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Bio-ADIT 2004 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


The First International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology

January 29 - 30, 2004

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: http://lslwww.epfl.ch/bio-adit2004/

Sponsored by
- Osaka University Forum,
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, and
- The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program of
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology (MEXT), Japan, under the Program Title
"Opening Up New Information Technologies for Building
Networked Symbiosis Environment

Biologically inspired approaches have already proved successful
in achieving major breakthroughs in a wide variety of problems
in information technology (IT). A more recent trend is to
explore the applicability of bio-inspired approaches to the
development of self-organizing, evolving, adaptive and
autonomous information technologies, which will meet the
requirements of next-generation information systems, such as
diversity, scalability, robustness, and resilience. These new
technologies will become a base on which to build a networked
symbiotic environment for pleasant, symbiotic society of human
beings in the 21st century.

Bio-ADIT 2004 will be the first international workshop to
present original research results in the field of bio-inspired
approaches to advanced information technologies. It will also
serve to foster the connection between biological paradigms
and solutions to building the next-generation information
systems.


PROGRAM:

The advance program for the conference can be viewed at:
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/bio-adit2004/program.shtml

The program includes 25 oral presentations and 15 poster
presentations selected out of 85 submitted articles. It also
includes two keynote addresses:

"The Architecture of Complexity: From the Internet to Metabolic
Networks", Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, University of Notre Dame, USA.

"www.siliconcell.net: Bringing Bits and Chips to Life",
Hans V. Westerhoff, Free University, Amsterdam

REGISTRATION:

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the total
registration fees (including lunch, conference dinner and
pre-proceedings) are only 90 Swiss Francs (approx. 70 US dollars).

Please register through the conference web site, at
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/bio-adit2004/registration.shtml
and follow the instructions for credit-card payment.

We are looking forward seeing you in Lausanne.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

General Co-Chairs:
- Daniel Mange (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Shojiro Nishio (Osaka University, Japan)
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:
- Auke Jan Ijspeert (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)
Finance Chair:
- Marlyse Taric (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Toshimitsu Masuzawa (Osaka University, Japan)
Publicity Chair:
- Christof Teuscher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Takao Onoye (Osaka University, Japan)
Publications Chair:
- Naoki Wakamiya (Osaka University, Japan)
Local Arrangements Chair:
- Carlos Andres Pena-Reyes (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Internet Chair:
- Jonas Buchli (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Co-Chairs:
- Auke Jan Ijspeert (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)

Members:
- Michael A. Arbib (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Aude Billard (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Marco Dorigo (Universit» Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
- Takeshi Fukuda (IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan)
- Katsuo Inoue (Osaka University, Japan)
- Wolfgang Maass (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
- Ian W. Marshall (BTexact Technologies, UK)
- Toshimitsu Masuzawa (Osaka University, Japan)
- Alberto Montresor (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Chrystopher L. Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire, U.K.)
- Stefano Nolfi (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology,CNR, Rome, Italy)
- Takao Onoye (Osaka University, Japan)
- Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Eduardo Sanchez (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Hiroshi Shimizu (Osaka University, Japan)
- Moshe Sipper (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
- Gregory Stephanopoulos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
- Adrian Stoica (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
- Tim Taylor (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Gianluca Tempesti (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Naoki Wakamiya (Osaka University, Japan)
- Hans V. Westerhoff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
- Xin Yao (University of Birmingham, UK)