ALIA is a vibrant symposium bringing together Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents research, which have significant scope for cross-pollination of ideas and techniques. ALIA 2016 will be a two-day event held at Aston University in central Birmingham in the UK, on the 14th and 15th June 2016.
Artificial life and intelligent agent techniques have had a huge impact on a wide range of social, industrial and economic domains, including areas as diverse as video game and movie graphics, sensor network control, marketing and auction design, cloud resource allocation and robotics. As the world becomes ever more interconnected, and as billions of objects become “smart” and join the network, these techniques are expect to play an even greater role, due to their ability to deal with the inherent complexity, scale and unpredictability. ALIA intentionally aims at bridging the gap between theoretical research and innovation in commercially relevant application areas.
ALIA will showcase high quality research and facilitate discussion aimed at fostering collaboration, providing feedback on early stage work and identifying new research directions. This will be complemented by keynote talks by internationally renowned experts, demo and poster sessions and a PhD workshop
The concept for the symposium was originally conceived by the AI research group at Bangor University in 2014 (The archived conference website is available here).
If you would like to help promote ALIA 2016, please print out and display the ALIA 2016 Poster!
Venue and Accommodation
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, UK, the largest and most populous British city outside London. Birmingham is home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.
Birmingham is centrally located, and well served by the UK’s rail and road network, as well as Birmingham International Airport (BHX). The Aston campus is walkable from Birmingham city centre. For more information on travelling to ALIA 2016, please look here: http://www.conferenceaston.co.uk/attending-an-event/how-do-i-get-to-you/
For accommodation, we recommend the Conference Aston hotel, which is located in the same building as the symposium. This can be booked directly at http://conferenceaston.co.uk/book-hotel-room/. Alternatively, there are plenty of hotels within Birmingham city centre, many of which are a short walk from Aston University.