Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Call for Papers Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFEXV)

The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFEXV) will be held in Cancun, Mexico on July 4th-8th. 2016.
Paper/ abstract submission deadline: February 14th, 2016
Notification to authors: March 25th, 2016
Camera ready due: April 24th, 2016

We cordially invite you to submit your work in either full paper (8 pages) or extended abstract (2 pages) format. Accepted papers and abstracts will be published by MIT Press as open-access electronic proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of Artificial Life:

– Computational humanities/anthropology/archeology
– Evolution of language, computational linguistics
– Bio-inspired, cognitive and evolutionary robotics
– Self-replication, self-repair and morphogenesis
– Artificial chemistry, origins of life
– Cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems
– Perception, cognition and behavior
– Embodied, interactive systems
– Collective dynamics of swarms
– Complex dynamical networks
– Evolutionary dynamics
– Ecological and social dynamics
– Economy/society/social media as living systems
– Methodologies and tools for artificial life
– Living technology
– Applications to nanotechnology, biology or medicine
– Applications to business and finance
– Applications to games and entertainment
– Artificial life-based art
– Philosophical and ethical issues
– Artificial life and education
Paper/abstract formatting instructions:
To properly format their contributions, participants should download and use the following formatting instructions and template files:

Please download DOC template and LaTeX template.

Note that color figures are possible, since the proceedings will be published online in electronic format.

Papers and abstracts should be uploaded in a single file, in PDF format, to the EasyChair paper submission system. No other format is accepted.

NOTE: Even if you are submitting only an abstract, please prepare it in a formatted PDF and upload it to EasyChair just like a full paper submission. Don’t use the “Abstract Only” check box.

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.

Camera-ready requirements for MIT Press:

All the authors must follow the following instructions carefully:

All pages sized consistently at 8.5 x 11 inches (US letter size).
No visible crop marks.
Images at no greater than 300 dpi, scaled at 100%.
Embedded open type fonts only.
All layers flattened.
No attachments.
All desired links active in the files.

Note that individual articles (PDFs) must not exceed 5 MB if they are to be indexed by Google Scholar. Additional information about Google Scholar can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to publish an extended version of their work in a special issue of the Artificial Life journal published by MIT Press.

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.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Call for Papers Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016)

2016 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016) 
July 20-24, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016) will present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

The GECCO 2016 Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers describing your best work in genetic and evolutionary computation. Abstracts need to be submitted by January 27, 2016. Full papers are due by the non-extensible deadline of February 3, 2016.

Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously evaluated in a double-blind review process. The evaluation is on a per-track basis, ensuring high interest and expertise of the reviewers. Review criteria include significance of the work, technical soundness, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable. All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.  Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of their work recently published in top-tier conferences and journals to the Hot Off the Press track. Contributions will be selected based on quality and interest to the GECCO community.

By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will:

 - Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher on or
   before the camera ready deadline
 - Register at least one author to attend the conference on or before
   the advance registration deadline
 - Attend the conference (at least one author)
 - Present the accepted paper at the conference