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ECAL 2017, the European Conference on Artificial Life

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ECAL 2017 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.

  • Date : 4/09/2017 to 8/09/2017
  • Place : Lyon, Campus de la Doua
  • Organiser(s) : Carole Knibbe (Scientific Chair), Guillaume Beslon (Local Chair), David P. Parsons (Technical Chair)

Ecal 2017 is a Biennial scientific gathering supported by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). For this edition the special theme is “Artificial life and the scientific method: Create, play, experiment, discover”.

Main topics :

  • Evolutionary dynamics
  • Ecological and social dynamics
  • Artificial chemistry, origins of life
  • Computational cellular biology/physiology/systems biology
  • Self-replication, self-repair and morphogenesis
  • Bio-inspired, cognitive and evolutionary robotics
  • Perception, cognition and behavior
  • Evolution of language, computational linguistics
  • Embodied, interactive systems
  • Collective dynamics of swarms
  • Complex dynamical systems and networks
  • Cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems
  • Economy/society/social media as living systems
  • Computational humanities/anthropology/archeology
  • Methodologies and tools for artificial life
  • Interactions between in silico/in vitro/in vivo experiments
  • Philosophical, epistemological and ethical issues
  • Artificial life and education
  • Artificial life-based art
  • Applications of artificial life
  • Living technologies

Keynotes :

  • Bill Sellers, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Reconstructing Ancient Life using Virtual Robots
  • Viola Schiaffonati, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Experimenting with computing and in computing: Stretching the traditional notion of experimentation
  • Csaba Pál, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary, Complex adaptations in evolution
  • Frances Westall (CNRS, Orléans, France) and Thomas Georgelin (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France), Rocks and the origin of life
  • Philippe Faure, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, Drug addiction and alteration of decision making process
  • Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Swarming nanomedicine
  • Andreas Wessel-Therhorn (animator and film director) and Laurent Pujo-Menjouet (Université Lyon 1, France), The Illusion of Life

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