Evolutionary Algorithms and the Edge of Chaos

  • Donald Davendra
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 267)


An unconventional approach of the edge of chaos and its application to discrete systems is described in this chapter. Langton’s approach to cellular automata and its unique ordered and chaotic behavior is discussed. The expansion of this approach to genetics and random networks by Kauffman is described with a brief analogy provided of chaos in evolutionary algorithms in terms of stagnation.


Evolutionary Algorithm Chaotic System Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton State Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Davendra
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  1. 1.Faculty of Applied InformaticsTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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