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Artificial Life

Mark A. Bedau, Editor

Artificial Life, launched in the fall of 1993, has become the unifying forum for the exchange of scientific information on the study of artificial systems that exhibit the behavioral characteristics of natural living systems, through the synthesis or simulation using computational (software), robotic (hardware), and/or physicochemical (wetware) means. Each issue features cutting-edge research on artificial life that advances the state-of-the-art of our knowledge about various aspects of living systems such as:

  • Artificial chemistry and the origins of life
  • Self-assembly, growth, and development
  • Self-replication and self-repair
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Perception, cognition, and behavior
  • Embodiment and enactivism
  • Collective behaviors of swarms
  • Evolutionary and ecological dynamics
  • Open-endedness and creativity
  • Social organization and cultural evolution
  • Societal and technological implications
  • Philosophy and aesthetics
  • Applications to biology, medicine, business, education, or entertainment

The journal shapes and chronicles the development of artificial life, extending the horizons of biological research beyond life-as-we-know-it and into the domain of life-as-it-could-be.

Artificial Life is the official journal of the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). A subscription to Artificial Life includes an ISAL membership.

Impact Measures:

  • #12 in Evolutionary Computation (2018 Google Scholar Metrics)
  • Impact Factor: 1.608 (2018 Journal Citation Report, Science Edition)

Artificial Life offers access to corrected proofs of articles before they are published. Learn more about Early Access.

Artificial Life Logo Image Credit: Image of simulation of starling flocks "StarDisplay" by Hanno Hildenbrandt and Charlotte Hemelrijk.

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