2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
Sendai, Japan, 25-28 May 2015

Call for Papers

Special Session on
Evolutionary Computation for Cognitive Robotics

Introduction to the special Session:
Recently, various types of intelligent robots have been developed for the society of the next generation. In particular, intelligent robots should continue to perform tasks in real environments such as houses, commercial facilities and public facilities. The growing need to automate daily tasks combined with new robot technologies are driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with persons in a wide range of domains. The technology shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots, which will be used in close collaboration with humans, requires major technological challenges that need to be overcome. Computational intelligence is very important to provide human-friendly services by robots. A robot should have human-like intelligence and cognitive capabilities to co-exist with people. The study on the intelligence, cognition, and self of robots has a long history. The concepts on adaptation, learning, and cognitive development should be introduced more intensively in the next generation robotics from the theoretical point of view. Fuzzy, neural, and evolutionary computation play important role to realize cognitive development of robots from the methodological point of view. Furthermore, the synthesis of information technology, network technology, and robot technology may bring the brand-new emerging intelligence to robots from the technical point of view. The structurization of information and knowledge is a key topic to support the cognitive development of robots. This special session focuses on the intelligence of robots emerging from the adaptation, learning, and cognitive development through the interaction with people and dynamic environments from the conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or technical points of view.

The topics of interests in the special session include, but are not limited to:
- Robot Intelligence   
- Learning, Adaptation, and Evolution in Robotics
- Human-Robot Interaction   
- Embodied Cognitive Science   
- Perception and Action   
- Intelligent Robots
- Fuzzy, Neural, and Evolutionary Computation for Robotics
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Soft Computing for Vision and Learning
- Informationally Structured Space.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission: 16 January 2015
Paper acceptance notification: 20 February 2015
Final paper submission deadline: 13 March 2015

Paper Submission:
You should follow the IEEE CEC 2015 Submission Web Site. Special session papers are treated the same as regular conference papers.

All accepted papers will be published as IEEE CEC conference proceedings and will be included in IEEE Xplore database.

Janos Botzheim,
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University,
6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan,
Tel: +81-42-585-8441,

Chu Kiong Loo,
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology University of Malaya,

Naoyuki Kubota,
Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University,
6-6 Asahigaoka, Hino, Tokyo 191-0065, Japan,
Tel: +81-42-585-8441,

Additional Information:
The special session is supported by the Robotics Task Force of the IEEE CIS.