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


Monday 17th March

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  Conference Registration

  Hotel and Social Arrangements

   Tours, Travel and Trondheim

  Technical Program


  Keynote speakers




“Evolutionary Computing and Other Animals”

Dr. Peter Bentley
University College London, UK


Like the Gerald Durrell book, this tutorial will focus on the
fascinating, diverse and amazing properties of nature. Beginning with
evolution, ideas of how and why things evolve and how we can use
evolution in our computers will be presented. A few examples of such
evolutionary algorithms are given, e.g. the genetic algorithm and
genetic programming, with some example applications. Next, some of the newer family members in the field of Evolutionary Computation will be described. These will include: Swarm intelligence, artificial immune systems, computational development (embryology).


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


more information to come



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

Rice University, USA



Technological challenges related to the manufacture of future post-CMOS electronic devices, such as increased density, complexity and precision, have spurred researchers to examine molecular and atomic-scale processes under controlled conditions where skillfully designed precursors organize themselves into functional device structures.  This tutorial will cover various chemical and physical aspects of self-assembly that are important in the design, fabrication, and testing of molecular electronic devices.


         Chemical self-assembly on surfaces

         Types of interfaces in nanoelectronic devices

         Surface bond-forming reactions and types of bonds

         Logistics of wiring and contacts in nanoelectronic devices

         Molecular and hybrid electronic device geometries

         Device yield and performance issues

         Testing, analysis, and characterization of nanoelectronic devices

         Molecular structure and device performance

         Compatibility of hybrid molecular devices with ULSI device fabrication

         Nanocell approach to a flexible self-assembled computer

         Current issues and recent progress in molecular electronics