Publications

Most recent publications

Khajehabdollahi, S. and Witkowski, O. (2018). Critical Learning vs. Evolution: Evolutionary Simulation of a Population of Ising-Embodied Neural Networks.

In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings (pp. 47-54). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@mit.edu: MIT Press.

Ikegami, T., Virgo, N., Witkowski, O., Oka, M., Suzuki, R. and Iizuka, H. (2018). Beyond AI: A New Epistemology for Artificial Life and Complex Systems, an Introduction to the 2018 ALIFE conference. In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-4). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@mit.edu: MIT Press.

Witkowski, O. and Nitschke, G. (2018). The dynamics of cooperation versus competition. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (pp. 115-116). ACM.

Bartlett S. J., Witkowski O. and Giovannelli D. (2017). Cognition and Learning: A Primary Determinant and Seed of Life. In Proceedings of XVIIIth Intl Conf on Origin of Life 2017 (LPI Contrib. No. 1967) at UC San Diego, CA, USA.

Witkowski O, and Ikegami T (2016). Emergence of Swarming Behavior: Foraging Agents Evolve Collective Motion Based on Signaling. PloS one 11.4: e0152756.

Drozd A, Witkowski O, Matsuoka S and Ikegami T (2016). Critical Mass in the Emergence of Collective Intelligence: a Parallelized Simulation of Swarms in Noisy Environments. Artificial Life and Robotics 21.3: 317-323.

Guttenberg N, Virgo N, Witkowski O, Aoki H and Kanai R (2016). Permutation-equivariant neural networks applied to dynamics prediction. ArXiv e-print arXiv:1612.04530.

Aubert-Kato N, Witkowski O, Hoel E and Bredeche N (2016). Towards Detecting the Emergence of Agency in Evolved Artificial Chemistries. Carlos Gershenson, Tom Froese, Jesus M. Siqueiros, Wendy Aguilar, Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Hiroki Sayama (eds.), Artificial Life XV: Late-Breaking Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 20–21.

Witkowski, O and Ikegami, T (2015). Swarm Ethics: Evolution of Cooperation for Multi-Agent Foraging Model. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Witkowski, O. and Guttenberg, N. (in preparation). Transfer of Knowledge via Differentiably Learned Language.

Khajehabdollahi, S. and Witkowski, O. (in preparation). Adaptive Criticality: Exploring the Trade-Off Between Learning and Evolution with Embodied Boltzmann Machines.

Mariscal, Carlos et al. (pending review). The History and Philosophy of Origins-of-Life Studies: Orientations for the Future. Submitted to Biological Reviews.

Miyahara, K. and Witkowski, O. (pending review). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Springer.

Witkowski, O, and Ikegami, T (2016). Emergence of Swarming Behavior: Foraging Agents Evolve Collective Motion Based on Signaling. PloS one 11.4: e0152756.

Drozd, A, Witkowski, O, Matsuoka, S and Ikegami, T (2016). Critical Mass in the Emergence of Collective Intelligence: a Parallelized Simulation of Swarms in Noisy Environments. Artificial Life and Robotics 21.3: 317-323.

Scharf, C, Virgo, N, Cleaves, HJ, Aono, M et al. (2015). A Strategy for Origins of Life Research. Astrobiology 15.12: 1031-1042.


Peer-reviewed conference publications & book chapters

Khajehabdollahi, S. and Witkowski, O. (2018). Critical Learning vs. Evolution: Evolutionary Simulation of a Population of Ising-Embodied Neural Networks.

In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings (pp. 47-54). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@mit.edu: MIT Press.

Ikegami, T., Virgo, N., Witkowski, O., Oka, M., Suzuki, R. and Iizuka, H. (2018). Beyond AI: A New Epistemology for Artificial Life and Complex Systems, an Introduction to the 2018 ALIFE conference. In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-4). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@mit.edu: MIT Press.

Witkowski, O. and Nitschke, G. (2018). The dynamics of cooperation versus competition. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (pp. 115-116). ACM.

Bartlett S. J., Witkowski O. and Giovannelli D. (2017). Cognition and Learning: A Primary Determinant and Seed of Life. In Proceedings of XVIIIth Intl Conf on Origin of Life 2017 (LPI Contrib. No. 1967) at UC San Diego, CA, USA.

Aubert-Kato, N, Witkowski, O, Hoel, E and Bredeche, N (2016). Towards Detecting the Emergence of Agency in Evolved Artificial Chemistries. Carlos Gershenson, Tom Froese, Jesus M. Siqueiros, Wendy Aguilar, Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Hiroki Sayama (eds.), Artificial Life XV: Late-Breaking Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 20–21.

Witkowski, B and Witkowski, O (2016). City’s Evolution: Vernacular or Sustainable? In: P. Hajek, J. Tywionak, A. Lupisek, Katerina Sojkova (eds.), CESB16: Proceedings of the Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Conference 2016, 635-642.

Witkowski, O and Ikegami, T (2015). Swarm Ethics: Evolution of Cooperation for Multi-Agent Foraging Model. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics.

