22nd International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics
AROB 22nd 2017
2nd International Symposium on BioComplexity
ISBC2
January 19-21, 2017
B-Con PLAZA, Beppu, JAPAN

AROB 4th 1999 (January 19 - 22, 1999, B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan)

Organized By

  • Oita University under The Sponsorship of Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture, Japanese Government
  • Organizing Committee of Artificial Life and Robotics

Co-Sponsored By

  • Santa Fe Institute (SFI, USA)
  • The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ, Japan)
  • The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ, Japan)
  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE, Japan)

Co-Operated By

  • Japan Robot Association (JARA, Japan)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Tokyo Section (IEEE, USA)
  • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE, Japan)
  • The Institute of System, Control and Information Engineers (ISCIE, Japan)

Supported By

  • Asahi Shimbun Publishing Company Oita Bureau
  • Beppu Municipal Government
  • Jiji Press
  • Kyodo News
  • Kyushu Bureau of International Trade and Industry, MITI
  • NHK Oita Station
  • Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.
  • Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
  • Nishinippon Simbun
  • OBS Broadcast Company
  • Oita Asahi Broadcasting
  • Oita Industrial Group Society
  • Oita Municipal Government
  • Oita System Control Society
  • Oita Prefectural Government
  • Oitagodo Shinbunsya
  • Science and Technology Agency
  • TOS Broadcast Company
  • The Mainichi Newspapers
  • The Yomiuri Shimbun

Honorary President

  • M. Hiramatsu (Governor, Oita Prefecture)

Honorary Adviser

  • Y. Fujita (President, The Japan Academy)

Advisory Committee Chairman

  • M. Ito (Director, RIKEN)

Organizing Committee

  • K. Abe (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Akizuki (Waseda University, Japan)
  • S. Arimoto (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • W.B. Arthur (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • C. Barrett (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Z. Bubunicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T. Christaller (GMD-German National Research Center for Information Technology, Germany)
  • J.M. Epstein (Brookings Institution, USA)
  • T. Fujii (RIKEN, Japan)
  • S. Fujimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Y. Fujita (The Japan Academy, Japan)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • M. Gen (Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • T. Gomi (AAI, Canada)
  • H. Hagiwara (Kyoto School of Computer Science, Japan)
  • I. Harvey (University of Sussex, UK)
  • P. Husbands (University of Sussex, UK)
  • M. Ito (RIKEN, Japan)
  • D.J.G. James (Coventry University, UK)
  • T. Jinzenji (Sanyoudenki Co. Ltd., Japan)
  • J. Johnson (The Open University, UK)
  • Y. Kakazu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • R.E. Kalaba (University of Southern California, USA)
  • H. Kashiwagi (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • O. Katai (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kauffman (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • J.H. Kim (KAIST, Korea)
  • H. Kimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • S. Kitamura (Kobe University, Japan)
  • H. Kitano (Sony Computer Science Laboratory Inc., Japan)
  • S. Kumagai (Osaka University, Japan)
  • K. Kyuma (Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan)
  • C.G. Langton (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • J.J. Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • C. Looney (University of Nevada-Reno, USA)
  • G.I. Marchuk (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
  • G. Matsumoto (RIKEN, Japan)
  • K. Matsuno (MITI, AIST, Japan)
  • H. Miura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Mushya (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Nagata (Institute of Systems & Information Technologies of Kyushu, Japan)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • H.H. Natsuyama (Advanced Industrial Materials, USA)
  • Y. Nishikawa (Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • R.G. Palmer (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • R. Pfeifer (University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland)
  • M. Raibert (MIT, USA)
  • S. Rasmussen (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T.S. Ray (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • P. Schuster (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T. Shibata (MITI, MEL, Japan)
  • K. Shimohara (ATR, Japan)
  • C. Sommerer (ATR, Japan)
  • L. Steels (VUB AI Laboratory, Belgium)
  • K. Tamura (Tyukyou University, Japan)
  • S. Tamura (Osaka University, Japan)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • Y. Tokura (ATR, Japan)
  • K. Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • S. Ueno (Kyoto school of Computer Science, Japan)
  • A.P. Wang (Arizona State University, USA)
  • W.R. Wells (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA)
  • T. Yamakawa (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Y.G. Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)

