PhyChip and TRUCE Workshop at the 13th European Conference on Artificial Life, York, UK.
20 July 2015
Live Broadcast on 20th July 14:00
Location: RCH/248 Lakehouse 1
14:00-14:10 Andy Adamatzky (UK): Why do we love slime mould?
14:10-14:30 Leslie García (DE): Slime mould bio-modular sonification and demo performance
14:30-14:50 (IT): On transporting particles with slime mould
14:50-15:10 Jeff Jones (UK): Computational Mechanisms and Applications of a Multi-agent Model of Slime Mould
15:10-15:30 Georgios Sirakoulis and Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas (GR): Mimicking Physarum Polycephalum with Discrete Models: The Cellular Automata Approach
15:30-16:00 Beer & smoking break
16:00 – 16:20 (USA): A chemomodulatory platform for Physarum polycephalum incorporating genetically transformed plant root cultures
16:20 – 16:35 (UK): Towards Physarum intra-cellular circuits
16:35 – 16:50 James Whiting (UK): Physarum learning
16:50 – 17:10 Krzysztof Pancerz and Andrew Schumann (PL): Rough Set Approximations of Payoffs in Strategy Games on Physarum Machines
17:10 – 17:30 Richard Mayne (UK): Slime mould intracellular collision-based computing
17:30 – 17:45 Martin Grube (AT): Slime mold: quo vadis?
What is slime mould? Plasmodium of acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a gigantic single cell visible by unaided eye. The cell shows a rich spectrum of behavioural morphological patterns in response to changing environmental conditions. Given data represented by chemical or physical stimuli we can employ and modify the behaviour of the slime mould to make it solve a range of computing and sensing tasks. Plasmodium can solve computational problems with natural parallelism, e.g. related to shortest path, hierarchies of planar proximity graphs, computation of plane tessellations, execution of logical computing schemes, and natural implementation of spatial logic and process algebra. The workshop deals with software, hardware and wetware realisations of Physarum machines: programmable by configurations of repelling and attracting gradients amorphous biological computing devices inspired by or implemented with the plasmodium of P. polycephalum.
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We acknowledge financial support from the TRUCE (Training and Research in Unconventional Computing in Europe) and PhyChip (Physarum Chip: Growing Computes from Slime Mould) projects, under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission (project numbers 318235 and 316366).