Call for Papers & Extended Abstracts

The ALIFE 2019 Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit your work to the 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2019).

Paper Submission Deadline: Friday 8 March 2019 Friday 15 March 2019
Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Camera-Ready Submission: Friday 24 May 2019
Main Conference Convenes: 29 July 2019

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ALIFE 2019 will showcase a wide range of topics in Artificial Life, bringing together world-leading researchers to discuss the latest advances in the synthesis and simulation of living systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of Artificial Life:

For this edition of the conference the special theme is "How Can Artificial Life Help Solve Societal Challenges?". We are inviting especially contributions that explore how our interdisciplinary and constantly self-innovating discipline can bring together a set of skills and perspectives with a potential to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times, for example in the areas of sustainable technologies, bioremediation, urban development, environmental planning, alternative societies a.s.o.

Submission format

There are two options for submission: either full paper or extended abstract. Note that the format is exactly the same for both options. The difference resides in the number of pages and type of contents:

Please see theĀ author guidelines below for detailed instructions and manuscript templates.

All submissions will undergo a detailed peer review process. Full papers will be reviewed for timeliness, novelty, scientific quality, sound methodology and use of appropriate analysis techniques. Abstracts will be reviewed for timeliness, novelty, and quality.

Both papers and extended abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation, without distinction between full papers and extended abstracts.

Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published by MIT Press as open-access electronic proceedings.

NOTE: At least one author of every accepted paper or poster must be registered before 31 May 2019, or the paper/poster will be withdrawn. In line with our theme, we are committed to organize ALIFE 2019 in a sustainable manner and aim to reduce the C02 footprint associated with the conference. Therefore, we encourage online participation and
establish the possibility to present contributions remotely. ALIFE 2019 will provide the necessary infrastructure for video presentations, and virtual participation. We reserve the option of introducing local participation quotas to ensure that the ecological impact of the conference remains within a limit.

Workshops and Special Sessions

ALIFE 2019 will have a number of special sessions. The submission and review process for special sessions is the same as for the main conference. If you are submitting to a special session you will be given the opportunity to select it during the submission process.

In addition, there will be workshop sessions. Workshop papers are managed separately from the main conference. To submit a paper to a workshop, go to its own website, which will be listed on the Workshops page of the conference.

Author Guidelines

We encourage the use of LaTeX for the production of papers. LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates are available here:

Note that for both submission types you will need a text-only abstract (200 words or less), which will be displayed in the programme and on the web after publication. Note that in addition to the pdf you will need a text abstract when you upload your submission (500 words max, shorter preferred).

The reviewing process is single-blind, meaning that submissions do not have to be edited to remove authors' names.

The following formatting instructions apply to the final version of your manuscript, if it is accepted for publication:

Submission Process

Each submission should be uploaded as a single file, in PDF format only, to the Easy Chair system. You will need to create an Easy Chair account if you do not have one yet.

Please enter appropriate keywords for your submission when prompted to help us organise the conference programme. You must also specify whether your submission is a full paper or an extended abstract. If you are submitting to a special session you will be given the opportunity to select it during the submission process.