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From alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Thu Jul 8 03:47:50 1993 Return-Path: Received: from Regulus.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by world.std.com (5.65c/Spike-2.0) id AA07196; Thu, 8 Jul 1993 03:47:33 -0400 Received: by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA12119; Wed, 7 Jul 93 22:23:50 -0700 Date: Wed, 7 Jul 93 22:23:50 -0700 From: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Message-Id: <9307080523.AA12119@regulus.cognet.ucla.edu> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: Alife Digest Volume #107 Status: R Alife Digest, Number 107 Wednesday, July 7th 1993 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Artificial Life Distribution List ~ ~ ~ ~ All submissions for distribution to: alife@cognet.ucla.edu ~ ~ All list subscriber additions, deletions, or administrative details to: ~ ~ alife-request@cognet.ucla.edu ~ ~ All software, tech reports to Alife depository through ~ ~ anonymous ftp at ftp.cognet.ucla.edu in ~ftp/pub/alife (128.97.50.19) ~ ~ ~ ~ List maintainers: Liane Gabora and Rob Collins ~ ~ Artificial Life Research Group, UCLA ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's Topics: Calendar of Alife-related Events Fictive alife ICGA workshop proposal/participation request Complex Systems Open Forum WCCI '94 Announcement and Call for Papers paper available request re. evolutionary simulation GAMES OF LIFE "advert" in ALIFE DIGEST. UK discussion group Genetic Algorithms Conference Schedule and Registration Info Faculty Position at MIT Media Lab Exhibition of Fractal Art ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 7 Jul 93 21:51:36 -0700 From: liane@CS.UCLA.EDU (Liane Gabora) Subject: Calendar of Alife-related Events ********************************************************************** 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 Fluctuations and Order, Los Alamos, NM Sept 9-12, 1993 v102 Neural Information Processing Systems, Denver, CO Nov 29-Dec 2, 1993 v98 Third Conf on Evolutionary Programming, San Diego, CA Feb 24-25, 1994 v103 Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna April 5-8, 1994 v101,103 Intnl Conf Knowledge Rep and Reasoning, Bonn, Germany May 24-27, 1994 v101 IEEE Computational Intelligence, Lake Buena Vista FL Jun 26-Jul 2, 1994 v106 Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Brighton, UK Aug 8-12, 1994 v101 Parallel Problem Solving in Nature, Jerusalem, Israel Oct 9-14, 1994 v102 Congress on Medical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sept 9-14, 1995 v91 (Send announcements of other activities to alife@cognet.ucla.edu) ********************************************************************** >From P.McKevitt@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk Tue Jun 8 07:35:20 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA27808; Tue, 8 Jun 93 07:35:19 -0700 Received: from sun2.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA05427; Tue, 8 Jun 93 07:35:11 -0700 Via: uk.ac.sheffield.dcs; Tue, 8 Jun 1993 14:45:06 +0100 Received: from tara.dcs.shef.ac.uk by dcs.shef.ac.uk (4.1/DAVE-1.0) id AA28189; Tue, 8 Jun 93 14:45:27 BST Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 14:45:27 BST From: Paul Mc Kevitt Message-Id: <9306081345.AA28189@dcs.shef.ac.uk> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Status: RO ******************************************************************************* AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REV ******************************************************************************* Call for papers Artificial Intelligence Review Journal Special issue on INTEGRATION OF NATURAL LANGUAGE AND VISION PROCESSING Editor: Masoud Yazdani Department of Computer Science University of Exeter, GB- EX4 4PT, Exeter United Kingdom, EC. E-mail: masoud@dcs.exeter.ac.uk Guest Editor: Paul Mc Kevitt Department of Computer Science Regent Court University of Sheffield 211 Portobello Street GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield United Kingdom, EC. E-mail: p.mckevitt@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Vision Processing (VP) there has been little progress on integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is not clear why there has not already been much activity in integrating NLP and VP. Is it because of the long-time reductionist trend in science up until the recent emphasis on chaos theory, non-linear systems, and emergent behaviour? Or, is it because the people who have tended to work on NLP tend to be in other Departments, or of a different ilk, to those who have worked on VP? Whatever the reason, we believe it is high time to bring together these two areas of AI research. In this endeavour, we are calling for papers for a special issue of AI Review Journal dedicated to site descriptions, surveys, tutorials, and viewpoints on integrated NLP and VP research. Papers should be sent to the addresses below by DECEMBER 30TH, 1993. Feel free to contact Paul Mc Kevitt at the address above for advice on the suitability of manuscripts. The Journals Editorial Office Artificial Intelligence Review Kluwer Academic Publishers P.O. Box 17 NL- 3300 AA, Dordrecht The Netherlands EC. Artificial Intelligence Review P.O. Box 230 Accord, MA 02018-0230 USA. ******************************************************************************* AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REVIEW JOURNAL AI REV ******************************************************************************* LATEX VERSION OF ABOVE TEXT \documentstyle[art12,a4wide,alltty,epic,eepic]{article} \topmargin -20mm \textheight 11.0in \footheight -2.0in \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{centering} \Huge Call for papers \\ \vspace{3mm} \Large Artificial Intelligence Review Journal \\ \vspace{3mm} {\bf Special issue on \\ Integration of \\ Natural Language and Vision Processing} \\ \end{centering} \normalsize \vspace*{1cm} \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{centering} {\em Editor:} \\ Masoud Yazdani \\ Department of Computer Science \\ University of Exeter, \\ GB- EX4 4PT, Exeter \\ United Kingdom, EC. \\ E-mail: masoud@dcs.exeter.ac.uk \\ \end{centering} \end{minipage} \ \ \begin{minipage}{3.0in} \begin{centering} {\em Guest Editor:} \\ Paul Mc Kevitt \\ Department of Computer Science \\ Regent Court \\ University of Sheffield \\ 211 Portobello Street \\ GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield \\ United Kingdom, EC. \\ E-mail: p.mckevitt@dcs.sheffield.ac.uk \\ \end{centering} \end{minipage} \vspace{0.75in} Although there has been much progress in developing theories, models and systems in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Vision Processing (VP) there has been little progress on integrating these two subareas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is not clear why there has not already been much activity in integrating NLP and VP. Is it because of the long-time reductionist trend in science up until the recent emphasis on chaos theory, non-linear systems, and emergent behaviour? Or, is it because the people who have tended to work on NLP tend to be in other Departments, or of a different ilk, to those who have worked on VP? Whatever the reason, we believe it is high time to bring together these two areas of AI research. In this endeavour, we are calling for papers for a special issue of AI Review Journal dedicated to site descriptions, surveys, tutorials, and viewpoints on integrated NLP and VP research. Papers should be sent to the addresses below by {\bf December 30th, 1993.} Feel free to contact Paul Mc Kevitt at the address above for advice on the suitability of manuscripts. \vspace*{1cm}\\ \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{flushleft} The Journals Editorial Office \\ Artificial Intelligence Review \\ Kluwer Academic Publishers \\ P.O. Box 17 \\ NL- 3300 AA, Dordrecht \\ The Netherlands \\ EC.