The rapid development of the Web, and the availability of an ever increasing number of sophisticated APIs, web-focused languages and associated technologies, offers rich potential for developing novel A-Life related research platforms and applications.
Despite this potential, there are still relatively few people working at the interface of A-Life and the Web (WebAL). The purpose of this workshop is to bring together practitioners in this field, and those wishing to move into the area. We solicit contributions that address WebAL technologies, methodologies and applications.
The workshop will provide a forum for exchanging ideas, tips and information. By providing ample opportunity during the workshop for structured discussion, we aim to provide an opportunity for a genuine exchange of ideas, rather than just another "mini-conference".
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
|09:00||09:20||Tim Taylor||Artificial Life and the Web: WebAL Comes of Age (Workshop Introduction)|
|09:45||10:10||Sebastian Risi et al.||The Case for a Mixed-Initiative Collaborative Neuroevolution Approach|
|10:10||10:15||Luis Zaman (presented by Emily Dolson)||Spotlight talk: EvoPopcorn: A Web-Native Distributed Artificial Life Simulation|
|10:15||10:20||Josh Bongard||Spotlight talk: Crowdsourcing evolutionary robotics|
|10:20||10:25||Josh Auerbach||Spotlight talk: Democratizing the evolution of real robots|
|10:50||11:15||Mizuki Oka, Yasuhiro Hashimoto and Takashi Ikegami||Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations|
|11:15||11:40||Kenneth O. Stanley and Brian G. Woolley||On the Importance of Novelty to Interactive Evolution|
|11:40||12:05||Paul Szerlip and Kenneth O. Stanley||A Proposed Infrastructure for Adding Online Interaction to Any Evolutionary Domain|
|12:05||12:25||Panel discussion: Planning online resources, journal article|
We invite submissions for both regular and quick-fire presentations.
For regular presentations, please send a 1000-word extended abstract.
For quick-fire presentations, please send a one-paragraph description of the work you wish to present.
All submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 May 2014.
The extended abstracts of accepted regular presentations will be published as a Monash University Technical Report and made freely available on a dedicated web page. After the workshop, participants will be invited to collaborate on writing a forward-looking journal article on the topic, based upon discussions at the workshop, to be submitted to the Artificial Life journal.