• X. Rubio-Campillo, J. M. Montanier, G. Rull, J. M. B. Lorenzo, J. M. Díaz, J. P. González, and J. R. Rodríguez. The ecology of Roman trade. Reconstructing provincial connectivity with similarity measures. Journal of Archaeological Science, 92, 37-47. 2018


  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier, and S. Carrignon. Benefits of proportionate selection in embodied evolution: a case study with behavioural specialization. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. ACM, 2017.
  • T. Belpaeme, P. Vogt, R. van den Berghe, K. Bergmann, T. Göksun, M. de Haas, J. Kanero, J. Kennedy, A. C. Küntay, O. Oudgenoeg-Paz, F. Papadopulos, T. Schodde, J. Verhagen, C. D. Wallbridge, B. Willemsen, J. de Wit, V. Geckin, L. Hoffmann, S. Kopp, E. Krahmer, E. Maus, J.-M. Montanier, C. Franc, A. K. Pandey. Guidelines for designing social robots as second language tutors. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2017


  • H. Hamann, Y. Khaluf, J. Botev, M. Divband Soorati, E. Ferrante, O. Kosak, J.-M. Montanier, S. Mostaghim, R. Redpath, J. Timmis, F. Veenstra, M. Wahby, A. Zamuda. Hybrid Societies: Challenges and Perspectives in the Design of Collective Behavior in Self-organizing Systems. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Volume 3, 2016.
  • K. S. N. Ripon, E. Jakobsen, C. Tannum and J. M. Montanier. Assessing the effect of self-assembly ports in evolutionary swarm robotics. In Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on (pp. 1-8).
  • J.-M. Montanier and X. Rubio-Campillo. Reinforcement learning for decision making in agent-based models. Accepted at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference 2016.
  • S. Carrignon, J.-M. Montanier, J. Michaud and X. Rubio-Campillo. Impact of cultural network topology on economic dynamics. Accepted at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference 2016.


  • S. Carrignon, J.-M. Montanier and X. Rubio-Campillo. Modeling the Co-evolution of Trade and Culture in Past Societies. In Proc. of 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, pages 3949-3960, 2015.


  • J.-M. Montanier and P. C. Haddow. Adaptive Self-assembly in Swarm robotics through Environmental Bias. In IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems (ICES),

pages 187-194, 2014. PDF

  • F. Fossum, J.-M. Montanier and P. C. Haddow. Repellent Pheromones for Effective Swarm Robot Search in Unknown Environments. In IEEE Symposium on Swarm Intelligence

(SIS), pages 1-8, 2014. PDF

  • C. Skjetne, P. C. Haddow, A. Rye, H. Schei and J.-M. Montanier. The ChIRP Robot: A Versatile Swarm Robot Platform." In Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 2, pages 71-82, 2014.


  • J.-M. Montanier, N. Bredeche. Evolution of Altruism and Spatial Dispersion: an Artificial Evolutionary Ecology Approach. Proc. of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL), 2013 PDF
  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier. From Self-adaptive Collective Robotics to Artificial Evolutionary Ecology (and back). Position paper for the collective behaviours and social dynamics workshop at ECAL 2013. link to workshop page
  • C. Skjetne, P. C. Haddow, A. Rye, H. Schei and J.-M. Montanier. The ChIRP, a Cheap Interchangeable Robotic Platform for Swarm Robotics: presentation and applications. Evolution of Physical Systems workshop at ECAL 2013. (cf. RITA publication for the latest version of the paper).
  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier, B. Weel, E. Haasdijk. Roborobo! a Fast Robot Simulator for Swarm and Collective Robotics. CoRR abs/1304.2888 PDF
  • J.-M. Montanier, N. Bredeche. Altruistic Cooperation and Spatial Dispersion: an Artificial Evolutionary Ecology Approach. Proc. of the ACM GECCO 2013. pp 33-34 (poster), 2013. (cf. ECAL publication for full paper).
  • J.-M. Montanier. Environment-driven Distributed Evolutionary Adaptation for Collective Robotic Systems. Prepared at the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (UMR 8623), Université Paris-Sud Defended on March 1st, 2013. PDF


  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier. Environment-driven Open-ended Evolution with a Population of Autonomous Robots. Evolution of Physical Systems, ALIFE XIII Workshop, online proceedings, pp7-14, 2012. PDF
  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier, W. Liu, A. FT. Winfield. Environment-driven Distributed Evolutionary Adaptation in a Population of Autonomous Robotic Agents. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Special Issue: Modelling the swarm – analysing biological and engineered swarm systems. Taylor & Francis Eds. Volume 18, Issue 1, p.101-129, 2012.


  • N. Bredeche, J.-M. Montanier, S. Carrignon. Evolutionary adaptation of a population of robots: benefits and issues of the evo-devo approach. An answer to Y. Jin and Y. Meng:Evolutionary Developmental Robotics – The Next Step to Go, Newsletter of the Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee. 8(2): 8-9. available here
  • J.-M. Montanier, N. Bredeche. Surviving the Tragedy of Commons: Emergence of Altruism in a Population of Evolving Autonomous Agents. Accepted at the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL'11), 2011 PDF
  • J.-M. Montanier, N. Bredeche. Emergence of Altruism in Open-ended Evolution in a Population of Autonomous Agents. Accepted as poster at GECCO 2011, Ireland, 2011. This is a 2 pages paper -- consider downloading the ecal paper instead (more recent, 8 pages, conference paper
  • A. Kono, J.-M. Montanier S. Takano, N. Bredeche, M. Schoenauer, M. Sebag, E. Suzuki. On-board Evolutionary Algorithm and Off-line Rule Discovery for Column Formation in Swarm Robotics. Accepted as full paper to the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, 2011
  • J.-M. Montanier, N. Bredeche. Embedded Evolutionary Robotics: The (1+1)-Restart-Online Adaptation Algorithm. in: New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics. Springer Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, pp.155-169, 2011
    • This paper is a revised version of the paper of 2009


  • Bredeche N., J.-M. Montanier. Environment-driven Embodied Evolution in a Population of Autonomous Agents. The 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN 2010), pp. 290–299, 2010 (Springer). PDF


  • J.-M. Montanier and N. Bredeche, “Embedded evolutionary robotics: The (1+1)-restart-online adaptation algorithm,” in IEEE IROS Workshop on Exploring new horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots (Evoderob09), 2009. PDF