Advances in Artificial Life

5th European Conference, ECAL’99 Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13–17, 1999 Proceedings

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ISBN: 978-3-540-66452-9 (Print) 978-3-540-48304-5 (Online)

Table of contents (96 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  2. Keynote Lectures

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

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      Fables of Cyberspace: Tapeworms, Horses, and Mountains

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      Cognitive Teleportation and Situated Embodiment

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      Testing Gaia Theory with Artificial Life

  3. Epistemology

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      Testing for Emergence in Artificial Life

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      Are Romance Novels Really Alive? A Discussion of the Supple Adaptation View of Life

  4. Evolutionary Dynamics

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      Pages 27-27

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      How Symbiosis Can Guide Evolution

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      Pages 39-48

      Adaptability of Darwinian and Lamarckian Populations toward an Unknown New World

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      Pages 49-53

      Requirements for Immortal ALife to Exterminate Mortal ALife in One Finite, Heterogeneous Ecosystem

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      Pages 54-63

      Error Thresholds and Their Relation to Optimal Mutation Rates

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      Pages 64-73

      Are Artificial Mutation Biases Unnatural?

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      Pages 74-78

      Evolving Mutation Rates for the Self-Optimisation of Genetic Algorithms

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      Pages 79-88

      Statistical Reasoning Strategies in the Pursuit and Evasion Domain

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      Pages 89-93

      An Evolutionary Method Using Crossover in a Food Chain Simulation

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      Pages 94-103

      On Self-Reproduction and Evolvability

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      Pages 104-108

      Some Techniques for the Measurement of Complexity in Tierra

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      Pages 109-118

      A Generic Neutral Model for Quantitative Comparison of Genotypic Evolutionary Activity

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      Pages 119-128

      A Comparative Analysis of Biodiversity Measures

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      Evolution of Differentiated Expression Patterns in Digital Organisms

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      Pages 139-148

      Species Formation in Evolving Finite State Machines

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