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Call for Papers and Abstracts:

The Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems
will be held at Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
July 19-22, 2012       

Deadline: February 26

Tracks will include:

Evolution in Action -- including evolutionary dynamics, simulations of evolution, developmental systems, experimental evolution, viral and bacterial evolution, evolution of drug resistance
Chair: Claus Wilke

Behavior and Intelligence -- including animal behavior, evolution of cognition and intelligence,  evolutionary robotics, embedded systems
Chair: Josh Bongard

Collective Dynamics -- including group selection, evolution and stability of ecosystems, network dynamics, evolution of cooperation and conflict, collective motion and swarming in animals and humans.
Chair: Iain Couzin

Synthetic Biology -- including synthetic cells, synthetic organisms, biological engineering, artificial genetic systems, artificial chemistry, origin of life, paleogenetics
Chair: Steen Rasmussen

The Humanities and Alife -- including art, music, history and philosophy of artificial life.  We encourage submissions that focus on elucidating the history of the development of the field or that deal with philosophical analysis of the relevant conceptual issues, as well as epistemological and ethical questions.
Chairs: Paul Gestano Adi & Patrick Grim

For further details and submission guidelines see

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