Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Advances in Artificial Life

5th European Conference, ECAL'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13-17, 1999 Proceedings

Editors: Floreano, Dario, Nicoud, Jean-Daniel, Mondada, Francesco (Eds.)

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No matter what your perspective is, what your goals are, or how experienced you are, Artificial Life research is always a learning experience. The variety of phe­ nomena that the people who gathered in Lausanne reported and discussed for the fifth time since 1991 at the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) has not been programmed, crafted, or assembled by analytic design. It has evolved, emerged, or appeared spontaneously from a process of artificial evolution, se- organisation, or development. Artificial Life is a field where biological and artificial sciences meet and blend together, where the dynamics of biological life are reproduced in the memory of computers, where machines evolve, behave, and communicate like living organ­ isms, where complex life-like entities are synthesised from electronic chromo­ somes and artificial chemistries. The impact of Artificial Life in science, phi­ losophy, and technology is tremendous. Over the years the synthetic approach has established itself as a powerful method for investigating several complex phenomena of life. From a philosophical standpoint, the notion of life and of in­ telligence is continuously reformulated in relation to the dynamics of the system under observation and to the embedding environment, no longer a privilege of carbon-based entities with brains and eyes. At the same time, the possibility of engineering machines and software with life-like properties such as evolvability, self-repair, and self-maintainance is gradually becoming reality, bringing new perspectives in engineering and applications.

Table of contents (96 chapters)

  • From Fertilized Eggs to Complex Organisms: Models of Biological Pattern Formation

    Meinhardt, Hans

    Pages 3-4

  • Fables of Cyberspace: Tapeworms, Horses, and Mountains

    Hamilton, William D.

    Pages 5-6

  • Cognitive Teleportation and Situated Embodiment

    Steels, Luc

    Pages 7-7

  • Testing Gaia Theory with Artificial Life

    Lenton, Tim

    Pages 9-10

  • Testing for Emergence in Artificial Life

    Ronald, Edmund M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Artificial Life
Book Subtitle
5th European Conference, ECAL'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13-17, 1999 Proceedings
Editors
  • Dario Floreano
  • Jean-Daniel Nicoud
  • Francesco Mondada
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
1674
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48304-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-48304-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66452-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 742
Topics