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ECAL 2013 : 12th European Conference on Artificial Life


When Sep 2, 2013 - Sep 6, 2013
Where Taormina, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2013
Notification Due May 15, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2013

Call For Papers

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ECAL 2013, European Conference on Artificial Life,
an International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems

2-6 September 2013, Taormina, Italy


Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary undertaking that investigates the fundamental properties of living systems through the simulation and synthesis of biological entities and processes. It also attempts to design and build artificial systems that display properties of organisms, or societies of organisms, out of abiotic or virtual parts.

Researchers are invited to submit original work in the field of artificial life, synthetic biology, living systems, and complex systems as papers of not more than 8 pages. Papers must be submitted as PDF files. The authors' names shall not be blinded for the reviewing process. Papers must be submitted in MIT Press style through the conference homepage:

** You are invited to submit papers (full and abstract) to this exciting event! **

#Important Dates

Call for Workshop Submission: February 25, 2013
Workshop Acceptance: March 4, 2013
Call for Tutorial Submission: February 25, 2013
Tutorial Acceptance: March 4, 2013
Paper Submission: April 15, 2013
Author Notification: May 15, 2013
Camera Ready Paper Submission: June 15, 2013
Early registration: June 15, 2013
Late registration: June 16 - September 6, 2013
On-Site registration: September 2-6, 2013
Registration as Presenting Author: June 15, 2013
Conference: September 2-6, 2013

Detailed information concerning the formatting guidelines, templates, online submission process, and proceedings can be found at

There are two options for submission: either *full paper* or *abstract*. Note that the format is exactly the same for both options. The only difference resides in the number of pages and type of contents:

1. Full papers have an *8-page* maximum length and should report on new, unpublished work

2. Abstracts are limited to a *2-page* length and should discuss work previously published in a journal. It is therefore essential that a reference to the previous article is clearly cited in the abstract.

All submissions will be subject to peer review, and all accepted submissions will be allocated either an oral presentation slot or a poster slot with no distinction being made between the two submission options (full paper or abstract).

Every accepted full-paper and abstract, which was submitted to the main conference (not the satellite workshops), will be published by MIT Press in a single online open-access proceedings volume.

The top 10 accepted publications will have the opportunity to publish a revised and expanded version of their conference paper in the Artificial Life journal (TBC).

The conference will be held at the Taormina

We look forward to seeing you in Taormina!

Best wishes,
Pietro Lio', Orazio Miglino, Giuseppe Nicosia, Stefano Nolfi, and Mario Pavone - ECAL 2013 Chairs.

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