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Workshop 2

The second EVOBODY workshop will take place in Mallorca on March 24 & 25, 2011.
Here you find information on


Mallorca International Airport
Mallorca International Airport is located in Palma. For some practical information, visit their website: Airport Palma de Mallorca

Airport taxi stop is outside the arrivals hall. According to the site www.majorca-airport-transfers.com, transfer from the airport to workshop venue costs €45 (one way). So, that’s what you should expect to pay.

To know more about Mallorca: Lonely Planet – Mallorca, See Mallorca


Workshop: Venue
Our chosen venue is the Hotel Port Adriano: “… located just above a small leisure marina of Mallorca, which bathes in the reflected light and colours of the blue sea, sky, verdant nature and the glowing red horizon of the evening setting sun.”

Address:
Ses Penyes Rotges street s/n,
El Toro (Calviá),
07182 Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.

For more information: www.hotelportadriano.com


Workshop: List of Experts (in alphabetical order)
Arne Dieckmann, Germany, [slides]
Peter Dittrich, Germany, [slides]
Gusz Eiben, The Netherlands
Inman Harvey, United Kingdom, [slides]
Andreas Herrmann, The Netherlands, [slides]
François Képès, France
Serge Kernbach, Germany
John McCaskill, Germany, [slides]
J.J. Merelo, Spain, [slides]
Chrystopher Nehaniv, United Kingdom, [slides]
Norman Packard, Italy, [slides]
Ben Paechter, United Kingdom, [slides]
Tom Ran, Israel, [slides]
Steen Rasmussen, Denmark, [slides]
Claudio Rossi, Spain, [slides]
Martijn Schut, The Netherlands
Friedrich Simmel, Germany, [slides]
Andy Tyrrell, United Kingdom, [slides]
Alan Winfield, United Kingdom, [slides]

You can download the introduction slides of all participants in one file here (16MB).


Workshop: Programme
March 23
19:30 Dinner (hotel restaurant)

March 24
9:00 Welcome
9:10 Participants introduction – 5 min each
10:45 Coffee-break
11:15 Organisers presentation: Embodied Artificial Evolution
11:45 Challenges & sessions engineering
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Challenge 1: Body types
15:00 Break
15:15 Challenge 2: Reproduction
16:15 Break
16:30 Challenge 3: Kill switch + self-repair
17:30 End of session
18:30 Social event, followed by dinner

March 25
9:00 Challenge 5: Applications
10:00 Break
10:15 Challenge 6: Online design methodology
11:15 Break
11:30 Rounding-up/Closing session
13:00 Lunch

Free WiFi acess will be available in the conference room, but it is important for you to know that we are having a topless meeting. This means that, during the meeting, participants are required to be fully engaged in the discussion (instead of getting distracted by their handhelds). During the breaks, however, you are free to check your emails and surf the net.


Workshop: Social Events
On Wednesday (March 23, 2011) we will gather for dinner in the hotel.

On Thursday (March 24, 2011) we will appreciate the sunset with a wine tasting at the terrace, followed by dinner.


Map
In the map below you can see the island of Mallorca and the relevant locations for the second EVOBODY workshop.

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