The Second International Workshop on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2009)

Program

All lectures will be held in Leibniz-Hörsaal (G 10),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

August 18, 2009Concepts and Principles
09:50 Welcome address
10:00 - 11:15Keynote by
Susanne Still  (University of Hawaii, USA)
Interactive learning  (see abstract)
11:15 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00Ralf Der  (MPI MiS Leipzig, Germany)
Self-organization of behavior for autonomous robots  (see abstract)
12:00 - 15:00Lunch break
15:00 - 16:15Keynote by
Daniel Polani  (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Be empowered: guiding adaptation through potential information flows  (see abstract)
16:15 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00Nils Bertschinger  (MPI MiS Leipzig, Germany)
Autonomy and closure  (see abstract)
17:00 - 17:30Oliver Obst  (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Information transfer in recurrent neural networks  (see abstract)
19:00 Dinner (à la carte and on individual payment)
August 19, 2009Evolution and Structure
10:00 - 11:15Keynote by
Larry Yaeger  (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)
Determining function from structure in neural networks  (see abstract)
11:15 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00Mikhail Prokopenko  (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Information-theoretic modelling of scaling in genetic code  (see abstract)
12:00 - 12:30Ivan Tanev  (Doshisha University, Japan)
Incremental genetic programming incorporating genetic transpositions for efficient coevolution of locomotion and sensing of simulated snake-like robot  (see abstract)
12:30 - 13:00Christian Tetzlaff  (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany)
Self-organized criticality of developing artificial neuronal networks and dissociated cell cultures  (see abstract)
13:00 - 15:00Lunch break
15:00 - 16:15Keynote by
Tony Bell  (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Information flows across levels and the self-organisation of behaviour
16:15 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00Mahendra Piraveenan  (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Assortativity and information in directed biological networks  (see abstract)
17:00 - 17:30Joseph Lizier  (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Functional and structural topologies in evolved neural networks  (see abstract)
August 20, 2009Learning and Guidance
10:00 - 11:15Keynote by
Florentin Wörgötter  (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Self-organized adaptation of simple neural circuits enables complex robot behavior  (see abstract)
11:15 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00Mikhail Prokopenko  (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Information transfer and cortical interactions in a visuomotor tracking task  (see abstract)
12:00 - 12:30J. Michael Herrmann  (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Guided self-organization for control of bipedal walking  (see abstract)
12:30 - 13:00Paolo Arena  (Università degli studi di Catania, Italy)
Spatial temporal patterns in nonlinear dynamical systems: from locomotion to perception in biorobots  (see abstract)
13:00 - 15:00Lunch break
15:00 - 16:15Keynote by
Georg Martius  (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany)
Goal-oriented behavior from guided self-organization of sensorimotor loops  (see abstract)
16:15 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00Frank Güttler  (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
Predictive Information for self-organizing robots using wireless connected embedded-controller-boards: a technical point of view  (see abstract)
17:00 - 17:30Keyan Zahedi  (MPI MiS Leipzig, Germany)
Maximizing information in the sensory-motor loop  (see abstract)

Selected papers will appear in a special journal issue on the topic.

Selected papers for GSO-2008 are under review for a special issue of HFSP Journal.

Date and Location

August 18 - 20, 2009
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig
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Ralf Der
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig
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Mikhail Prokopenko
CSIRO
Sydney
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Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
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Phone: (++49)-(0)341-9959-552
Fax: (++49)-(0)341-9959-555

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