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Call for Papers

Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary field of science focused on abstracting the essential features and dynamics of living systems in order to create artificial, life-like systems. The 7th German Workshop on Artificial Life is intended to provide the opportunity for biologists, physicists, information and computer sciencists, chemists, mathematicians, and philosophers interested in this field. The workshop is open to an international audience and will be held in English.

Contributions may cover to topics, such as, artificial chemistries, simulations of ecological and evolving systems, self-organization, swarm intelligence, autonomous life-like robots, complex and dynamical systems, and information processing in biology.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Modelling of biological processes in evolutionary biology, ecology, developmental biology, immunology, cell biology and molecular biology
  • Systems biology
  • Adaptive behaviour, pattern recognition, perception and evolution of sensors, morphology and actuators, learning and intelligence in biological and artificial systems
  • Complexity and its emergence in biological processes
  • Self-organization in living and life-like systems (e.g. swarms, hypercycles, multicellular systems, artificial multi-agent systems)
  • Dynamics of information in living and life-like systems
  • Application of principles of life (e.g. self-organization, evolution, adaptation, learning and intelligence) to the design of artificial systems and technical solutions (e.g. robots, hardware, and software
  • Epistemological foundations for sciences investigating living systems

Contributions are not limited to reports of completed research, but may also describe ongoing research, fresh concepts and ideas, or identify and discuss open questions, such as to allow early interdisciplinary input and interactions with respect to these issues.


Contributions are invited for oral and poster sessions. They should be submitted as articles (up to 10 pages) or as extended abstracts (typically 2-3 pages), formatted according to these instructions. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Submission of PDF documents is required. Submissions should be sent to


Computer demonstrations accompanying accepted contributions are encouraged, as such demonstrations are frequently a suitable and adequate means of communication about Artificial Life systems. Contributors are kindly asked to identify their needs regarding technical equipment as early as possible, and to make arrangements with the local organizers.

Submission Instruction

  • Please submit by sending your paper by Email
  • Format: SecondnameKeywordVersion.pdf (e.g., SchmidtLife1.pdf)
  • We can accept only pdf files.


  • Paper Submission: closed
  • Poster Submission Deadline: 1. July
  • Early registration deadline: 23 June 2006
  • Workshop: 26-28 July 2006

To download the Call for Papers and general information please use following link:
Call For Papers