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
July 23rd 9:00-17:30 (Welcome drink 18:00-21:00)
July 24th 9:00-18:15
July 25th 9:00-19:00 (Banquet 19:30-22:00)
July 26th 9:00-16:30
July 27th 9:00-17:15
(The schedule may be subject to change)
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.
The ALIFE 2018 conference, to be held on July 23-27 in Tokyo,
is seeking proposals for special sessions.
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
Film Maker / Artist , Ireland
Professor at Osaka University, Japan
Professor at University of Sussex, UK
Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, U.S.A
Lecturer at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London / Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire, UK / Mind & Life Institute Fellow
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
July 23th to 27th, 2018
– Submission of Papers:
Mon. March 19th Mon Apr 2nd, 2018 (timezone UTC-12)
– Notifications of acceptance:
Mon. Apr. 23 Mon May 7th, 2018
– Camera-ready versions:
Mon. May. 21 Mon June 4th, 2018
– Deadline for late breaking papers: Fri May 25th, 2018
– Notification for late breaking papers: Thu June 21st, 2018
– Submission of Workshops/Tutorials: Friday, January 19th, 2018
– Notifications of acceptance: Monday, February 19th, 2018
ALIFE 2018 Organizing Committee
Takashi Ikegami (General Chair)
Nathaniel Virgo (Programme Chair)
Olaf Witkowski (Programme Chair)
Reiji Suzuki (Tutorials / Workshops Chair)
Mizuki Oka (Local Chair)
Itsuki Doi (Art Chair)
Host: ALIFE Lab.
Co-host: The International Society for Artificial Life
Co-host: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center, The University of Tokyo
Supporting Organization: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry