Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware

5th International Conference, ICES 2003 Trondheim, Norway, March 17–20, 2003 Proceedings

  • AAndy M. Tyrrell
  • Pauline C. Haddow
  • Jim Torresen
Conference proceedings ICES 2003

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-36553-2

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2606)

Table of contents (41 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Evolution

    1. On Fireflies, Cellular Systems, and Evolware
      Christof Teuscher, Mathieu S. Capcarrere
      Pages 1-12
    2. A Comparison of Different Circuit Representations for Evolutionary Analog Circuit Design
      Lyudmilla Zinchenko, Heinz Mühlenbein, Victor Kureichik, Thilo Mahnig
      Pages 13-23
  3. Fault Tolerance and Fault Recovery

    1. Using Negative Correlation to Evolve Fault-Tolerant Circuits
      Thorsten Schnier, Xin Yao
      Pages 35-46
    2. A Genetic Representation for Evolutionary Fault Recovery in Virtex FPGAs
      Jason Lohn, Greg Larchev, Ronald DeMara
      Pages 47-56
  4. Development

    1. Biologically Inspired Evolutionary Development
      Sanjeev Kumar, Peter J. Bentley
      Pages 57-68
    2. Building Knowledge into Developmental Rules for Circuit Design
      Gunnar Tufte, Pauline C. Haddow
      Pages 69-80
    3. Evolving Fractal Proteins
      Peter J. Bentley
      Pages 81-92
    4. A Developmental Method for Growing Graphs and Circuits
      Julian F. Miller, Peter Thomson
      Pages 93-104
    5. Developmental Models for Emergent Computation
      Keith L. Downing
      Pages 105-116
    6. Developmental Effects on Tuneable Fitness Landscapes
      Piet van Remortel, Johan Ceuppens, Anne Defaweux, Tom Lenaerts, Bernard Manderick
      Pages 117-128
  5. POEtic

    1. POEtic Tissue: An Integrated Architecture for Bio-inspired Hardware
      Andy M. Tyrrell, Eduardo Sanchez, Dario Floreano, Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Mange, Juan-Manuel Moreno et al.
      Pages 129-140
    2. Ontogenetic Development and Fault Tolerance in the POEtic Tissue
      Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Roggen, Eduardo Sanchez, Yann Thoma, Richard Canham, Andy M. Tyrrell
      Pages 141-152
    3. A Morphogenetic Evolutionary System: Phylogenesis of the POEtic Circuit
      Daniel Roggen, Dario Floreano, Claudio Mattiussi
      Pages 153-164
    4. Spiking Neural Networks for Reconfigurable POEtic Tissue
      Jan Eriksson, Oriol Torres, Andrew Mitchell, Gayle Tucker, Ken Lindsay, David Halliday et al.
      Pages 165-173
  6. Applications 1

    1. Gene Finding Using Evolvable Reasoning Hardware
      Moritoshi Yasunaga, Ikuo Yoshihara, Jung H. Kim
      Pages 198-207
    2. Evolvable Fuzzy System for ATM Cell Scheduling
      J. H. Li, M. H. Lim
      Pages 208-217

About these proceedings


The idea of evolving machines, whose origins can be traced to the cybernetics movementofthe1940sand1950s,hasrecentlyresurgedintheformofthenascent ?eld of bio-inspired systems and evolvable hardware. The inaugural workshop, Towards Evolvable Hardware, took place in Lausanne in October 1995, followed by the First International Conference on Evolvable Systems: From Biology to Hardware (ICES), held in Tsukuba, Japan in October 1996. The second ICES conference was held in Lausanne in September 1998, with the third and fourth being held in Edinburgh, April 2000 and Tokyo, October 2001 respectively. This has become the leading conference in the ?eld of evolvable systems and the 2003 conference promised to be at least as good as, if not better than, the four that preceeded it. The ?fth international conference was built on the success of its predec- sors, aiming at presenting the latest developments in the ?eld. In addition, it brought together researchers who use biologically inspired concepts to imp- ment real systems in arti?cial intelligence, arti?cial life, robotics, VLSI design and related domains. We would say that this ?fth conference followed on from the previous four in that it consisted of a number of high-quality interesting thought-provoking papers.


Boolean function DNA computing Hardware algorithms bio-inspired computing evolutionary computing evolutionary strategies evolvable systems field-programmable gate arrays fuzzy system image processing logic nanotechnology optimization self-repairing hardware

Editors and affiliations

  • AAndy M. Tyrrell
    • 1
  • Pauline C. Haddow
    • 2
  • Jim Torresen
    • 3
  1. 1.The Department of ElectronicsThe University of YorkHeslingtonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceThe Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloBlindernNorway

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00730-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36553-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743