\\ \end{flushleft} \end{minipage} \ or \hspace*{5mm} \ \begin{minipage}{2.5in} \begin{flushleft} Artificial Intelligence Review \\ P.O. Box 230 \\ Accord, MA 02018-0230 \\ USA. \\ \end{flushleft} \end{minipage} \end{document} >From tmaddox@netcom.com Tue Jun 8 10:00:56 1993 Received: from netcom.netcom.com by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA28273; Tue, 8 Jun 93 10:00:53 -0700 Received: from netcom2.netcom.com by netcom.netcom.com (5.65/SMI-4.1/Netcom) id AA14078; Tue, 8 Jun 93 10:01:19 -0700 Message-Id: <9306081701.AA14078@netcom.netcom.com> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1993 10:03:44 -0800 To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU From: tmaddox@netcom.com (Tom Maddox) Subject: Fictive alife Status: RO With some trepidation, as I am a fiction writer, I put the following requests for information or assistance before the list: I am working on a novel (my second, to be published by Tor Books) that uses an alife environment as a centerpiece. The idea behind it is something approximating a real-time simulation of Los Angeles, with particular attention being paid to activities the local authorities find interesting--i.e., actually or potentially criminal. The particular wrinkle I'm interested in is alife agents, lifeforms that could be called into being at several levels (from the lowest--call it assembly language--to the highest--call it database query language). In effect, the system itself would give birth to the agents in order to pursue specific queries *or* simply to manage data *or* to pursue questions the system finds interesting for its own reasons. Thus, I would love to hear ideas, suggestions, and critiques from anyone interested in or working in the field concerning: First, the general concept of an extremely rich, evolving alife habitat (or suite of habitats); I'm familiar with the ones described in the usual places, such as Levy's _Artificial Life_, and want to reach orders of magnitude beyond those into an evocative infoscape that has something like the richness of an ecosystem; *and* I'm especially interested in how this environment could be visualized, how it would like to its designers, users, perhaps even itself. Second, the notion of information agents: how they might function, what species they might form, how they might evolve; more generally, how practicable this whole notion is. In short, I'm after far-reaching, detailed speculation about the future evolution of alife systems, assuming the presence of very strong environmental pressures (those brought to bear on such systems by their needs to produce specific answers to specific questions). If anyone wishes to correspond directly with me, please do so; or if you feel that the list would benefit from such speculations, by all means respond to the list. Thanks very much, Tom Maddox tmaddox@netcom.com >From @UA1VM.UA.EDU:rob@comec4.mh.ua.edu Tue Jun 8 18:53:02 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA00115; Tue, 8 Jun 93 18:53:01 -0700 Received: from ua1vm.ua.edu by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA08731; Tue, 8 Jun 93 18:52:55 -0700 Received: from comec4.mh.ua.edu by UA1VM.UA.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with TCP; Tue, 08 Jun 93 20:45:55 CDT Received: by comec4.mh.ua.edu (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA13062; Tue, 8 Jun 1993 20:35:30 -0500 Message-Id: <9306090135.AA13062@comec4.mh.ua.edu> To: ml@ics.uci.edu, psych%tcsvm.bitnet@cunyvm.cuny.edu, news-announce-conferences@uunet.uu.net, neuron@hplabs.hpl.hp.com, biosci@largo.ig.com, ETHOLOGY%FINHUTC.BITNET@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU, neuro-evolution@cse.ogi.edu, alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU, neuron@hplabs.hp.com, biosci%net.bio.net@vm1.nodak.edu, ga-list@AIC.NRL.NAVY.MIL, Connectionists@CS.CMU.EDU, simulation@uflorida.cis.ufl.edu Subject: ICGA workshop proposal/participation request Date: Tue, 08 Jun 93 20:35:30 -0600 From: Robert Elliott Smith.dat Status: RO Call for Workshop Proposals and Workshop Participation ICGA-93 The Fifth International Conference on Genetic Algorithms 17-21 July, 1993 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Early this Spring, the organizers of ICGA solicited proposals for workshops. Proposals for six workshops have been received and accepted thus far. These workshops are listed below. ICGA attendees are encouraged to contact the organizers of workshops in which they would like to participate. Email addresses for workshop organizers are included below. The organizers would also like to encourage proposals for additional workshops. If you would like to organize and chair a workshop, please submit a one-paragraph proposal, including a description of the workshop's topic, and some idea of how the workshop will be organized. Workshop proposals will be accepted by email only at icga93@pele.cs.unm.edu At the ICGA91 (in San Diego), the workshops served an important role, providing smaller, less formal meetings for the discussion of specific topics related to genetic algorithms research. The organizers hope that this tradition will continue at ICGA93. ICGA93 workshops (if you wish to partipate, please write directly to the workshop's organizer): ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Genetic Programming Organizer: Kim Kinnear (kim.kinnear@sun.com) Engineering Applications of GAs (structural shape and topology optimization) Organizer: Mark Jakiela (jakiela@MIT.EDU) Discovery of long-action chains and emergence of hierarchies in classifier systems Organizers: Alex Shevorshkon Erhard Bruderer (Erhard.Bruderer@um.cc.umich.edu) Niching Methods Organizer: Alan Schultz (schultz@aic.nrl.navy.mil) Sam Mahfoud (mahfoud@gal4.ge.uiuc.edu) Combinations of GAs and Neural Nets (COGANN) Organizer: J. David Schaffer (ds1@philabs.Philips.Com) GAs in control systems Organizer: Terry Fogarty (tc_fogar@pat.uwe-bristol.ac.uk) >From david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au Tue Jun 8 19:19:59 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA00215; Tue, 8 Jun 93 19:19:58 -0700 Received: from anu.anu.edu.au by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA08830; Tue, 8 Jun 93 19:19:44 -0700 Received: from rsbs13.anu.edu.au by anu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA08132; Wed, 9 Jun 93 12:19:27 EST Received: from rsbs12.anu.edu.au by rsbs13.anu.edu.au (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA10111; Wed, 9 Jun 93 12:17:56 EST Date: Wed, 9 Jun 93 12:17:55 EST From: david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au (David Green) Message-Id: <9306090217.AA10111@rsbs13.anu.edu.au> To: roger%auric.nric.gov.au@candelo.dpie.gov.au Subject: Complex Systems Open Forum Cc: r.nillsen@cc.uow.edu.au, alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Status: RO COMPLEX SYSTEMS FORUM An international information network The last few years have seen an extraordinary growth of interest in complex systems. From ecology to economics, from particle physics to parallel computing, a new vocabulary is emerging to describe discoveries about wide-ranging and fundamental phenomena. Many of the terms have already become familiar: artificial life, biocomplexity, cellular automata, chaos, criticality, fractals, learning systems, neural networks, non-linear dynamics, parallel computation, percolation, self-organization, and many more. Together they point to the emergence of new paradigms, cutting across traditional disciplines, for dealing with complex systems. To facilitate discussion on all aspects of this exciting new field, the Australian National University's Bioinformatics Facility has set up a new listserver to provide an open forum for researchers and other interested people. It is intended that the forum will serve as a medium (amongst other things) for announcements (conferences, preprints, software, etc), discussion of research issues, reviews, etc. This Forum is one of a series of new initiatives by the Australian National University to foster research (both in Australia and internationally) on complex systems. The forum is backed up by the complex systems information services already provided to the network by the Facility. See below for more details. Watch for further new services and activities to be announced soon. SUBSCRIBING TO THE MAILING LIST To join the mailing list for complex systems information just send an email message to the automatic list server ... listserv@life.anu.edu.au Your message should include the line subscribe complex (e.g. subscribe complex Joe Bloggs ) Also send any requests (e.g. help, unsubscribe, index etc) to the above address. SENDING INFORMATION TO THE MAILING LIST To distribute an item for public distribution to members of the mailing list, send an electronic mail message to the address ... complex@life.anu.edu.au Remember that ANY message you send to the list will be read by EVERYONE on the list, so be careful about what you say and how you say it! AVOID sending messages that are not intended for public distribution. Send all queries, comments etc to the moderator ... david.green@anu.edu.au ACCESS TO COMPLEX SYSTEMS INFORMATION You can access information on all aspects of complex systems from the information server in the following ways: Anonymous FTP ------------- The information available includes a wide variety of software, bibliographies, preprints on all aspects of complex systems. command line ftp life.anu.edu.au login name anonymous password your electronic mail address path cd /pub/complex_systems Gopher protocol --------------- Besides direct access to all FTP information, the gopher server offers on-line access to relevant newsgroups, on-line databases and direct links to relevant international services. Name=Complex systems Host=life.anu.edu.au Type=1 Port=70 Path=1/complex_systems World Wide Web protocol ----------------------- Besides access to all of the above, the hypermedia server offers introductory tutorials, preprints and papers on-line. The URL for this service is ... http://life.anu.edu.au/complex_systems/complex.html or link via the servers home page ... http://life.anu.edu.au/ _______________________________________________________ For more information contact the moderator ... name Dr David G. Green Address Research School of Biological Sciences & Centre for Information Science Research, Australian National University, GPO Box 475 Canberra 2601 AUSTRALIA Email David.Green@anu.edu.au