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ACALCI 2016 : Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence


When Feb 2, 2016 - Feb 5, 2016
Where Canberra, Australia
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2016
Notification Due Sep 18, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 26, 2016
Categories    artificial life   computational intelligence   optimization   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

CfP: Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2016)
2-5 February 2016, Canberra, Australia


DESCRIPTION: While Artificial Life (AL) attempts to understand nature through modelling and simulation, Computational Intelligence (CI) attempts to translate this understanding into algorithms for learning and optimisation. The Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2016) features international research in AL and CI and provides a forum for innovative, interdisciplinary research associated with the computational concepts underlying living and intelligent systems.

SCOPE: ACALCI 2016 will be organised in broad technical sessions that bring together experts from different fields in AL, CI and associated areas. The forum also hopes to encourage ALCI applied research in domains as diverse as health, the creative arts and finance (to name a few). ACALCI encourages presentations, demonstrations, performances and discussions on new innovative research and interdisciplinary projects. Invited are high-quality papers relevant to AL or CI where the topics of interest include but are not limited to: Adaptive Ecologies, Affective Computing, ALCI in Design and Music, Ant Colony Optimisation, Applications of ALCI, Autonomous Agents, Architecture and ALCI, Artificial Neural Networks, Artificial Societies and Markets, Augmented and Virtual Realities, Big Data, Bioinformatics, BCIs, Brain theory, Chatbots, Cognitive Neuroscience, Complex Systems, Computational Neuroscience, Consciousness and Mind, Creative Arts and CI, Data Mining, Deep Learning, Developmental Learning, Digital Societies, Dimensionality Reduction, Embodiment and Robotics, Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour, Emotional AI, Engineering of Consciousness and Mind, Epidemiology Simulations, Ethics and Security in CI, Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Design, Facial Expression Analysis, Game Playing Agents, Human-Machine Interaction, Humanities and ALCI, Humanoid Robots, Implementation Techniques, Information Theoretic Learning, Intelligent Home Automation, Language Processing, Machine Learning, Mathematical Models, Medical Image Analysis, Memetic Algorithms, Metalearning, Models of Emotions, Multi-Agent Systems, Non-player Game Characters, Pattern Recognition, Philosophy of Artificial Life, Reservoir Computing, Self-Organisation, Simulation and Modelling, Smart Grid Techniques, Social Networks and ALCI, Statistical Learning Theory, Swarm Algorithms, Synthetic Life Computations, Visual Information Processing.

SUBMISSION and PRESENTATION: Authors are invited to submit papers that have between 6 and 12 pages in Springer LNAI style including results, figures and references. All relevant papers will be fully peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers from the ACALCI 2016 International Program Committee before acceptance for publication in the proceedings. It is expected that submitted manuscripts are original and have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The submitted papers and all their underlying research must comply with the professional standards of the discipline. All accepted papers that are presented at the conference would be published in the ACALCI 2016 proceedings as a LNAI volume by Springer-Verlag. It is planned to run the conference as a single stream of high quality presentations with attached poster sessions, demonstrations and performances.

LOCATION: Canberra is the capital of Australia, a hub of political, socio-economic and cultural activities. One of the few planned cities in the world, it offers a unique blend of cosmopolitan and countryside experience. Central business district (‘Civic’) is the heart of the city, sprawling with restaurants, bars and entertainment areas, and also a host to a number of festivals including the annual Multicultural festival in February. Lake Burley Griffin and numerous nature parks provide ideal scenic settings for leisure and outdoor activities. Australian war memorial, National museum and the Parliament house are a few among many iconic landmarks exhibiting Australian history and culture. Namadgi national park, Canberra district wineries and south-east coast are all within short driving distance from the city.

WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS and PERFORMANCES: If you would like to organise a workshop, tutorial or performance in connection with ACALCI2016 please contact the organisers as soon as possible.

Prof. Jun Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Prof. Yew-Soon Ong, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Prof. Nikhil Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (India)

General Chair: Tapabrata Ray (UNSW)
Program Co-Chairs: Ruhul Sarker (UNSW), Xiaodong Li (RMIT)
Paper and poster award committee chair: Mengjie Zhang (Victoria University of Wellington)
Tutorial and Workshop Chair: Philip Hingston (Edith Cowan University)
Special Session Chairs: Xiuping Jia (UNSW), Girija Chetty (UC)
Treasurer and Registration Chairs: Kamran Shafi (UNSW), Saber Elsayed (UNSW)
Publicity Chairs: Hemant Singh (UNSW), Jiangjun Tang (UNSW)
Local Organising Committee: Kathryn Merrick (UNSW), Sameer Alam (UNSW), George Leu (UNSW), Daoyi Dong (UNSW)

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