René Doursat
 PhD, Habil.

Professor of Complex Systems & Deputy
   Head, Informatics Research Centre,
   School of Computing, Math & Digital Tech,
   Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Research Affiliate, BioEmergences Lab,
   CNRS (USR3695), Gif s/Yvette, France

Steering Committee & Fmr. Director,
   Complex Systems Institute, Paris (ISC)

Officer (Secretary), Board of Directors,
   International Society for Artificial Life



email: R.Doursatmmu.ac.uk





Books

Growing Adaptive
Machines



Springer 2014
Morphogenetic
Engineering



Springer 2012
Cognitive
Morphodynamics



Peter Lang 2011
Edited Proceedings

Artificial Life
ALife'14, ECAL'15





MITPress 2014,2015
Evolution. Comp.
GECCO'12, '13





ACM 2012,2013
Artificial Life
ECAL'11



MITPress 2011
Swarm Intell.
ANTS'10



Springer 2010
IT Revolutions
ICST'08



Springer 2009


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   • Journals (24)
   • Books (12)
   • Conferences (32)
   • Patents (2)
   
   • Abstracts (72)
   • Reports (5)
   • Seminars
Activities, Grants
Industry
Education, Career

Publications (January 2017)
Starting from 15 publications during my first academic period until 1998, I have grown to the current total of 147 since my return to research in 2004 (including 57 full papers and chapters), i.e. at an average pace of 10 publications per year (including 4-5 full papers and chapters per year) over the last 13 years. My intermediate period in industry did not involve publishing beside writing patents and technical reports. Current citation metrics: h-index: 16 / i10-index: 28 / citations: 3900+ (including 3100+ for the famed 1992 "Bias-Variance" paper alone).
Summary (70 + 77)
57 full papers / book chapters / patents
72 abstracts in conferences, 5 technical reports
13 edited journal issues, books & proceedings
Individual seminars
Journals — Full Papers, Guest-Edited Issues (24)
Journal papers (21)  
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Nature Communications, impact factor: 11.47 (lead supervisor*)
Delile, J., Herrmann, M., Peyriéras, N.* & Doursat, R.* (2017) MecaGen: a cell-based computational model of embryogenesis coupling mechanical behavior and gene regulation. Nature Communications 8(13929) 10.1038/ncomms13929 [11 pages]. PAPER
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Scientific Reports (a Nature journal), impact factor: 5.23 (one of 3 joint supervisors*)
Villoutreix, P., Delile, J., Rizzi, B., Duloquin, L., Savy, T., Bourgine, P.*, Doursat, R.* & Peyriéras, N.* (2016) An integrated modelling framework from cells to organism based on a cohort of digital embryos. Scientific Reports 6(37438) 10.1038/srep37438 [11 pages]. PAPER
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ACS Synthetic Biology, impact factor: 6.08 (lead supervisor*)
Pascalie, J., Potier, M., Kowaliw, T., Giavitto, J.-L.*, Michel, O.*, Spicher, A.* & Doursat, R.* (2016) Developmental design of synthetic bacterial architectures by morphogenetic engineering. ACS Synthetic Biology 5(8): 842-861 [20 pages]. PAPER
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Theory in Biosciences, impact factor: 1.23
Banzhaf, W., Baumgaertner, B., Beslon, G., Doursat, R., Foster, J. A., McMullin, B., de Melo, V. V., Miconi, T., Spector, L., Stepney, S. & White, R. (2016) Defining and simulating open-ended novelty: Requirements, guidelines and challenges. Theory in Biosciences 135: 131-161 [31 pages]. PAPER
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Kowaliw, T. & Doursat, R. (2016) Bias-variance decomposition in genetic programming. Open Mathematics 14: 62-80 [19 pages]. PAPER
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Nature Communications, impact factor: 11.47 (one of 6 joint supervisors*)
Faure, E., Savy, T., Rizzi, B., Melani, C., Stašová, O., Fabrèges, D., Špir, R., Hammons, M., Čunderlík, R., Recher, G., Lombardot, B., Duloquin, L., Colin, I., Kollár, J., Desnoulez, S., Affaticati, P., Maury, B., Boyreau, A., Nief, J.Y., Calvat, P., Vernier, P., Frain, M., Lutfalla, G., Kergosien, Y., Suret, P., Remešíková, M.*, Doursat, R.*, Sarti, A.*, Mikula, K.*, Peyriéras, N.* & Bourgine, P.* (2016) A workflow to process 3D+time microscopy images of developing organisms and reconstruct their cell lineage. Nature Communications 7(8674) 10.1038/ncomms9674 [10 pages]. PAPER
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Varenne, F., Chaigneau, P., Petitot, P. & Doursat, R. (2015) Programming the emergence in morphogenetically architected complex systems. Acta Biotheoretica 63(3): 295-308 [14 pages]. PAPER
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Soft Robotics, impact factor: 6.13
Doursat, R. & Sánchez, C. (2014) Growing fine-grained multicellular robots. Soft Robotics 1(2): 110-121 [12 pages]. PAPER
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PLoS Computational Biology, 2014 impact factor: 4.62
Castro-González, C., Luengo-Oroz, M. A., Duloquin, L., Savy, T., Rizzi, B., Desnoulez, S., Doursat, R., Kergosien, Y. L., Ledesma-Carbayo, M. J., Bourgine, P., Peyriéras, N. & Santos, A. (2014) A digital framework to build, visualize and analyze a gene expression atlas with cellular resolution in zebrafish early embryogenesis. PLoS Computational Biology 10(6): e1003670 [13 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Joachimczak, M., Kowaliw, T., Doursat, R. & Wróbel, B. (2013) Evolutionary design of soft bodied animats with decentralized control. Artificial Life and Robotics 18(3-4): 152-160 [9 pages]. PAPER
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Doursat, R., Sayama, H. & Michel, O. (2013) A review of morphogenetic engineering. "Frontiers of Natural Computing" (FNC 2012) Special Issue. M. Lones, A. Tyrrell, S. Stepney & L. Caves, eds. Natural Computing 12(2): 517-535 [19 pages]. PAPER
10. Amos, M., Stepney, S., Doursat, R., Vico, F. J. & Rasmussen, S. (2012) TRUCE: A coordination action for unconventional computation. Int'l Journal of Unconventional Computing 8(4): 333-337 [5 pages]. PAPER
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Artificial Life, 2012 impact factor: 1.59 (one of 2 joint supervisors*)
Fernández, J. D., Lobo, D., Martín, G. M., Doursat, R.* & Vico, F. J.* (2012) Emergent diversity in an open-ended evolving virtual community. Artificial Life 18(2): 199-222 [24 pages]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2011) Morphogenetic engineering weds bio self-organization to human-designed systems. PerAda Magazine: Towards Pervasive Adaptation, 18 May 2011 [6 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Ulieru, M. & Doursat, R. (2011) Emergent engineering: A radical paradigm shift. International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS) 4(1): 39-60 [22 pages]. PAPER
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PLoS Computational Biology, 2008 impact factor: 6.24 (one of 2 joint supervisors*)
Hoelzer, G.*, Drewes, R., Meier, J. & Doursat, R.* (2008) Isolation-by-distance and outbreeding depression are sufficient to drive parapatric speciation in the absence of environmental influences. PLoS Computational Biology 4(7): e1000126 [11 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2008) The self-made puzzle: Integrating self-assembly and pattern formation under non-random genetic regulation. InterJournal: Complex Systems 2292 [13 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2006) The growing canvas of biological development: Multiscale pattern generation on an expanding lattice of gene regulatory networks. InterJournal: Complex Systems 1809 [10 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Neural Networks, impact factor: 3.22 (selected for this special issue among < 10% of IJCNN 2005 papers)
Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (2005) Dynamical systems and cognitive linguistics: Toward an active morphodynamical semantics. Neural Networks 18(5-6): 628-638 [11 pages]. PAPER
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1994) A shape-recognition model using dynamical links. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 5(2): 241-258 [18 pages]. PAPER
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Neural Computation, impact factor: 2.21 (paper cited 3100+ times)
Geman, S., Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1992) Neural networks and the bias/variance dilemma. Neural Computation 4(1): 1-58 [58 pages]. PAPER
Guest-edited special issues (3)  
  3. Sayama, H., Rieffel, J., Risi, S., Doursat, R. & Lipson H., eds. (2016) Artificial Life 14 Conference Special Issue. Artificial Life 22(2) [135 pages]. Editorial. Artificial Life 22(2): 135–137 [3 pages]. EDITORIAL
  2. Lenaerts, T., Giacobini, M., Bersini, H., Bourgine, P., Dorigo M. & Doursat, R., eds. (2014) Special Issue for the 20th Anniversary of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2011). Artificial Life 20(1) [181 pages]. Editorial. Artificial Life 20(1): 1-3 [3 pages]. EDITORIAL
