[Computational-biology] ECAL2007 - 2nd CFP

Fernando Almeida e Costa via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by F.AlmeidaCosta At sussex.ac.uk)
Thu Feb 1 05:54:20 EST 2007

ECAL2007 - 9th European Conference on Artificial Life

September 10-14, 2007
Lisbon, Portugal


2nd Call for Papers

Submission deadline: April 9, 2007 | www.ecal2007.org


Artificial Life aims at the study of all phenomena characteristic of natural 
living systems, through methodologies of synthesis implemented in 
computational, robotic or other artificial architectures. Its wide scope 
ranges from the investigation of how life or life-like properties develop 
from inorganic components to how cognitive processes emerge in natural or 
artificial systems. The ?European?, in European Conference on Artificial 
Life - ECAL, merely refers to the conference location, but participation is 
worldwide. In this ECAL we envisage maintaining and enlarging this worldwide 
scope and want to emphatically encourage novelty and daring ideas, 
particularly amongst young researchers. We welcome both technical and 
conceptual papers, in all areas of the field, including but not restricted 

Origin and synthesis of Life: artificial chemistries, autocatalytic systems, 
pre-biotic evolution, self-replication, self-organization, molecular 
self-assembly; Information and Measures of Complexity; Networks and Complex 
Systems; Evolutionary Robotics and Autonomous Agents: exploitation and 
evolution of morphologies, 3D rapid prototyping printers, non-holonomic 
robot control, bio-morphic engineering, self-assembly, evolvable hardware, 
collective robotics; Models of Brain-Body-Environment interaction: the 
question of the boundaries, the dynamical systems approach, agency, 
homeostasis and autopoiesis, sensorimotor coordination, action-perception 
loops; Morphogenesis and Development: artificial systems, natural systems; 
Learning, Adaptive Behaviour and Evolution: learning and development, 
learning and evolution; Social Behavior: language, social interaction, 
communication, swarm intelligence, ant systems; A-Life Art; Epistemological 
Issues, Tools and Methodologies: modeling in A-life, synthetic vs analytic 
models; Philosophical Issues; Ethical and Social Issues;

· Proceedings Publication:

All the papers accepted for talks or poster presentations will be published 
by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series

· Format and submissions:

Papers must not exceed 10 pages in the Springer format and should be 
submitted as a pdf file, through the ECAL2007 website automated submission 
system. More instructions, namely about the camera-ready version format can 
be find in the Springer page for authors at www.springer.com/lncs or in the 
conference website [check the ?Submissions? and ?Proceedings? pages].

· Questions:

Questions about submissions or reviewing must be emailed to: 
submissions At ecal2007.org For all the information on the conference, check 
the website at www.ecal2007.org

· More Information:

The ECAL2007 conference will present top keynote speakers and include a 
diversity of workshops, tutorials, and other associated events. For more 
information, check the website at www.ecal2007.org

· Organizing Committee:

Fernando Almeida e Costa (Chair), Luis Mateus Rocha, Ernesto Costa, Inman 
Harvey, Antonio Coutinho

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