Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)

Special Session on Complex Adaptive Systems
The Sixth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning

15-18 October 2006,
Hefei, China

Complex adaptive systems (CAS) are governed by a large number of nonlinearly and dynamically interacting components that continuously adapt to their environment. Interesting phenomena in CAS emerge from the local interaction of the components. Understanding the fundamental concepts in play in CAS is the focus of a large research effort over the last decade.

This special session on CAS seeks to bring together researchers from around the globe for a creative discussion on recent advances and challenges facing CAS research. The special session on Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) ( ) is organized within SEALí06 ( by the Artificial Life and Adaptive Robotics Laboratory (ALAR) at University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia.

Important Dates

Paper Submission     April 30, 2006
Paper Acceptance     June 19, 2006
Final Papers             July 14, 2006
Conference               October 15-18, 2006

Paper Submission

We invite authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research and novel applications in CAS. The special session will focus on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Adaptation and Adaptability
  • Adaptive systems
  • Applications
  • Cognitive models
  • Complex system engineering
  • Complex system modelling
  • Complex systems in organization
  • Diversity
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Emergence
  • Game Theory
  • Machine Learning models for complex systems
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Network Theory
  • Neural Networks and Connectionism
  • Self-organization
  • Social networks
  • Visualization of complex systems 

All papers will be subject to a peer review process by at least three reviewers. All papers must follow the same requirements for the paper format of the conference that can be found at the website: After the final decision is made, authors will receive a notification letter accompanied with the reports of the reviewers. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings of SEAL'2006 and at least one of the authors must register and attend to present his/her paper at SEAL'2006.

Please note all papers for this special session should be submitted to Mr. Ang Yang via email at


The Artificial Life and Adaptive Robotics Laboratory
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
University of New South Wales
Australian Defence Force Academy
Canberra, Australia



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