Natural Computing Series

Evolvable Components

From Theory to Hardware Implementations

Authors: Sekanina, Lukas

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At the beginning of the 1990s research started in how to combine soft comput­ ing with reconfigurable hardware in a quite unique way. One of the methods that was developed has been called evolvable hardware. Thanks to evolution­ ary algorithms researchers have started to evolve electronic circuits routinely. A number of interesting circuits - with features unreachable by means of con­ ventional techniques - have been developed. Evolvable hardware is quite pop­ ular right now; more than fifty research groups are spread out over the world. Evolvable hardware has become a part of the curriculum at some universi­ ties. Evolvable hardware is being commercialized and there are specialized conferences devoted to evolvable hardware. On the other hand, surprisingly, we can feel the lack of a theoretical background and consistent design methodology in the area. Furthermore, it is quite difficult to implement really innovative and practically successful evolvable systems using contemporary digital reconfigurable technology.

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Lukas Sekanina received MSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering and PhD degree in Information Technology from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in 1999 and 2002 , respectively. He was a visiting lecturer with Pennsylvania State University, USA, and a visiting researcher with Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway, in 2001. He is author or co-author of more than 20 refereed conference papers mainly on evolvable hardware and bio-inspired computing. He was awarded Siemens Awards 1999 and 2000 and The best paper award at IEEE Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and System workshop 2002. Currently he is an assistant professor with Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology. His research interests focus on theory, design and implementations of bio-inspired computational systems.

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"This monograph gathers in one volume methods for evolvable hardware design with underlying and supporting fields and theories like soft computing, evolutionary biology and generalizations of computational machines. … The book may serve very well as handbook for courses on evolvable systems." (Antoni Michalski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1056, 2005)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolvable Components
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Hardware Implementations
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18609-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18609-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-40377-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62196-3
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 195
Topics