Call for Workshops

The ECAL 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops, to be hosted on the first day of the conference, before the start of the main program. Workshops are intended to be forums to present and discuss new approaches, to meet people with similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and to exchange ideas in an informal setting. The ECAL 2017 conference registration fee includes participation in all associated workshops. All community members are invited to submit proposals concerning any relevant topics. The workshop may have been held previously at a different venue, or it may be an entirely new event. The workshops are typically half day long. The format can be decided by the organizers who are encouraged to plan interactive sessions. The proposal process is described in detail below.


  • Workshop proposal due date: February 15, 2016.
  • Notification of acceptance: March 8, 2016.
  • Full workshop program: July 18, 2016.

A Workshop Proposal should include

  • Workshop title
  • A brief (300-500 word) description of the workshop, identifying the technical focus, timeliness, relevance to the artificial life community, and target audience.
  • An indication of whether this is a new workshop or one that has been held previously or is derived from a prior workshop. In the latter case, please include a brief history (venues, number of submissions, acceptances, attendance, etc.) in prior years.
  • A tentative description of the format for the workshop, including number, length and type of sessions.
  • A description of the planned review process and timetable, submission deadline, notification date, and camera-ready due date.
  • Names and contact information for all the workshop organizers, including postal addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and web sites. Please identify one member as the primary contact.
  • A short bio (300 works) for each of the organisers.

Review Process:

All proposals for ECAL 2017 workshops and tutorials should be submitted as single PDF files, by email with a subject line that includes [ECAL2017-workshop] to The proposals will be reviewed by members of the ECAL 2017 organizing committee. Factors to be considered include relevance to the conference, anticipated interest from the community, and expertise and credentials of the proposers.

The organizers of an accepted workshop are responsible for its coordination and its publicity (e.g., for sending out call for papers/abstracts), for collecting and reviewing the papers/abstracts, and for maintaining a webpage providing a list of accepted talks.These will be linked into the ECAL 2017 conference web site. Each accepted workshop can request one free registration to ECAL 2017 for a workshop keynote speaker (not an organiser) where appropriate.If and how the workshop outcomes are disseminated is up to the workshop organizers: they could post accepted papers on the Internet, work with a publishing company, or find a different method.

Please direct any questions to:

Dusan Misevic, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity
Workshop chair, ECAL 2017

We look forward to seeing you in Lyon in 2017!

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