Phone 61-6-249-2490 (RSBS) / 61-6-249-5031 (ANUSF) 61-6-249-5111 (switch) Fax 61-6-249-4437 (RSBS) / 61-6-247-3425 (ANUSF) >From gjacobs@qualcomm.com Fri Jun 11 10:44:29 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA10245; Fri, 11 Jun 93 10:44:28 -0700 Received: from moose.cs.indiana.edu by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA23962; Fri, 11 Jun 93 10:44:26 -0700 Received: from qualcomm.com (qualcom.qualcomm.com) by moose.cs.indiana.edu (5.65c/9.4jsm) id AA12662; Fri, 11 Jun 1993 12:43:49 -0500 Received: from harvey.qualcomm.com by qualcomm.com; id AA23732 sendmail 5.65/QC-main-2.1 via SMTP Fri, 11 Jun 93 10:37:39 -0700 for alife@moose.cs.indiana.edu Received: from gjacobs.qualcomm.com by harvey; id AA17455 sendmail 5.67/QC-subsidiary-2.1 via SMTP Fri, 11 Jun 93 10:37:34 -0700 for 70750.345@compuserve.com Message-Id: <9306111737.AA17455@harvey> X-Sender: gjacobs@wizard.qualcomm.com Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1993 10:36:33 -0700 To: ai-chi@lll-lcc.llnl.gov, ailist@life.ai.mit.edu, alife@iuvax.cs.indiana.edu, arpanet-bboards@mc.lcs.mit.edu, biotech%umdc.bitnet@siemens.siemens.com, comp-ai@ucbvax.berkeley.edu, dynsys-l%uncvm1.bitnet@siemens.siemens.com, fj-ai%etl.jp@relay.prime.com, fox@vtcs1.cs.vt.edu, human-nets@aramis.rutgers.edu, info-futures@cs.bu.edu, jws@ib.rl.ac.uk, learn-seminar@learning.siemens.com, mcvax!swivax!otten@uunet.uu.net, ml@ics.uci.edu, unido!mod-ki%gmdzi@siemens.siemens.com, nlist@bellcore.com, nnsc@nnsc.nsf.net, optics-l%taunivm.bitnet@siemens.siemens.com, simulation@ufl.edu, parsym@sumex-aim.stanford.edu, psyc%pucc.bitnet@siemens.siemens.com, self-org@mc.lcs.mit.edu, soft-eng@mintaka.lcs.mit.edu, vision-list@ads.com From: gjacobs@qualcomm.com (Gary Jacobs) Subject: WCCI '94 Announcement and Call for Papers Cc: 70324.1625@compuserve.com, 70750.345@compuserve.com X-Mailer: X-Attachments: C:\EUDORA\WCCI.TXT; Status: RO Gary Jacobs gjacobs@qualcomm.com (619)597-5029 voice (619)452-9096 fax HARD FACT IN A WORLD OF FANTASY A world of sheer fantasy awaits your arrival at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence next year; our host is Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Simultaneous Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Programming conferences will provide an unprecedented opportunity for technical development while the charms of the nearby Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center attempt to excite your fancies. The role imagination has played in the development of Computational Intelligence techniques is well known; before they became "innovative" the various CI technologies were dismissed as "fantasies" of brilliant minds. Now these tools are real; perhaps it's only appropriate that they should be further explored and their creators honored in a world of the imagination, a world where dreams come true. Share your facts at Disney World; share your imagination. Come to the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. It's as new as tomorrow. ___________________________________________________________________________ ***CALL FOR PAPERS*** ___________________________________________________ IEEE WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks * * FUZZ/IEEE '94 * * IEEE International Symposium on Evolutionary Computation * June 26 - July 2, 1994 Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Sponsored by the IEEE Neural Networks Council -------------------------------------------------------------------- IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS Steven K. Rogers, General Chair rogers@afit.af.mil Topics: Applications, architectures, artificially intelligent neural networks, artificial life, associative memory, computational intelligence, cognitive science, embedology, filtering, fuzzy neural systems, hybrid systems, image processing, implementations, intelligent control, learning and memory, machine vision, motion analysis, neurobiology, neurocognition, neurodynamics, optimization, pattern recognition, prediction, robotics, sensation and perception, sensorimotor systems, speech, hearing and language, system identification, supervised and unsupervised learning, tactile sensors, and time series analysis. ------------------------------------------- FUZZ/IEEE '94 Piero P. Bonissone, General Chair bonissone@crd.ge.ge.com Topics: Basic principles and foundations of fuzzy logic, relations between fuzzy logic and other approximate reasoning methods, qualitative and approximate-reasoning modeling, hardware implementations of fuzzy- logic algorithms, design, analysis, and synthesis of fuzzy-logic controllers, learning and acquisition of approximate models, relations between fuzzy logic and neural networks, integration of fuzzy logic and neural networks, integration of fuzzy logic and evolutionary computing, and applications. ------------------------------------------- IEEE CONFERENCE ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION Zbigniew Michalewicz, General Chair zbyszek@mosaic.uncc.edu Topics: Theory of evolutionary computation, evolutionary computation applications, efficiency and robustness comparisons with other direct search algorithms, parallel computer applications, new ideas incorporating further evolutionary principles, artificial life, evolutionary algorithms for computational intelligence, comparisons between different variants of evolutionary algorithms, machine learning applications, evolutionary computation for neural networks, and fuzzy logic in evolutionary algorithms. -------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL THREE CONFERENCES Papers must be received by December 10, 1993. Papers will be reviewed by senior researchers in the field, and all authors will be informed of the decisions at the end of the review proces. All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Six copies (one original and five copies) of the paper must be submitted. Original must be camera ready, on 8.5x11-inch white paper, one-column format in Times or similar fontstyle, 10 points or larger with one-inch margins on all four sides. Do not fold or staple the original camera-ready copy. Four pages are encouraged. The paper must not exceed six pages including figures, tables, and references, and should be written in English. Centered at the top of the first page should be the complete title, author name(s), affiliation(s) and mailing address(es). In the accompanying letter, the following information must be included: 1) Full title of paper, 2) Corresponding authors name, address, telephone and fax numbers, 3) First and second choices of technical session, 4) Preference for oral or poster presentation, and 5) Presenter's name, address, telephone and fax numbers. Mail papers to (and/or obtain further information from): World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Meeting Management, 5665 Oberlin Drive, #110, San Diego, California 92121, USA (email: 70750.345@compuserve.com, telephone: 619-453-6222). >From mm@santafe.edu Fri Jun 18 11:36:46 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA05440; Fri, 18 Jun 93 11:36:45 -0700 Received: from sfi.santafe.edu by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA28161; Fri, 18 Jun 93 11:36:43 -0700 Received: from lyra (lyra.santafe.edu) by sfi.santafe.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA29753; Fri, 18 Jun 93 12:39:28 MDT Received: by lyra (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA09952; Fri, 18 Jun 93 12:39:02 MDT Date: Fri, 18 Jun 93 12:39:02 MDT From: mm@santafe.edu Message-Id: <9306181839.AA09952@lyra> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: paper available Status: RO The following paper is available by public ftp. Dynamics, Computation, and the ``Edge of Chaos'': A Re-Examination Melanie Mitchell James P. Crutchfield Peter T. Hraber Santa Fe Institute UC Berkeley Santa Fe Institute Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 93-06-040 Abstract In this paper we review previous work and present new work concerning the relationship between dynamical systems theory and computation. In particular, we review work by Langton (1990) and Packard (1988) on the relationship between dynamical behavior and computational capability in cellular automata (CA). We present results from an experiment similar to the one described in Packard (1988), that was cited there as evidence for the hypothesis that rules capable of performing complex computations are most likely to be found at a phase transition between ordered and chaotic behavioral regimes for CA (the "edge of chaos"). Our experiment produced very different results from the original experiment, and we suggest that the interpretation of the original results is not correct. We conclude by discussing general issues related to dynamics, computation, and the "edge of chaos" in cellular automata. To appear in G. Cowan, D. Pines, and D. Melzner (editors), _Integrative Themes_. Santa Fe Institute Stuides in the Sciences of Complexity, Proceedings Volume 19. