ALIFE Conference Breathes Life into NewcastleGateshead

The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE) will take place at Newcastle University from 29 July to 2 August. Over 200 national and international delegates from computer science, mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and the arts are expected to meet in NewcastleGateshead to exchange latest developments in the artificial life research field.

Organised by the International Society of Artificial Life, delegates of the conference will convene to discuss the theme of ‘How can artificial life help solve societal challenges?’ Harold Fellermann, General Chair of the 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, said: “In line with our theme, we are revisiting the very way academic conferences are run: a balanced amount of remote talks as well as broadcasting of presentations in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from flying, locally sourced plastic free catering – these are just a few of the ideas that the organizers will explore, so that us academics can realise some of the change we are advocating for.”

Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “Winning the conference bid after it was hosted in Tokyo is testament to the growth of the tech and science sectors in NewcastleGateshead. It’s going to be held in the Urban Sciences Building on Newcastle Helix, a landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter specifically built for international tech and science innovation and home to two national innovation centres for ageing and data.”

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