Drozd, A, Witkowski, O, Matsuoka, S and Ikegami, T (2015). Signal-Driven Swarming: A Parallel Implementation of Evolved Autonomous Agents to Perform A Foraging Task. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics.

Aubert-Kato, N, Witkowski, O and Ikegami, T (2015). The Hunger Games: Embodied agents evolving foraging strategies on the frugal-greedy spectrum. In: P. Andrews, L. Caves, R. Doursat, S. Hickinbotham, F. Polack, S. Stepney, T. Taylor and J. Timmis (eds.), ECAL 2013: Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Artificial Life, MA: MIT Press, 13, 357–364.

Witkowski, O, Nitschke, G and Ikegami, T (2015). Signal drives genetic diversity: an agent-based approach to speciation. Proceedings of the Twentieth International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, Springer Japan, 20, 74–77.

Witkowski, O and Aubert-Kato, N (2014). Pseudo-static cooperators: Moving isn’t always about going somewhere. In: H. Sayama, J. Rieffel, S. Risi, R. Doursat and H. Lipson (eds.), Artificial Life XIV: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, MA: MIT Press, 14, 392–397.

Witkowski, O and Ikegami, T (2014). Asynchronous evolution: Emergence of signal-based swarming. In: H. Sayama, J. Rieffel, S. Risi, R. Doursat and H. Lipson (eds.), Artificial Life XIV: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, MA: MIT Press, 14, 302–309.

Witkowski, O and Nitschke, G (2013). The Transmission of Migratory Behaviors. In: P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi and M. Pavone (eds.), ECAL 2013: Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on Artificial Life, MA: MIT Press, 12, 1218–1220.

Witkowski, O and Aubert, N (2012). Size Does Matter: The Impact of Size on Hoarding Behaviour. In: C. Adami, D. M. Bryson, C. Ofria and R. T. Pennock (eds.), Artificial Life XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 13, 542–543.

Witkowski, O, Nitschke, G and Ikegami, T (2012). When is happy hour: An agent’s concept of time. In: C. Adami, D. M. Bryson, C. Ofria and R. T. Pennock (eds.), Artificial Life XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 13, 544–545.

McCrohon, L and Witkowski, O (2011). Devil in the details: Analysis of a coevolutionary model of language evolution via relaxation of selection. In: T. Lenaerts, M. Giacobini, H. Bersini, P. Bourgine, M. Dorigo, and R. Doursat (eds.), Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011: Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, MIT Press, 522–529.
Non peer-reviewed papers

Markovitch, O., Witkowski, O. and Virgo, N. (2018). Chemical Heredity as Group Selection at the Molecular Level. arXiv preprint arXiv:1802.08024.

Guttenberg, N., Virgo, N., Witkowski, O., Aoki, H. and Kanai, R. (2016). Permutation-equivariant neural networks applied to dynamics prediction. arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.04530.

 

Dissertations

Witkowski, O (2015). Evolution of Coordination and Communication in Groups of Embodied Agents. PhD thesis, Library for Engineering and Information Science & Technology, University of Tokyo.

Witkowski, O (2007). Decrypting Khipu Cords Used by Incas as a Means of Communication: an Example of Ethno-Cryptography. MSc thesis, Library of Exact Sciences, Catholic University of Louvain.


Conference presentations

Witkowski, O. (July 2018). The Future of Collective Intelligence: Investigating the Impact of High-Dimensional Sphere Packing and Massively Multichannel Societies on Communication with Evolu-tionary Simulation. The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life.

Witkowski, O. (April 2017). Information Flows, Connectionist Learning and the Transition to Collective Cognition. AI With The Best, International Online Conference. April 29-30, 2017.

Witkowski, O. (July 2017). The Emergence of Cognition as Parasitic Information Flows, Artificial Life Workshop, July 22, 2017.

Witkowski, O. (August 2016). Representing Information Flows in the Major Transitions to Complex Life and Cognition. History and Philosophy of Origins Research Workshop at ELSI, Tokyo, Japan. August 24-26, 2016.

Aubert-Kato, N., Witkowski, 0., Hoel, E. and Bredeche, N. (July 2016). Decision Making in Messy Chemistries: Case Study with an Invasion-based Reaction Diffusion Scenario. Proceedings of the International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation.

Witkowski O, Nitschke O and Ikegami T. (March 2012). Time To Migrate: The Effect of Lifespan on Imitation and Culturally Learned Migration. Seventh International Workshop on Natural Computing.

Witkowski O. (September 2011). A Two-Speed Language Evolution: Exploring the Linguistic Carrying Capacity. Proceedings of the International Conference: Ways to Protolanguage 2.

Witkowski O. (July 2011). Can Cultural Adaptation Lead to Evolutionary Suicide? Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Human Behavior & Evolution Society Conference (HBES 2011).

Witkowski O. (August 2010). A Two-Speed Language Evolution. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International Free Linguistics Conference.