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Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015, ECAL 2015


ECAL 2015 showcases a wide range of topics in Artificial Life, bringing together world-leading researchers to discuss the latest advances in Artificial Life, discussing the main conference themes of Embodiment, Interaction, Conversation.

About the Editors

Paul Andrews is a researcher and engineer at SimOmics and the University of York, UK. His research focusses on modelling and simulation tool, techniques and technologies applied across various domains from biological to social systems.

Leo Caves is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology, University of York and a founder member of the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis. His research interests are in complex systems and systemicity from a biological perspective.

René Doursat is a researcher/lecturer in computer science and Alife, currently at CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. After a detour through the Bay Area's software industry, he returned to academia in 2004, first as a visiting professor at the University of Nevada, then at the Complex Systems Institute, Paris, which he directed for two years. He founded the field of "Morphogenetic Engineering" to reconcile self-organization with architecture in artificial systems inspired by biological development.

Simon Hickinbotham is a researcher at the University of York, UK. His research areas include Artificial Life, Evolutionary Computation, Bioinformatics and Pattern Recognition.

Fiona Polack is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University of York, UK, specialising in engineering of fit-for-purpose scientific simulation of complex systems. She is a member of the York Computational Immunology Lab, as well as YCCSA and the York Enterprise Systems Group.

Susan Stepney is Professor of Computer Science at the University of York, UK, and Director of the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis. Current research interests include complex systems, artificial chemistries, bio-inspired systems, and unconventional computation.

Tim Taylor is a researcher in artificial life, currently at the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis at the University of York, UK. He is a board member of the International Society for Artificial Life, and a recipient of the society's Award for Exceptional Service. His research interests are in open-ended evolution, virtual worlds, and web-based artificial life.

Jon Timmis is Professor of Intelligent and Adaptive Systems in the Department of Electronics, University of York. His research interests are in artificial immune systems, computational immunology, swarm robotics and fault tolerant systems.