International Journal of Artificial Life Research (IJALR)

International Journal of Artificial Life Research (IJALR)

Editor-in-Chief: Maki K. Habib (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 8 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3087|EISSN: 1947-3079|DOI: 10.4018/IJALR


The International Journal of Artificial Life Research (IJALR) provides a forum on the study of living systems, human level artificial systems, and machines that exhibit intelligent autonomous behavioral characteristics. Presenting researchers and practitioners with access to explore the developments of life-like or human-like forms of systems, IJALR promotes research in emerging disciplines of artificial life to improve and comprehend real-world problems. This journal publishes all concepts, theories, systems, and procedures that exhibit properties, phenomena, or abilities of any living system or human.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive autonomous robots
  • Agent-based systems and modeling
  • Approximate reasoning
  • Artificial computational agent societies
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biologically-inspired computation
  • Biologically-inspired engineering
  • Cellular Automata
  • Complexity theory and chaos
  • Computational linguistics
  • Emergence theory
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Evolutionary art and music
  • Evolutionary learning and systems
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Flocking and swarming behaviors
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Genetic Programming
  • Intelligent and learning theory
  • Intelligent autonomous and adaptive agents
  • Intelligent cognitive modeling
  • Intelligent management
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Intelligent planning
  • Machine Learning
  • Models of living-system’s behavior and social organization
  • Multi-agent systems and simulation
  • Neuro-computing
  • Soft computing and fuzzy logic
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Virtual Worlds

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Artificial Life Research (IJALR) is to investigate the hybrid nature involved in scientific, engineering, psychological, and social issues in synthetic life-like behavior and abilities. IJALR publishes high-quality original research and review articles in theoretical and applied aspects of artificial life research to address complex and dynamic issues in nature and demand complex information processing abilities to be emulated, recreated, and synthesized. Since computer and modeling form the basic tool in scientific research, the frontiers of computer and modeling connected with humanistic systems is one area of interest. The meaningful representation and manipulation on computer of human intelligence and human language like the recent development in soft computing, fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, semantic networks, probabilistic and Bayesian reasoning, evidence theory, classical and mutli-value logic, and evolutionary operation with neural network and support vector machine are emphasized.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 2 Issues (2019): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 8: 2 Issues (2018): 1 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 1 Issue (2015)
Volume 4: 1 Issue (2014)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Maki K. Habib is a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Sciences and Engineering, American University in Cairo, Egypt. His main areas of research are focused on human adaptive and friendly mechatronics, autonomous navigation, service robots and humanitarian demining, telecooperation, distributed teleoperation and collaborative control, flexible automation, wireless sensor networks and ambient intelligence, biomimetic and biomedical robots.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Hussein Abbass, University of New South Wales at ADFA, Australia
Andy Adamatzky, University of West of England, United Kingdom
Takaya Arita, Nagoya University, Japan
M. Christodoulou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Ralf Der, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany
Shu-Cherng Fang, North Carolina State University, United States
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Linda Lee-Dynes, Dartmouth College, United States
Ying-Ming Liu, Sichuan University, China
George Magoulas, University of London/Birkbeck College, United Kingdom
J. C. Misra, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, India
Ramaswamy Palaniappan, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Jon Timmis, University of York, United Kingdom
Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Paul Wang, Duke University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Chi-Bin Cheng, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Augustine Esogbue, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
R.J. Kuo, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jonathan Lee, National Central University, Taiwan
Yuan-Shin Lee, North Carolina State University, United States
Zhong Li, Fern Universitat in Hagen, Germany
Baoding Liu, Tsing Hua University, China
G. Naadimuthu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States
Ping-Feng Pai, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Yong Shi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Hsu-Shih Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Yu-Ru Syau, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Zhi-Hong Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


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