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WIVACE 2015 : Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation


When Sep 23, 2015 - Sep 24, 2015
Where Bari
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2015
Notification Due Jun 30, 2015

Call For Papers

The Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE) was first held in 2007 in Sampieri (Ragusa), as the incorporation of two previously separately running workshops (WIVA and GSICE). After the success of the first edition, the workshop was organized in the following years in Venice (2008), Naples (2009), Parma (2012), Milan (2013), Vietri (2014) with the aim to offer a forum where different disciplines could effectively meet.

Organizing this workshop means to force the hybridization among single research ‘niches’ often too little populated to allow for creating their own event, and this can lead to surprising “crossover” and “spillover” effects.

Furthermore, events like WIVACE are usually a very nice opportunity for new-generation or soon-to-be scientists to get in touch with new subjects in a more relaxed, informal, and (last but not least) less expensive environment than in large-scale international conferences. Diversity and renovation are key requirements for species to survive and to evolve in nature as well as in science, and we hope that the many young scientists that will attend WIVACE will contribute to make the scientific communities involved in the workshop more and more lively and healthy over the years.

WIVACE 2015 is open to contributions from foreign researchers. International guest speakers will be invited to open each session with a lecture.

This year the accepted papers will be published on “Communications in Computer and Information Science” edited by Springer (

WIVACE 2015 has been scheduled so that its last session overlaps with the initial session of a COST Action CM1304 meeting. The theme of this meeting, Emergence in Compartmentalized Chemical Systems, offers several intriguing topics to WIVACE participants, who are all invited to take part actively to this final special joint session.

Come to Bari and join the workshop for fruitful and provocative scientific discussions!

High-quality contributions in the area of Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation are welcomed and they can embrace the major interests and achievements of the Italian community in the following fields:

- Bioinformatics and computational biology
- Bioinspired Algorithms,
- Bioinspired Robotics,
- Complex Systems,
- Evolutionary Computation,
- Genetic Algorithms,
- Modeling and Simulation of Artificial and Biological Systems,
- Modeling and Simulation of Social and Economical Systems,
- Synthetic and Systems Biology,
- Systems Chemistry,
- Theories and Applications of Artificial Life.

WIVACE 2015 accepts two types of submissions:

Full research articles (maximum 12 pages) describing new methodologies, approaches, and/or applications (oral presentation).
Short reports (maximum 6 pages) describing new methodologies, approaches, and/or applications (poster presentation).
The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers’ comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the workshop and attend the workshop and present the work.

Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format at the submission link:

Papers will be published in a post-conference volume edited by Springer to be defined.
Extended versions of the selected papers may be published in a special issue of a well known journal.

Paper submission deadline: June 1st 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2015

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