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Note: This paper is a much shorter version of our paper "Revisiting the Edge of Chaos" (SFI Working Paper 93-03-014, announced previously on this newsgroup). It contains an expanded review of previous work on relationships between dynamical systems theory and computation. To obtain an electronic copy: ftp santafe.edu login: anonymous password: cd /pub/Users/mm binary get sfi-93-06-040.ps.Z quit Then at your system: uncompress sfi-93-06-040.ps.Z lpr -P sfi-93-06-040.ps To obtain a hard copy (only if you cannot obtain an electronic copy), send a request to dlu@santafe.edu. >From geoffm@cogs.susx.ac.uk Mon Jun 28 06:34:13 1993 Received: from rsunw.crn.cogs.susx.ac.uk by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA09116; Mon, 28 Jun 93 06:34:08 -0700 Received: by rsunw.crn.cogs.susx.ac.uk (Smail3.1.28.1 #37) id m0oAJKa-0000p5C; Mon, 28 Jun 93 14:33 BST Message-Id: Date: Mon, 28 Jun 93 14:33 BST From: geoffm@cogs.susx.ac.uk (Geoffrey Miller) To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: request re. evolutionary simulation Status: RO *** Request for videos, papers, and software relevant to *** *** evolutionary simulation and artificial life *** From: Geoffrey Miller, Evolutionary Robotics Group, Univ. Sussex, England At the upcoming annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society this August, I will be teaching a one-hour tutorial on genetic algorithms, evolutionary simulation, simulation of adaptive behavior, and artificial life. The audience will be primarily anthropologists, psychologists, biologists, ethologists, and others interested in the application of Darwinian theory to human behavior. My goal is to show them what simulation tools are currently available for doing research on evolutionary processes and for teaching evolutionary theory to students. Basically, I'd like to assemble as many potentially relevant demos and research results as possible, to use as visual aids and as examples of what's going on in our field. Short videos in American VHS format, with relatively self-explanatory content, would be most convenient. Also, any papers or materials describing new simulation packages, genetic algorithms methods or tutorials, or off-the-shelf A-life software, would be particularly useful. I would also appreciate references to recent papers or books that could serve as useful introductions to our area for the non-computer-scientist, particularly to simulation methods. For individual researchers, this would be an opportunity for your work to become know by 100-200 active researchers, many of whom do not show up at Artificial Life/Simulation of Adaptive Behavior conferences. For software companies, this would be an opportunity to have your products introduced to people who teach large classes on evolution and related topics, and who might be interested in software that could be used educationally. Please send any materials (videos, papers, product descriptions) or even pointers to relevant people and companies directly to me (not to the list as a whole!) at the following address; thanks very much for any input. Geoffrey Miller geoffm@cogs.susx.ac.uk School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences University of Sussex Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QH England >From 100271.1732@CompuServe.COM Wed Jun 30 11:21:14 1993 Received: from ihd.compuserve.com by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA16952; Wed, 30 Jun 93 11:20:43 -0700 Received: by ihd.compuserve.com (5.67/5.930129sam) id AA17530; Wed, 30 Jun 93 14:21:03 -0400 Date: 30 Jun 93 13:56:36 EDT From: "Jeremy G. Taylor" <100271.1732@CompuServe.COM> To: Liane Gabora/Rob Collins Subject: GAMES OF LIFE "advert" in ALIFE DIGEST. Message-Id: <930630175636_100271.1732_BHB41-2@CompuServe.COM> Status: RO I am the producer of a six-part science TV series soon to start production for BBC TV and an American TV company. The working title is GAMES OF LIFE; THE HACKERS GUIDE TO EVOLUTION, and it will be presented by Richard Dawkins. It will deal with 6 areas of unresolved evolutionary theory through a rich mix of natural history film and computer graphics. Some of those graphics will be rendered with very high resolution so that the software lifeforms bear comparison with the real McCoy. In other cases the metaphor of life playing games will be represented as a snappy, visually-arresting computer game, similar in style to the commercial software kids play, but making a non-trivial point. This circular is to tell all members of the A-Life community who I am and what the project is about, and to invite any of you working on computer simulation of any of the problems mentioned below, to get in touch if you think that your approach could be developed into such a computer game, or if you know of work that could. In general terms, the main underlying aim of the series will be to widen conventional neo Darwinism to embrace processes of spontaneous generation of order, pattern, complexity and self-regulation that are currently being researched by your community. We shall, therefore, be willing to address, where we can, the precise nature of the relationship between the guiding processes of selection and mutation, and the processes of self-organisation. THE SIX PROGRAMS ARE LIKELY TO INCLUDE: 1. PLAYING GOD Why and how did life originate in the first place, and how did it get so varied and complicated that we actually have a whole animal kingdom to marvel at? What induced the formation of the first cells; the first eukaryotes and the first multicellular organisms? How many of the constraints on form and pattern in nature can be explained in self-organisational terms and what has been the role of genes and evolution? 2. THE SEXUAL EXPLOSION Why did sex ever get invented? Why do some species not have sex, and why do most species only have two? What does having sex do for you in evolutionary terms? Part of the program to be devoted to the evolution of sex itself, the other to sexual selection. Simulations of bizarre experiments in sex from the world of bacteria; peacock's tails and symmetry in swallows and other organisms all welcome. 3. ELEPHANTS DON'T PLAY CHESS The games of strategy animals play - their behaviour - can be reduced to mathematical rules just like the software that programmes NINTENDO. Here the allusion is to the application of Game Theory in animal behaviour. Zero sum; Chicken; Prisoner's Dilemma; the Philip Sydney game. One suggestion from John Maynard-Smith is to concentrate on animal communication, badges of rank, and the balance between truthful communication and lying and deceit. We will observe that the same games of deception and cooperation are played out at all levels of complexity, from the cut and thrust among pre-biotic molecules, to the higher animals and man. 4. THE COLONY OF MIND Ants and termites have very little brain yet colonies of them can create the animal equivalents of Notre Dame. How has evolution designed a "collective wit" so far in excess of that in each individual? Here the aim is to concentrate on ants, termites and bees. Examples of distributed intelligence include trail-laying in ants; foraging patterns in ants; gallery building in termite mounds; brood and food maintainance in beehives; bee foraging and comb building; web building in spiders. Some researchers hold that the same processes can account for some elements of behaviour in higher animals; including dam-building in beavors; flocking, shoaling and migration in birds and fish; muskrats and grassy nests. 5. THINKING MACHINES What actually happens in the mind of a monkey? As ants build cathedrals, can we understand how animals' brains "build" behaviour? And can that be built, in turn, into robots? Here we attempt to find some way to articulate the question "What is behaviour?" Can there be intelligence without reason, without representation? 6. WE ARE MADE OF STARS What if evolution, as a process, is not limited to carbon-based flesh and blood on Earth? Then other worlds, elsewhere in the Universe, would have a natural history of their own. Different in intriguing ways, but based nonetheless, on Darwinian evolution. Here we go further than the ideas of Universal Darwinism that Dawkins has previously dealt with. Are there links between the evolution of life on earth and the evolution of this Universe at large? Capable of evolving to a point when life could emerge on at least one planet? We may follow the line taken by mathematician Lee Smolin, to suggest a Darwinesque process of selection and fitness in myriad universes. This has been very recently popularised by science writer John Gribben, in his latest book "In The Beginning...". I invite any scientist to suggest how their work can help us explore these themes, and who would be willing to see their computer programs adapted to a visual format that would be acceptable for public science television. Articles can be sent to my London address: 4 Gatcombe Rd., LONDON N19 4PT, U.K.; Faxed to (44)-71-281-7166; or I can be reached on e-mail at 100271,1732@compuserve.com Thankyou in anticipation! Jeremy Taylor. >From cs0she@orac.sunderland-poly.ac.uk Fri Jul 2 02:26:51 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA22471; Fri, 2 Jul 93 02:26:50 -0700 Received: from sun2.nsfnet-relay.ac.uk by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA27994; Fri, 2 Jul 93 02:26:49 -0700 Via: uk.ac.sunderland-poly.orac; Fri, 2 Jul 1993 10:15:47 +0100 From: "s.hedges" Date: Fri, 2 Jul 93 10:16:01 BST Message-Id: <2186.9307020916@orac.sundp.ac.uk> To: genetic-programming@cs.stanford.edu, ga-list@aic.nrl.navy.mil, alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: UK discussion group Status: RO We have started up a discussion group for UK researchers in genetic algorithms, genetic programming, artificial life etc. If you would like to join send a message to mailbase@uk.ac.mailbase with the following line in the body: join evolutionary-computing Regards Steve Hedges Department of Computing and Information Systems Sunderland University Phone: +44 91 515 2774 Priestman Building Email: cs0she@uk.ac.sunderland-poly.orac Green Terrace Sunderland UK >From @UA1VM.UA.EDU:rob@comec4.mh.ua.edu Fri Jul 2 10:25:22 1993 Received: from Polaris.