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About ALIFE 2021

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. Registered participants have the access to the page of a VIRTUAL ALIFE 2021 CONFERENCE.

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 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!

Calls

 

Call for Workshops, Special Sessions & Tutorials

CLOSED

Submission deadline:
31 January, 2021

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Call for Papers & Extended Abstracts

CLOSED

Submission Deadline:

07 March, 2021

Extended Deadline:

14 March, 2021

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Call for Art & Vizualizations

CLOSED
Deadline:

25 April, 2021

Extended Deadline:

31 May, 2021

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Student Essay Competition

CLOSED
Deadline:

31 May, 2021

Extended Deadline:

10 June, 2021

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Program

 

Workshops
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Special Sessions
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  Tutorials
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ISAL Summer School
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Keynote Speakers
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Virtual conference  program
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Registered participants have the access to the page of the virtual conference:

VIRTUAL ALIFE 2021

(If you have trouble finding the password, please contact us 2021alife@gmail.com).

 

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

Workshops Chair

Richard Löffler

Polish Academy of Sciences

Tutorials Chair

Barbora Hudcová

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

Prague, 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

Art Chair

Conference Graphics

Student Essay Competition - Jury Chair

Local Chair

Will Millership

Good AI

Czech Republic

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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 is closed.

REGISTRATION FEES

We offered a limited number of Student Scholarships in the form of free conference tickets for students (deadline was April 30).

The registered participants know the password and thus they have the access to the page of the virtual conference.

VIRTUAL ALIFE 2021

If you are a registered participant and if you have trouble finding the password to virtual conference page, please contact us (2021alife@gmail.com).

 
 

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.