Wivace 2013

Natural Computing Special Issue: Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation 


Wivace 2013 Proceedings (EPTCS) are available online at this link: http://published.eptcs.org/

The goal of Wivace 2013 is to provide researchers in Artificial Life, Evolutionary Computation and Complex Systems with an opportunity for the presentation of relevant novel researches in a strongly multidisciplinary context. 

Wivace 2013 is organized by the BIMIB BioInformatics MIlan Bicocca group and will be a satellite workshop of  Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) 2013. The workshop will be held in Milan on two days, the 1st and the 2nd of July, 2013. 

The program includes oral sessions, a poster session, the invited talks by Wim Hordijk (Wim Hordijk, SmartAnalytiX.com), Alberto D'Onofrio (IEO, European Institute of Oncology) and Enrico Formenti (Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, joint invited speaker with UCNC 2013) and a social dinner, on the evening of Monday, the 1st of July.

The conference proceedings will be published as Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, EPTCS.  

Important dates

Deadline for the submission of papers and posters: 10th of May, 2013
Decision on acceptance: 31st of May, 2013 3rd of June, 2013
Deadline for the final submission of the accepted works: 21st of June, 2013
Workshop: 1st-2nd of July, 2013


"Artificial Life is the study of man-made systems that exhibit behaviors characteristic of natural living systems. It complements the traditional biological sciences concerned with the analysis of living organisms by attempting to synthesize life-like behaviors within computers and other artificial media. By extending the empirical foundation upon which biology is based beyond the carbon-chain life that has evolved on Earth, Artificial Life can contribute to theoretical biology by locating life-as-we-know-it within the larger picture of life-as-it-could-be [...] Artificial Life is concerned with tuning the behaviors of such low-level machines that the behavior that emerges at the global level is essentially the same as some behavior exhibited by a natural living system. [...] Artificial Life is concerned with generating lifelike behavior." C.G. Langton