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The 15th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2018)
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The 15th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2018)
14-17 August 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

Organized by the International Society for Adaptive Behavior (ISAB)



Keynote Speakers

  •     Tom Froese, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

  •     Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan

  •     Auke Jan Ijspeert, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

  •     Jan Peters, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany


Organising Committee

  •     Conference Chairs: Jochen Triesch, John Hallam

  •     Program Chair: Poramate Manoonpong

  •     Tutorial Chair: Jørgen Christian Larsen


Important Dates

  •     Paper Submission Deadline: 11th March, 2018 Extended to 20th March!

  •     Notification of Acceptance: 15th May, 2018

  •     Camera Ready Submission: 1st June, 2018

  •     Tutorial Proposal Deadline: 21st May, 2018

  •     Tutorial Notification of Acceptance: 31st May, 2018

  •     Tutorials: 14th August, 2018

  •     Conference: 15-17th August, 2018


Relevant Research Areas

SAB2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of adaptive behaviour in natural and artificial systems. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

  •     Bio-inspired and hybrid robotics

  •     Autonomous robotics

  •     Humanoid robotics

  •     Soft robotics

  •     Cognitive and developmental robotics

  •     The animat approach

  •     Motor control

  •     Body and brain co-evolution

  •     Self-assembling and self-replication

  •     Sensory-motor coordination

  •     Action selection and behavioural sequencing

  •     Navigation and mapping

  •     Internal models and representation

  •     Evolution, development and learning

  •     Collective and social behaviour

  •     Applied adaptive behaviour

  •     Motivation and emotion

  •     Communication and language

  •     Emergent structures and behaviours

  •     Neural correlates of behaviour

  •     Evolutionary and co-evolutionary approaches

  •     Software agents and virtual creatures

  •     Philosophical and psychological issues

  •     Animats in education


Scope of the Conference

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, artificial life, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary biology and related fields in order to further our understanding of the behaviours and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and artificial animals to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The conference will focus on experiments with well-defined models including robot models, computer simulation models and mathematical models designed to help characterise and compare various organisational principles or architectures underlying adaptive behaviour in real animals and in synthetic agents, the animats.


Cyberbotics will sponsor the best paper prize which is a current full Webots package.


Conference Website




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