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Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Advances in Artificial Life

8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, Canterbury, UK, September 5-9, 2005, Proceedings

Editors: Capcarrere, M., Freitas, A.A., Bentley, P.J., Johnson, C.G., Timmis, J. (Eds.)

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TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Artificial Life
Book Subtitle
8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, Canterbury, UK, September 5-9, 2005, Proceedings
Editors
  • Mathieu Capcarrere
  • Alex A. Freitas
  • Peter J. Bentley
  • Colin G. Johnson
  • Jon Timmis
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
3630
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31816-3
DOI
10.1007/11553090
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-28848-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 949
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