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					  The Australian Conference on
          Artificial Life
      6-7 December, 2003




              Held at
 School of Info. Tech. & Elec. Eng.
Australian Defence Force Academy
  University of New South Wales
       Canberra, ACT 2600,
             Australia




                    Sponsors

       Air Force Office of Scientific Research
            ARC Centre for Bioinformatics
          ARC Centre for Complex Systems
           Army Research Office - Far East
  Asian Office of Aerospace Research Development
  School of Info. Tech. & Elec. Eng. UNSW@ADFA
       School of Info. Tech. & Elec. Eng. UQ
                   Saturday December, 6th, 2003

Welcome: Hussein Abbass and Janet Wiles                                         8:45
Opening: Prof. Robert King, Rector, ADFA                                        9:00
Plenary Talk: Prof. Stefano Nolfi                                               9:00
Evolutionary robotics: exploiting the power of self-organization                10:00
Session Chair: Hussein Abbass


                                                                                10:00
                                  Morning Tea                                   10:30

                               Session 1: Robotics                              10:30
                          Session Chair: Stefano Nolfi                          11:30

Oliver J. Coleman and Stephan K. Chalup                                         10:30
Towards matching perception in simulated and real world robot navigation        10:50

Robert L. Stewart and R. Andrew Russell                                         10:50
Emergent structures built by a minimalist autonomous robot using a swarm-       11:10
inspired template mechanism

Jason Teo and Hussein A. Abbass                                                 11:10
Neuro-Morpho evolution: what will happen if animals’ body is not symmetric?     11:30


               Session 2: Cell division and regulatory networks                 11:30
                          Session Chair: Mark Ragan                             12:30

Sanjeev Kumar and Peter J. Bentley                                              11:30
Mechanisms of oriented cell division in computational development               11:50

Joanne Penner, Ricardo Hoar and Christian Jacob                                 11:50
Bacterial chemotaxis in silico                                                  12:10

Nicholas Geard and Janet Wiles                                                  12:10
A gene regulatory network for cell differentiation in carnorhabditis elegants   12:30

                                                                                12:30
                                      Lunch                                     1:30

Plenary Talk: Prof. Mark Ragan                                                  1:30
Computing the tree of life: automating phylogenetic inference over all          2:30
prokaryotic genomes
Session Chair: Janet Wiles


                                                                                2:30
                                 Afternoon Tea                                  3:00
                        Session 3: PhD consortium                               3:00
              Session Chairs: Janet Wiles and Hussein Abbass                    4:00



                         Session 4: Biological models                           4:00
                       Session Chair: Jennifer Hallinan                         5:00

Hideaki Suzuki and Naoaki Ono                                                   4:00
Segregational instability under cell selection pressure - many chromosome       4:20
analyses

Ramona Behravan, Peter J. Bentley and Robin Carlisle                            4:20
Exploring reaction-diffusion and pattern formation                              4:40

James Watson, Janet Wiles and Jim Hanan                                          4:40
Towards more relevant evolutionary models: integrating an artificial genome with 5:00
a developmental phenotype

                                                                                7:00
                           Conference Dinner                                    9:00
                      Sunday December, 7th, 2003

Plenary Talk: Dr. David Fogel                                                       9:00
Challenges and successes with evolutionary agent-based models                       10:00
Session Chair: David Green


                                                                                    10:00
                                   Morning Tea
                                                                                    10:30

                      Session 5: Cellular automata models                           10:30
                           Session Chair: David Fogel                               11:30

Shih Ching Fu and George Milne                                                      10:30
Epidemic modelling using cellular automata                                          10:50

Timothy J. Lightfoot and George J. Milne                                            10:50
Modelling emergent crowd behaviour                                                  11:10

Daryl Essam and Hussein A. Abbass                                                   11:10
Artificial life models for security and safety                                      11:30


                    Session 6: Optimization and applications                        11:30
                       Session Chair: Masanori Sugisaka                             12:30

James Montgomery, Marcus Randall and Tim Hendtlass                                  11:30
Automated selection of appropriate pheromone representations in ant colony          11:50
optimisation

Marcus Randall                                                                      11:50
A systematic strategy to incorporate intensification and diversification into ant   12:10
colony optimisation

Nicolas Guionnet and Guy Gouardères                                                 12:10
Adaptive artificial coagulation for query flow control in a grid application        12:30

                                                                                    12:30
                                       Lunch
                                                                                    1:30

Plenary Talk: Prof. David Green                                                     1:30
From genomes to geography: a challenge for artificial life                          2:30
Session Chair: Peter Lindsay


                                                                                     2:30
                                  Afternoon Tea
                                                                                     3:00
                          Session 7: Art and visualization                       3:00
                           Session Chair: Peter Bentley                          4:00

Luke Harrald                                                                    3:00
Artificial life: a model for musical innovation?                                3:20

Ian Burleigh, Garret Suen and Christian Jacob                                   3:20
DNA in action! A 3D swarm-based model of a gene regulatory system               3:40
Michael Barlow                                                                  3:40
JBOTS, CROCADILE & TDSS: 3 conflict driven multi-Agent systems for              4:00
education, experimentation, & decision support


                         Session 8: Fundamental questions                        4:00
                          Session Chair: Christian Jacob                         4:40

Russell K. Standish                                                             4:00
The case of the missing neutrality                                              4:20

Inari Thiel, Neil Bergmann and William Grey                                     4:20
A case for investigating the ethics of artificial life                          4:40
Yoshikazu Suemitsu and Shigetoshi Nara                                          4:40
Self control of moving in 2-D space utilizing chaotic dynamics in a recurrent   5:00
neural network model

                                                                                5:00
    Conference Closing: Hussein Abbass and Janet Wiles                          5:10

				
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