Call for Papers
February 24, 2021
The ALIFE conferences are the major meetings of the artificial life research community since 1987. These scientific gatherings are supported by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL).
This year's conference theme is 'Robots: The Century Past and the Century Ahead' and will take place in Prague (Czech Republic), 19-23 July, 2021 in person and via videoconference.
The 'Illusions Of Self' special session aims at fostering research contributions and discussions on the topic of illusions of self in natural and artificial agents—including humans, animals, and robots. Developments in fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality make it possible for us to act in the world through the instrument of so-called artificial agents and immersive environments.
Such developments challenge common intuitions about what is near and far, valuable and insignificant, real and unreal. Our closest and most trusted companions are often no longer strictly human, or members of a few select animal species. Instead, they emerge in a spectrum that includes a wide array of technology, digital and embodied, bots and robots.
For more information on submissions, please visit csas.ai/alife-2021-call-for-papers