  1. Dorigo, M., Birattari, M., Di Caro, G., Doursat, R., Engelbrecht, A., Gambardella, L. M., Groß, R., Sahin, E. & Stützle, T., eds. (2011) ANTS 2010 Special Issue: Extended best papers from the 7th International Swarm Intelligence Conference Proceedings. Swarm Intelligence 5(3-4) [228 pages]. Editorial. Swarm Intelligence 5: 143-147 [5 pages]. EDITORIAL
Books — Chapters, Edited Books (12)
Book chapters (9)  
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Delile, J., Doursat, R. & Peyriéras, N. (2014) Chapitre 17: Modélisation multi-agent de l'embryogenèse animale. In Modéliser & simuler. Épistémologies et pratiques de la modélisation et de la simulation, Tome 2, F. Varenne, M. Silberstein, S. Dutreuil & P. Huneman, eds.: pp. 581-624. Éditions Matériologiques, ISBN 978-2-919694-72-3 [44 pages].
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Doursat, R., Sayama, H. & Michel, O. (2014) Chapitre 18: L’ingénierie morphogénétique : modèles de processus dynamiques pour la morphogenèse. In Modéliser & simuler. Épistémologies et pratiques de la modélisation et de la simulation, Tome 2, F. Varenne, M. Silberstein, S. Dutreuil & P. Huneman, eds.: pp. 625-642. Éditions Matériologiques, ISBN 978-2-919694-72-3 [18 pages].
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Kowaliw, T., Bredeche, N., Chevallier, S. & Doursat, R. (2014) Chapter 1: Artificial neurogenesis: An introduction and selective review. In Growing Adaptive Machines: Combining Development and Learning in Artificial Neural Networks, T. Kowaliw, N. Bredeche & R. Doursat, eds.: pp. 1-60. "Studies in Computational Intelligence" Series, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-55336-3 [60 pages]. CHAPTER
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Delile, J., Doursat, R. & Peyriéras, N. (2013) Chapter 16: Computational modeling and simulation of animal early embryogenesis with the MecaGen platform. In Computational Systems Biology, 2nd edition, A. Kriete & R. Eils, eds.: pp. 359-405. Academic Press, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-124-05926-9 [47 pages]. CHAPTER
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Doursat, R., Sánchez, C., Dordea, R., Fourquet, D. & Kowaliw, T. (2012) Chapter 11: Embryomorphic Engineering: Emergent innovation through evolutionary development. In Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems, R. Doursat, H. Sayama & O. Michel, eds.: pp. 275-311. "Understanding Complex Systems" Series, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-33901-1 [37 pages]. CHAPTER
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Doursat, R., Sayama, H. & Michel, O. (2012) Chapter 1: Morphogenetic Engineering: Reconciling self-organization and architecture. In Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems, R. Doursat, H. Sayama & O. Michel, eds.: pp. 1-25. "Understanding Complex Systems" Series, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-33901-1 [25 pages]. CHAPTER
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Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (2011) Chapter 3: Relations. In Cognitive Morphodynamics: Dynamical Morphological Models for Constituency in Perception and Syntax, by J. Petitot, in collaboration with R. Doursat: pp. 119-170. Peter Lang, ISBN 978-3-0343-0475-7 [52 pages]. CHAPTER
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Doursat, R. (2008) Chapter 8: Organically grown architectures: Creating decentralized, autonomous systems by embryomorphic engineering. In Organic Computing, R. P. Würtz, ed.: pp. 167-200. Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-77656-7 [34 pages]. CHAPTER
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1991, 2009) Chapter 4: Issues of representation in neural networks. In Representations of Vision: Trends and Tacit Assumptions in Vision Research, A. Gorea, Y. Frégnac, Z. Kapoula & J. Findlay, eds.: pp. 47-67. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-11505-6 [21 pages].
Edited books (3)  
  3. Kowaliw, T., Bredeche, N. & Doursat, R., eds. (2014) Growing Adaptive Machines: Combining Development and Learning in Artificial Neural Networks. "Studies in Computational Intelligence" Series, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-55336-3 [261 pages]. OVERVIEW CHAPTER 1
  2. Doursat, R., Sayama, H. & Michel, O., eds. (2012) Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward Programmable Complex Systems. "Understanding Complex Systems" Series, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-33901-1 [452 pages]. OVERVIEW
  1. Petitot, J., in collaboration with Doursat, R. (2011) Cognitive Morphodynamics: Dynamical Morphological Models for Constituency in Perception and Syntax. Peter Lang, ISBN 978-3-0343-0475-7 [306 pages]. INTRO
Conferences & Workshops — Full Papers, Edited Proceedings (32)
Full papers in proceedings (25)  
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Medernach, D., Carrignon, S., Doursat, R., Kowaliw, T., Fitzgerald, J. & Ryan, C. (2016) Evolution of heterogeneous cellular automata in fluctuating environments. Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016 (ALife XV), July 4-8, 2016, Cancun, Mexico; C. Gershenson, T. Froese, J. M. Siqueiros, W. Aguilar, E. J. Izquierdo & H. Sayama, eds.: pp. 216-223. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-33936-0 [8 pages; presenter: D. Medernarch]. PAPER
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Ponce Bobadilla, A. V., Doursat, R. & Amblard, F. (2015) An agent-based model of avascular tumor growth. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015), July 20-24, 2015, University of York, UK; J. Timmis, S. Stepney, P. Andrews, L. Caves, R. Doursat, S. Hickinbotham & F. Polack, eds.: pp. 648-655. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-33027-5 [8 pages; presenter: A. V. Ponce Bobadilla]. PAPER
23. Best paper award winner (sole winner in the Masters-level student category)
Ren, I. Y., Doursat, R. & Giavitto, J.-L. (2015) Synchronization in music group playing. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR 2015), June 16-19, 2015, Plymouth University, UK; M. Aramaki, R. Kronland-Martinet & S. Ystad, eds.: pp. 510-517. Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics, ISBN 978-2-909669-24-3 [8 pages; presenter: I. Y. Ren]. PAPER
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Wang, O., Doursat, R. & Bourgine, P. (2014) A hybrid off/on-lattice model of emergence and maintenance autopoiesis. Artificial Life 14: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XIV), July 30-August 2, 2014, SUNY Global Center & Javits Center, New York, NY; H. Sayama, J. Rieffel, S. Risi, R. Doursat & H. Lipson, eds.: pp. 532-538. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-32621-6 [7 pages]. PAPER
21. Raimbault, J., Banos, A. & Doursat, R. (2014) A hybrid network/grid model of urban morphogenesis and optimization. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complex Systems and Applications (ICCSA 2014), June 23-26, 2014, Université de Normandie, Le Havre, France; M. A. Aziz-Alaoui, C. Bertelle, X. Z. Liu & D. Olivier, eds.: pp. 51-60 [10 pages; presenter: J. Raimbault]. PAPER
20. González, J., Doursat, R. & Banos, A. (2014) Service regularity loss in high-frequency feeder bus lines: Causes and self-driven remedies. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complex Systems and Applications (ICCSA 2014), June 23-26, 2014, Université de Normandie, Le Havre, France; M. A. Aziz-Alaoui, C. Bertelle, X. Z. Liu & D. Olivier, eds.: pp. 75-81 [7 pages; presenter: J. González]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2013) Bridging the mind-brain gap by morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes. How Should Intelligence Be Abstracted in AI Research? Technical Report FS-13-02, in AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium Series, November 15-17, Arlington, VA; S. Risi, J. Lehman & J. Clune, eds.: pp. 16-21. ISBN 978-1-57735-640-0 [6 pages]. PAPER
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Joachimczak, M., Kowaliw, T., Doursat, R. & Wróbel, B. (2013) Controlling development and chemotaxis of soft-bodied multicellular animats with the same gene regulatory network. Advances in Artificial Life: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL 2013), September 2-6, 2013, Taormina, Italy; P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi & M. Pavone, eds.: pp. 454-461. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-2623-1709-2 [8 pages; presenter: M. Joachimczak]. PAPER
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Medernach, D., Kowaliw, T., Ryan, C. & Doursat, R. (2013) Long-term evolutionary dynamics in heterogeneous cellular automata. "Artificial Life" Track (ALIFE 2013), in Proceedings of the 15th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013), July 6-10, 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; C. Blum et al., eds.: pp. 231-238. ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-1963-8 [8 pages; presenter: D. Medernach]. PAPER
16. Best paper award nominee (28 nominees for 13 awards, out of 204 papers published at GECCO 2013)
