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Emergence, Complexity and Computation

Inspired by Nature

Essays Presented to Julian F. Miller on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

Editors: Stepney, Susan, Adamatzky, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Includes leading international experts’ insights into the principles of information processing and optimization in simulated and experimental living, physical and chemical substrates
  • Presents a tribute to Julian Francis Miller’s ideas and achievements in computer science, evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, electronics, unconventional computing, artificial chemistry, and theoretical biology
  • Is a pleasure to explore for readers from all walks of life, from undergraduate students to university professors, from mathematicians, computers scientists, and engineers to chemists and biologists
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This book is a tribute to Julian Francis Miller’s ideas and achievements in computer science, evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, electronics, unconventional computing, artificial chemistry and theoretical biology. Leading international experts in computing inspired by nature offer their insights into the principles of information processing and optimisation in simulated and experimental living, physical and chemical substrates. Miller invented Cartesian Genetic Programming (CGP) in 1999, from a representation of electronic circuits he devised with Thomson a few years earlier. The book presents a number of CGP’s wide applications, including multi-step ahead forecasting, solving artificial neural networks dogma, approximate computing, medical informatics, control engineering, evolvable hardware, and multi-objective evolutionary optimisations. The book addresses in depth the technique of ‘Evolution in Materio’, a term coined by Miller and Downing, using a range of examples of experimental prototypes of computing in disordered ensembles of graphene nanotubes, slime mould, plants, and reaction diffusion chemical systems. Advances in sub-symbolic artificial chemistries, artificial bio-inspired development, code evolution with genetic programming, and using Reed-Muller expansions in the synthesis of Boolean quantum circuits add a unique flavour to the content. The book is a pleasure to explore for readers from all walks of life, from undergraduate students to university professors, from mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers to chemists and biologists.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Evolvable Hardware Challenges: Past, Present and the Path to a Promising Future

    Pages 3-37

    Haddow, Pauline C. (et al.)

  • Bridging the Gap Between Evolvable Hardware and Industry Using Cartesian Genetic Programming

    Pages 39-55

    Vasicek, Zdenek

  • Designing Digital Systems Using Cartesian Genetic Programming and VHDL

    Pages 57-86

    Henson, Benjamin (et al.)

  • Evolution in Nanomaterio: The NASCENCE Project

    Pages 87-111

    Broersma, Hajo

  • Using Reed-Muller Expansions in the Synthesis and Optimization of Boolean Quantum Circuits

    Pages 113-141

    Younes, Ahmed

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eBook £103.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inspired by Nature
Book Subtitle
Essays Presented to Julian F. Miller on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday
Editors
  • Susan Stepney
  • Andrew Adamatzky
Series Title
Emergence, Complexity and Computation
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67997-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67997-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67996-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88528-5
Series ISSN
2194-7287
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 387
Number of Illustrations
90 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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