CFW: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2019) 29 July - 2 August 2019 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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ALIFE 2019
The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life

29 July - 2 August 2019
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

http://alife.ico2s.org/
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Call for Workshops, Special Sessions & Tutorials
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The ALife2019 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Workshops,
Special Sessions and Tutorial to be held in conjunction with
The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2019), which will be
held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK on 29 July - 2 August, 2019.
http://alife.ico2s.org/

We especially encourage proposals that relate to the theme of
ALIFE 2019: How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges?

Workshop Proposals
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The ALIFE 2019 workshops are intended to be forums to present and
discuss new approaches, visions, or critical reflections within a
research area. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet people
with similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and
to exchange ideas in an informal setting. The organizers of an
accepted workshop are responsible for its coordination and its
publicity (e.g., for sending out call for papers/abstracts), for
collecting and reviewing the papers/abstracts, and for maintaining
a website providing a list of ccepted talks. Workshops are open to
all interested conference participants, unless specifically justified
otherwise in the application. Workshops can allocate either one or
two 1.5 hour time slots.

If accepted, ALIFE will provide the onsite logistics (seminar rooms,
projectors, coffee breaks) and links from the main conference website.
All other organizational issues -- including separate review process
and proceedings publication, if any -- are taken care of by the
workshop chairs. Therefore, any workshop-specific requests from
participants should be exclusively addressed to them, not to the ALIFE
committee. The internal organization of the satellite workshops and
tutorials (website, paper submission, invited talks, proceedings, all
deadlines except registration) is entirely left up to their respective
organizers. Participation in workshops requires conference
registration.

Tutorial Proposals
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ALIFE 2019 tutorials will be presented by domain experts to cover
current topics relevant to artificial life researchers and
practitioners, such as introduction to state-of-the-art methods and
software. Each tutorial slot will be 1.5 hours long. We encourage
tutorial organizers to maintain a website that collects tutorial,
demos and interactive material.

As for Workshops, ALIFE will provide the onsite logistics (seminar
rooms, projectors, coffee breaks) and links from the main conference
website. All other organizational issues are taken care of by the
tutorial chairs. Therefore, any workshop-specific requests from
participants should be exclusively addressed to them, not to the ALIFE
committee. Participation in workshops requires conference
registration.

Special Sessions
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Special Sessions are part of the conference main program. They are
dedicated to both established and emerging core concepts of the ALife
agenda. Special sessions provide an excellent opportunity for
researchers in the ALife community to shape parts of the conference
programme by attracting high quality submissions, organizing session
content and selecting session chairs.

Contributions to special sessions undergo the same peer review
process as other submissions to the conference and will be included
in the conference proceedings. There is no limit on the number of
time slots allocated to a special session and their duration will
instead be determined by the number of allocated contributions.
Special sessions that do not attract a sufficient number of
contributions will not take place.


Important Dates
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Submission of Workshop/Tutorial Proposals is open now.
We will receive applications until 24th January, 2019.
The notification of acceptance will be given by 30th January 2019.


Submission Process
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Every workshop, special session and tutorial proposal should include:

1. title of the workshop/special session/tutorial
2. name(s) and affiliation(s) of the organizer(s) with contact
details
3. a short CV of the organizer(s)
4. a brief description (half-page) of the workshop/tutorial topics

Only for workshops:

5. type of workshop (contributed talks, invited talks, interactive
session, panel discussion, etc.)
6. potential target participants and audience
7. roughly approximated number of participants
8. an indication whether the workshop should run for one or two
1.5 hour slots
9. whether you have a plan for preparing online proceedings or
abstract booklets of the workshop or not

All proposals must be sent to: alife-19@...

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