Artificial life (AL) refers to models and simulations of living systems, as they appear in nature as well as to possible alternative life forms and concepts that may not have occurred in natural evolution. Computational Intelligence (CI) developed from the traditional fields of artificial intelligence into various areas of nature inspired computing and optimisation. It is often referred to as an umbrella for the areas of evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems and other learning systems. While AL attempts to understand nature through modelling and simulation, CI attempts to translate this understanding into algorithms for learning and optimisation.

ACALCI features international research in AL and CI and aims at becoming an exciting forum for innovative, emerging, cross-disciplinary and sometimes exotic ideas associated with the computational and algorithmic concepts underlying living and intelligent systems.

The conference was run for three days as a single stream of high quality presentations with poster sessions, demonstrations and performances.

Order of proceedings

The ACALCI 2015 proceedings volume LNAI 8955 is now available for purchase online, or can be accessed online (eBook).

  • Full paper submission deadline: 27 September 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 27 October 2014
  • Camera ready submission deadline: 15 November 2014
  • Advance registration deadline: 12 December 2014
  • Workshop day: 4 February 2015
  • Conference Dates: 5 - 7 February 2015

Day 0

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Workshop Day

Day 1

Thursday 5 February 2015

Welcome to ACALCI 2015

  • Session 1: Philosophy and Theory
  • Session 2: Game Environments and Methods

Day 2

Friday 6 February 2015

  • Session 3: Learning, Memory and Optimization 1
  • Session 4: Learning, Memory and Optimization 2

Day 3

Saturday 7 February 2015

  • Session 5: Applications and Implementations 1
  • Session 6: Applications and Implementations 2

NOTE: The paper submission system is now closed.

Paper Format

Full papers can have between 6 and 14 pages in Springer LNCS/LNAI style including results, figures and references. Longer papers up to 20 pages can be considered only in exceptional cases.

Please consult Springer Verlag's Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications for further details and for downloading paper templates.

Leave author names visible and present papers as close as possible to the final version.


The author(s) of every submitted paper agree that, upon acceptance of their paper, they will improve their paper as requested by the program chairs by incorporating the reviewers' comments and submit the final version in time before the camera ready deadline. The authors of every accepted paper agree that at least one of them will present the paper at the conference and register by the advance registration deadline.


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. The submitted papers and all their underlying research must comply with the professional standards of the discipline.

Publication and Indexing

All accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be published in the ACALCI 2015 proceedings as a LNAI volume by Springer-Verlag. The LNAI volumes are indexed by the following services 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.

Special edition papers

Special issue in Connection Science: The authors of a selection of suitable papers at ACALCI will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue on artificial life in the journal Connection Science."


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The basic registration costs: $400 (regular) and $200 (student*).

These basic registrations included attendance to all talks and poster sessions of the main conference, tea/coffee breaks and access to preprints of all accepted papers. All registrations included GST.

Each registration allowed for a maximum of two papers to be presented/published. Additional accepted papers required additional author registrations.

Optional registration items ($20 each/$10 for students)

There were several options to become involved with ACALCI 2015 as a sponsor. These included the paper award prizes, student travel scholarships, or keynote speaker support.

ACALCI 2015 offered three levels of sponsorship:

  • Platinum ($3000): Mentioning on the ACALCI 2015 website, a free registration for ACALCI 2015, and the opportunity for a 20 minute spotlight talk or display booth at ACALCI 2015
  • Gold ($2000): Mentioning on the ACALCI 2015 website and a free registration for ACALCI 2015
  • Silver ($1000): Mentioning on the ACALCI 2015 website


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