The ALife conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987. For its 15th edition in 2016, it took place in Latin America for the first time, in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico, from July 4 -8.

Calling all works related to the synthesis and simulation of living systems.

Special Theme: How can the synthetic study of living systems contribute to societies: scientifically, technically, and culturally? The goal of the conference theme is to better understand societies with the purpose of using this understanding for a more efficient management and development of social systems.

We received in total 174 submissions, out of which 68 were accepted as oral presentations and 41 were accepted as poster presentations. We accepted 21 late breaking abstracts for poster presentations.

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