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Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016


The ALife conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987. For its 15th edition in 2016, it was held in Latin America for the first time, in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico, from July 4 -8. The special them of the conference: How can the synthetic study of living systems contribute to societies: scientifically, technically, and culturally? The goal of the conference theme is to better understand societies with the purpose of using this understanding for a more efficient management and development of social systems.

About the Editors

Carlos Gershenson is a tenured research professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matematicas Aplicadas y en Sistemas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he leads the Self-organizing Systems Lab. His research interests include complex systems, self-organization, urbanism, philosophy, and artificial life.

Tom Froese is Associate Professor at the Research Institute for Applied Mathematics and Systems of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City. He is also affiliated with the Center for the Sciences of Complexity at the same university. His research interests include evolutionary robotics, origins of life, and cognitive science.

J. Mario Siqueiros is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matematicas Aplicadas y en Sistemas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México His research interests include complex systems, computational social science, emergence and evolution of culture, social-ecological systems, and philosophy of biology.

Wendy Aguilar works as a Research Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, Intituto de Investigaciones en Matematicas Aplicadas y en Sistemas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She received the PhD., M.Sc., and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her research areas include developmental artificial intelligence and computational creativity.

Eduardo Izquierdo is an Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University. He is also affiliated to the Program in Neuroscience, School of Informatics and Computing, the Indiana University Network Science Institute, the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior. His research is focused on the understanding of behavior from brain-body-environment interactions in simple model organisms.

Hiroki Sayama is Director of the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems and Associate Professor of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, at Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA. His research areas include complex systems, dynamical networks, artificial chemistry, computational social science, and interactive evolutionary computation.