Friday, October 7, 2011

Topical Issue on Guided Self-Organization

Following the success of the third and fourth Guided Self-Organization workshops (this year and last), there is a call for papers out for a topical issue on Guided Self-Organization in Advances in Complex Systems next year.

Important dates are:
  • expression of interest (tentative title and list of authors) to guest editors : 4. November 2011
  • submission to ACS: 31 January 2012
  • notification: 30 April 2012
  • camera-ready papers: 31 May 2012

Full details of the CFP are at and an excerpt is below:

The goal of Guided Self-Organization (GSO) research is to leverage the strengths of self-organization while still being able to direct the outcome of the self-organizing process. The ACS Topical Issue on Guided Self-Organization aims to condense the current state-of-art in guided self-organizing systems, including, but not limited to information- and graph-theoretic foundations of GSO and the information dynamics of cognitive systems.

A number of attempts have been made to formalize aspects of GSO within information theory and dynamical systems: empowerment, information-driven evolution, robust overdesign, reinforcement-driven homeokinesis, predictive information-based homeokinesis, interactive learning, etc. However, the lack of a broadly applicable mathematical framework across multiple scales and contexts leaves GSO methodology incomplete. Devising such a framework and identifying common principles of guidance are the main themes of GSO.

Papers need not be regarding work presented at the workshops, new work is also solicited. Good luck with your submissions!

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