Reconsidering Information and Communications Technology from Life

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 320)


When we consider the advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT), it has appeared to be useful to know deeply about life by recent studies.

In this chapter (and the latter half part of  Chap. 5), several cases for ICT researchers and practitioners to develop the better ICT will be explained. Here, these cases include:
  • Brain structure and functions as one of the by-products of biological evolution, and various information processing models with the time and space structure derived from brain.

  • Genetic algorithm as a model of biological evolution itself, and evolutionary computation algorithm as an extended form of it.

  • Algorithm as a model of cell metabolism in the early stage of biological evolution.

  • Algorithm based on a model of sexual selection.

  • A useful guideline for constructing a future ICT society which can be obtained by the survey results of trend in recent complex network science (described in the latter half part of  Chap. 5).


Life and ICT Brain function Evolutionary mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kobe Research LaboratoriesNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyKobeJapan

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