["Even Robots Have Fun" by Keith Russell]

The Fifth Australian Conference on Artificial Life (ACAL11)

5th - 8th December 2011, Perth, Western Australia.

Programme and Organisation, Special Sessions, Registration, Submission


Location and Dates

See AI11 webpage.

Important Dates:

Background and Topics

Artificial life (Alife) refers to models and simulations of living systems as they appear in nature as well as to possible alternative life forms and concepts that may not have occurred in natural evolution. ACAL is a biennial conference that was organised for the first time in 2003. It has become an exciting, interdisciplinary forum for innovative, emerging and sometimes exotic ideas associated with the computational and algorithmic concepts underlying living systems. The focus of ACAL11 is on software-based and agent-based forms of artificial life. These are often associated with the areas of computational intelligence but may also include computational aspects of synthetic life in biochemistry. Artificial life concepts can occur on sub-cellular, cellular, cell assembly/network, organism, or society levels. ACAL11 invites high-quality papers relevant to artificial life where topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Ecologies
  • Affective Computing
  • Alife Art, Design and Music
  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Anthropocentric Biocybernetic Computing
  • Applications of ALife Technologies
  • Autonomous Agents and Robotics
  • Artificial Chemistry
  • Artificial Evolution
  • Artificial Insects
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Societies and Markets
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Behaviour Simulations and Analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biologically-Inspired Optimisation Methods
  • Braintheory
  • Cellular Automata
  • Coevolution
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Complex Systems
  • Complexity of Alife Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Connectionism
  • Data Mining in Alife and Biosystems
  • Deep Learning
  • Developmental Learning
  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Embodiment and Robotics
  • Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour
  • Engineering of Consciousness and Mind
  • Epidemiology Simulations
  • Ethics of Artificial Life
  • Evo-Devo Modelling
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Design
  • Facial Expression Analysis
  • Forecasting of Complex Systems
  • Fractal Techniques
  • Game Playing Agents
  • Generative Design
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Image and Video Analysis
  • Information Theoretic Learning
  • Legged and Crawling Robots
  • Machine Learning
  • Manifold Learning
  • Mathematical Models in Alife
  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Metalearning
  • Models of Emotions
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Neural Information Processing
  • Neurodynamic Programming
  • Networks in Alife and Biology
  • Optimisation and Heuristics
  • Organic Computing
  • Origins of Life
  • Philosophy of Artificial Life
  • Self-Organization
  • Self-Replication
  • Social Networks and Alife
  • Sociogenetic Dynamics
  • Smart Devices
  • Smart Grid Techniques
  • Swarm Algorithms
  • Synthetic Life Computations
  • Systems Biology
  • Visual Information Processing


For enquiries about ACAL11 please send an email to ACALPerth2011@gmail.com.