Tuesday 14th June

09.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Welcome and Introduction to ALIA
Peter Lewis, Aston University
Chair, ALIA 2016
10.05 Welcome to Aston University
Bjorn Birgisson,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University
10.15 Keynote talk:
Individual and collective behaviour in bio-hybrid systems made of animals and robots
José Halloy,
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain, Université Paris Diderot
11.15 Coffee break
11.45 Paper Session 1: Robotics
subCULTron – Cultural development as tool in underwater robotics
Ronald Thenius, Serge Kernbach, Igor Kuksin, Olga Kernbach, Elena Kuksina, Nikola Miskovic, Stjepan Bogdan, Tamara Petrovic, Anja Babic, Frederic Boyer, Vincent Lebastard, Stephane Bazeille, Graziano William Ferrari, Elisa Donati, Riccardo Pelliccia, Donato Romano, Cesare Stefanini, Matteo Morgantin, Alexandre Campo and Thomas Schmickl
A Modal Logic Analysis of a Line-Following Robot
Steve Battle and Matt Thompson
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Paper Session 2: Evolution
Artificial Life Simulator using Genetic Algorithms
Benjamin G. Fitch, Karsten Lundqvist and Patrick Parslow
A grammar-directed fitness-based multi-agent search algorithm and comparisons with Grammatical Evolution on variations of the Santa Fe Trail Problem
William Teahan
15.00 Demo Talks
Modular Games AI Benchmark
Benjamin Williams, James Jackson, Jason Hall and Christopher Headleand
GCG Aviator: A Decision Support Agent for Career Management
Alina Patelli, Peter Lewis, Hai H. Wang, Ian Nabney, David Bennett and Ralph Lucas
A Practical Introduction to Modal Logic
Steve Battle
subCULTRON demo
Daniel Moser
16.00 Demos and Coffee
16.30 Paper Session 3: Agent-based modelling and self-organisation
Combining ethnic segregation and migration: A Schelling model with immigration dynamics
Linda Urselmans
The Self-Generating Model: an Adaptation of the Self-organizing Map for Intelligent Agents and Data Mining
Amy de Buitléir, Mark Daly and Mike Russell
17.30 Closing Remarks and introduction to the evening arrangements
Peter Lewis
19.30 Dinner at Blue Mango

Wednesday 15th June

08.30 Coffee
09.00 Doctoral Workshop
Reassessment of Preferences of Quality Attributes for Better Decision-making in Self-Adaptation
Luis Hernan Garcia Paucar
Synergies between Reinforcement Learning and Evolutionary Dynamic Optimisation
Aman Soni
Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Collective Systems (Wireless Sensor Networks)
Arezoo Vejdanparast
Getting Knowledge from Patterns for Activity Recognition
Isibor Kennedy Ihianle
Governing Narrative Events With Tropes as Institutional Norms
Matthew Thomson
Improving the Effectiveness of Genetic Programming through Self-Adaptation and Hybridised Fitness
Thomas Griffiths
10.45 Coffee break
11.15 Paper Session 4: Human-like Behaviour
Capturing Human Intelligence for Modelling Cognitive-based Clinical Risk Assessment
Ali Rezaei-Yazdi and Christopher Buckingham
Designing Human-like Procedural Behaviour for Games Characters
Jason Hall, Llyr Ap Cenydd and Chris Headleand
12.15 Keynote talk: From Robot Ethics to Ethical Robots
Alan Winfield,
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Director of Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England
13.15 Closing Remarks
Chris Headleand, University of Lincoln,
ALIA Founding Chair
13.30 Lunch


ALIA is a vibrant symposium bringing together Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents research, which have significant scope for cross-pollination of ideas and techniques.

ALIA 2016 will be a two-day event held at Aston University in central Birmingham in the UK, on the 14th and 15th June 2016. read more

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