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Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2015)

Newcastle, Australia, 5 - 7 February 2015

Artificial life 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. Computational intelligence developed from the traditional fields of artificial intelligence into various areas of nature inspired computing and optimisation. It is often referred to as an umbrella for the areas of evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems and other learning systems.

While Artificial Life (AL) attempts to understand nature through modelling and simulation, Computational Intelligence (CI) attempts to translate this understanding into algorithms for learning and optimisation. The Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2015) features international research in AL and CI and provides a forum for innovative, interdisciplinary research associated with the computational concepts underlying living and intelligent systems.


Dates and Venue

Important Dates: Venue and Location:

Scope and Topics

ACALCI will be organised in broad technical sessions that bring together experts from different fields in AL, CI and associated areas. The forum also hopes to encourage ALCI applied research in domains as diverse as health, the creative arts and finance (to name a few). ACALCI encourages presentations, demonstrations, performances and discussions on new innovative research and interdisciplinary projects. Invited are high-quality papers relevant to AL or CI where the topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Ecologies
  • Affective Computing
  • AL and CI in the Creative Arts
  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Applications of ALCI
  • Autonomous Agents and Robotics
  • Architecture and ALCI
  • Artificial Bee Colony Algorithms
  • Artificial Chemistry
  • Artificial Evolution
  • Artificial Insects
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Societies and Markets
  • Augmented and Virtual Realities
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Behaviour Simulations and Analysis
  • Big Data
  • Biocybernetic Computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biologically-Inspired Optimisation
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Braintheory
  • Cellular Automata
  • Chatbots
  • Coevolution
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognition and Memory
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Companion Robots
  • Complex Systems
  • Complexity of Alife Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • CI for Games
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Connectionism
  • Consciousness and AI
  • Creative Arts, Music and ALCI
  • Crowd Behaviour Analysis
  • Data Mining in Alife and Biosystems
  • Deep Learning
  • Design Analysis using CI
  • Developmental Learning
  • Digital Societies
  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Embodiment and Robotics
  • Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour
  • Engineering of Consciousness and Mind
  • Epidemiology Simulations
  • Ethics, Privacy and Security in CI
  • Evo-Devo Modelling
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Design
  • Facial Expression Analysis
  • Forecasting of Complex Systems
  • Fractal Techniques
  • Game Playing Agents
  • Generative Design
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Humanities and Artificial Life
  • Humanoid Robots
  • Image and Video Analysis
  • Implementation Techniques in ALCI
  • Information Theoretic Learning
  • Intelligent Home Automation
  • Language Processing
  • Legged and Crawling Robots
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Olfaction
  • Manifold Learning
  • Mathematical Models in ALCI
  • Medical Image Analysis and ALCI
  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Metalearning
  • Models of Emotions
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Music and Artificial Intelligence
  • Neural Information Processing
  • Neurodynamic Programming
  • Networks in Alife and Biology
  • Non-player Game Characters
  • Nursebots and Applications in Aged Care
  • Optimisation and Heuristics
  • Organic Computing
  • Origins of Life
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing in ALCI
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Philosophy of ALCI
  • Recurrent Networks
  • Reservoir Computing
  • Robotic Agents
  • Self-Organization
  • Self-Replication
  • Semi-Supervised Learning
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Smart Devices
  • Smart Grid Techniques
  • Social Networks and Alife
  • Sociogenetic Dynamics
  • Spiking Neural Networks
  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Swarm Algorithms
  • Synthetic Life Computations
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Timeseries Analysis
  • Visual Information Processing

Paper submission and presentation

Authors are invited to submit papers that have between 6 and 14 pages in Springer LNAI style including results, figures and references. Longer papers up to 20 pages can be considered in exceptional cases. All relevant papers will be fully peer reviewed by at least three reviewers from the ACALCI 2015 International Program Committee before acceptance for publication in the proceedings. It is expected that submitted manuscripts are original and have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The submitted papers and all their underlying research must comply with the professional standards of the discipline.

All accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be published in the ACALCI 2015 proceedings as a LNAI volume by Springer-Verlag. The LNAI volumes are indexed by the following services Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH, IO-Port, MathSciNet, ACM Digital Library, dblp, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), and the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science.

It is planned to run the conference for three days as a single stream of high quality presentations with attached poster sessions, demonstrations and performances.

In exceptional cases where an author cannot travel a presentation (poster or oral) via skype or video conferencing can be organised.


General Chair:
Program Co-Chairs:
  • Alan Blair (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • Marcus Randall (Bond University, Australia)

Local Organising Committee:
  • Alexandre Mendes (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • David Cornforth (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Nasimul Noman (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Shamus Smith (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Workshop Chair:
  • Philip F. Hingston (Edith Cowan University, Australia)

Tutorial Chair:
  • Oliver Obst (CSIRO, Sydney, Australia)

Performance Chairs:
  • Frank Millward (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Richard Vella (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Treasurer and Registration Chair:
  • Shamus Smith (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Vicki Kendros (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

ACALCI Steering Committee:
  • Hussein Abbass (University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia)
  • Stephan Chalup (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Marcus Gallagher (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Philip F. Hingston (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
  • Kevin B. Korb (Monash University, Australia)
  • Xiaodong Li (RMIT, Australia)
  • Frank Neumann (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Marcus Randall (Bond University, Australia)
  • Mengjie Zhang (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
International Program Committee:
  • Lee Altenberg (Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria)
  • Christian Bauckhage (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
  • Regina Berretta (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Rene Doursat (Drexel University, USA)
  • Marcus Frean (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Junbin Gao (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
  • Amy Loutfi (Írebro University, Sweden)
  • Daniel LeBerre (Universite d'Artois, France)
  • Pablo Moscato (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Chrystopher Nehaniv (Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Oliver Obst (CSIRO, Sydney, Australia)
  • Yew-Soon Ong (NTU, Singapore)
  • Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk (ITB, Brunei)
  • Daniel Polani (Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Mikhail Prokopenko (CSIRO, Sydney, Australia)
  • Ignacio Rani (University of Ulster, UK)
  • Claude Sammut (UNSW, Australia)
  • Detlef Seese (KIT, Germany)
  • Andrea Soltoggio (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Ke Tang (University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Tim Taylor (Monash, Australia)
  • Richard Vella (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Peter Wigham (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Janet Wiles (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • more to come ...


Interested sponsors are welcome to contact the conference chair.


For enquiries about ACALCI 2015 please send an email to ACALCI2015@gmail.com

The main conference webpage with more detailed information e.g. on travel, the beautiful location and registration will be available at http://newcastle.edu.au/ACALCI2015/