Workshop Program - 23. Feb to 24. Feb 2011

Wednesday 23. Feb 2011
  08:00 Registration opens
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 11:00 Keynote Hermann Haken
Abstract: Synergetics: from laser light to multi-agent systems.
The interdisciplinary field of research "Synergetics" deals with multi-component systems that may form macroscopic spatial, temporal or functional structures by self-organization. The underlying processes happen in active media by means of an in- and out-flow of energy, matter and / or information. By means of the light source laser, basic concepts such as control parameters, order parameters, slaving principle, emergence are explained and their applications to a number of phenomena indicated. These include pattern formation in chemical reactions, human movement coordination, pattern recognition by a multi-agent system and the role of information in a system of mobile robots. The relation between Synergetics and Complexity (theory) is briefly discussed.
Bio: Hermann Haken studied physics and mathematics at the universities of Halle and Erlangen, and received a doctorate degree in mathematics from the University of Erlangen. In 1960 he was appointed Chair for Theoretical Physics - which he held until his retirement in 1995. Hermann Haken's research was focused on non-linear optics, laser physics, and the theory of groups. Already 1962 Haken presented a closed theory of laser beams that gained international attention. Haken is the founder of Synergetics: a science that describes formation and self-organization of patterns and structures, inspired by his work on laser theory. He is the founding editor of the Springer Series in Synergetics, and wrote several books on the topic of self-organization in general, and Synergetics in special.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Paper Session: Design and Analysis of Self-Organizing Systems I (Session chair Sebastian von Mammen)
Methods for Approximations of Quantitative Measures in Self-Organizing Systems, Richard Holzer and Hermann de Meer
Evolving Self-organizing Cellular Automata based on Neural Network Genotypes, Wilfried Elmenreich and Istvan Fehervari
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Paper Session: Wireless Networks (Session chair Thomas Kürner)
Efficient Adaptation of Modulation and Coding Schemes in High Quality Home Networks, Hendrik Koetz and Ruediger Kays
Distributed Graph Clustering for Application in Wireless Networks, Chia-Hao Yu, Shaomeng Qin, Mikko Alava, and Olav Tirkkonen
Considerations on Quality Metrics for Self-localization Algorithms, Juergen Eckert, Felix Villanueva, Reinhard German, and Falko Dressler
15:30 - 16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session Self-Organization and Dynamic Systems
Autonomous navigation via heteroclinic switching, Gunter Weber, Fabio Schittler Neves, Marc Timme
Chromatin Inspired Artificial Gene Regulatory Network, Alexander P. Turner, Michael A. Lones, Andy M. Tyrrell, Susan Stepney, and Leo S. Caves
Collaborative Microdrones, M. Quaritsch, D. Wischounig-Strucl, S. Yahyanejad, V. Mersheeva, E. Yanmaz, G. Friedrich, H. Hellwagner, Ch. Bettstetter, B. Rinner
Distributed computation by heteroclinic switching, Frederik Fix, Fabio Schittler-Neves, Marc Timme
FREVO - Framework for Evolutionary Design, István Fehérvári, Wilfried Elmenreich, Oliver Maurhart
Robotic Control with Cell Signalling Pathways in Artificial Biochemical Networks, Luis A. Fuente, Michael A. Lones, Andy M. Tyrrell, Susan Stepney, Leo S. Caves
Rule Identification of Multiple Rule Cellular Automata, Takuya Ueda, Yoshiteru Ishida
Self Organising Multi-Agent Learning for Dynamic Control, Mungo Pay, Tim Clarke
Self organizing slot synchronization, Johannes Klinglmayr, Christian Bettstetter
18:00 Social Event @ZKM
Thursday 24. Feb 2011
09:30 - 11:00 Paper Session: Design and Analysis of Self-Organizing Systems II (Session chair Wilfried Elmenreich)
Self-Organized Middle-Out Abstraction, Sebastian von Mammen, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Jörg Denzinger, and Christian Jacob
On the Communication Range in Auction-based Multi-Agent Target Assignment, Marin Lujak and Stefano Giordani
An Adaptive Control Technique for a Connection Weight of Agents ina Self-Repairing Network, Masahiro Tokumitsu and Yoshiteru Ishida
11:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session Self-Organization in Communication Networks
OverSwarm, Amos Brocco
Self-organizing future network architectures, Dennis Schwerdel, Rahamatullah Khondoker, Bernd Reuther, Paul Müller
Self-Organizing Communication Services in Future Network Architectures, Rahamatullah Khondoker, Nathan Kerr, Dennis Schwerdel, S. M. Taslim Arif
Self-organized Content Placement in HiiMap , Clemens Schuwerk, Christoph Spleiß
Self-Organizing QoS Optimization by Context Aware Resource Allocation, Magnus Proebster, Matthias Kaschub, Stefan Valentin
Self-organized positioning of mobile relays , Helmut Lindner, Wilfried Elmenreich
Simulating and Exploiting Physical Forces in Computer Networking, Massimo Monti, Thomas Meyer, Christian Tschudin, Marco Luise
Traffic-aware Adaptive-Bandwidth Channel Selection Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks , Yasir Faheem, Saadi Boudjit
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Paper Session: Internet Overlays (Session chair Hermann de Meer)
Finding Routing Shortcuts Using an Internet Coordinate System, Francois Cantin and Guy Leduc
Cache Capacity Allocation to Overlay Swarms, Ioanna Papafili, George D. Stamoulis, Frank Lehrieder, Benjamin Kleine, and Simon Oechsner
14:45 - 16:15 Keynote Hod Lipson
Abstract: One of the most unique and challenging aspects of intelligent living systems is their ability to self-reflect: To reconstruct models of their own morphology and of their own behavior, then use those models to adapt to new circumstances. Processes such as self-reflection play a key role in accelerating adaptation by reducing costs of physical experimentation. Similarly, the ability of a machine to observe and reconstruct models of the morphology and behavior of other machines is key to effective cooperation and competition. This talk will demonstrate a number of experiments in self reflecting robotic system, and argue that reflective processes are essential in achieving meta-cognitive capacities.
Bio: Hod Lipson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Computing & Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He directs the Computational Synthesis group, which focuses on novel ways for automatic design, fabrication and adaptation of virtual and physical machines. He has led work in areas such as evolutionary robotics, multi-material functional rapid prototyping, machine self-replication and programmable self-assembly. Lipson received his Ph.D. from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1998, and continued to a postdoc at Brandeis University and MIT. His research focuses primarily on biologically-inspired approaches, as they bring new ideas to engineering and new engineering insights into biology. For more information visit
16:15 - 16:30 Best Paper Award and Student Research Competition Award
16:30 Wrap-Up and Farewell

Co-located FP7 Sokrates Workshop - 22. Feb 2011

Co-located with IWSOS 2011 is the FP7 Sokrates Workshop. The workshop takes places one day before IWSOS on Tuesday 22. Feb 2011. Registered IWSOS participants can attend the Sokrates Workshop free of charge, online registration is required. Officially affiliated Sokrates members that attend the Sokrates Workshop can attend IWSOS for a reduced registration fee. More information on the FP7 Sokrates Workshop.