting If you register by phone, fax, or e-mail, please remember to send a copy of the registration form with your payment to the Accounting Business Office within one week. Should you have additional questions, please call Lori Costello at 217/333-2888 or e-mail --------------------------------------------- REGISTRATION FORM: The 5th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms July 17-21, 1993 UFAS Acct. #1-3-63141-0660 Four Easy Ways To Register 1. Fill out the form and mail with payment to: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Accounting Business Office, Room 162 Henry Administration Building, 506 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801. 2. Call 217-244-7659 and the registration team will take your registration over the phone. 3. Call 217-333-9561 to FAX your registration. 4. E-mail: receive an e-mail form by contacting The deadline for e-mail registrations and to receive all e-mail registration fees is July 9, 1993. IF YOU REGISTER BY PHONE, FAX, OR E-MAIL: Please remember to send a hard copy of the registration form with your payment to the Accounting Business Office within one week of registration. 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Quick information is available via e-mail regarding housing, papers, registration, sessions and tutorials at the following e-mail addresses: . We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference! Sincerely, ------------------------------------------------------------------- Prof. George G. Lendaris email: General Chair FAX: (503) 725-4882 Portland State University Portland, Oregon 97207 ------------------------------------------------------------------- - 1 - World Congress on Neural Networks 1993, Portland REGISTRATION FORM ================= Reg. Fee Reg. Fee Reg. Fee before before after Jan 15,93 Jun 15,93 Jun 15, 93 INNS or Cooperating Society Member $175.00 $270.00 $350.00 $ ........... Society Member Number: ................... Non-Members $275.00 $370.00 $450.00 $ ........... (Includes 1993 INNS membership and 1 year subscription of the INNS journal Neural Networks) Full-Time Student $50.00 $75.00 $95.00 $ ........... 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Spouse/Guest Name (if fee paid): .................................... (Complete only if paying the Spouse/Guest Registration fee - includes 2 receptions only) - 2 - IMPORTANT: Please indicate any disability for special assistance ..................................................................... ..................................................................... Unless the INNS is advised prior to the meeting of any special requirements, we cannot guarantee that service will be available. Please complete this form and return it with check or money order to: Attention: WCNN'93 Portland Meeting Registration 875 Kings Highway, Suite 200 West Deptford, NJ 08096 Tel: (609) 845-1720 FAX: (609) 853-0411 Checks must made payable in US Dollars and issued by a US correspon- dent bank. Each registrant is responsible for any bank charges. Check with your local bank before processing payment. Credit Card Information: .... I wish to pay for my fees by credit card. Circle one: Visa Master Card Account #: ............................ Expiration Date: ............ Signature: .......................................................... Tutorials will be offered on Sunday, July 11, 1993. Each two hour tutorial will be offered twice. A. Cognitive Neuroscience (Robert Desimone) B. Structural and Mathematical Approaches to Signal Processing (S.Y. Kung) C. Adaptive Resonance Theory (Gail Carpenter) D. Practical Applications of Neural Network Theory (Robert Hecht-Nielsen) E. Cognitive Science (David Rumelhart) F. Neural Fuzzy Systems (Fred Watkins) G. Neurobiology and Chaos (Walter Freeman) H. Neural Control and Robotics (Michael Kuperstein) I. Neural Computation and VLSI (Eric Schwartz) J. Biological Vision (V.S. Ramachandran) K. Supervised Learning (Hal White) !!! ATTENTION !!! If you must cancel your registration, all requests must be received in writing by Ms. Connie Rebert, Registration Supervisor, 875 Kings High- way, Suite 200, West Deptford, NJ 08096, no later than Monday, June 1, 1993. All fees paid will be refunded minus a $30.00 processing fee. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE JUNE 1ST DEADLINE. -------------------------------------------------------------------- You may make a hardcopy of this form and mail it to the above address. -------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- World Congress on Neural Networks 1993, WCNN'93 Portland, Oregon, Convention Center July 11-15, 1993 TUTORIALS ========= Tutorials will be offered on Sunday, July 11, 1993. Each two hour tutorial will be offered twice. A. Cognitive Neuroscience (Robert Desimone, National Instituteof Mental Health) B. Structural and Mathematical Approaches to Signal Processing (S.Y. Kung, Princeton University) C. Adaptive Resonance Theory (Gail Carpenter, Boston University) D. Practical Applications of Neural Network Theory (Robert Hecht-Nielsen, HNC Corporation) E. Cognitive Science (David Rumelhart, Stanford University) F. Neural Fuzzy Systems (Fred Watkins, HyperLogic Corporation) G. Neurobiology and Chaos (Walter Freeman, University of California) H. Neural Control and Robotics (Michael Kuperstein, Symbus Technology) I. Neural Computation and VLSI (Eric Schwartz, Vision Applications) J. Biological Vision (V.S. Ramachandran, University of California) K. Supervised Learning (Hal White, University of California) We are pleased to announce that in addition to the main program, we will be offering special tracks in conjunction with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on Manufacturing (SME/INNS Track). ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- World Congress on Neural Networks 1993, WCNN'93 Portland, Oregon, Convention Center July 11-15, 1993 SESSIONS ======== Plenary Speakers include: * Federico Faggin, Real-Time-On-Chip Learning in Analog VLSI Networks * Stephen Grossberg, 3-D Vision and Figure-Ground Pop-Out * Bart Kosko, Neural Fuzzy Systems * Kumpati Narendra, Intelligent Control Using Neural Networks * Wolf Singer, Coherence as an Organizing Principal of Cortical Function Session Topics | Session Chairs ---------------------------------------------------------------- - Applications | J. Dayhoff, R. Hecht-Nielsen - Associative Memory | J. Andersen, J. Taylor - Biological Sensory-Motor Control| A. Barto, S. Kelso - Biological Vision | C. Malsburg, V.S. Ramachandran - Cognitive Neuroscience | R. Desimone, L. Optician - Electro-Optical Neurocomputers | L. Giles, H. Szu - Intelligent Neural Systems | S. Grossberg, D. Levine - Local Circuit Neurobiology | J. Byrne, J. Houk - Machine Vision | R. Chellappa, K. Fukushima - Neural Fuzzy Systems | W. Daugherty, B. Kosko - Neurodynamics | S. Amari, H. White - Pattern Recognition | T. Kohonen, D. Specht - Robotics and Control | M. Kuperstein, K. Narendra - Signal Processing | S.Y. Kung, B. Widrow - Speech and Language | M. Cohen, D. Rumelhart - Supervised Learning | L. Cooper, P. Werbos - Unsupervised Learning | G. Carpenter, E. Oja (TENTATIVE) PROPOSED SESSION SCHEDULE ========================= The numbers associated with sessions refer to the list on the registration form. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 7/11/93 7/12/93 7/13/93 7/14/93 7/15/93 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Morning Sessions, starting 8:00 am Tutorials (1) (10) (3) (8) Biological Cognitive Speech and Pattern Vision Neuro- Language Recognition science (17) (16) (5) (14) Applications Associative Robotics and Neurodynamics Memory Control SME/INNS (17) (6) (4) Track Applications Supervised Biological Learning Sensory Motor Afternoon Sessions, starting 1:30 pm (11) (7) (6) (13) Intelligent Unsupervised Supervised Signal Neural Learning Learning Processing Systems (12) (9) (2) (15) Neural Local Curcuit Machine E-O Neuro- Fuzzy Neurobiology Vision Computers Systems IFSA/INNS Track Plenary Talks Kosko Grossberg Reception Narendra Faggin Gov't Panel SIG Meeting ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- World Congress on Neural Networks 1993, Portland HOUSING ======= Housing application forms will be sent to each registrant. In the mean time for your information the following are the room rates at the hotels that are holding blocks of rooms for the WCNN'93. 1) Conference Headquarter Hotel (walking distance to convention center): Red Lion/Lloyd Center $110.00 1-2 people, $15.00 each additional person 2) Other hotels within walking distance : Best Western/Convention Center $74.00 Flat Rate Holiday Inn/Downtown $72.00 1-2 people, $10 each additional person 3) Downtown Hotels (short ride on light rail train [called MAX]): Hilton Hotel $104.00 1-2 people, $20 each additional person Marriott Hotel $116.00 Flat Rate If you wish to reserve a room before you receive the registration, or if need further information about the Portland metropolitan area, please contact: Portland Oregon Visitor Association (POVA) Attention: Silvia Robles, Housing Department 26 SW Salmon Portland, OR 97204 STUDENT HOUSING =============== For July 11-14, 1993, there is still a limited number of rooms for students available: - Montgomery Hall, PSU Campus - single rooms - prices: $18.00 without meal $34.00 with meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) - deposit: one night stay (send check in $US or VISA number to address below) ! PLEASE NOTE: ! ! All requests for student housing MUST BE PROCESSED BEFORE ! ! MAI 31, 1993. There is NO DEPOSIT REFUND for cancellations ! ! after MAI 31, 1993. ! For reservation and information please contact WCNN'93, Student Housing Systems Science PhD Program Portland State University Portland, OR 97201-0751 USA Phone : (503) 725-4961 FAX : (503) 725-4882 e-mail: ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------- World Congress on Neural Networks 1993, Portland PROCEEDINGS =========== 1) The WCNN`93 proceedings will be available to all WCNN'93 attendies at the Oregon Convention Center. 2) After the WCNN`93 the proceedings will be mailed to all who did register but could not attend. 3) The WCNN`93 proceedings will be available and mailed to requestors who did not register. The price has not been established yet. ------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1993 17:14:30 +1000 From: David G Green Subject: Preprints now available on-line Australian National University Bioinformatics Facility (ANUBF) -------------------------------------------- PREPRINTS AVAILABLE ON-LINE -------------------------------------------- Title Complex Systems: From Biology to Computation Editors David G. Green and Terry J. Bossomaier Publisher IOS Press, Amsterdam Date 1993 Preprints of papers published in the above book are now available on-line from the ANU's LIFE information server. Complex systems are systems dominated by second-order effects - non-linearity or interactions between components. The theme of this volume - "from biology to computation" - reflects trends that have been apparent in recent