1st International Workshop on Self-Organising Construction
Aims and Scope
The workshop on Self-organising Construction (SOCO) is one of the International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self-* Systems (FAS*W) held in the context of the IEEE International Conferences on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising systems (SASO) and on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC).
Our key theme is self-organising construction and we aim at cumulating, presenting, discussing and advancing new research results from theory and practice as well as novel scientific concepts and methodologies. Originally inspired by nest construction in social insects, the general concept relies on a large number of agents that coordinate their construction efforts by prompting and reacting to local stimuli. Very recently, with the wake of robotic swarms and novel material processing approaches, including for instance 3D printing techniques and innovative deployment of carbon fibres, self-organising construction is quickly gaining tremendous transformative significance in the context of various design and construction processes. These include also the construction, extension and renovation of architectural buildings, engineering design, industrial assembly and manufacture, and landscape architecture. Aligned with the host conference, we solicit for submissions that highlight the design and management of self-organising construction from a computational perspective.
The following aspects are of special interest:
Submitted papers of up to six pages (submission deadline July 8) and Extended Abstracts of 2 pages (submission dealine July 15) will be evaluated in a single-blind reviewing process by the workshop committee members. Accepted papers will be published in the FAS* workshop proceedings through IEEE. All papers need to follow the IEEE DL format of the SASO conference and follow the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Please submit your paper through EasyChair.
We are looking for contributions that present novel theoretical or experimental results, novel design patterns, mechanisms, system architectures, frameworks or tools, or practical approaches and experiences in building or deploying real-world systems and applications. We ask the authors to ensure that their submissions comply with the high standards in ingenuity and quality as expected by the SASO conference in general.
LogisticsThe workshop is a satellite of the SASO and ICCAC conferences. It will take place in room 1005 T of the Physics Bldg. of the University of Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany on 16 September, 2016.
Programme of the SOCO Workshop (16 September, 2016)
|9:00 Welcome by the organisers|
|9:15 Robotics for Self-Organised Construction|
Victor Gerling, Sebastian von Mammen
|10:00 Self-Organised Construction with Revit|
Sarah Edenhofer, Simon Rädler, Manuel Hoß, Sebastian von Mammen
|10:30 Coffee break|
|11:00 Self-organized Linear and Helicoidal Ramps in Insect Nests|
Lijie Guo, Guy Theraulaz, Christian Jost and Andrea Perna
|11:45 Self-Organized Construction with Continuous Building Material: Higher Flexibility based on Braided Structures|
Mary Katherine Heinrich, Mostafa Wahby, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Payam Zahadat, Phil Ayres, Kasper Støy and Heiko Hamann
|12:30 Lunch break|
|14:00 Self‐organised Embellishment of 3D Printed Scaffolds for the Production of Co‐occupied Architectural Boundaries |
Asya Ilgun and Phil Ayres
|14:30 Summary, Open Questions, Research Directions|
|15:30 Coffee break|
|16:00 Panel Discussion on a SOCO Research Agenda|