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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.

2021 ISAL Awards: Winners

The International Society for Artificial Life is pleased to confirm the winners of the 2021 ISAL Awards. The awards were presented to recipients during the online 2021 Conference on Artificial Life organised in Prague, Czech Republic. After a nomination process open to all members of the broader Artificial Life community, three committees reviewed the nominations […]


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There is an open call for proposals to host the ALIFE 2023 and ALIFE 2024 conferences! We have an established onboarding process, and proposals are accepted from anywhere in the world. Full details at

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Happy new year, everyone! Have you read the 3rd Alife Newsletter?

Alife art with Polyphorm, interview with @edoardo_datteri, alife review of Dune, Job openings, and much more.

I want to tell you all more about this review that I published this past fall along with @KateSkocelas @amlalejini and @LuisZaman titled "Symbiosis in Digital Evolution: Past, Present, and Future" available open access at

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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.