[ecoop-info] CfP ECAL 2013 - European Conference on Artificial Life - 2-6 September, 2013 Taormina, Italy

Mario Pavone mpavone at dmi.unict.it
Tue Jan 15 19:43:30 CET 2013

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ECAL 2013, European Conference on Artificial Life,
an International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems

2-6 September 2013, Taormina, Italy


Artificial Life is an interdisciplinary undertaking that investigates  
the fundamental properties of living systems through the simulation  
and synthesis of biological entities and processes. It also attempts  
to design and build artificial systems that display properties of  
organisms, or societies of organisms, out of abiotic or virtual parts.

Researchers are invited to submit original work in the field of  
artificial life, synthetic biology, living systems, and complex  
systems as papers of not more than 8 pages. Papers must be submitted  
as PDF files. The authors' names shall not be blinded for the  
reviewing process. Papers must be submitted in MIT Press style through  
the conference homepage:


** You are invited to submit papers (full and abstract) to this  
exciting event! **

Important Dates
Call for Workshop Submission: January 31, 2013
Workshop Acceptance: February 15, 2013
Call for Tutorial Submission: January 31, 2013
Tutorial Acceptance: February 15, 2013
Paper Submission: February 28, 2013
Author Notification: May 1, 2013
Camera Ready Paper Submission: June 1, 2013
Early registration: June 25, 2013
Late registration: June 26 - September 6, 2013
On-Site registration: September 2-6, 2013
Registration as Presenting Author: June 25, 2013
Conference: September 2-6, 2013

Detailed information concerning the formatting guidelines, templates,  
online submission process, and proceedings can be found
at http://www.dmi.unict.it/ecal2013/callpapers.php

There are two options for submission: either *full paper* or  
*abstract*. Note that the format is exactly the same for both options.  
The only difference resides in the number of pages and type of contents:

1. Full papers have an *8-page* maximum length and should report on  
new, unpublished work

2. Abstracts are limited to a *2-page* length and should discuss work  
previously published in a journal. It is therefore essential that a  
reference to the previous article is clearly cited in the abstract.

All submissions will be subject to peer review, and all accepted  
submissions will be allocated either an oral presentation slot or a  
poster slot with no distinction being made between the two submission  
options (full paper or abstract).

Every accepted full-paper and abstract, which was submitted to the  
main conference (not the satellite workshops), will be published by  
MIT Press in a single online open-access proceedings volume.

The top 10 accepted publications will have the opportunity to publish  
a revised and expanded version of their conference paper in the  
Artificial Life journal (TBC).

The conference will be held at the Taormina  

We look forward to seeing you in Taormina!

Best wishes,
 Pietro Lio', Orazio Miglino, Giuseppe Nicosia, Stefano Nolfi, and  
Mario Pavone - ECAL 2013 Chairs.

Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094
Email: mpavone at dmi.unict.it

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