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About ALIFE 2021

The ALIFE conferences are the major meetings of the artificial life research community since 1987. These scientific gatherings are supported by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL).

The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life ALIFE 2021 was planned to take place in Prague (Czech Republic), 19-23 July, 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic ALIFE 2021 will be fully virtual.

The conference theme will be

Robots: The century past and the century ahead.

The world-wide used word "robot" comes from Czech. It was first used to depict a fictional humanoid in Czech writer Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R. Although the play is one hundred years old it opens many contemporary questions and many of them are related to artificial life research. It will be great to celebrate this centenary with artificial life community in the Czech Republic!

Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the ALIFE community, the organizing committee decided to host ALIFE 2021 as a virtual conference in July 19-23, 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

The organizing committee is working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.

 

Calls

 

Call for Workshops, Special Sessions & Tutorials

CLOSED

Submission deadline:
31 January, 2021

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Call for Papers & Extended Abstracts

OPEN

Submission Deadline:

07 March, 2021

Extended Deadline:

14 March, 2021

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Call for art & vizualizations

OPEN
Deadline:

25 April, 2021

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Program

 

Workshops

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Special Sessions

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  Tutorials

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Virtual conference  program

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Organizing Committee

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General Chair

Jitka Čejková

Associate Professor at University of Chemistry and Technology Prague,

Czech Republic

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Vice-Chair

Tomáš Mikolov

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC),

Prague, Czech Republic

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Program Committee Chair

Silvia Holler

University of Trento

Italy

Proceedings Chair

Lisa Soros

Cross Labs

Japan

Tutorials & Workshops Chair

Richard Löffler

Polish Academy of Sciences

Local Chair

Will Millership

Good AI

Czech Republic

Location

 

Senior Program Committee

Martyn Amos

Manuel Baltieri

Julyan Cartwright

Harold Fellermann

Takashi Ikegami

Jean-Baptiste Mouret

Stefano Nichele

Charles Ofria

Alexandra Penn

Donato Romano

Hiroki Sayama

Thomas Schmickl

Lana Sinapayen

Pasquale Stano

Susan Stepney

Olaf Witkowski

Program Committee

​See the list of all reviewers of ALIFE 2021

Conference Graphics

Tereza Tomáštíková

Conference Volunteers

Contact us if you want to join our team of organizers of ALIFE 2021.

 

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ALIFE 2021 was planned to be held on in Campus Dejvice in Prague, namely at University of Chemistry and Technology Prague .

Due to COVID-19 pandemic organizing committee decided to host ALIFE 2021 as a virtual conference in July 19-23, 2021.

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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague with its rich history is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe.

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Besides R.U.R. story, there are several legends related to artifical life. The special guided tour focusing on Prague mysterious stories will be offered to ALIFE participants (e.g. Jewish Golem - animated being created entirely from inanimate matter, The Metamorphosis - the work of Franz Kafka).

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Registration

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The registration system will be open in April 2021

REGISTRATION FEES

 
 

Sponsors & Partners

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Sponsorship Opportunities

 

The organizers of ALIFE 2021 warmly welcome corporate, institutional, and philanthropic sponsors. Sponsorships are a fantastic opportunity for companies and institutions to have a presence at the premier conference on Artificial Life.

Please check the sponsorship opportunties  page  where we outline how to become a sponsor or a partner.

Webmaster: Jitka Čejková, Robot 100 illustration and logo by Jonáš Ledecký, ALIFE 2021 logo by Tereza Tomáštíková