years in both biology and computer science. The organization of papers reflects the dual notions of life as natural computation and computation as artificial life. The papers are organized loosely into four sections: "Life - natural and artificial", "Fractals and chaos", "Information and control", and "Emergent computation - natural and artificial" The contents (including page numbers) are as follows: LIFE: NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL Paulien Hogeweg (pp. 2-11) As large as life and twice as natural: Bioinformatics and the artificial life paradigm Doug Seeley and Simon Ronald (pp. 12-23) The emergence of connectivity and fractal time in the evolution of random digraphs David G. Green (pp. 24-35) Emergent behaviour in biological systems John Watterson (pp. 36-45) The wave-cluster model of water-protein interactions Paul-Michael Agapow (pp. 46-54) Computer viruses: the inevitability of evolution? Tony Roberts and Mark Knackstedt (pp. 55-68 Pattern formation in physical and biological growth Ann Preece and Craig Johnson (pp. 69-81) Recovery of model coral communities: complex behaviour from parameters operating at different spatial scales Pedro Paulo Balbi de Oliveira (pp. 82-96) Methodological issues within a framework to support a class of artificial life worlds in cellular automata Zoran Aleksic (pp. 97-104) Computation in inhomogeneous cellular automata FRACTALS, CHAOS AND NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS Neville Fletcher (pp. 106-117) Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in musical instruments Jon McCormack (pp. 118-130) Interactive evolution of L-system grammars for computer graphics modelling Mark Knackstedt and Muhammad Sahimi (pp. 131-140) The effect of permeability heterogeneity on viscous fingers in porous media Jacques Blanc-Talon (pp. 141-152) Recognition and generation of fractal patterns by using syntactic techniques Dominique Luzeaux (pp. 153-151) >From beta-expansions to chaos and fractals Keith Tognetti and Graham Winley (pp. 162-172) The uniform emergence of points on a circle Margot Lyon (pp. 173-180) Complexity and emergence: the seduction and reduction of non-linear models in the social sciences JeanPierre Paillet (pp. 181-192) Steps to an ecology of form Thomas Kirk and Gwidon W. Stachowiak (pp. 193-208) Fractal computer image analysis of particle morphology INFORMATION AND CONTROL (pp. 209ff) Kit Dampney, Michael S.J. Johnson and Paul Deuble (pp. 210-222) Taming large complex information systems Clive Cooper (pp. 223-231) Complexity in C3I systems Andrew Finegan (pp. 232-241) Soft systems methodology: an alternative approach to knowledge elicitation onm complex and poorly defined systems George M. Bryan and Wayne E. Moore (pp. 242-247) A self-organizing load balancing system Tim Payne (pp. 248-259) Central fusion of sensor information using reasoned feedback Patrick Fu and John P. Barford (pp. 260-270) Reduction of modelling error of complex biosystems by an AI approach EMERGENT COMPUTATION: NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL Geoffrey Fox (pp. 272-287) Advances in parallel computing Hong Xie (pp. 288-300) Parallel algorithms for the distance embedding problem Abdesselam Bouzerdoum (pp. 301-312) Convergence of symmetric shunting competitive neural networks Jonathon Baxter (pp. 313-326) The evolution of learning algorithms for artificial neural networks David Howard and William Moran (pp. 327-340) Self-annealing when learning a markov random field image model Tony Burkitt (pp. 341-350) External inputs to attractor neural networks David Cake (pp. 351-360) Computer simulation of plasticity in the primary motor cortex Terry Bossomaier, Jevan Pipitone and Geoff Stuart (pp. 361-371) Neural dynamics in biological visual information processing ______________________________________________________________ You can access the above papers as follows ... FTP Use ftp to connect to our server Use the login name "anonymous" and your email address as the password. The papers, all in postscript format, are held in the directory /pub/complex_systems/anu92/papers . Abstracts are held in the folder: /pub/complex_systems/anu92/abstracts GOPHER Point your gopher client software at this address: Name=BioInformatics gopher at ANU Type=1 Port=70 Path=1/complex_systems/anu92 Select "papers" to see a list of authors; select "abstracts" to see abstracts of the papers. WORLD WIDE WEB Point your client software at this URL: IMPORTANT NOTE At this stage few papers are readable interactively. However all manuscripts are available in postscript format (up to 5 Mbytes) and should be downloaded for printing. ABOUT ANU'S BIOINFORMATICS FACILITY The Australian National University's BioInformatics Facility is a small group of researchers and programmers located within the Research School of Biological Sciences. Its network information services (FTP, Gopher, WWW) provide thematic information on a wide range of topics including: biodiversity, biomathematics & biostatistics, complex systems, landscape ecology, molecular biology, neurosciences, viruses, and global monitoring. ________________________________________________________________ For further information contact: name Dr David Green address BioInformatics Facility Research School of Biological Sciences Australian National University GPO Box 475 Canberra 2601 AUSTRALIA email phone 61-6-249-2490 or 61-6-249-5031 fax 61-6-249-4437 ------------------------------ End of ALife Digest *******************


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