Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware

9th International Conference, ICES 2010, York, UK, September 6-8, 2010, Proceedings

Editors: Tempesti, Gianluca, Tyrrell, Andy, Miller, Julian F. (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15323-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15322-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
About this book

Biology has inspired electronics from the very beginning: the machines that we now call computers are deeply rooted in biological metaphors. Pioneers such as Alan Turing and John von Neumann openly declared their aim of creating arti?cial machines that could mimic some of the behaviors exhibited by natural organisms. Unfortunately, technology had not progressed enough to allow them to put their ideas into practice. The 1990s saw the introduction of programmable devices, both digital (FP- GAs) and analogue (FPAAs). These devices, by allowing the functionality and the structure of electronic devices to be easily altered, enabled researchers to endow circuits with some of the same versatility exhibited by biological entities and sparked a renaissance in the ?eld of bio-inspired electronics with the birth of what is generally known as evolvable hardware. Eversince,the?eldhasprogressedalongwiththetechnologicalimprovements and has expanded to take into account many di?erent biological processes, from evolution to learning, from development to healing. Of course, the application of these processes to electronic devices is not always straightforward (to say the least!), but rather than being discouraged, researchers in the community have shown remarkable ingenuity, as demostrated by the variety of approaches presented at this conference and included in these proceedings.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Measuring the Performance and Intrinsic Variability of Evolved Circuits

    Pages 1-12

    Walker, James Alfred (et al.)

  • An Efficient Selection Strategy for Digital Circuit Evolution

    Pages 13-24

    Gajda, Zbyšek (et al.)

  • Introducing Flexibility in Digital Circuit Evolution: Exploiting Undefined Values in Binary Truth Tables

    Pages 25-36

    Ledwith, Ricky D. (et al.)

  • Evolving Digital Circuits Using Complex Building Blocks

    Pages 37-48

    Bremner, Paul (et al.)

  • Fault Tolerance of Embryonic Algorithms in Mobile Networks

    Pages 49-60

    Lowe, David (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15323-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15322-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware
Book Subtitle
9th International Conference, ICES 2010, York, UK, September 6-8, 2010, Proceedings
Editors
  • Gianluca Tempesti
  • Andy Tyrrell
  • Julian F. Miller
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
6274
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15323-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15323-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-15322-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 394
Number of Illustrations
228 b/w illustrations
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.