7/30 to 8/2 – 2014 – Javits Center / SUNY Global Center – New York, USA

Call for Papers and Abstracts

Paper Submission System Now Closed

Due to numerous requests, the paper/abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 7, 2014. This is the final deadline; there won’t be any further extension.

Paper/abstract submission deadline:    March 31, 2014 April 7, 2014
Notification to authors:     May 1, 2014 May 9, 2014

Camera ready due:     June 1, 2014


We cordially invite you to submit papers to ALIFE 14: The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems.

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

Paper/abstract formatting instructions:

To properly format their contributions, participants should download and use the following formatting instructions and template files:

Note that color figures are possible, since the proceedings will be published online in electronic format.

Papers and abstracts should be uploaded in a single file, in PDF format, to the EasyChair paper submission system. No other format is accepted.

NOTE: Even if you are submitting only an abstract, please prepare it in a formatted PDF and upload it to EasyChair just like a full paper submission. Don’t use the “Abstract Only” check box.

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 in the Workshops page.

Camera-ready requirements for MIT Press:

All the authors must follow the following instructions carefully:

  • All pages sized consistently at 8.5 x 11 inches (US letter size).
  • No visible crop marks.
  • Images at no greater than 300 dpi, scaled at 100%.
  • Embedded open type fonts only.
  • All layers flattened.
  • No attachments.
  • All desired links active in the files.

Note that individual articles (PDFs) must not exceed 5 MB if they are to be indexed by Google Scholar. Additional information about Google Scholar can be found here:

NOTE: At least one author of every accepted paper or poster must be registered 30 days prior to the conference, or the paper/poster will be withdrawn.

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

Authors of selected papers will be invited to publish an extended version of their work in a special issue of the Artificial Life journal published by MIT Press.

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