2-5 February 2016

Canberra, Australia


Call for Papers

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 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.

ACALCI 2016 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. ACALCI encourages presentations, demonstrations, performances and discussions on topics including but not limited to:

Adaptive Ecologies Cognitive Neuroscience Ethics and Security in CI Memetic Algorithms
Affective Computing Complex Systems Evolutionary Computation Metalearning
ALCI in Design and Music Computational Neuroscience Evolutionary Design Models of Emotions
Ant Colony Optimization Consciousness and Mind Facial Expression Analysis Multi-Agent Systems
Applications of ALCI Creative Arts and CI Game Playing Agents Non-player Game Characters
Autonomous Agents Data Mining Human Machine Interaction Pattern Recognition
Architecture and ALCI Deep Learning Humanities and ALCI Philosophy of Artificial Life
Artificial Neural Networks Developmental Learning Humanoid Robots Reservoir Computing
Artificial Societies and Markets Digital Societies Implementation Techniques Self-Organization
Augmented and Virtual Realities Dimensionality Reduction Information Theoretic Learning Simulation and Modelling
Big Data Embodiment and Robotics Intelligent Home Automation Smart Grid Techniques
Bioinformatics Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour Language Processing Social Networks and ALCI
BCIs Emotional AI Machine Learning Statistical Learning Theory
Brain theory Engineering of Consciousness and Mind Mathematical Models Swarm Algorithms
Chatbots Epidemiology Simulations Medical Image Analysis Synthetic Life Computations
      Visual Information Processing


Authors are invited to submit papers based on recent research. All relevant papers will be fully peer reviewed by at least three reviewers from the ACALCI 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.

All accepted papers for ACALCI 2015 were published as LNAI volume by Springer-Verlag, which is likely to remain the same for 2016 (Awaiting confirmation). The LNAI volumes are indexed by: 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.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 15 August 2015
Decision notification: 18 September 2015
Camera-ready submission: 26 October 2015


If you would like to organise a workshop, tutorial or performance in connection with ACALCI2016 please contact the organisers as soon as possible.

A PDF version of CFP is available here.