Kowaliw, T., Banzhaf, W. & Doursat, R. (2013) Networks of transform-based evolvable features for object recognition. "Genetics Based Machine Learning" Track (GBML 2013), in Proceedings of the 15th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013), July 6-10, 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; C. Blum et al., eds.: pp. 1077-1084. ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-1963-8 [8 pages; presenter: W. Banzhaf]. PAPER
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Joachimczak, M., Kowaliw, T., Doursat, R. & Wróbel, B. (2012) Brainless bodies: Controlling the development and behavior of multicellular animats by gene regulation and diffusive signals. Artificial Life 13: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XIII), July 19-22, 2012, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; C. Adami, D. M. Bryson, C. Ofria & R. T. Pennock, eds.: pp. 349-356. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-31050-5 [8 pages; presenter: B. Wróbel]. PAPER
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Best paper award winner (10 winners out of 170 papers published at GECCO 2012)
Fernández, J. D., Vico, F. J. & Doursat, R. (2012) Complex and diverse morphologies can develop from a minimal genome. "Generative & Developmental Systems" Track (GDS 2012), in Proceedings of the 14th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012), July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, PA; T. Soule et al., eds.: pp. 553-560. ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-1177-9 [8 pages]. PAPER
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Fernández, J. D., Doursat, R. & Vico, F. J. (2012) The evolution of controller-free molecular motors from spatial constraints. Proceedings of the 5th Spatial Computing Workshop (SCW 2012), in Satellite Workshop Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012), vol. W21, June 4-8, 2012, Valencia, Spain; J. Beal, S. Dulman, J.-L. Giavitto & A. Spicher, eds.: pp. 19-24. IFAMAAS [6 pages; presenter: J. D. Fernández]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2011) The myriads of ALife: Importing complex systems and self-organization into engineering. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (IEEE-ALIFE 2011), April 11-15, 2011, Paris, France: pp. xii-xix. IEEE, ISBN 978-1-61284-061-1 [8 pages].
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Doursat, R. (2009) Facilitating evolutionary innovation by developmental modularity and variability. "Generative & Developmental Systems" Track (GDS 2009), in Proceedings of the 11th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009), July 8-12, 2009, Montreal, Canada; F. Rothlauf, ed.: pp. 683-690. ACM, ISBN 978-1-60558-325-9 [8 pages]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. (2008) Spatial self-organization of heterogeneous, modular architectures. 1st Spatial Computing Workshop (SCW 2008), in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops (SASOW 2008), October 20-24, 2008, Venice, Italy: pp. 306-312. IEEE, ISBN 978-0-7695-3553-1 [7 pages].
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Doursat, R. & Ulieru, M. (2008) Emergent engineering for the management of complex situations. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems (Autonomics 2008), September 23-25, 2008, Telecom Italia Labs, Turin, Italy; A. Manzalini, ed.: No. 14. ICST, ISBN 978-963-9799-34-9 [10 pages, no numbers]. PAPER
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Selected for a book volume (77 selected papers out of more than 300 presented at ICCS 2006)
Doursat, R. (2008) The growing canvas of biological development: Multiscale pattern generation on an expanding lattice of gene regulatory networks. In Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Vol VI: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2006), June 25-30, 2006, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Boston, MA; A. A. Minai, D. Braha & Y. Bar-Yam, eds.: pp. 205-210. Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-85080-9 [6 pages].
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Doursat, R. (2008) Programmable architectures that are complex and self-organized: From morphogenesis to engineering. In Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XI), August 5-8, 2008, University of Southampton, Winchester, UK; S. Bullock, J. Noble, R. Watson & M. A. Bedau, eds.: pp. 181-188. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-28719-7 [8 pages]. PAPER SLIDES
  6. Vert, G., Doursat, R. & Nasser, S. (2006) Towards utilizing fuzzy self-organizing taxonomies to identify attacks on computer systems and adaptively respond. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2006), July 16-21, 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada: pp. 2216-2222. IEEE, ISBN 0-7803-9488-7 [7 pages; presenter: G. Vert]. PAPER
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Doursat, R. & Bienenstock, E. (2006) Neocortical self-structuration as a basis for learning. 5th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2006), May 31-June 3, 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. IU, ISBN 0-9786456-0-X [8 pages, no numbers]. PAPER SLIDES POSTER
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Selected for a special journal issue (among less than 10% of the papers accepted at IJCNN 2005)
Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (2005) Bridging the gap between vision and language: A morphodynamical model of spatial categories. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2005), July 31-August 4, 2005, Montréal, Canada: Vol. 5, pp. 2903-2908. IEEE, ISBN 0-7803-9048-2 [6 pages]. PAPER SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
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Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (1997) Modèles dynamiques et linguistique cognitive: vers une sémantique morphologique active. Le mouvement: Des boucles sensori-motrices aux représentations cognitives et langagières, Actes de la 6ème Ecole d'été de l'Association pour la Recherche Cognitive (ARCo), July 5-13, 1997, Bonas, France: pp. 167-183 [17 pages].
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1990) Spatio-temporal coding and the compositionality of cognition. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Temporal Correlations and Temporal Coding in the Brain, April 25-27, 1990, Paris, France; R. Lestienne, ed.: pp. 42-47 [6 pages; presenter: E. Bienenstock].
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1989) Elastic matching and pattern recognition in neural networks. In Neural Networks: From Models to Applications, Proceedings of the nEuro'88 Conference, June 6-9, 1988, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris, France; L. Personnaz & G. Dreyfus, eds.: pp. 472-482. IDSET, ISBN 2-9036-6703-9 [11 pages].
Edited proceedings (7)  
  7. Timmis, J., Stepney, S., Andrews, P., Caves, L., Doursat, R., Hickinbotham, S. & Polack, F., eds. (2015) Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015), July 20-24, 2015, University of York, UK. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-33027-5 [674 pages].
  6. Sayama, H., Rieffel, J., Risi, S., Doursat, R. & Lipson, H., eds. (2014) Artificial Life 14: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XIV), July 30-August 2, 2014, SUNY Global Center & Javits Center, New York, NY. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-32621-6 [988 pages].
  5. Blum, C. et al., eds. (2013) Proceedings of the 15th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013), July 6-10, 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-1963-8 [1636 pages].
  4. Soule, T. et al., eds. (2012) Proceedings of the 14th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012), July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, PA. ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-1177-9 [1364 pages].
  3. Lenaerts, T., Giacobini, M., Bersini, H., Bourgine, P., Dorigo M. & Doursat, R., eds. (2011) Advances in Artificial Life: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL 2011), August 8-12, 2011, Paris, France. MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-29714-1 [909 pages].
  2. Dorigo, M., Birattari, M., Di Caro, G. A., Doursat, R., Engelbrecht, A. P., Floreano, D., Gambardella, L. M., Groß, R., Sahin, E., Sayama, H. & Stützle, T., eds. (2010) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010), September 8-10, 2010, Brussels, Belgium. LNCS 6234, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-15460-7 [542 pages].
  1. Ulieru, M., Palensky, P. & Doursat, R., eds. (2009) IT Revolutions: Proceedings of the 1st International ICST Conference, Revised Selected Papers, December 17-19, 2008, Venice, Italy. LNICST 11, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-03977-5 [259 pages].
Other — Patents (2)
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Guyon, I., Reiss, E. P., Doursat, R & Weston, J. A. E. (2011) Data mining platform for knowledge discovery from heterogeneous data types and/or heterogeneous data sources. US Patent 7,921,068.
