ECAL 2017 : European Conference on Artificial Life
Conference Series : European Conference on Artificial Life
Call For Papers
The ECAL 2017 Organizing Committee would like to cordially invite you to submit your work to the 14th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2017), taking place on the LyonTech Campus in Lyon, France, 4-8 September 2017.
Paper submission deadline: 9th April, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 12th May, 2017
Camera-Ready due: 9th June, 2017
Main Conference convenes: 4-8 September, 2017
Contact email for queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECAL 2017 will showcase a wide range of topics in Artificial Life, bringing together world-leading researchers to discuss the latest advances in the synthesis and simulation of living systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of Artificial Life:
Ecological and social dynamics
Artificial chemistry, origins of life
Computational cellular biology/physiology/systems biology
Self-replication, self-repair and morphogenesis
Bio-inspired, cognitive and evolutionary robotics
Perception, cognition and behavior
Evolution of language, computational linguistics
Embodied, interactive systems
Collective dynamics of swarms
Complex dynamical systems and networks
Cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems
Economy/society/social media as living systems
Methodologies and tools for artificial life
Interactions between in silico/in vitro/in vivo experiments
Philosophical, epistemological and ethical issues
Artificial life and education
Artificial life-based art
Applications of artificial life
For this edition the special theme is “Artificial life and the scientific method: Create, play, experiment, discover”. We are inviting especially contributions that investigate the use of computer simulations in the scientific method, and/or the interactions between in silico, in vitro and in vivo experiments.
There are two options for submission: either full paper or extended abstract. Note that the format is exactly the same for both options. The differences reside in the number of pages and type of contents:
Full papers have an 8-page maximum length and should report on new, unpublished work.
Extended abstracts are limited to a 2-page length and can report on previously published work.
We encourage the use of LaTeX for the production of papers. Guidelines for submission and template files can be found here:
Color figures are possible. Each submission should be uploaded as a single file, in PDF format only, to the Easy Chair system:
All submissions will undergo a detailed peer review process. Full papers will be reviewed for relevance, scientific quality, sound methodology and use of appropriate analysis techniques. Abstracts will be reviewed for relevance and quality.
Both papers and extended abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation, without distinction between full papers and extended abstracts.
Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published by MIT Press as open-access electronic proceedings.
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.
NOTE: 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.