ECAL2007: Event of Scientific Interest

  • Portuguese Presidency of the European Union 2007

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Important Dates

  • [Extended] Paper submission deadline: April 16, 2007
  • Notification of acceptance: May 14-16, 2007
  • Camera ready submissions: May 31, 2007
  • Workshops and tutorials proposals deadline: Nov 30, 2006
  • Conference dates: September 10-14, 2007


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Questions about workshops and tutorials:

Questions about associated events:

All other questions:

Contact phone: if you have an urgent question that can't (really) wait for the email response time, you may call the ECAL2007 Support Team on the +351 964923071

Conference Overview

ECAL2007 is now over. Thank you all for a great meeting in Lisbon! Check photos, follow-ups, and the ECAL2009 proposals through the links below:
.:: ECAL2007 Photos!
.:: What did we speak about in ECAL2007? Check the concept map of the conference.
.:: What did we speak about in the past and remained non-developed challenging/inspiring/great ideas? Check and do participate (!) in the LOST TREASURES wiki (an idea proposed by Pietro Speroni di Fenizio, who created the wiki)
.:: We invite you to actively participate in the follow-up of ECAL2007, through the ECAL2007 blog
.:: ECAL2009 Proposals: check the Proposals Page



The conference will take place in a splendidly situated, historic location of Lisbon [take a tour around the Venue and the City!] and will comprise a one-track main session, several workshops, tutorials and associated events.

Artificial Life aims at the study of all phenomena characteristic of natural living systems, through methodologies of synthesis implemented in computational, robotic or other artificial architectures. Its wide scope ranges from the investigation of how life or life-like properties develop from inorganic components to how cognitive processes emerge in natural or artificial systems.

The ″European″, in European Conference on Artificial Life - ECAL, merely refers to the conference location, but participation is worldwide. In this ECAL we envisage maintaining and enlarging this worldwide scope and want to emphatically encourage novelty and daring ideas, particularly amongst young researchers. Both technical and conceptual work is welcome.

We want the conference to be of importance not only to the participating researchers but also to the general public with an interest in science. Hence a diversity of parallel open events will be promoted in venues throughout the city of Lisbon, aimed at communicating A-Life ideas, and the scientific practice and consequences, to a broader audience.

A further focus will be the involvement of industry. Relevant space and time will be allocated to the presentation of demos. This will constitute an opportunity to involve people from industry, inviting them to be present and sponsoring a prize to award particularly relevant work.

The Organizing Committee of ECAL2007,

Fernando Almeida e Costa (Chair), Luis Mateus Rocha, Ernesto Costa, Inman Harvey, and António Coutinho

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