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Guyon, I., Reiss, E. P., Doursat, R, Weston, J. A. E. & Lewis, D. D. (2008) Data mining platform for bioinformatics and other knowledge discovery. US Patent 7,444,308.
Conferences & Workshops — Accepted Abstracts (25)
Accepted abstracts - oral presentations (14)  
14.
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Banzhaf, W., Beslon, G., Doursat, R. & Stepney, S. (2016) Open-endedness: Definitions and shortcuts. 2nd International Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution (OEE2), at 15th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XV), July 4, 2016, Cancun, Mexico [2 pages; presenter: S. Stepney]. ABSTRACT
13.
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Pascalie, J., Potier, M., Kowaliw, T., Giavitto, J.-L., Michel, O., Spicher, A. & Doursat, R. (2015) Morphogenetic engineering in synthetic biology: Creating bacterial architectures. 2nd International Workshop on Design, Optimization and Control in Systems and Synthetic Biology (DOC 2015), November 12-13, 2015, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France; G. Batt, P. Hersen & D. Thieffry, eds. [1 page].
12.
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Pascalie, J., Potier, M., Kowaliw, T., Giavitto, J.-L., Michel, O., Spicher, A. & Doursat, R. (2015) Spatial computing in synthetic bioware: Creating bacterial architectures. Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015), July 20-24, 2015, University of York, UK; J. Timmis, S. Stepney, P. Andrews, L. Caves, R. Doursat, S. Hickinbotham & F. Polack, eds.: p. 656 [1 page]. ABSTRACT
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Doursat, R. (2014) Morphogenetic engineering in swarm robotics and synthetic biology. 7th International Workshop on Guided Self-Organization (GSO 2014), December 16-18, 2014, University of Freiburg, Germany [1 page]. ABSTRACT
10.
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Pascalie, J., Doursat, R., Potier, M., Spicher, A., Kowaliw, T., Giavitto, J.-L. & Michel, O. (2014) Soft to wet: Morphogenetic engineering in synthetic biology. Workshop "Exploiting Synergies Between Biology and Artificial Life Technologies" (EVOBLISS 2014), at 14th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XIV), July 30, 2014, SUNY Global Center, New York, NY [2 pages]. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Joachimczak, M., Kowaliw, T., Doursat, R. & Wróbel, B. (2012) Evolving morphologies and controllers for soft-bodied multicellular animats using gene regulatory networks and artificial embryogenesis. Evolutionary Developmental Robotics Workshop (EvoDevoRobo 2012), in Companion Publication of the 14th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012), July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, PA; T. Soule et al., eds.: pp. 357-360. ACM [4 pages; presenter: M. Joachimczak]. ABSTRACT
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Doursat, R. (2008) A morphogenetic model of controlled self-organization. 5th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2008), September 14-19, 2008, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel [4 pages].
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Doursat, R. (2008) From morphogenesis to embryomorphic engineering. "From Amorphous to Spatial Computing" Workshop, July 7-8, 2008, Paris, France [8 pages].
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Hoelzer, G., Drewes, R. & Doursat, R. (2008) Speciation through spatial self-organization of the gene pool. 12th Evolutionary Biology Meeting (EBM 2008), September 24-26, 2008, Université de Provence, Marseille, France [presenter: G. Hoelzer].
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Doursat, R. (2007) The self-made puzzle: Integrating self-assembly and pattern formation under non-random genetic regulation. 7th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2007), October 28-November 2, 2007, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Boston, MA [no page numbers]. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2006) The growing canvas of biological development: Multiscale pattern generation on an expanding lattice of gene regulatory networks. 6th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2006), June 25-30, 2006, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Boston, MA [online proceedings]. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Hoelzer, G., Drewes, R. & Doursat, R. (2006) Temporal waves of genetic diversity in a spatially explicit model of evolution: Heaving toward speciation. 6th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2006), June 25-30, 2006, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Boston, MA [online proceedings; presenter: G. Hoelzer]. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1989) Of shapes, graphs and neural codes. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Neuro Computing: Algorithms, Architectures and Applications, February 27-March 3, 1989, Les Arcs, France [presenter: E. Bienenstock].
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Bienenstock, E. & Doursat, R. (1988) Graph-matching and shape recognition in neural networks. 1st Conference on Image Recognition and Neural Networks: From Signal Processing to Representation (NEURO-IMAGE 1988), October 6-7, 1988, Université de Bordeaux II, France.
Accepted abstracts - posters (11)  
  11.
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Doursat, R. (2014) Morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes . 8th International Conference on Emergent Dynamics from Large-Scale Brain Networks in Health and Disease (BrainModes 2014), December 11-12, 2014, King's College London, UK. ABSTRACT POSTER
10. Stepney, S. et al. (2012) Gardening cyber-physical systems. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2012) September 3-7, 2012, Université d'Orléans, France; J. Durand-Lose & N. Jonoska, eds.: pp. 237-238. LNCS 7445, Springer-Verlag. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Doursat, R. (2009) Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The "self-made puzzle" of embryogenesis under the light of multi-agent modeling. 1st International Conference on Morphogenesis in Living Systems (MLS 2009), May 14-16, 2009, Université Paris Descartes, France.
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Doursat, R. & Bienenstock, E. (2007) How activity regulates connectivity: A self-organizing complex neural network. Ladislav Tauc Conference in Neurobiology 2007: Complexity in Neural Network Dynamics (Tauc 2007), December 13-14, 2007, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard (INAF), CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Doursat, R., Goodman, P. H. & Zou, Q. (2007) Neocortical locks and keys: Coherence induction among complex, heterogeneous neuronal patterns. Ladislav Tauc Conference in Neurobiology 2007: Complexity in Neural Network Dynamics (Tauc 2007), December 13-14, 2007, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard (INAF), CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Faure, E., Lombardot, B., Luengo-Oroz, M., Campana M., Peyriéras, N., Doursat, R. & Bourgine, P. (2007) Active machine learning for embryogenesis. 4th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2007), October 1-5, 2007, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany [online proceedings]. POSTER
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OCP Science Best Poster Award (2008), International Journal of Unconventional Computing 4(2): i-ii.
Doursat, R. (2007) Embryomorphic engineering: How to design hyper-distributed architectures capable of autonomous segmentation, rescaling and shaping. Unconventional Computation Conference (UC 2007), March 21-23, 2007, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Santa Fe Institute (SFI), Santa Fe, NM. ABSTRACT POSTER AWARD
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Goodman, P. H., Doursat, R., Zou, Q., Zirpe, M. & Sessions, O. (2007) RAIN brains: Mammalian neocortex as a hybrid analog-digital computer. Unconventional Computation Conference (UC 2007), March 21-23, 2007, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Santa Fe Institute (SFI), Santa Fe, NM. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Doursat, R. & Bienenstock, E. (2006) How activity regulates connectivity: A self-organizing complex neural network. 6th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2006), June 25-30, 2006, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Boston, MA. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Doursat, R. & Bienenstock, E. (2006) The self-organized growth of synfire patterns. 10th International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS 2006), May 17-20, 2006, Boston University, MA. ABSTRACT POSTER
