Third Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution (OEE3): Hallmarks, Mechanisms and Empirical Demonstrations

July 25th, full day (10:30-19:00 incl. break, Miraikan-hall)

Organizers: Mark Bedau, Norman Packard, Alastair Channon, Tim Taylor, Steen Rasmussen and Takashi Ikegami


From the first experiments with digital evolution in the 1950s to the increasingly sophisticated simulations of the present day, the concept of open-ended evolution (OEE) has been a central concern for Artificial Life researchers. The goal of the OEE3 workshop is to build upon the outcomes of OEE1 and OEE2, in relation to progress on behavioral hallmarks of systems undergoing OEE, hypothesized requirements (mechanisms) for systems to undergo OEE, and empirical demonstrations of hallmarks or requirements of OEE in models or natural systems. Contributions are encouraged from all three of the major branches of ALife: simulation, wet, and robotic. All submissions should refer to the observable behavioral hallmarks listed in section 3 of the OEE1 Workshop Report [], published in the Artificial Life journal. Authors of selected contributions will be invited to expand their work for submission to a special issue of the Artificial Life journal.