Call for Papers
by Dr. Cliff Pickover used by permission
Artificial Life is the study of life as an organizational
principle, rather than as it exists on Earth base on organic
chemistry. Highly interdisciplinary across Physics, Biology,
Computer Science, and Complex Systems, some of the fundamental
- What are the principles of evolution, learning and growth
which can be understood well enough to simulate as an information
- Can robots be built faster and cheaper by mimicing biology
than by the product design process used for automobiles and airplanes?
- What kinds of constraints should be placed on sciences, such
as "Wet Alife" which work with self-replicating elements?
- What components of physics and chemistry support emergence
and automatic discovery of physical and cognitive mechanisms
of life forms?
- How can we unify theories from dynamical systems, game theory,
evolution, computing, geophysics, and cognition?
10 years ago, the ALIFE 4 conference in Boston heralded breakthroughs
such as Karl Sims' co-evolving computer graphic creatures. Come
to this meeting to see what the next decade will unleash!