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Doursat, R. & Goodman, P. H. (2006) Neocortical keys and locks: A neural model of associative learning by coherence induction between spike patterns and ongoing membrane potentials. 10th International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems (ICCNS 2006), May 17-20, 2006, Boston University, MA. ABSTRACT POSTER
Conferences & Workshops — Invited Talks with Abstracts (47)
Invited keynotes with abstracts (9)  
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One of 2 keynote speakers, with Siobhán Clarke (Trinity College, Dublin)
Doursat, R. (2017) [TBA]. 12th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2017), at 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017), May 22-23, 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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One of 3 keynote speakers, with Thomas Kirste (Rostock), Edzer Pebesma (Münster)
Doursat, R. (2013) Architectured self-organized systems: Toward the best of both worlds by "Morphogenetic Engineering". Geosensor Networks: Bridging Algorithms and Applications (Dagstuhl Seminar 13492), December 1-6, 2013, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.
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One of 3 keynote speakers, with Ioannis Kevrekidis (Princeton), Jeffrey Wilcox (VP Lockheed)
Doursat, R. (2013) Self-organization with architecture: Toward the best of both worlds by "Morphogenetic Engineering". 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2013), September 9-13, 2013, Philadelphia, PA.
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Only keynote speaker
Doursat, R. (2011) Artificial evo-devo: Bringing back self-organized multi-agent systems into evolutionary computation. International Conference on Artificial Evolution (EA 2011), October 24-26, 2011, Université d'Angers, France.
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Only keynote speaker
Doursat, R. (2011) Embryomorphic Engineering: Growing architectures from self-positioning and self-identifying agents. 1st Workshop on Middleware and Architectures for Autonomic and Sustainable Computing (MAASC 2011), May 12, 2011, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France.
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One of 3 keynote speakers, with Paulien Hogeweg (Utrecht), Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (INRIA Bordeaux)
Doursat, R. (2011) The myriads of ALife: Importing complex systems and self-organization into engineering. 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (IEEE ALife), April 11-15, 2011, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Paris, France.
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Only keynote speaker
Doursat, R. (2010) Architecture and self-organization: Heading for the best of both worlds. Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit, May 17-18, 2010, London, UK. REPORT SLIDES
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net
One of 2 keynote speakers, with Russ Abbott (CalState LA)
Doursat, R. (2010) Embryomorphic Engineering: From biological development to self-organized computational architectures. 4th EmergeNET Meeting: Engineering Emergence (EmergeNET4), April 19-20, 2010, University of York, UK. SLIDES
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One of 3 keynote speakers, with Marco Dorigo (Bruxelles), Hiroshi Shimizu (Osaka)
Doursat, R. (2007) How to plan self-organization, control decentralization, and design evolution: Addressing the paradoxes of complex systems engineering with metaphors from biological development. 2nd International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2007), December 10-13, 2007, Budapest, Hungary. SLIDES
Invited talks with abstracts (38)  
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Doursat, R. (2016) Engineering and control of self-organisation (ECSO): Are planning and laissez-faire compatible? 2nd Workshop on Steering Living and Life-Like Complex Systems (SLCS), at 15th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife XV), July 4, 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
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Doursat, R. (2016) Toward engineering and control of self-organisation in socio-technical systems. 2nd Workshop on Data and Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems (DACAS), June 20-24, 2016, South-American Institute for Fundamental Research (SAIFR), São Paulo, Brazil.
36.
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One of 9 invited speakers, including Uwe Meierhenrich, John Sutherland, Roland Lehoucq
Doursat, R., Delile, J., Sánchez, C. & Pascalie, J. (2015) Designing artificial "living" organisms by morphogenetic engineering. International Colloquium "Why living matter is worth its conceptual and synthetic challenge?", December 10-11, 2015, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France.
35.
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One of 20 invited speakers, including Mark Bedau, Steen Rasmussen, Kepa Ruiz Mirazo
Pascalie, J. & Doursat, R. (2015) Morphogenetic engineering in synthetic biology: Programming the emergence of collective shapes in simulated colonies of microorganisms. 4th International Conference on Emergence in Chemical Systems, June 21-27, 2015, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK.
34.
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One of 6 invited speakers
Doursat, R. (2015) Imagination wanted: How artificial life can help biology and cybernetics revisit and expand each other. Workshop Living Circuits: Contemporary Cybernetic Performativity in the Life Sciences, organized by the CNRS Interdisciplinary Action "Domestication and Fabrication of Life", May 12, 2015, Complex Systems Institute, Paris Ile-de-France.
33.
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One of 6 invited speakers
Doursat, R. (2015) L’ingénierie morphogénétique : modèles de processus dynamiques pour la morphogenèse. Modéliser et Simuler : Atelier autour de la publication du tome 2, January 12, 2015, Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology (IHPST), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France.
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Doursat, R. (2014) How complex systems thinking can tame big data: The limits of data-centric inference and the usefulness of agent-based modeling. AgreenSkills Training & Research School "Predictive Modeling: from Data to Models", October 29-31, 2014, Météopole, Toulouse, France.
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Doursat, R. & Rizzi, B. (2014) An integrative biology platform for the measurement and computational modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early embryogenesis. 6th International Symposium on Functional Microscopy in Biology (MiFoBio 2014), October 4-10, 2014, Seignosse (CNRS, Inserm), France.
30.
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Delile, J., Doursat, R. & Peyriéras, N. (2014) Computational modeling and simulation of animal early embryogenesis. 2nd International Conference on Physics and Biological Systems (PhysBio 2014), June 24-27, 2014, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
29.
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One of 7 invited speakers, including Rolf Pfeifer, Alain Berthoz, Kevin O'Regan
Doursat, R. (2013) Morphogenesis in space and time: How cells self-assemble into bodies and neurons synchronize into minds. Workshop "Robotics and Life: Concepts and Design of Intelligent Systems, Contribution of Enaction, Cybernetics and Complexity Sciences, December 9, 2013, Information Processing and Systems Research Lab (ETIS), Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France.
28.
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One of 20 invited speakers, including Kunihiko Kaneko, Steen Rasmussen, Mark Bedau, Wolfgang Banzhaf
Doursat, R. (2013) Morphogenetic Engineering: Programming the Emergence of Complex Systems Architecture. 3rd International Conference on Emergence in Chemical Systems, June 17-22, 2013, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK.
27.
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One of 8 invited speakers, including Ed Munro, Lance Davidson, Roeland Merks
Doursat, R. (2013) From Embryogenesis to Simulated Development to Synthetic Biology: The Alliance of Modeling and Engineering in Biological Complex Systems. 3rd International Conference on Morphogenesis in Living Systems (MLS 2013), February 15, 2013, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard (INAF), CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
26.
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One of 8 invited speakers, including Ricard Solé, Barry McMullin, Christoph Teuscher
Doursat, R. (2012) Complex systems and morphogenetic engineering: New avenues toward self-organized architecture. Frontiers of Natural Computing Workshop (FNC), September 10-12, 2012, University of York, UK. SLIDES
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One of 5 invited speakers, including Marco Dorigo, Jack Lutz, Cristian Calude
