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ACAL 2011 : The Fifth Australian Conference on Artificial Life


Conference Series : Australian Conference on Artificial Life
When Dec 6, 2011 - Dec 8, 2011
Where Perth, Western Australia
Submission Deadline Jun 28, 2011
Notification Due Aug 15, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2011
Categories    computational biology   computational intelligence   neural networks   pattern recognition

Call For Papers

Call for Papers


ACAL11 -- The Fifth Australian Conference on Artificial Life
6-8 December 2011, Perth, Western Australia


Full Paper Submission: 28 June 2011
Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 15 August 2011
Camera Ready Submission: 10 September 2011



The ACAL11 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the "Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI/LNBI)" Series.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers in English with no more than 12 pages in Springer LNAI style including results, figures and references. All papers for ACAL11 must be submitted electronically through the easychair conference management system:

All correctly submitted papers will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the international programme committee.

Paper templates in LNCS/LNAI format are available at Springer-Verlag's website



Artificial life (Alife) refers to models and simulations of living systems as they appear in nature as well as to possible alternative life forms and concepts that may not have occurred in natural evolution. ACAL is a biennial conference that was organised for the first time in 2003. It has become an exciting, interdisciplinary forum for innovative, emerging and sometimes exotic ideas associated with the computational and algorithmic concepts underlying living systems. ACAL11 invites high-quality papers relevant to artificial life where topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Adaptive Ecologies, Affective Computing, Alife Art/Design and Music, Ant Colony Optimisation, Anthropocentric Biocybernetic Computing, Applications of ALife Technologies, Autonomous Agents and Robotics, Artificial Chemistry, Artificial Evolution, Artificial Insects, Artificial Neural Networks, Artificial Societies and Markets, Autonomous Agents, Behaviour Simulations and Analysis, Bioinformatics, Biologically-Inspired Optimisation Methods, Braintheory, Cellular Automata, Coevolution, Cognitive Neuroscience, Collective Intelligence, Complex Systems , Complexity of Alife Systems, Computational Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience, Connectionism, Data Mining in Alife and Biosystems, Deep Learning, Developmental Learning, Dimensionality Reduction, Embodiment and Robotics, Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour, Engineering of Consciousness and Mind, Epidemiology Simulations, Ethics of Artificial Life, Evo-Devo Modelling, Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Design, Facial Expression Analysis, Forecasting of Complex Systems, Fractal Techniques, Game Playing Agents, Generative Design, Genetic Algorithms, Human Machine Interaction, Humanoid Robots, Image and Video Analysis, Information Theoretic Learning, Legged and Crawling Robots, Machine Learning, Manifold Learning, Mathematical Models in Alife, Memetic Algorithms, Metalearning, Models of Emotions, Multi-Agent Systems, Neural Information Processing, Neurodynamic Programming, Networks in Alife and Biology, Optimisation and Heuristics, Organic Computing, Origins of Life, Philosophy of Artificial Life, Self-Organisation, Self-Replication, Social Networks and Alife, Sociogenetic Dynamics, Smart Devices, Smart Grid Techniques, Swarm Algorithms, Synthetic Life Computations, Systems Biology, Visual Information Processing



Conference Chairs
Stephan Chalup (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Philip Hingston (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Marcus Randall (Bond University, Australia)

Advisory Board
Hussein Abbass (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Mark Bedau (Reed College, USA)
Chrystopher Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Local Organising Committee
Philip Hingston (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Cara MacNish (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
Cesar Ortega-Sanchez (Curtin University, Australia)
Kevin Wong (Murdoch University, Australia)

International Programme Committee
Alan Blair (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Terry Bossomaier (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
David Cornforth (CSIRO Energy Technology - Newcastle, Australia)
Marcus Frean (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Marcus Gallagher (University of Queensland, Australia)
Junbin Gao (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
John Gero (Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, USA)
Kevin Korb (Monash University, Australia)
Suhuai Luo (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Cara MacNish (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
Frederic Maire (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Alexandre Mendes (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Pablo Moscato (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
Oliver Obst (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Michael Quinlan (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA)
Detlef Seese (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
James Tan Swee Chuan (SIM University, Singapore)
Giuseppe Vizzari (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Shangfei Wang (University of Science and Technology, China)
Janet Wiles (University of Queensland, Australia)



The Fifth Australian Conference on Artificial Life, (ACAL11), will be colocated with The 2011 Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI11) at the campus of Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150.



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