IEEE ALife 2017 -- Final Call for papers -- due July 16

Joseph Lizier

Dear all,

A brief reminder that the due date -- July 16 -- is approaching for
submissions to IEEE ALife 2017 (part of IEEE SSCI) !
Full CFP with details is below.


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2017 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life

as part of

2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017

Call for papers

Artificial Life is the study of the simulation and synthesis of living
systems. In particular, this science of generalized living and life-like
systems provides engineering with billions of years of design expertise
to learn from and exploit through the example of the evolution of
organic life on earth. Increased understanding of the massively
successful design diversity, complexity, and adaptability of life is
rapidly making inroads into all areas of engineering and the Sciences of
the Artificial. Numerous applications of ideas from nature and their
generalizations from life-as-we-know-it to life-as-it-could-be
continually find their way into engineering and science.

IEEE ALIFE 2017 brings together researchers working on the emerging
areas of Artificial Life and Complex Adaptive Systems, aiming to
understand and synthesize life-like systems and applying bio-inspired
synthetic methods to other science/engineering disciplines, including
Biology, Robotics, Social Sciences, among others.

IEEE ALIFE 2017 will be a part of the 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on
Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2017). IEEE SSCI 2017 plans to have 24
separate symposia, plus plenary sessions, tutorials, and more, all for
one registration price.

Accepted papers after peer-review will be published in the IEEE SSCI
conference proceedings. Submissions will be made via the main IEEE SSCI
website --
(full instructions at this website, in brief: 8 pages in IEEE conference

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Lee Altenberg (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) -- "Revisiting
Eigen's Paradox for the Evolution of Genetic Information"
Prof. Takashi Ikegami (University of Tokyo) -- "Life as an Emergent
Phenomenon: Studies From Large-Scale Boid Simulation and Web Data"

Associated tutorials

Prof. Chrystopher Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire) -- "Finding and
Exploiting Hidden Symmetry and Hierarchical Structure in Complex
Adaptive Systems"
Dr. Joseph Lizier (University of Sydney) -- "JIDT: An
information-theoretic toolkit for studying the dynamics of complex

Important dates

Paper Submissions: July 16, 2017
Notification to Authors: Sept. 4, 2017
Final Submission: Oct. 1, 2017
Early Registration: Oct. 1, 2017


Topics include but are not limited to:

* Systems Biology, Astrobiology, Origins of Replicators and Life
* Major Evolutionary Transitions
* Applications in Nanotechnology, Compilable Matter, or Medicine
* Genetic Regulatory Systems
* Self-reproduction, Self-Repair, and Morphogenesis
* Human-Robot Interaction
* Robotic and Embodiment: Minimal, Adaptive, Ontogenetic and/or
Social Robotics
* Constructive Dynamical Systems and Complexity
* Evolvability, Heritability, and Multicellularity
* Information-Theoretic Methods
* Sensor and Actuator Evolution and Adaptation
* Wet and Dry Artificial Life (e.g. artificial cells; non-carbon
based life)
* Non-Traditional Computational Media
* Emergence and Complexity
* Multiscale Robustness and Plasticity
* Phenotypic Plasticity and Adaptability in Scalable, Robust
Growing Systems
* Predictive Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems and Life-like
* Automata Networks and Cellular Automata
* Ethics and Philosophy of Artificial Life
* Co-evolution and Symbiogenesis
* Simulation and Visualization Tools for Artificial Life
* Replicator and Interaction Dynamics
* Network Theory in Biology and Artificial Life
* Synchronization and Biological Clocks
* Methods and Applications of Evolutionary Developmental Systems
(e.g. developmental genetic-regulatory networks (DGRNs),
* Games and Generalized Biology
* Self-organization, Swarms and Multicellular Systems
* Emergence of Signaling and Communication

Organising committee
Joseph Lizier -- The University of Sydney, Australia (chair) --
Chrystopher Nehaniv -- University of Hertfordshire, UK
Hiroki Sayama -- Binghamton University, USA
Mikhail Prokopenko -- The University of Sydney, Australia
Terry Bossomaier -- Charles Sturt University, Australia