Steering Committee

  • M. Asada (Osaka University, Japan)
  • H. Asama (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Z. Bubunicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA) - Co-Chairman
  • S. Fujimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • D.J.G. James (Coventry University, Japan)
  • H. Kashiwagi (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • H. Kimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • J.J. Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • G. Matsumoto (RIKEN, Japan)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • T.S. Ray (ATR, Japan)
  • K. Shimohara (ATR, Japan)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • K. Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • K. Ueda (Kobe University, Japan)
  • S. Ueno (Kyoto School of Computer Science, Japan)
  • W.R. Wells (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA)
  • Y.G. Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)

Program Committee

  • K. Aihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • S. Arimoto (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • W. Banzhaf (University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T. Fujii (RIKEN, Japan)
  • S. Fujimura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • M. Gen (Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • I. Harvey (University of Sussex, UK)
  • T. Hasegawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • H. Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • K. Hirasawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • P. Husbands (University of Sussex, UK)
  • T. Ishimatsu (Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • Y. Kakazu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • S. Kawaji (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kawata (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • J.H. Kim (KAIST, Korea)
  • S. Kitamura (Kobe University, Japan)
  • H. Kitano (Sony Computer Science Laboratory Inc., Japan)
  • T. Kitazoe (Miyazaki University, Japan)
  • H. Kobatake (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan)
  • K. Kosuge (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Kumamaru (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • J.J. Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • T. Nagata (Institute of Systems & Information Technologies of Kyushu, Japan)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • K. Nakano (Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Y. Nishikawa (Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • T. Omori (Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan)
  • K. Okazaki (Fukui University, Japan)
  • R. Pfeifer (University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland)
  • T.S. Ray (ATR, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • T. Sawaragi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • T. Shibata (MITI, MEL, Japan)
  • K. Shimohara (ATR, Japan)
  • S. Shin (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • H. Tamaki (Kobe University, Japan)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical $amp; Dental University, Japan) - Chairman
  • N. Tosa (ATR, Japan)
  • K. Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Y. Uchikawa (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • K. Ueda (Kobe University, Japan)
  • S. Ueno (Kyoto School of Computer Science, Japan)
  • M. Wada (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • X. Wang (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Watanabe (Saga University, Japan)
  • T. Yamakawa (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • X. Yao (The University of New South Wales, Australia)

Local Arrangement Committee

  • T. Ezaki (Director Research and Development Center, Oita University, Japan)
  • Y. Fujita (Oita University, Japan)
  • T. Hano (Oita University, Japan)
  • H. Ikeuchi (Oita University, Japan)
  • T. Ito (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Kinoshita (Oita University, Japan)
  • A. Kuriyakawa (Oita University, Japan)
  • E. Kusayanagi (Oita University, Japan)
  • T. Matsuo (Oita University, Japan)
  • Y. Morita (Oita University, Japan)
  • T. Nabeshima (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Ohta (Oita-Aist Joint Research Center, Japan)
  • A. Tominaga (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Yoshida (Oita University, Japan)

Topics

  • Hardware based topics are welcome in the fields given by
  • Artificial Brain Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Life
  • Artificial Living
  • Artificial Mind Research
  • Brain Science
  • Chaos
  • Cognitive Science
  • Complexity
  • Computer Graphics
  • Evolutionary Computations
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Human-Machine Cooperative Systems
  • Innovative Computations
  • Intelligent Control and Modeling
  • Micromachines
  • Micro-Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
  • Mobile Vehicles
  • Neural Networks
  • Neurocomputers
  • Neuro Computing Technologies and Their Applications for Hardware
  • Robotics
  • Robust Virtual Engineering
  • Virtual Reality
  • Related Fields

AROB 4th '99 was supported financially by the following Companies

  • Aioi Seiki Inc.
  • All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • Hiji High-Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Isahaya Electronics Corporation
  • Ishii Tool & Engineering Corporation
  • Japan Air System
  • Japan Airlines
  • Nishi Nippon Plant Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Oita Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd.
  • Shintsurukai Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Yanai Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Yatsushika Sake-Brewing Co., Ltd.
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