The 5th International Conference on Evolvable Systems:
From Biology to Hardware

17th - 20th March 2003
Trondheim, Norway

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ICES'05 will take place in Barcelona early June 2005.
  General Chair is Juan-Manuel Moreno Arostegui.
Pictures from ICES'03 are available.
Available tutorials/presentations.
EH-2003 and GECCO-2003 will take place in Chicago, July 2003.


Organising Committee: 
Andy M Tyrrell, York, UK    General Chair 
Pauline C Haddow, NTNU    co-chair 
Jim Tørresen, UIO                  co-chair 
Keith Downing, NTNU          Local Chair 
Gunnar Tufte, NTNU             Publicity Chair

Program Committee:
More information about the field of evolvable hardware may be found by following the links of the members of our program committee. 

Evolving hardware systems. 
Evolutionary hardware design methodologies. Evolutionary design of electronic circuits. 
Self-replicating hardware.
Self-repairing hardware.                                      Embryonic hardware. 
Neural hardware. 
Adaptive hardware platforms. 
Autonomous robots. 
Evolutionary robotics. 
Applications of nanotechnology. 
Biological- and chemical-based systems. 
DNA computing. 
Evolutionary approach to MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems).
Adaptive Optics.

Conference Venue
Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel,
Trondheim, Norway

Related Events in 2003
Genetic Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO-2003

2003 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware


March 17th, 2003 
March 18-20, 2003. 
Keynote and invited speakers, panel debate, poster session and technical presentations

     The idea of evolving machines, whose origins can be traced to the cybernetics movement of the 1940s and the 1950s, has recently resurged in the form of the nascent field of bio-inspired systems and evolvable hardware. The inaugural workshop, Towards Evolvable Hardware, took place in Lausanne in October 1995, followed by the First International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (ICES96), held in Japan in October 1996, the second International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (ICES98), held in Lausanne in September 1998, with the third and forth being held in Edinburgh 2000, and Tokyo 2001. 

         The fifth international conference will build on the success of its predecessors aiming at presenting the latest developments in the field, bringing together researchers who use biologically inspired concepts to implement real systems in artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, VLSI design and related domains. 

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their LNCS series. 




Other Relevant Links







“Nano- and Biotechnology”

Nobel laureate Dr. Ivar Giaever

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York / University of Oslo

“From Wheels to Wings with Evolutionary Spiking Neurons”
Dr. Dario Floreano,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

“Machine Design of Quantum Computers:  a New Frontier”
Dr. Colin Williams
Stanford University and JPL



“Evolutionary Computing and Other Animals”

Dr. Peter Bentley
University College London, UK


Evolvable Hardware and Reconfigurable Devices”
Dr. Adrian Thompson
University of Sussex, UK


“Self-assembled Interfaces for Molecular Electronic Devices”
Dr. Michael P Stewart,

Rice University, USA

Trondheim is a beautiful city in the centre of Norway. It is on the fjord, surrounded by wooded hillsides and mountainous countryside nearby. 
Unlike many parts of Europe it is still winter in Trondheim in March. We therefore recommend winter clothing and boots.