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Design by Evolution

Advances in Evolutionary Design

Part of the book series: Natural Computing Series (NCS)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII
  2. Art

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Evolutionary Design in Art

      • Jon McCormack
      Pages 97-99
    3. Natural Processes and Artificial Procedures

      • Erwin Driessens, Maria Verstappen
      Pages 101-120
    4. Evolutionary Exploration of Complex Fractals

      • Daniel Ashlock, Brooke Jamieson
      Pages 121-143
    5. Evolutionary L-systems

      • Jon McCormack
      Pages 169-196
  3. Embryogeny

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197
    2. Evolutionary Design in Embryogeny

      • Daniel Ashlock
      Pages 199-202
    3. Embryogenesis of Artificial Landscapes

      • Daniel Ashlock, Stephen Gent, Kenneth Bryden
      Pages 203-221
  4. Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 265-265
    2. Evolutionary Design in Engineering

      • Kalyanmoy Deb
      Pages 267-271

About this book

Evolution is Nature’s design process. The natural world is full of wonderful examples of its successes, from engineering design feats such as powered flight, to the design of complex optical systems such as the mammalian eye, to the merely stunningly beautiful designs of orchids or birds of paradise. With increasing computational power, we are now able to simulate this process with greater fidelity, combining complex simulations with high-performance evolutionary algorithms to tackle problems that used to be impractical.

This book showcases the state of the art in evolutionary algorithms for design. The chapters are organized by experts in the following fields: evolutionary design and "intelligent design" in biology, art, computational embryogeny, and engineering. The book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and graduate students in natural computing, engineering design, biology and the creative arts.

Keywords

  • algorithms
  • complex system
  • complex systems
  • engineering design
  • evolution
  • evolutionary algorithm
  • evolutionary computation
  • genetic programming
  • intelligence
  • modularity
  • natural computing
  • optimization
  • programming
  • simulation
  • swarm intelligence
  • algorithm analysis and problem complexity

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book is a compilation of different works on evolution. … the book addresses the hot issue of intelligent design (ID) versus evolution. … The book presents interesting work in the area of evolutionary algorithms and their origins and applications. … I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in evolutionary applications and algorithms. Readers will obtain an understanding of most of the applications of evolution, and will find new and interesting approaches to a number of research problems." (Jens Lichtenberg, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Computer and Information Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley, Australia

    Philip F. Hingston

  • School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

    Luigi C. Barone

  • School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Zbigniew Michalewicz

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Softcover Book USD 179.00
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Hardcover Book USD 159.99
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