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA24259; Fri, 2 Jul 93 10:25:18 -0700 Received: from ua1vm.ua.edu by polaris.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA29752; Fri, 2 Jul 93 10:23:48 -0700 Received: from comec4.mh.ua.edu by UA1VM.UA.EDU (IBM VM SMTP V2R2) with TCP; Fri, 02 Jul 93 12:25:35 CDT Received: by comec4.mh.ua.edu (AIX 3.2/UCB 5.64/4.03) id AA12503; Fri, 2 Jul 1993 12:15:05 -0500 Message-Id: <9307021715.AA12503@comec4.mh.ua.edu> To: ml@ics.uci.edu, psych%tcsvm.bitnet@cunyvm.cuny.edu, news-announce-conferences@uunet.uu.net, neuron@hplabs.hpl.hp.com, biosci@largo.ig.com, ETHOLOGY%FINHUTC.BITNET@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU, neuro-evolution@cse.ogi.edu, alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU, neuron@hplabs.hp.com, biosci%net.bio.net@vm1.nodak.edu, ga-list@AIC.NRL.NAVY.MIL, Connectionists@CS.CMU.EDU, simulation@uflorida.cis.ufl.edu, IE-list@cs.ucl.ac.uk, EP-List@magenta.me.fau.edu, genetic-programming@cs.stanford.edu Subject: Genetic Algorithms Conference Schedule and Registration Info Date: Fri, 02 Jul 93 12:15:05 -0600 From: Robert Elliott Smith Status: RO Schedule and Registration Information 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: loric@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu Questions on the conference program should be directed to icga93@unmvax.cs.unm.edu. Other questions should be directed to rob@comec4.mh.ua.edu. PROGRAM Saturday, July 17, 1993 12-3:00pm Registration Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) 1-5:00pm 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. Tutorial 1: Introduction to Genetic Algorithms ( Music Room, 2ndFloor) 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 (3rd Floor) 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 (Room 407) 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. 7:00pm Reception/Registration Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) Sunday, July 18, 1993 8am-12:30pm Registration Krannert Center (KCPA) (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 8:30-9:00am Coffee KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 9-9:15am Welcoming Remarks/ Administrative Announcements KCPA (Colwell Playhouse ) 9:15-10:15am"Dynamical Systems and Evolution" Invited Speaker: David Campbell, Dept. of Physics, University of Illinois KCPA (Colwell Playhouse ) 10:15-11am Break KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 11-12:30pm Technical Sessions KCPA/Levis Scheduling applications (Levis, 3rd Floor) R. Bruns, ``Direct chromosome representation and advanced genetic operators for production scheduling'' F.F. Easton and N. Mansour, ``A distributed genetic algorithm for employee staffing and scheduling problems'' P. Ross and H.-L. Fang, ``A promising genetic algorithm approach to job-shop scheduling, re-scheduling and open-shop scheduling problems'' Theory (Levis, Room 407) F. Palmieri and X. Qi, ``The diversification role of crossover in the genetic algorithms'' L.M. Patnaik and M. Srinivas, ``Binomially distributed populations for modelling GAs'' M. de la Maza and B. Tidor, ``An analysis of selection procedures with particular attention paid to proportional and Boltzmann selection'' Overviews and operators (Krannert Playhouse) K. De Jong and W. Spears, ``On the state of evolutionary computation'' I. Harvey, ``The puzzle of the persistent question marks: a case study of genetic drift'' D.M. Tate and A.E. Smith, ``Expected allele coverage and the role of mutation in genetic algorithms'' 12:30-2pm Lunch (Brown Bag) KCPA (Main Lobby, 5th Floor) 1:30-5:00pm Registration Levis (Lobby, Main Floor) 2-3:30pm Technical Sessions Levis Genetic algorithms and neural networks (3rd Floor) T. Uthmann and D. Polani, ``Training Kohonen feature maps in different topologies: an analysis using genetic algorithms'' F. Gruau, ``Genetic synthesis of modular neural networks'' S.G. Romaniuk, ``Evolutionary growth perceptrons'' D.S. Feldman, ``Fuzzy network synthesis with genetic algorithms'' Scheduling and other applications (Room 407) M.J. Shaw, I. Lee, and R. Sikora, ``Joint lot sizing and sequencing with genetic algorithms for scheduling: evolving the chromosome structure'' M.D. Kidwell, ``Using genetic algorithms to schedule distributed tasks on a bus-based system'' M. Schoenauer and S. Xanthakis, ``Constrained GA optimization'' S.R. Thangiah, ``Vehicle routing and time deadlines using genetic and local algorithms'' Theory (Music Room, 2nd Floor) T.N. Bui and B.R. Moon, ``Hyperplane synthesis for genetic algorithms'' J. Horn, ``Finite Markov chain analysis of genetic algorithms with niching'' J. Suzuki, ``A Markov chain analysis on a genetic algorithm'' S.J. Louis and G.J.E. Rawlins, ``Pareto optimality, GA-easiness and deception (extended abstract)'' 3:40-4:15pm Break Levis (2nd Floor) 4:15-5:30pm Technical Sessions Levis Genetic Operators (3rd Floor) N.J. Radcliffe and F.A.W. George, ``A study in set recombination'' D. Thierens and D.E. Goldberg, ``Mixing in genetic algorithms'' L.J. Eshelman and J.D. Schaffer, ``Crossover's niche'' Applications (Room 407) R. Unger and J. Moult, ``A genetic algorithm for 3D protein folding simulations'' G. Jones, R.D. Brown, D.E. Clark, P. Willett, and R.C. Glen, ``Searching databases of two-dimensional and three-dimensional chemical structures using genetic algorithms'' H.A. Guvenir and I. Sirin, ``A genetic algorithm for classification by feature partitioning'' Classifier systems (Music Room, 2nd Floor ) J. Oliver, ``Discovering individual decision rules: an application of genetic algorithms'' R.A. Zitar and M.H. Hassoun, ``Regulator control via genetic search assisted reinforcement learning'' P. Bonelli and A. Parodi, ``A new approach to fuzzy classifier systems''I 7:00pm Midwest Bar-B-Q Dinner Chancellor Hotel Midwest Ballroom 1501 S. Neil, Champaign Shuttle Bus Provided (Informal Dress) Monday, July 19, 1993 8am-12:30pm Registration KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 8:30-9:00am Coffee KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 9-10:00am "Evolutionary optimization and the units of selection: why is there a phenotype?" Invited Speaker: Gunter Wagner, Dept. of Biology, Yale University KCPA (Colwell Playhouse ) 10:00-10:45amBreak KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 10:45-12:30pmTechnical Sessions KCPA/Levis Design applications (Levis, 3rd Floor) E.R. Altman, V.K. Agarwal, and G.R. Gao, ``A novel methodology using genetic algorithms for the design of caches and cache replacement policy'' R. San Martin and J.P. Knight, ``Genetic algorithms for the optimization of integrated circuits synthesis'' J.D. Schaffer and L.J. Eshelman, ``Designing multiplierless digital filters using genetic algorithms'' L. Davis, D. Orvosh, A. Cox, and Y. Qiu, ``A genetic algorithm for survivable network design'' Classifier Systems and heuristic search (Levis, Room 407) G. Roberts, ``Dynamic planning for classifier systems'' A. Fairley and D.F. Yates, ``An investigation into possible causes of, and solutions to, rule strength distortion in the bucket brigade'' K. Twardowski, ``Credit assignment for pole balancing with learning classifier systems'' M.-T. Shing and G.B. Parker, ``Genetic algorithms for the development of real-time multi-heuristic search strategies'' Genetic programming (Krannert Playhouse) P.J. Angeline and J.B. Pollack, ``Competitive environments evolve better solutions for complex tasks'' B.-T. Zhang and H. Muhlenbein, ``Genetic programming of minimal neural nets using Occam's razor'' K.E. Kinnear, Jr., ``Generality and difficulty in genetic programming: evolving a sort'' H. Iba, T. Kurita, H. de Garis, and T. Sato, ``System identification using structured genetic algorithms'' 12:30-2pm Lunch (Sit Down Service) KCPA (Main Lobby, 5th Floor) 1:30-5:00pm Registration Levis (Lobby, Main Floor ) 2-3:30pm Poster Session Levis (2nd Floor) 3:30-4:00pm Break Levis (2nd Floor) 4-5:30pm Technical Sessions Levis Genetic programming (3rd Floor) S. Handley, ``Automated learning of a detector for alpha-helices in protein sequences via genetic programming'' J.R. Koza, ``Simultaneous discovery of reusable detectors and subroutines using genetic programming'' W.A. Tackett, ``Genetic programming for feature discovery and image discrimination'' Applications (Room 407) J.W. Bala and H. Wechsler, ``Learning to detect targets using scale-space and genetic search'' R.T. Haftka and H. Furuya, ``Genetic algorithms for placing actuators on space structures'' W.F. Punch, E.D. Goodman, M. Pei, L. Chia-Shun, P. Hovland, and R. Enbody, ``Further research on feature selection and classification using genetic algorithms'' Techniques (Music Room, 2nd Floor) T. Back, ``Optimal mutation rates in genetic search'' S.