Doursat, R. (2012) Advances in embryomorphic engineering. 11th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2012) September 3-7, 2012, Université d'Orléans, France; J. Durand-Lose & N. Jonoska, eds.: p. 10. LNCS 7445, Springer-Verlag.
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One of 7 invited speakers, including Josh Bongard, Kenneth Stanley, Giorgio Metta
Doursat, R. (2012) Morphogenetic engineering: Reconciling architecture with self-organization. Evolutionary Developmental Robotics Workshop (EvoDevoRobo 2012), at 14th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012), July 7-11, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
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One of 26 invited speakers, including Gustavo Deco, Karl Friston, Stephen Grossberg, Gregor Schöner, Wolf Singer, Misha Tsodyks, Christoph von der Malsburg
Doursat, R. (2011) Morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes. Workshop on Mathematical Models of Cognitive Architectures, December 5-9, 2011, International Center of Mathematics Meetings (CIRM), Université d'Aix-Marseille, France. SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2011) Toward Morphogenetic Engineering: Biological development as a new model of programmed self-organization. 2nd International Workshop on New Worlds of Computation (NWC 2011), May 23-24, 2011, Université d'Orléans, France.
21.
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Delile, J., Kowaliw, T., Peyriéras, N. & Doursat, R. (2011) Automated inference of 4-D cell polarization fields in an agent-based model of early vertebrate embryogenesis. Workshop on the 4-D Visualization of Vertebrate Morphogenesis, at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA 2011), at Experimental Biology (EB 2011), April 9-13, 2011, Washington, DC [presenter: J. Delile].
20.
mec
One of 12 invited speakers, including Matthieu Latapy, Guillaume Beslon, Annick Lesne
Doursat, R. (2010) A computational model of multicellular development. 1st Conference on Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Complex Systems (COMMISCO 2010), October 11-13, 2010, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Bondy, France.
19.
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Doursat, R. (2010) Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The exemplary status of multicellular morphogenesis at the border between "informed" physics and "physical" computation. 9th Complex Systems Dynamics Workshop (DySCo 2010), September 27-28, 2010, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. SLIDES
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Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (2010) Cognitive morphodynamics: Viewing semantic categorization as a pattern formation process in complex neural systems. Symposium on Structured Flows on Manifolds: A General Dynamical Framework to Cognition, at "Cognition, Emotions and Society" Conference of the French Psychology Society (SFP), September 7-9, 2010, Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3, France. SLIDES
17.
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One of 7 invited speakers, including Netta Cohen, Alessandro Crespi, Holke Cruse
Doursat, R. (2010) Embryomorphic Engineering: From biological development to self-organized computational architectures. "Evolutionary Transitions of Brain-Body Couplings" Workshop, at 11th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2010), August 24, 2010, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France.
16.
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One of 4 invited speakers, including Eric Goles, Hugues Berry, Fernando Peruani
Doursat, R. (2010) Embryomorphic Engineering: From biological development to self-organized computational architectures. 2nd Summer Solstice International Conference on Discrete Models of Complex Systems (SOLSTICE 2010), June 16-18, 2010, LORIA, CNRS, Nancy, France.
SLIDES
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neu
One of 15 invited speakers, including Anil Seth, Philippe Huneman, Jeff Johnson
Doursat, R. (2009) Causing and influencing patterns by designing the agents: Complex systems made simpler. 4th Workshop on Causality in Complex Systems, co-organized by DSTO, CSIRO (Australia), and ONR, AFRL (US), in association with the Conference on Spatial Simulation for the Social Sciences (S4), November 25-27, 2009, Complex Systems Institute, Paris Ile-de-France.
SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2009) Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The two sides of embryogenesis combined by multi-agent modeling into a "self-made puzzle". Workshop on Quantitative Tissue Biology and Virtual Tissues (Biocomplexity X), October 28-November 1, 2009, The Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. SLIDES
13.
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One of 6 invited panelists, including Greg Hornby, Julian Miller, Peter Bentley, Sean Luke
Doursat, R. (2009) Evolutionary developmental systems as "self-made puzzles" that can be programmed: Lessons from biological morphogenesis. Invited panelist, "Generative & Developmental Systems" Workshop (GDS 2009), at 11th International Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009), July 8-12, 2009, Montreal, Canada.
SLIDES
12.
emb
One of 11 invited speakers, including Hugues Bersini, Stan Marée, Eric Werner
Doursat, R. (2009) Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The self-made puzzle of embryogenesis under the light of multi-agent modeling. 2nd Paris Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems in Biology at Meso or Macroscopic scales (MASBio 2009), June 23, 2009, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
SLIDES
11.
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Doursat, R. (2009) Embryomorphic engineering: How elaborate, modular architectures can be self-organized, too. 1st International Morphogenetic Engineering Workshop (MEW 2009), June 19, 2009, Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France.
10.
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Doursat, R. (2009) The self-made puzzle: Complex systems science as a design activity. Workshop on "Aesthetic at the Heart of Science", at European Future and Emerging Technologies Conference (FET 2009): "Science Beyond Fiction", April 21-23, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.
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Doursat, R. (2009) Mouvement collectif hétérogène ou formation de motifs en mouvement? Le puzzle auto-façonné de l'embryogenèse à la lumière des modèles multi-agents. 5ème Ecole interdisciplinaire d’échanges et de formation en biologie (Berder 2009): "Spatialisation et localisation", March 29-April 4, 2009, Formation du CNRS, Berder (Brittany), France. SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2008) Paradox in approaching complexity: From natural to engineered complex systems. IT Revolutions 2008, December 17-19, 2008, Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice, Italy. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Doursat, R. & Ulieru, M. (2008) Guiding the emergence of structured network topologies: A programmed attachment approach. "Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks II" Workshop (DOON II), at 5th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2008), September 14-19, 2008, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2007) Of tapestries, ponds and RAIN: Toward fine-grain mesoscopic neurodynamics in excitable media. International Workshop on Nonlinear Brain Dynamics for Computational Intelligence, at 10th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2007), July 20, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT. PROGRAM ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2007) Multiscale Embryomorphic Architectures. Workshop on Scaling in Biological and Social Networks, July 9-13, 2007, Santa Fe Institute (SFI), Santa Fe, NM. ABSTRACT SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (2007) Embryomorphic systems meta-design: Preparing for self-assembly, self-regulation and evolution. 7th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium (UCS 2007), May 14-17, 2007, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. ABSTRACT SLIDES POSTER
  3.
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Goodman, P. H. & Doursat, R. (2007) Large-scale biologically realistic models of cortical mesocircuit dynamics. Computational Neuroscience, Sensory Augmentation, and Brain-Machine Interface, April 25-26, 2007, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, VA. SLIDES
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Doursat, R. & Petitot, J. (2005) Notes on the possibility of embodied computation based on the emergence of singularities in a large-scale complex dynamical system. Workshop on Neurodynamics and Intentional Dynamic Systems, at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2005), August 5, 2005, Montréal, Canada. SLIDES
