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Call for Nominations: 2022 ISAL Awards

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2022 International Society for Artificial Life Awards are now open! In order to have a diverse and representative list of nominees, it is important that we get nominations from within the ISAL membership and without. We would therefore appreciate it if you could share this announcement […]

ALIFE 2023 and 2024: call for proposals to host conferences

The International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) is seeking proposals to host the Conference on Artificial Life in 2023 and 2024. We will select two teams, one to organize ALIFE 2023 and one for ALIFE 2024. Proposals for both years are being solicited at once to allow maximum flexibility in light of general global uncertainty. […]

ALife Japan Workshop 2

The Special Interest Group for Artificial Life, “Alife-Japan” will hold Workshop 02 on December 06th, Monday. Workshop 02 is a space for Alife students and young researchers to present their current research work, and obtain feedback, following a more traditional scientific Workshop style. Participants from outside of Japan are welcome to attend.


Latest tweets from @alifeofficial

Interested in a postdoctoral fellowship in my lab? Bio-inspired drones, soft and edible robots, robotic swarms, neuro-evolution. Check out funding opportunities by Swiss National Science Foundation (call opening on Sept 1st, deadline Dec. 31st)

Issue 28:1 has gone live! A book review, a column on sentient machines, many articles, commentaries. This is a diverse issue the like of which Artificial Life has never seen. Congratulations to the authors. Happy reading! @mitpress @alifeofficial

We look forward to welcoming you all to the #ALIFE2022 conference in a few weeks!

Therefore we would like to remind you to register to the online event:

Registration free for members of ISAL (@alifeofficial), but you do need to register nonetheless!

Join us for the ERA workshop at ALife (18-22 July 2022)

Share your research at lightning talks and hear an invited talk by the recipient of our Outstanding Student Paper Award

No fees or registration, just drop an email to

ERA - Emerging Researchers in Alife@ISALstudents

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Join us for the ERA workshop at @AlifeConf (18-22 July 2022)!

Wanna submit to the research topic Artificial Living Beings: Field “Cross-Fertilization”? There is still time: 16th Jul. Do you need more time? Please contact us.…

@GeccoConf @alifeofficial @ARTL_journal @ALifeConf

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Latest Encyclopedia Article
Picture of Lenia


Lenia is a class of continuous cellular automata systems. It was the topic of the ISAL Award for outstanding paper of 2019 and an entry in the 2018 ALife Art competition which won an honorable mention.