-Y. Hwang and T. Kuo, ``A genetic algorithm with disruptive selection'' T. Jones and G.J.E. Rawlins, ``Reverse hillclimbing, genetic algorithms and the busy beaver problem'' 6-7:30pm "Mathematica Preview and Reception at Wolfram Research" Wolfram Research, Inc. 100 Trade Center Drive Champaign, IL 61820 Shuttle Bus Provided 8:00pm Informal Workshop (Optional) Levis (3rd Floor) No shuttle bus service Tuesday, July 20, 1993 8:30-12:30pm Registration KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 8:30-9:00am Coffee KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 9-10:00am "Using the Schema Theorem to counter hitchiking and premature convergence" Invited Speaker: John Holland, Dept. of Psychology, University of Michigan KCPA (Colwell Playhouse ) 10:00-10:45amBreak KCPA (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 10:45-12:30pmTechnical Sessions Workshops KCPA/Levis 12:30-2:00pm Lunch (Box Lunch) KCPA (Main Lobby, 5th Floor) 2-3:45pm Technical Sessions Levis Design applications (3rd Floor) C.M. Fonseca and P.J. Fleming, ``Genetic algorithms for multiobjective optimization: formulation, discussion and generalization'' D. Beasley, D.R. Bull, and R.R. Martin, ``Reducing epistasis in combinatorial problems by expansive coding'' D. Powell and M.M. Skolnick, ``Using genetic algorithms in engineering design optimization with non-linear constraints'' H. Watabe and N. Okino, ``A study on genetic shape design'' Techniques (Room 407) C.R. Reeves, ``Using genetic algorithms with small populations'' X. Yin and N. Germay, "A Fast Genetic Algorithm with Sharing Scheme Using Cluster Analysis Methods in Multimodal Function Optimization" S. Tsutsui and Y. Fujimoto, ``Forking genetic algorithm with blocking and shrinking modes (FGA)'' D.E. Goldberg, K. Deb, H. Kargupta, and G. Harik, ``Rapid, accurate optimization of difficult problems using fast messy genetic algorithms'' 3:45-4:15pm Break Levis (2nd Floor) 4:15-5:30pm Technical Sessions Levis Combinatorial optimization applications (3rd Floor) A. Homaifar, S. Guan, and G.E. Liepins, ``A new approach on the traveling salesman problem by the genetic algorithms'' D. Levine, ``A genetic algorithm for the set partitioning problem'' A. Smith and D.M. Tate,``Genetic optimization using a penalty function'' Techniques (Room 407) B.W. Wah and A.N. Aizawa, `"Scheduling of Genetic Algorithms in a Noisy Environment" M. Lee and H. Takagi, ``Dynamic control of genetic algorithms using fuzzy logic techniques'' C.L. Ramsey and J.J. Grefenstette, ``Case-based initialization of genetic algorithms'' Parallel genetic algorithms (Music Room, 2nd Floor) S. Baluja, ``Structure and performance of fine-grain parallelism in genetic search'' T. Maruyama, T. Hirose, and A. Konagaya, ``A fine-grained parallel genetic algorithm for distributed parallel systems'' R. Shonkwiler, ``Parallel genetic algorithms'' 5:30-6:30pm Wine and cheese reception hosted by MIT Press to celebrate the launch of "Evolutionary Computation" Levis (2nd Floor) Wednesday, July 21, 1993 8:30-12:30pm Registration Levis (Main Floor Lobby) 8:30-9:00am Coffee Levis (2nd Floor) 9-10:45am Technical Sessions Levis Parallel genetic algorithms (3rd Floor) Y. Davidor, T. Yamada, and R. Nakano, ``The ECOlogical framework II: improving GA performance at virtually zero cost'' V.S. Gordon and D. Whitley, ``Serial and parallel genetic algorithms as function optimizers'' R.R. Meyer, R.-J. Chen, and J. Yeckel, ``A genetic algorithm for diversity minimization and its parallel implementation'' L.D. Merkle and G.B. Lamont, ``Comparison of parallel messy genetic algorithm data distribution strategies'' Combinatorial optimization (Room 407) A.T. Rahmani and N. Ono, ``A genetic algorithm for channel routing problem'' K. Juliff, ``A multi-chromosome genetic algorithm for pallet loading'' B.A. Julstrom, ``A genetic algorithm for the rectilinear Steiner problem'' T. Munakata and D.J. Hashier, ``A genetic algorithm applied to the maximum flow problem'' 10:45-11:15am Break Levis (2nd Floor) 11:15-12:30pm Technical Sessions Levis Combinatorial optimization (3rd Floor) R.L. Wainwright and J.L. Blanton, Jr., ``Multiple vehicle routing with time and capacity constraints using genetic algorithms'' H.G. Cobb and J.J. Grefenstette, ``Genetic algorithms for tracking changing environments'' S.J. Flockton and M.S. White, ``Pole-zero system identification using genetic algorithms'' Applications (Room 407) W. Wienholt, "An Advanced Genetic Algorithm for Parameter Optimization Problems" J.-J. Yang and R.R. Korfhage, ``Query optimization in information retrieval using genetic algorithms'' M. Manela, N.Thornhill, J.A. Campbell, ``Fitting spline functions to noisy data using a genetic algorithm'' 12:30-2pm Break Levis (2nd Floor) 2-3:30pm Business Meeting Levis (Room 407) Invited Speakers David Campbell, Head, Dept. of Physics, University of Illinois. Topic: Dynamical Systems And Evolution Gunter Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Biology, Yale University. Topic: Evolutionary Optimization And The Units Of Selection: Why Is There A Phenotype? John Holland, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Michigan. Topic: Using The Schema Theorem To Counter Hitchhiking And Premature Convergence Papers Erik R. Altman, V.K. Agarwak, and G.R. Gao, "A Novel Methodology Using Genetic Algorithms for the Design of Caches and Cache Replacement Policy" Peter J. Angeline and J.B. Pollack, "Competitive Environments Evolve Better Solutions for Complex Tasks" Thomas Back, "Optimal Mutation Rates in Genetic Search" Jerzy W. Bala and H. Wechsler, "Learning to Detect Targets Using Scale-Space and Genetic Search" S. Baluja, ``Structure and performance of fine-grain parallelism in genetic search'' David Beasley, D.R. Bull, and R.R. Martin, "Reducing Epistasis in Combinatorial Problems by Expansive Coding" Pierre Bonelli and A. Parodi, "A New Approach to Fuzzy Classifier Systems" Ralph Bruns, "Direct Chromosome Representation and Advanced Genetic Operators for Production Scheduling" T. N. Bui and Byung R. Moon, "Hyperplane Synthesis for Genetic Algorithms" Helen G. Cobb and J.J. Grefenstette, "Genetic Algorithms for Tracking Changing Environments" Yuval Davidor, T. Yamada, and R. Nakano, "The ECOlogical Framework II: Improving GA Performance With Virtually Zero Cost" Lawrence Davis, D. Orvosh, A. Cox, and Y. Qiu, "A Genetic Algorithm for Survivable Network Design" K. De Jong and William Spears, "On the State of Evolutionary Computation" M. de la Maza and Bruce Tidor, "An Analysis of Selection Procedures with Particular Attention Paid to Proportional and Boltzmann Selection" Fred F. Easton and N. Mansour, "A Distributed Genetic Algorithm for Employee Staffing and Scheduling Problems" Larry J. Eshelman and J. D. Schaffer, "Crossover's Niche" Andrew Fairley and D.F. Yates, "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 and M.S. White, "Pole-Zero System Identification Using Genetic Algorithms" Carlos Fonseca and P.J. Fleming, "Genetic Algorithms for Multiobjective Optimization: Formulation, Discussion and Generalization" David E. Goldberg and D. Thierens, "Mixing in Genetic Algorithms" David E. Goldberg, K. Deb, H. Kargupta, and G. Harik, "Rapid, Accurate Optimization of Difficult Problems Using Fast Messy Genetic Algorithms" V. Scott Gordon and D. Whitley, "Serial and Parallel Genetic Algorithms as Function Optimizers" Frederic Gruau, "Genetic Synthesis of Modular Neural Networks" H. Altay Guvenir and I Sirin, "A Genetic Algorithm for Classification by Feature Partitioning" S. Handley, ``Automated learning of a detector for alpha-helices in protein sequences via genetic programming'' Raphael T. Haftka and H. Furuya, "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, S. Guan, and G.E. Liepins, "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 and T. Kuo, "A Genetic Algorithm with Disruptive Selection" Hitoshi Iba, T. Kurita, H. de Garis, and T. Sato, "System Identification using Structured Genetic Algorithms" Terry Jonesand G.J.E. Rawlins, "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" J.R. Koza, ``Simultaneous discovery of reusable detectors and subroutines using genetic programming'' Michael Lee and H. Takagi, "Dynamic Control of Genetic Algorithms Using Fuzzy Logic Techniques" David M. Levine, "A Genetic Algorithm for the Set Partitioning Problem" S.J. Louis and G.J.E. Rawlins, ``Pareto optimality, GA-easiness and deception (extended abstract)'' Mauro Manela, N. Thornhill, J.A. Campbell, "Fitting Spline Functions to Noisy Data Using a Genetic Algorithm" Tsutomu Maruyama, T. Hirose, and A. Konagaya, "A Fine-Grained Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Distributed Parallel Systems" Laurence D. Merkle and G.B. Lamont, "Comparison of Parallel Messy Genetic Algorithm Data Distribution Strategies" Robert R. Meyer, R.