Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE9)

Boston, Massachusetts

September 12-15th 2004

Call for Papers
Program Committee
Keynote Speakers


Contact us!

Artwork by Dr. Cliff Pickover used by permission





























Poster Gala Reception
Tickets Required
Tuesday 14th September 6:30-10:30PM

Poster Elevator Pitches (1 minute oral presentations)
Monday 13th September 16:00-17:00

  1. Connecting transistors and proteins
    Claudio Mattiussi & Dario Floreano (Page 9)
  2. Emergent Robustness and Self-Repair through
    Developmental Cellular System

    Can Özturkeri & Mathieu Capcarrere (Page 21)
  3. On Self-referential Shape Replication in Robust Aerospace Vehicles
    Mikhail Prokopenko & Peter Wang (Page 27)
  4. An Environment for Simulating Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines
    William Stevens (Page 39)
  5. Towards an evolutionary-developmental approach
    for real-world substrates
    Shivakumar Viswanathan & Jordan Pollack (Page 45)
  6. Stepwise evolution of molecular biological coding
    Peter Wills (Page 51)
  7. Performance evaluation of neural architectures for sequential tasks
    Genci Capi & Kenji Doya (Page 69)
  8. Evolving Plastic Neural Controllers stabilized by
    Homeostatic Mechanisms for Adaptation to a Perturbation

    Thierry Hoinville & Patrick Hénaff (Page 81)
  9. Quadrupedal Locomotion: GasNets, CTRNNs and
    Hybrid CTRNN/PNNs Compared
    Gary McHale & Phil Husbands (Page 106)
  10. Evolving Simulated Mutually Perceptive Creatures for Combat
    Michael O'Kelly & Kaijen Hsiao (Page 113)
  11. Information Trade-Offs and the Evolution of Sensory Layouts
    Lars Olsson, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv & Daniel Polani (Page 119)
  12. A Comparison of Population Learning and Cultural Learning in Artificial Life Societies
    Dara Curran & Colm O'Riordan (Page 152)
  13. A Computation Framework to Simulate the Coevolution of Language and Social Structure
    Tao Gong, Jinyun Ke, Minett James & William S-Y Wang (Page 158 )
  14. Boom and Bust: Environmental Variability Favors the
    Emergence of Communication

    Patrick Grim & Trina Kokalis (Page 164)
  15. Expressing and Understanding Desires in Language Games
    Michael Klein, Hans Kamp, Guenther Palm & Kenji Doya (Page 170)
  16. The Evolution of Affect Related Displays, Recognition
    and Related Strategies
    Robert Lowe, Lola Cañamero, Chrystopher Nehaniv & Daniel Polani (Page 176)
  17. Language, Altruism and Docility: How Cultural Learning Can Favour Language Evolution
    Marco Mirolli & Domenico Parisi (Page 182)
  18. Minimum cost and the emergence of the Zipf-Mandelbrot law
    Paul Vogt (Page 214)
  19. Modeling Multicellular and Tumorous Existence with Genetic Cellular Automata
    Armand Bankhead III, Robert B. Heckendorn & Nancy Magnuson (Page 220)
  20. Updating Schemes in Random Boolean Networks: Do They Really Matter?
    Carlos Gershenson (Page 238)
  21. Quasi-Stable States in the Iterated-Prisoner's Dilemma
    Philip Mueller (Page 250)
  22. Evolving Memory: Logical Tasks for Cellular Automata
    Luis Mateus Rocha (Page 256)
  23. The Quantum Coreworld: Competition and Cooperation
    in an Artificial Ecology
    Alexander Wait (Page 280)
  24. The Flexible Balance of Evolutionary Novelty and Memory in the Face of Environmental Catastrophes
    Andrew Buchanan, Mark Triant & Mark Bedau (Page 297)
  25. See How She Runs: Towards Visualising Artificial Red Queen Evolution
    James Marshall & Simon Tokumine (Page 334)
  26. Tierra's missing neutrality: case solved
    Russell Standish (Page 364)
  27. Asymmetric cell division and its integration with other developmental processes for artificial evolutionary systems
    Peter Eggenberger Hotz (Page 387)
  28. A Functional Model of Cell Genome
    Alessandro Fontana & Walter Fraccaro (Page 393)
  29. Asynchronous Dynamics of an Artificial Genetic Regulatory Network
    Jennifer Hallinan & Janet Wiles (Page 399)
  30. Inertia of Chemotactic Motion as an Emergent Property
    in a Model ofan Eukaryotic Cell
    Shin Nishimura & Maaski Sasai (Page 410)
  31. Phenotypic Variability in Canalized Developmental Systems
    Sean Psujek & Randall Beer (Page 415)
  32. Evaluating an Evolutionary Approach for Reconstructing Gene Regulatory Networks
    Dion Whitehead, Andre Skusa & Paul Kennedy (Page 427)
  33. Bonding as an Emergent Phenomenon in an Abstract Artificial Chemistry
    Dominique Chu & Rune Vaboe (Page 433)
  34. Towards the Simulation of Reaction Networks in Astrochemistry
    Pierre Philippe, David Weiss Solis, Tom Lenaerts & Hugues Bersini (Page 472)
  35. Homochirality as Fixed Point of Prebiotic Chemistry
    Raphaël Plasson, Hugues Bersini & Auguste Commeyras (Page 478)
  36. An Evolvable Artificial Chemistry Featuring Continuous Physics and Discrete Reactions
    Thomas Portegys (Page 484)
  37. The Role of RNA Editing in Dynamic Environments
    Luis Mateus Rocha & Chien-feng Huang (Page 489)
  38. Spacial Representation for Artificial Chemistry Based on Small-World Networks
    Hideaki Suzuki (Page 507)
  39. Behavioral Adaptive Autonomy. A milestone in the Alife route to AI?
    Xabier Barandiaran (Page 514)
  40. A Physiological Approach to the Generation of Artificial Life Forms
    Marc Cavazza, Simon Hartley, Louis Bec, François Mourre, Gonzague Defos du Rau, Remy Lalanne, Mikael Le Bras & Jen-Luc Lugrin (Page 522)
  41. Empiricism in Artificial Life
    Eric Silverman & Seth Bullock (Page 534)
  42. Using the Universal Similarity Metric to Model Artificial Creativity and Predict Human Listeners Response to Evolutionary Music
    Nils Svangård, Jon Klein & Peter Nordin (Page 540)
  43. Playing music by conducting BOID agents
    Tatsuo Unemi & Daniel Bisig (Page 546)
  44. An Evolutionary Approach to Complex System
    Regulation Using Grammatical Evolution
    Saoirse Amarteifio & Michael O'Neill (Page 551)
  45. Analyzing Evolved Fault-Tolerant Neurocontrollers
    Alon Keinan (Page 557)
  46. Ant Foraging Revisited
    Liviu Panait & Sean Luke (Page 569)
  47. Learning Ant Foraging Behaviors
    Liviu Panait & Sean Luke (Page 575)
  48. Systems biology thought experiments in human genetics using artificial life and grammatical evolution
    Bill White & Jason Moore (Page 581)