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Doursat, R. (1995) The microdynamics of mental schemas. Workshop on Morphodynamic Models for Language and Perception, December 11-13, 1995, International Centre for Semiotic and Cognitive Studies (Umberto Eco & Patrizia Violi, dirs.), University of San Marino, Italy.
Other — Documents, Reports (5)
Technical documents (2)  
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Doursat, R. (2000) How to write "wrapper" code for merchant websites (an internal development guide for use by the engineering team). RedCart.com, Inc. [30 pages].
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Doursat, R. (1995) CodeGen: Automated C/C++ code generation and regeneration (technical specifications and user programming manual). NeuronData, Inc. [41 pages].
Internal & technical reports (3)  
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Petitot, J. & Doursat, R. (1998) Modèles dynamiques et linguistique cognitive: vers une sémantique morphologique active. Technical Report 9809, in Rapports et documents du CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
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Doursat, R., von der Malsburg, C. & Bienenstock, E. (1995) Coding metric with delayed temporal correlations: An oscillator model of graph-matching. Technical Report, Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. SLIDES
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Doursat, R., Konen, W., Lades, M., von der Malsburg, C., Vorbrüggen, J. C., Wiskott, L. & Würtz, R. P. (1993) Neural mechanisms of elastic pattern matching. Internal Report IRINI 93-01, Institute for Neural Computation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
Seminars — Individual Talks
Academic Institutions  
63. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (hosts: Craig Banks), Professoriate Lectures, October 27, 2016 — Robot swarms, artificial bacteria, and connected crowds: How morphogenesis can guide them all. VIDEO
62. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway (hosts: Stig Omholt, Gunnar Tufte), NTNU Biotechnology - the Confluence of Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, June 14, 2016 — From computational biology to bio-inspired computing and back again: Creating self-organization by morphogenetic engineering.
61. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon), France (host: Stéphane Vincent), Cell Biology and Modeling Laboratory (LBMC), CNRS, June 3, 2016 — MecaGen: A cell-based computational model of early embryogenesis coupling mechanical behavior and gene regulation.
60. Universités Paris-Descartes (Paris V) and Paris-Diderot (Paris VII), France (host: Ariel Lindner), Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), February 19, 2016 — Designing artificial "living" organisms by morphogenetic engineering.
59. Newcastle University, UK (host: Natalio Krasnogor), Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group, February 15, 2016 — Developmental design of synthetic bacterial architectures by morphogenetic engineering.
58. Université de Strasbourg, France (host: Pierre Collet), Engineering Science, Computer Science and Imaging Laboratory (ICube), June 9, 2015 — From multicellular development to morphogenetic engineering to synthetic biology.
57. Brown University, Providence, RI (hosts: Elie Bienenstock, Stuart Geman), Division of Applied Mathematics, February 4, 2015 — Computational reconstruction and modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early embryogenesis. Extension to Artificial Life.
56. Tufts University, Boston, MA (hosts: Michael Levin, Barry Trimmer), Department of Biology, February 2, 2015 — From multicellular development to morphogenetic engineering to synthetic biology.
55. KU Leuven, Belgium (hosts: Chris Trengove, Cees van Leeuwen), Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics (PDL), March 7, 2014 — Morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes.
54. The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (host: Victor Frenkel), Department of Biomedical Engineering, April 18, 2013 — From multicellular development to "artificial life" to synthetic biology, The modeling-engineering loop in biological complex systems.
53. University of Southampton, UK (host: Seth Bullock), Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, March 6, 2013 — Morphogenetic engineering: The two-way bridges between biomodelling, bioinspired engineering, and bioengineering.
52. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (host: Uri Hershberg), School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, December 10, 2012 — From embryogenesis to simulated development to synthetic biology: The alliance of modeling and engineering in biological complex systems.
51. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (host: Maggie J. Eppstein), Complex Systems Center, November 30, 2012 — Morphogenetic Engineering: Toward programmable complex systems via biological and artificial development.
50. BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA (host: Jake Beal), Distributed Systems Technology Group, November 27, 2012 — Complex systems and Morphogenetic Engineering: New avenues toward self-organized architectures.
49. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (host: Kenneth A. De Jong), Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, November 16, 2012 — Programmable complex systems, artificial development, and the "shapes" of brain dynamics.
48. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (host: David E. Breen), Geometric Biomedical Computing Group, Department of Computer Science, November 12, 2012 — From embryogenesis to simulated development to synthetic biology: The alliance of modeling and engineering in biological complex systems.
47. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (host: Christoph von der Malsburg), Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), March 16, 2012 — Morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes. SLIDES
46. Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (hosts: Markus Diesmann, Sonja Grün), Computational and Systems Neuroscience Group, March 15, 2012 — Morphogenetic "neuron flocking": The dynamic self-organization of neural activity into mental shapes. SLIDES
45. Université d'Aix-Marseille, France (host: Viktor Jirsa), Theoretical Neuroscience Group (TNG), May 18, 2011 — Uncovering the shapes of brain dynamics.
44. Université de Lille, France (host: Sophie Tison), Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory, Lille (LIFL), April 19, 2011 — How to design self-organization in multi-agent systems.
43. Université d'Aix-Marseille, France (host: Alexis Nasr), Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory, Marseille (LIF), April 12, 2011 — Self-organization and architecture: Heading for the best of both worlds.
42. Universidad de Málaga, Spain (host: Francisco J. Vico), Research Group in Biomimetics, School of Computer Science, April 8, 2011 — Architecture and self-organization.
41. Université d'Orléans, France (host: Jérôme Durand-Lose), Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory, Orléans (LIFO), March 21, 2011 — Unconventional architectures: The art of programming self-organization.
40. Université de Strasbourg, France (host: Pierre Collet), Image Science, Computer Science and Remote Sensing Laboratory (LSIIT), March 18, 2011 — How to design self-organization: Bringing back evolutionary computation into multi-agent systems.
39. Université de Nancy & INRIA, France (host: François Charpillet), Lorraine Laboratory of Research in Computer Science and its Applications (LORIA), March 17, 2011 — The myriads of ALife: Importing complex systems and self-organization into engineering.
38. University of Bristol, UK (host: Luca Giuggioli), Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS), November 9, 2010 — Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The exemplary status of multicellular morphogenesis at the border between "informed" physics and "physical" computation.
37. Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France (hosts: Guillaume Beslon, Pablo Jensen), Complex Systems Institute of Rhône-Alpes (IXXI), November 4, 2010 — A computational model of multicellular development.
36. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (hosts: Marco Dorigo, Hugues Bersini), Institute of Interdisciplinary Research & Development in Artificial Intelligence (IRIDIA), March 19, 2010 — Embryomorphic engineering: From biological development to artificial multi-agent organisms. SLIDES
35. Université de Nantes, France (host: Julien Cohen), Computer Science Laboratory, Nantes Atlantique (LINA), February 11, 2010 — Morphogenetic engineering: From biological development to programmable self-organized systems. SLIDES
34. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France (host: Michel Gho), Developmental Biology Laboratory (LBD), December 11, 2009 — Heterogeneous collective motion or moving pattern formation? The self-made puzzle of embryogenesis under the light of multi-agent modeling. SLIDES