-J. Chen, and J. Yeckel, "A Genetic Algorithm for Diversity Minimization and Its Parallel Implementation" Toshinori Munakata and D.J. Hashier, "A Genetic Algorithm Applied to the Maximum Flow Problem" Jim Oliver, "Discovering Individual Decision Rules: An Application of Genetic Algorithms" Francesco Palmieri and X. Qi, "Diversification Role of Crossover in the Genetic Algorithms" L.M. Patnaik and M. Srinivas, "Binomially Distributed Populations for Modelling GAs" D. Powell and Michael M. Skolnick, "Using Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Design Optimization with Non-Linear Constraints" W.F. Punch, E. D. Goodman, M. Pei, L. Chia-Shun, P. Hovland, and R. Enbody, "Further Research on Feature Selection and Classification Using Genetic Algorithms" Nicholas J. Radcliffe and F.A.W. George, "A Study in Set Recombination" A.T. Rahmani and Norihiko Ono, "A Genetic Algorithm for Channel Routing Problem" Connie Loggia Ramsey and J.J. Grefenstette, "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 and H.-L. Fang, "A Promising GA Approach to Job-Shop Scheduling and Re-Scheduling Problems" Raul San Martin and J.P. Knight, "Genetic Algorithms for the Optimization of Integrated Circuits Synthesis" J. David Schaffer and L.J. Eshelman, "Designing Multiplierless Digital Filters Using Genetic Algorithms" Michael J. Shaw I. Lee, and R. Sikora, "Joint Lot Sizing and Sequencing with Genetic Algorithms for Scheduling: Evolving the Chromosome Structure" Man-Tak Shing and G.B. Parker, "Genetic Algorithms for the Development of Real-Time Multi-Heuristic Search Strategies" Marc Shoenauer and S. Xanthakis, "Constrained GA Optimization" R. Shonkwiler, "Parallel Genetic Algorithms" Alice E. Smith and D.M. Tate, "Genetic Optimization Using A Penalty Function" 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 and A.E. Smith, "Expected Allele Coverage and the Role of Mutation" Sam R. Thangiah, "Vehicle Routing and Time Deadlines Using Genetic and Local Algorithms" Shigeyoshi Tsutsui and Y. Fujimoto, "Forking Genetic Algorithm with Blocking and Shrinking Modes (FGA)" Kirk Twardowski, "Credit Assignment for Pole Balancing with Learning Classifier Systems" Ron Unger and J. Moult, "A Genetic Algorithm for 3D Protein Folding Simulations" Thomas Uthmann and D. Polani, "Training Kohonen Feature Maps in Different Topologies: an Analysis Using Genetic Algorithms" Benjamin W. Wah and A.N. Aizawa, "Scheduling of Genetic Algorithms in a Noisy Environment" Roger L. Wainwright and J.L. Blanton, Jr., "Multiple Vehicle Routing with Time and Capacity Constraints Using Genetic Algorithms" Hirokazu Watabe and N. Okino, "A Study on Genetic Shape Design" Willfried Wienholt, "An Advanced Genetic Algorithm for Parameter Optimization Problems" Peter Willett, R.D. Brown, D.E. Clark, G. Jones, and R.C. Glen, "Searching Databases of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Chemical Structures Using Genetic Algorithms" Jing-Jye Yang and R.R. Korfhage, "Query Optimization in Information Retrieval Using Genetic Algorithms" Xiaodong Yin and N. Germay, "A Fast Genetic Algorithm with Sharing Scheme Using Cluster Analysis Methods in Multimodal Function Optimization" Byoung-Tak Zhangand H. Muhlenbein, "Genetic Programming of Minimal Neural Nets Using Occam's Razor" Raed Abu Zitar and M.H. Hassoun, "Regulator Control via Genetic Search Assisted Reinforcement Learning" Posters Fabrizio Baiardi, D. Ciufolini, A.M. Lomatire, and G. Pesce, "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" Wolfgang Banzhaf, Takashi Iwamoto, and Kazuo Kyumo, "Topological Aspects of Genetic Algorithms" Richard K. Belew and Thomas E. Kammeyer, ``Evolving Aesthetic SortingNetworks Using Developmental Grammars'' Joachim Born, Ivan Santibanex-Koref, and Hans-Michael Voigt, "Multivalued Evolutionary Algorithms" Susan E. Carlson, Michael Ingrim, and Ronald Shonkwiler, "A Comparative Evaluation of Search Methods Applied to Catalog Selection" Hugh M. Cartwright and Stephen P. Harris, "The Application of the Genetic Algorithm to Two-Dimensional Strings: The Source Apportionment Problem" Dave Cliff, Inman Harvey, and Philip Husbands, "Genetic Convergence in a Species of Evolved Robot Control Architectures" Joseph C. Culberson, "Crossover Versus Mutation: Fueling the Debate: TGA versus GIGA" Lawrence Davis and David Orvosh, "Shall We Repair? Genetic Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, and Feasibility Constraints" Mehdi Elketroussi and David Fan, "GADELO: A Multi-Population Genetic Algorithm Based on Dynamic Exploration of Local Optima" Fikret Ercal and Matthias Mayer, "Genetic Algorithms for Vertex Splitting in DAG's" Terence C. Fogarty, "Reproduction, Ranking, Replacement and Noisy Evaluations: Experimental Results" Takeshi Furuhashi, Ken Nakaoka, Koji Morikawa, and Yoshiki Uchikawa, "A Proposal of Hierarchical Fuzzy Classifier Systems" Brynn Hibbert, "Display of Chemical Structures in Two Dimensions and the Evolution of Molecular Recognition" John H. Holland and Melanie Mitchell, "When Will a Genetic Algorithm Outperform Hill-Climbing?" Akio Ishiguro, "A Genetic Algorithms' Application to Inverse Problems in Electromagnetics" Jyh-Shing Jang and Chuen-Tsai Sun, "Using Genetic Algorithms in Structuring a Fuzzy Rulebase" Antonia J. Jones, "A Schemata Theorem for Trees" Jenny Juliany and Michael D. Vose, "The Genetic Algorithm Fractal" Hillol Kargupta, "Information Transmission in Genetic Algorithm and Shannon's Second Theorem" Takashi Kido, Hiroaki Kitano, and Masakazu Kakanishi, "A Hybrid Search for Genetic Algorithms: Combining Genetic Algorithms, TABU Search, and Simulated Annealing" Jinwoo Kim and Bernard P. Zeigler, "Asynchronous Genetic Algorithms on Parallel Computers" 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 and Dirk Schlierkamp-Voosen, "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" Masaharu Munetomo, Yoshiharu Sato, and Yoshiaki Takai, "An Efficient Migration Scheme for Subpopulation-Based Asynchronously Parallel Genetic Algorithms" 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" 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" 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 * Committee Members can be identifies by a blue dot on their name badges. Feel free to ask them for assistance during the conference. Special Thanks To The Following International Society for Genetic Algorithms Philips Laboratories, North American Philips Corporation Office of Naval Research Naval Research Laboratory BBN University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign National Center for Supercomputer Applications Wolfram Research Division of Conferences & Institutes at the University of Illinois Keith Roberson Student Volunteers Additional Information 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. Parking and Parking Passes: A limited number of $3 all day Levis lot parking passes for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be available at the registration desk or you may park at the meters (quarters only). Public Transportation: For any independent transportation needs, you may contact--------- Taxi -- contact Corky's phone 352-3121 Public City Bus Service (75 per ride) -- the city bus schedule will be available at the registration desk . For additional information on local sites and restaurants please consult the pages included in your conference packet. COMPUTER ROOM ACCESS The computer room (located in room 405-6 Levis) is available to give software demonstrations and to provide Telnet access to other computer installations. 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. Tennis-- your IMPE pass will also admit you to the indoor/outdoor courts at the IMPE building. All other outdoor courts located on campus are available at no charge with walk-on availability. Golf Courses (Local): Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL (15-20 minutes to drive) Phone 1-586-2183 Tee times needed daily, club and cart rental available. 18 hole, 9 hole Par 3, driving range. Lots of hills, trees, water, sand traps. University of Illinois Golf Course, Savoy, IL (10-15 minutes to drive) Phone 359-5613 Tee times needed weekends and holidays only, club and cart rental available. 2 18 hole, driving range. Lots of water, sand traps. ICGA '93 is a non-smoking conference. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Registration Schedule Saturday, July 17 12-3:00pm Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) 7:00pm Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) Sunday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 20 8-12:30pm Krannert Center (KCPA) (Colwell Playhouse Foyer) 1:30-5:00pm Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) Wednesday, July 21 8:30-12:00pm Levis Faculty Center (Lobby, Main Floor) ============================================================================ ================================= Conference/Campus Bus Shuttle Schedule Saturday, July 17 12noon-2:00pm from *hotels to Levis Faculty Center 5:00pm-6:00pm from Levis Faculty Center to *hotels 6:30pm-9:30pm from *hotels to Levis Faculty Center Sunday, July 18 7:30am-9:30am from *hotels to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 5:30pm-6:30pm from Levis Faculty Center to *hotels 6:30pm-7:30pm from *hotels to Chancellor Convention Center 9:00pm-10:00pm from Chancellor Convention Center to *hotels Monday, July 19 7:30am-9:30am from *hotels to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 5:30pm-6:30pm from Levis Faculty Center to *hotels with stop at Trade Center Bldg. (connected to Radisson Suites Hotel) 7:00pm-8:00pm from Trade Center Bldg. to *hotels Tuesday, July 20 8:00am-9:30am from *hotels to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 5:30pm-7:30pm from Levis Faculty Center to *hotels Wednesday, July 21 8:00am-9:30am from *hotels to Levis Faculty Center 11:30am-1:00pm from Levis Faculty Center to *hotels *The following hotels will form part of the above shuttle: Jumer's Castle Lodge - 209 S. Broadway, Urbana University Inn - 302 E. John St., Champaign Travelodge - 406 W. University, Urbana Campus Inn - 1701 S. State St., Champaign Busey-Evans will not have a conference/campus shuttle as it is located 1/2 block from the conference. GENERAL AND REGISTRATION 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 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 assist 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: lje@philabs.philips.com. 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 loric@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu 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 loric@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu. --------------------------------------------- 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 loric@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu. 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. Registration/Badge Information Please print or type __________________________________________________________________ Last Name First Name MI __________________________________________________________________ Affiliation/Business __________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________ City State Zip __________________________________________________________________ Country __________________________________________________________________ Business Phone Home Phone REGISTRATION FEES: (all figures in US Dollars) Indicate your selection Conference Registration Fee Registration before 6/12/93 On or after 6/12/93 Participant $250 Participant $295 Student* $100 Student* $125 Tutorial for July 17 Before 6/12/93 On or after 6/12/93 Participant $75 Participant $95 Student $25 Student $50 Please specify choice: Tutorial I:__________ Tutorial II: __________ Tutorial III: __________ Banquet Tickets** Adult $30 # of tickets_______ amount_______ Child $10 # of tickets_______ amount_______ Additional Reception Tickets** Saturday $10 # of tickets_______ amount_______ Total Payment ________________________(U.S. Dollars) Method of Payment ______ Check enclosed (make payable to the University of Illinois, US banks only, send check with form to Accounting Business Office) ______ I prefer to charge on credit card Visa______ Mastercard______ American Express______ Card Number__________________________________ Exp. Date__________ Card Holder Signature______________________________________________ *Students must have university student ID at registration **Please purchase additional tickets now---you will be unable to buy them upon arrival PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Accounting Business Office, Room 162 Henry Administration Building 506 South Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801 >From mres@media.mit.edu Mon Jul 5 13:24:09 1993 Received: from media-lab.media.mit.edu by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA03749; Mon, 5 Jul 93 13:24:08 -0700 Received: by media.mit.edu (5.57/DA1.0.4.amt) id AA24968; Mon, 5 Jul 93 16:17:39 -0400 From: Mitchel Resnick Received: by tortuga (5.57/DA.WS.1.0.4) id AA04678; Mon, 5 Jul 93 16:15:37 -0400 Date: Mon, 5 Jul 93 16:15:37 -0400 Message-Id: <9307052015.AA04678@tortuga> To: bug-sdl@weber.ucsd.edu, alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Cc: stateart@helpnet.sri.com Cc: CYBSYS-L%BINGVMB.BITNET@mitvma.mit.edu, ni@media.mit.edu, l-cs@media.mit.edu Subject: Faculty Position at MIT Media Lab Status: RO MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE The Learning and Common Sense Section of the MIT Media Laboratory and the Program in Media Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for a new faculty position. The search will focus primarily on junior candidates, but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. The Learning and Common Sense Section focuses on application-inspired basic research on learning, thinking, and the nature of knowledge. Research projects connect to the major themes of the Media Lab: the creative use of new media technologies for interaction, communication, and expression. Current research areas in the Learning and Common Sense section include: learning and representation in domains without strong formal models; common-sense story understanding; Society of Mind; behavior-based artificial intelligence; computational agents; design and study of learning environments; technological tools for learning; "constructionist" theories of learning; rethinking schools and education (especially for under-served populations). Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field, distinguished research experience related to the themes described above, and a demonstrated ability to define new and innovative research directions. Teaching experience at the university level is desired. Responsibilities include research, teaching (graduate seminars and undergraduate courses), and supervision of students. Qualified candidates should send a resume, reprints, and a one-page summary of research directions to: Learning and Common Sense Faculty Search c/o Professor S.A. Benton, Room E15-416 MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences 20 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 For further information, please contact: Professor Stephen A. Benton Head, MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences tel: (617) 253-8145, fax: (617) 253-8823 e-mail: sab@media.mit.edu MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer. We strongly encourage applications from members of under-represented groups. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. >From david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au Mon Jul 5 22:01:40 1993 Received: from [130.56.4.1] by regulus.cognet.ucla.edu (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA04933; Mon, 5 Jul 93 22:01:07 -0700 Received: from rsbs13.anu.edu.au by anu.anu.edu.au (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA00612; Tue, 6 Jul 93 14:58:41 EST Received: from rsbs12.anu.edu.au by rsbs13.anu.edu.au (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA05503; Tue, 6 Jul 93 14:57:11 EST Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 14:57:11 EST From: david@rsbs13.anu.edu.au (David Green) Message-Id: <9307060457.AA05503@rsbs13.anu.edu.au> To: complex@life Subject: Exhibition of Fractal Art Cc: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Status: RO Exhibition of Fractal Art (Sonic and Visual) - Call for Participation ************************************************************************ Contours of The Mind - A Celebration of Fractals Call for Participation ************************************************************************ There will be an exhibition of Fractal Art at the Drill Hall Gallery of the Australian National University, throughout the month of October, 1993. Works are currently being sought for submission in the following categories; - Fractals from Nature (photographs and slides) - Computer Generated Fractals (still images) - Dynamic Fractals (computer animation) - Aural Fractals (computer generated music) - Interactive Fractals (installations and interactive exhibits) There will also be a competition for the best work submitted in each category with prizes of up to 2,000$ cash for first prize. Among the current sponsors are; IBM, ANUTECH, and the Centre for Information and Science Research (CISR) at the ANU. The exhibition is being co-organised by Nancy Sever of the Drill Hall Gallery Stuart Ramsden of the Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology and Terry Bossomaier of the Research School for Physical Sciences and Engineering of the ANU. Submission Formats: - Photographic work can be any size but must be mounted and framed. - Video may be submitted in PAL on 3/4" U-matic (High-Band or High-Band SP), Beta, or S-VHS. - Audio must be submitted on DAT only. - Any proposals for Interactive works should be discussed with the organisers. All work should be clearly marked with name of entrant, category and return details. Entries should be postmarked no later than the 22nd of August 1993. Acceptance will be advised after the 18th of September. Email queries can be directed to the organisers at fractal@acat.anu.edu.au Phone queries can be directed to Nancy Sever, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Australia: 06 249 5832 International: +61 6 249 5832 D ------------------------------ End of ALife Digest *******************

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