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After four years, the EPiCS Project, which made many contributions towards foundations and engineering methods for self-aware computing systems, has successfully completed. The project was rated "excellent" by the external reviewers, at our final project review in Brussels. Outcomes of the project are described on the EPiCS website.

I chaired a session at the Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents Symposium (ALIA), at Bangor University. This new symposium brought together researchers from the artificial life, nature-inspired computing, robotics and agents communities, as well as participants from industry.

As part of our dissemination activities, the EPiCS project has just published our Handbook of Engineering Self-Aware and Self-Expressive Systems, in the ACM Computing Research Repository (CoRR) on arXiv. It is available here.

Our paper It’s Good to be Different: Diversity, Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Collective Systems was accepted for publication at the Second International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems at the Eighth IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) 2014, held in London, UK in September 2014.

Our paper Self-adaptive Probabilistic Roadmap Generation for Intelligent Virtual Agents was accepted for publication at the Eighth IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) 2014, to be held in London, UK in September 2014.

Our paper, A Q-learning Based Evolutionary Algorithm for Sequential Decision Making Problems was accepted for presentation at the workshop In Search of Synergies between Reinforcement Learning and Evolutionary Computation at PPSN 2014, the 13th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, to be held in Ljubljana, Solvenia, in September 2014.

A number of fully funded PhD studentships are available in the Computer Science group at Aston University. For more information on proposed projects and supervisors, click here.

Our paper, A taxonomy of heterogeneity and dynamics in particle swarm optimisation was accepted for publication at PPSN 2014, the 13th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, to be held in Ljubljana, Solvenia, in September 2014.

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