WHAT IS ALIFE 2018

A HYBRID OF ECAL AND ALIFE

The ALIFE and ECAL conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987 and 1991, respectively. As a Hybrid of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) and the International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE), the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2018) will take place in outside both Europe and the US, in Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan, from July 23-27.

Date: July 23-27
Place: Tokyo, Japan

Submission of papers: Mar. 19, 2018
Notifications of acceptance: Apr. 23, 2018
Camera-ready versions: May. 21, 2018

THEME

BEYOND AI

A new epistemology for Artificial Life and Complex Systems

The ALIFE 2018 conference will be a stimulating home for a rich and diverse research community in Artificial Life and related fields from around the world, with a special emphasis on encouraging communication and building bridges between the different research threads that make Artificial Life such an exciting field. Following in the tradition of recent artificial life conferences, the meeting will also have an overall theme that reflects the global nature of the first joint conference: Beyond AI. We believe that AI is just a side effect of ALIFE and we believe that this conference is going to be a turning point for both ALIFE and AI researchers.

We are inviting especially contributions to solve new challenges in ALife. Since the first ALife conference in 1987, the computational landscape has been completely reshaped in terms of scale, means, capacity, and spheres of application in our society. The use of massive real-world data has now the potential to offer an important new avenue for ALife, to help us understand the nature of living systems by understanding bridges between simple idealized models and complex data-rich phenomena. An epistemology for a modern artificial life that can operate at scale and in partnership with data, but without sacrificing the complexity of the systems that we observe, has yet to be achieved.

SUBMISSIONS

The ALIFE 2018 conference, to be held on July 23-27 in Tokyo,
is seeking proposals for special sessions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Rodney Brooks

Founder of iRobot / Director of MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab), U.S.A

Kenneth O. Stanley

Professor at University of Central Florida / Senior research scientist at Uber AI Labs, U.S.A

David OReilly

Film Maker / Artist , U.S.A

Hiroshi Ishiguro

Professor at Osaka University, Japan

Inman Harvey

Professor at University of Sussex, UK

Hyejin Youn

Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, U.S.A

MIRAIKAN,
TOKYO,
JAPAN

LOCATION

Miraikan:
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Odaiba, Tokyo Waterfront City Lying on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.
2-3-6 Aomi, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan

DATE

July 23th to 27th, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers:
– Submission of Papers: Monday, March 19th, 2018
– Notifications of acceptance: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
– Camera-ready versions: Monday, May 21st, 2018

Workshops/Tutorials:
– Submission of Workshops/Tutorials: Friday, January 19th, 2018
– Notifications of acceptance: Monday, February 19th, 2018

ALIFE 2018 Organizing Committee

Chairs:
Takashi Ikegami (General Chair)
Nathaniel Virgo (Programme Chair)
Olaf Witkowski (Programme Chair)
Reiji Suzuki (Tutorials / Workshops Chair)
Mizuki Oka (Local Chair)
Alexandra Penn
Arina Tsukada
Dominick Chen
Hiroki Sayama
Hiroyuki Iizuka
Masahito Yamamoto
Matthew Egbert
Takaya Arita
Ryuta Aoki

Host: ALIFE Lab.
Co-host: The International Society for Artificial Life
Co-host: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center

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