33. University of West England, Bristol, UK (host: Alan F. T. Winfield), Intelligent Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), October 19, 2009 — Embryomorphic engineering: From biological development to artificial multi-agent organisms. SLIDES
32. London School of Economics, UK (host: Eve Mitleton-Kelly), Complexity Research Programme, June 26, 2009 — Complex systems as "self-made puzzles" that can be programmed: Lessons from biological morphogenesis. ABSTRACT
31. Genopole, Evry, France (hosts: Martine Beurton-Aimar, François Képès), Epigenomics Project, June 25, 2009 — Complex systems and agent-based modeling in biology.
30. The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (host: Jeff Johnson), Department of Design and Innovation, April 1, 2009 — The self-made puzzle: Complex systems and design.
29. Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France (host: Laura Hernandez), Laboratory for Theoretical Physics and Modelling, February 5, 2009 — A multi-agent computational model of biological morphogenesis based on non-random, programmable pattern formation and self-assembly.
28. New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Cambridge, MA (host: Yaneer Bar-Yam), NECSI Winter School 2009, January 8, 2009 — Self-organization and variability of complex modular architectures as a prerequisite to evolutionary innovation.
27. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France (host: Michelle Thieullen), Probabilities and Random Models Laboratory (PMA), December 12, 2008 — A multi-agent computational model of biological morphogenesis based on non-random, programmable pattern formation and self-assembly.
26. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (host: Ricard Solé), Complex Systems Laboratory, December 5, 2008 — Self-organization and variability of complex modular architectures as a prerequisite to evolutionary innovation. SLIDES
25. Université Paris-Sud 11 & INRIA, Orsay, France (hosts: Nicolas Bredeche, Marc Schoenauer), Computer Science Research Laboratory (LRI), Machine Learning and Optimization Team (TAO), November 10, 2008 — Spatial self-organization of heterogeneous, modular architectures.
24. Ecole Polytechnique & CNRS, Paris, France (host: Paul Bourgine), Research Center in Applied Epistemology (CREA), March 25, 2008 — Architectures that are self-organized and complex: From morphogenesis to engineering.
23. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (host: Martin Purvis), Department of Information Science, Feburary 12, 2008 — Architectures that are self-organized and complex: From morphogenesis to engineering. ABSTRACT SLIDES
22. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (host: Marcus Frean), Artificial Intelligence Group, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, February 5, 2008 — Architectures that are self-organized and complex: From morphogenesis to engineering. ABSTRACT SLIDES
21. Complex Systems Institute, Paris Ile-de-France, "Morning Seminar" Series, January 18, 2008 — The self-made puzzle: Integrating self-assembly and pattern formation under non-random genetic regulation.
20. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (host: Dario Floreano), Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Institut d'Ingénierie des Systèmes, January 16, 2008 — The self-made puzzle: Integrating self-assembly and pattern formation under non-random genetic regulation.
19. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (hosts: Felix Schürmann, Henry Markram), Blue Brain Project, Brain Mind Institute, January 16, 2008 — Toward a spiking mesoscopic neurodynamics.
18. Utrecht University, The Netherlands (host: Paulien Hogeweg), Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics Group, Department of Biology, December 17, 2007 — The self-made puzzle: Integrating self-assembly and pattern formation under non-random genetic regulation.
17. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (host: James Glazier), The Biocomplexity Institute, May 31, 2007 — Embryomorphic architectures. ABSTRACT SLIDES
16. INRIA Futurs, Orsay, France (host: Hugues Berry), ALCHEMY Research Laboratory, January 23, 2007 — Organically grown architectures: Embryogenesis and neurogenesis as new paradigms for decentralized systems design. SLIDES
15. Ecole Polytechnique & CNRS, Paris, France (host: Paul Bourgine), Research Center in Applied Epistemology (CREA), December 5, 2006 — Building the mesoscopic foundations of cognition: emergence and interaction of spatiotemporal patterns in complex dynamical neural systems.
14. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (host: Christoph von der Malsburg), Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), November 3, 2006 — Genetics and epigenetics: Two models of self-organization in biological development. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
13. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (host: Rolf Würtz), Institute for Neural Computation (INI), October 31, 2006 — Locks and keys in complex neural networks: The "mesocircuits" of cognition. SLIDES
12. Binghamton University SUNY, Binghamton, NY (host: Hiroki Sayama), Department of Bioengineering, July 25, 2006 — Locks and keys in complex biosystems: From coherence induction to regulation. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
11. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (host: Hava Siegelmann), Biologically Inspired Neural & Dynamical Systems (BINDS) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, July 24, 2006 — Locks and keys in complex biosystems: From coherence induction to regulation. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
10. Université de Sherbrooke, Canada (host: Jean Rouat), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, July 18, 2006 — Toward a rich neurodynamics at a mesoscopic level: Two models of resonance among networks of oscillatory and excitable units. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
  9. McGill University, Montréal, Canada (host: Andrew Hendry), Evolution & Ecology Groups, Department of Biology, July 13, 2006 — Temporal waves of genetic diversity in a spatially explicit model of evolution: Heaving toward speciation. SLIDES
  8. Université Laval, Québec, Canada (host: Guy Mineau), Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, July 6, 2006 — Spatial language and linguistic space: Two models of conceptual categorization based on visual icons and semantic networks. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
  7. Université de Montréal, Canada (host: Lael Parrott), Complex Systems Laboratory, Department of Geography, July 4, 2006 — From evo to devo: Two spatially extended models showing speciation and pattern formation. SLIDES 1 SLIDES 2
  6. The MITRE Corporation, Washington, DC (host: Brandon S. Minnery), Emerging Technology Office, May 2, 2006 — Neuromorphic mesocircuits: From neural computation to cognitive architectures via analog VLSI. SLIDES
  5. University of Nevada, Reno, NV (host: George Bebis), Computer Vision Laboratory, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, June 24, 2004 — Structural graph matching and morphological image transforms: Two paths toward the categorization of geometrical patterns.
  4. University of Nevada, Reno, NV (host: Philip H. Goodman), Brain Computation Laboratory, Department of Computer Science & Engineering / School of Medicine, May 25, 2004 — An epigenetic development model of the nervous system.
  3. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (host: Willem Levelt), Language Production Group, November 1992 — Compositionality in neural networks.
  2. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (host: Christoph von der Malsburg), Institute for Neural Computation (INI), April 1991 — Representations in the nervous system and in artificial neural networks.
  1. Université de Montréal, Canada (host: Jan Gecsei), Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO), April 1988 — Graph matching and shape recognition.
General public & media appearances  
  4. Ecole Polytechnique's Alumni Association, Paris, France (host: Michel Paillet), "Human and Social Sciences" Chapter, March 19, 2015 — Morphogenetic engineering: New perspectives for the design of self-organized systems.
  3. French National Public Radio (France-Culture), Paris, France (host: Xavier de la Porte, journalist), Show: "Place de la Toile" ("Web Square"), January 15, 2010 — What are complex systems? (30-mn interview) AUDIO
  2. "La Cantine", Paris, France (host: Christel Sorin, Fmr. Head of Research at France Telecom), Coworking Space for High-Tech Entrepreneurs, May 27, 2009 — The Web as a complex system: A self-organization that can be controlled?
  1. Conseil Régional d'Ile-de-France (Regional Government of the Paris Metropolitan Area), France (host: Marc Lipinski, Vice President for Research & Innovation), Public Forum on Research in Ile-de-France, March 3, 2009 — Best practices for the coordination of research (panel discussion).