Call for Papers

The call for the main conference proceedings is now closed. 

Paper/ abstract submission deadline: February 14th 29th, 2016
Notification to authors: March 25th, 2016
Camera ready due: April 24th, 2016

The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFEXV) will be held in Cancun, Mexico on July 4th-8th. 2016.

We cordially invite you to submit your work in either full paper (8 pages) or extended abstract (2 pages) format. Accepted papers and abstracts will be published by MIT Press as open-access electronic proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of Artificial Life:

– Computational humanities/anthropology/archeology
– Evolution of language, computational linguistics
– Bio-inspired, cognitive and evolutionary robotics
– Self-replication, self-repair and morphogenesis
– Artificial chemistry, origins of life
– Cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems
– Perception, cognition and behavior
– Embodied, interactive systems
– Collective dynamics of swarms
– Complex dynamical networks
– Evolutionary dynamics
– Ecological and social dynamics
– Economy/society/social media as living systems
– Methodologies and tools for artificial life
– Living technology
– Applications to nanotechnology, biology or medicine
– Applications to business and finance
– Applications to games and entertainment
– Artificial life-based art
– Philosophical and ethical issues
– Artificial life and education

Paper/abstract formatting instructions:

To properly format their contributions, participants should download and use the following formatting instructions and template files:

Please download DOC template and LaTeX template.

Note that color figures are possible, since the proceedings will be published online in electronic format.

Papers and abstracts should be uploaded in a single file, in PDF format, to the EasyChair paper submission system. No other format is accepted.

NOTE: Even if you are submitting only an abstract, please prepare it in a formatted PDF and upload it to EasyChair just like a full paper submission. Don’t use the “Abstract Only” check box.

Workshop papers are managed separately from the main conference. To submit a paper to a workshop, go to its own website, which will be listed in the Workshops page.

Camera-ready requirements for MIT Press:

All the authors must follow the following instructions carefully:

All pages sized consistently at 8.5 x 11 inches (US letter size).
No visible crop marks.
Images at no greater than 300 dpi, scaled at 100%.
Embedded open type fonts only.
All layers flattened.
No attachments.
All desired links active in the files.

Note that individual articles (PDFs) must not exceed 5 MB if they are to be indexed by Google Scholar. Additional information about Google Scholar can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to publish an extended version of their work in a special issue of the Artificial Life journal published by MIT Press.

NOTE: At least one author of every accepted paper or poster must be registered 30 days prior to the conference, or the paper/poster will be withdrawn.