30th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics
AROB 30th 2025
10th International Symposium on BioComplexity
ISBC 10th 2025
January 22-24, 2025

AROB 8th 2003 (January 24 - 26, 2003, B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan)

Organized By

  • Organizing Committee of International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Oita University, Japan)

Co-Sponsored By

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

Co-Operated By

  • ISICE, IEICE, IEEE Japan Council, JARA

Supported By

  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government
  • Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Oita Prefecture
  • Oita City
  • Beppu City
  • Kyodo News
  • Jiji Press Ltd.
  • The Asahi Shimbun
  • The Mainichi Newspapers
  • The Nishinippon Newspaper Co.
  • Nihon Keizai Shimbun, INC.
  • NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Television Oita System
  • Oita Asahi Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
  • Oita Prefectural Industrial Organization
  • Oita System Control Research Society

Advisory Committee Chairman

  • F. Harashima (Tokyo Denki University, Japan)

General Chairman

Co-General Chairman (Program)

  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)


  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)

Advisory Committee

  • F. Harashima (Tokyo Denki University, Japan)
  • H. Kimura (The Univresity of Tokyo, Japan)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • S. Ueno (Kyoto University, Japan)

International Organizing Committee

  • K. Aihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • W.B. Arthur (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • W. Banzhaf (University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • C. Barrett (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • M. Bedau (Reed College, USA)
  • Z. Bubnicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • J.L. Casti (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • H.S. Cho (KAIST, Korea)
  • J.M. Epstein (The Brookings Institution, USA)
  • T. Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • H. Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • D.J.G. James (Coventry University, UK)
  • S. Kauffman (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • K. Kosuge (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • C.G. Langton (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • M.H. Lee (Pusan National University, Korea)
  • J.J. Lee (KAIST, Korea)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • G. Obinata (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • S. Rasmussen (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
  • T.S. Ray (University of Okulahoma, USA)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • C. Taylor (University of California-Los Angeles, USA)
  • K. Tsuchiya (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • G. Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • W.R. Wells (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA)
  • Y.G. Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)

International Program Committee

  • K. Abe (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Aihara (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • T. Arita (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • H. Asama (RIKEN, Japan)
  • M. Bedau (Reed College, USA)
  • R. Belew (University of California-San Diego, USA)
  • Z. Bubnicki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
  • T. Christaller (Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous intelligent Systems - AiS)
  • C.S. Han (Hanyang University, Korea)
  • I. Harvey (University of Sussex, UK)
  • H. Hashimoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan) - Co-Chairman
  • K. Hirasawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • H. Hirayama (Asahikawa Medical College, Japan)
  • N. Honma (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • T. Ikegami (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • H. Inooka (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • K. Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • J. Johnson (The Open University, UK)
  • Y. Kakazu (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • O. Katai (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kawaji (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • S. Kawata (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • S. Kitamura (Kobe University, Japan)
  • T. Kitazoe (Miyazaki University, Japan)
  • S. Kumasagi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • J.M. Lee (Pusan National University, Korea)
  • C.G. Looney (University of Nevada-Reno, USA)
  • H.H. Lund (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • H. Miyagi (Ryukyu University, Japan)
  • M. Nakamura (Saga University, Japan)
  • R. Nakatsu (KWANSEI GAKUIN University, Japan)
  • S. Omatsu (University of Osaka Prefecture, Japan)
  • M. Okamoto (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • R. Pfeifer (University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland)
  • T.S. Ray (University of Oklahoma, USA) - Co-Chairman
  • T. Sawaragi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • T. Shibata (MITI, MEL, Japan)
  • K. Shimohara (ATR, Japan)
  • H. Tanaka (Tokyo Medical $amp; Dental University, Japan) - Chairman
  • M. Tanaka-Yamawaki (Miyazaki University, Japan)
  • N. Tosa (ATR, Japan)
  • K. Ueda (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • K. Uosaki (Tottori University, Japan)
  • H. Wakamatsu (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • K. Watanabe (Saga University, Japan)
  • M. Yano (Tohoku University, Japan)

Local Arrangement Committee

  • T. Kubik (Oita University, Japan)
  • K.B. Kubik (Oita University, Japan)
  • A. Loukianov (Oita University, Japan)
  • K. Shibata (Oita University, Japan)
  • Y. Suzuki (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)
  • X. Wang (Oita Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • F. Xiongfeng (Oita University, Japan)


This symposium was founded in 1996 by the support of Science and International Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japanese Government. Since then, this symposium was held every year at B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan except Tokyo, Japan (AROB 6th '02). The Eighth symposium was held on 24-26 January 2003, at B-Con Plaza, Beppu, Oita, Japan. This symposium invites you all to discuss development of new technologies concerning Artificial Life and Robotics based on simulation and hardware in twenty first century.


The objective of this symposium is the development of new technologies for artificial life and robotics which have been recently born in Japan and are expected to be applied in various fields. This symposium discusses new results in the field of artificial life and robotics.


  • Artificial brain research
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial life
  • Artificial living
  • Artificial mind research
  • Bioinformatics chaos
  • Brain Science
  • Cognitive science evolutionary computations
  • Complexity
  • Computer graphics
  • DNA computing
  • Fuzzy control
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Human-machine cooperative systems
  • Human-welfare robotics
  • Innovative computations
  • Intelligent control and modeling
  • Micromachines
  • Micro-robot world cup soccer tournament
  • Mobile vehicles
  • Molecular biology
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Nano-biology
  • Nano-robotics
  • Neural Networks
  • Neurocomputers
  • Neurocomputing technologies and its applications for hardware
  • Pattern recognition
  • Robotics
  • Robust virtual engineering
  • Virtual reality
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