Advances in Artificial Life

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

  • Mathieu S. Capcarrère
  • Alex A. Freitas
  • Peter J. Bentley
  • Colin G. Johnson
  • Jon Timmis
Conference proceedings ECAL 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3630)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3630)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Conceptual Track

  3. Morphogenesis and Development

    1. Nicholas Flann, Jing Hu, Mayank Bansal, Vinay Patel, Greg Podgorski
      Pages 57-66
    2. Jekanthan Thangavelautham, Gabriele M. T. D’Eleuterio
      Pages 67-77
    3. Tim Rudge, Jim Haseloff
      Pages 78-87
    4. Jon McCormack
      Pages 88-97
    5. Artur Matos, Reiji Suzuki, Takaya Arita
      Pages 98-107
    6. Finlay Stewart, Tim Taylor, George Konidaris
      Pages 108-117
    7. Katie Bentley, Chris Clack
      Pages 118-127
    8. Lucien Epiney, Mariusz Nowostawski
      Pages 128-137
    9. Can Öztürkeri, Mathieu S. Capcarrere
      Pages 138-148
    10. Shuhei Miyashita, Satoshi Murata
      Pages 159-168
  4. Robotics and Autonomous Agents

    1. Simon Garnier, Christian Jost, Raphaël Jeanson, Jacques Gautrais, Masoud Asadpour, Gilles Caprari et al.
      Pages 169-178
    2. Steffen Wischmann, Martin Hülse, Frank Pasemann
      Pages 179-188

About these proceedings


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Mathieu S. Capcarrère
    • 1
  • Alex A. Freitas
    • 2
  • Peter J. Bentley
    • 3
  • Colin G. Johnson
    • 4
  • Jon Timmis
    • 5
  1. 1.Natural Computation GroupUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Computing Laboratory and Centre for BioMedical InformaticsUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  5. 5.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkHeslington, YorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28848-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31816-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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