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Lifetime Achievement Award - to recognize an individual who has made profound contributions to the field of Artificial Life, influencing the work of many others and helping to shape the state of the art.Winner:
Prof. Steen Rasmussen
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Prof. Jordan B. Pollack
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Prof. Margaret Boden
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Dr. Inman Harvey
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Dr. Christopher G. Langton
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Distinguished Early-Career Investigator Award - to recognize an individual who is early in their career (typically pre-tenure), but has already made important contributions to the field of Artificial Life.Winner:
Dr. Sebastian Risi
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Dr. Jean-Baptiste Mouret
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Dr. Jeffrey Clune
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Exceptional Service Award - to recognize an ISAL member who has provided truly exceptional service to the field of Artificial Life by, for example, helping to organize the Artificial Life community, developing valuable resources, or facilitating administration of ISAL.Winner:
Dr. Carlos Gershenson
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Prof. René Doursat
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Dr. Hiroki Sayama
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Prof. Mark Bedau
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Dr. Tim Taylor
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Outstanding Publication of <PREVIOUS YEAR> - to recognize the authors of a publication in any venue during the previous calendar year that shows significant potential to advance the field of Artificial Life.Winner:
Droplets As Liquid Robots
Jitka Čejková, Taisuke Banno, Martin M. Hanczyc and František Štěpánek
Artificial Life, Vol. 23, No. 4 (2017), pp. 528-549
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How Can Evolution Learn?
Richard A. Watson and Eörs Szathmáry
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 31, No. 2. (2016), pp. 147-157
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Robots that can adapt like animals
Antoine Cully, Jeff Clune, Danesh Tarapore, Jean-Baptiste Mouret
Nature, Vol. 521, No. 7553. (28 May 2015), pp. 503-507
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Outstanding Publication of the Decade <5-15 YEARS AGO> - to recognize the authors of an influential publication in any venue from five to fifteen years ago that has had a profound impact on the field of Artificial Life, as evidenced by follow-up research, citations, or attention brought to the field.Decade 2003 - 2013
Winner:
Swarm Chemistry
Hiroki Sayama
Artificial Life, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2009), pp. 105-114
Decade 2002 - 2012
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Evolving neural networks through augmenting topologies
Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen
Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 10, No. 2. (2002), pp. 99-127
Decade 2001 - 2011
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Resilient machines through continuous self-modeling
Josh Bongard, Victor Zykov, and Hod Lipson
Science 314.5802 (2006): 1118-1121
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Education & Outreach Award - to recognize the authors of an outstanding project that either teaches about Artificial Life or uses Artificial Life techniques to teach about another topic, or inspires users to learn more on their own.Winner:
Biological Bits (by Dr. Alan Dorin)
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Avida-ED (led by Prof. Robert Pennock)
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Ludobots (by Dr. Joshua Bongard)
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Outstanding Student Publication Award - to recognize a student or postdoc for a paper or other publication that they published while a student; any researcher who is still a student or within approximately three years of graduation is eligible.  This award will be judged by a committee organized by the ISAL student group, ERA (Emerging Researchers In ALife).Winner:
Referential communication as a collective property of a brain-body-environment-body-brain system: A minimal cognitive model.
Jorge Campos and Tom Froese
Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, IEEE Press, pp. 863-870
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