Call for workshops/tutorials

The ALIFE 2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Tutorials and Workshops to be held in conjunction with The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2018), which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on July 23rd-27th, 2018.

If accepted, ALife will provide the onsite logistics (seminar rooms, projectors, coffee breaks) and links from the main conference website. All other organizational issues – including separate review process and proceedings publication, if any – are taken care of by the workshop chairs. Therefore, any workshop-specific requests from participants should be exclusively addressed to them, not to the ALife committee. The internal organization of the satellite workshops and tutorials (website, paper submission, invited talks, proceedings, all deadlines except registration) is entirely left up to their respective organizers. Participation in workshops and tutorials requires conference registration.


*Important Dates

Submission of Workshop/Tutorial Proposals is open now.

We will receive applications until January 19th, 2018.

The notification of acceptance will be given until February 19th.

*Workshop/Tutorial Information and/or submission proposal

-Workshop Proposals
The ALife 2018 workshops are intended to be forums to present and discuss new approaches, visions, or critical reflections within a research area. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet people with similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and to exchange ideas in an informal setting. The organizers of an accepted workshop are responsible for its coordination and its publicity (e.g., for sending out call for papers/abstracts), for collecting and reviewing the papers/abstracts, and for maintaining a webpage providing a list of accepted talks. The workshops are typically half day long. The format can be decided by the organizers who are encouraged to plan interactive sessions.

-Tutorial Proposals
ALife 2018 tutorials will be presented by domain experts to cover current topics relevant to artificial life researchers and practitioners. Each tutorial will be <<3 hours>> long, then we encourage to include into the tutorial also demos and interactive activities.

*Submission Process

Each tutorial/workshop proposal should include:
1) title of the workshop/tutorial
2) name(s) and affiliation(s) of the organizer(s)/inspector(s), with relative contact details
3) a short CV of the organizer(s)/instructor(s)
4) a brief description (half-page) of the workshop/tutorial topics
Only for workshops:
5) potential target participants and audience
6) roughly approximated number of participants
7) rough estimate of the number of talks
8) whether you have a plan for preparing online (or pdf) proceedings or abstract booklets of the workshop or notAll proposals must be sent to: alife2018ws@googlegroups.comLooking forward to your submissions.

Best regards
The ALIFE 2018 organizing committee