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We cordially invite you to submit papers to ALIFE 14: The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, to be held in New York City over 31 July – 2 August 2014.


July 31st – August 2nd, 2014
Javits Center, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA


Sponsored by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL)

January 15, 2014Workshop/tutorial proposal deadline
February 1, 2014Science visualization competition deadline
March 31, 2014Paper/abstract submission deadline

We cordially invite you to submit papers to ALIFE 14: The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. Since its inception in 1987, ALIFE has been the leading biyearly international conference in the field of Artificial Life — the highly interdisciplinary research area on artificially constructed living systems, including mathematical, computational, robotic, and biochemical ones. The understanding and application of such generalized forms of life, or “life-as-it-could-be”, have been producing significant contributions to various fields of science and engineering.

The upcoming ALIFE 14 will be held at the Javits Center located in the middle of Manhattan, New York, the world’s largest economic and cultural center. We hope you will find it a perfect place to discuss Artificial Life, the intellectual melting pot that mixes biology, computation, technology, art, philosophy, and more!!

ALIFE 14 accepts submissions in either full paper (8 pages) or extended abstract (2 pages) format. Accepted papers and abstracts will be published by MIT Press as open-access electronic proceedings. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of Artificial Life:

  • Bio-inspired and evolutionary robotics
  • Self-replication, self-repair and morphogenesis
  • Artificial chemistry and cellular automata
  • Perception, cognition and behavior
  • Embodied, interactive systems
  • Collective dynamics of swarms
  • Complex dynamical networks
  • Evolutionary dynamics
  • Ecological and social dynamics
  • Economy/society/social media as living systems
  • Methodologies and tools for artificial life
  • Applications to nanotechnology, biology or medicine
  • Applications to business and finance
  • Applications to games and entertainment
  • Artificial life-based art
  • Philosophical and ethical issues
  • Artificial life and education

Best paper awards (best paper, best student paper, best poster) will be given to highest quality work, with prizes offered by Wolfram Research, Inc.


General ChairHod Lipson (Cornell University)
Program ChairHiroki Sayama (Binghamton University)
Workshop ChairJohn Reiffel (Union College)
Competition ChairSebastian Risi (IT University of Copenhagen)
Executive ProducerIra Fraitag
Event ProducerCraig Ryan

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://alife2014.alife.org.