Artificial Life XI

The Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems

5th - 8th August 2008, Winchester, UK

Welcome to the Artificial Life XI wiki!

Artificial life investigates the fundamental properties of living systems through simulating and synthesizing biological entities and processes in artificial media. Summer 2008 will see the international Alife conference hosted by the University of Southampton, UK, bringing the meeting to Europe for the first time in its 21-year history.

The main web page for the conference can be found at

The primary purpose of this wiki is to allow people to learn about, discuss, and contribute to the "themes" of ALIFE XI.

However, we hope that the wiki can evolve to reflect the needs and wishes of the Alife community in many other ways too. Please see the User Content pages for news and information and to make your own contributions.

See here for recent page changes and here for recent discussions...

Brief Wiki Tutorial
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Please note: editing is locked on this page, but (almost) all other pages on this wiki can be edited by any user! New pages should be linked off the User Content page in the first instance.